Sandy Springs Snapshot
The city of Sandy Springs was incorporated in 2005 and since that time, Real Estate in Sandy Springs has become even more popular. Sandy Springs Georgia borders the city of Atlanta to the north and the close proximity to Dunwoody, Buckhead, Midtown and downtown Atlanta make this a great location as all of the major centers of employment centers are a short commute.
This community is named form the natural spring bubbling up through clear white sand in the meadow below. The Springs were a Cherokee and Creek Indian campsite which became the property of the orphans of John Meadows of Henry County in the 1821 Land Lottery. Wilson Spruill purchased the property in 1842. He and his neighbors build a log cabin church on the ridge above in 1848 and Methodist camp meetings were held here for over 100 years. The Springs also served as a resting point along significant southeastern migration route. The Williams-Payne farmhouse (circa 1869) was moved to the Springs site in 1985.
Sandy Springs has many wonderful areas that you might consider for your next home. Here are a few areas you may consider when you begin your search:
Community involvement is a big part of life in Sandy Springs. Activities include the Sandy Springs Historic Site Tour, Civil War Lecture Series, Art Quilts Show and Sale and the Old Fashioned Southern Holiday.
The Sandy Springs Festival is the Sandy Springs Historic Community Foundation’s premier family event. Locals gather at the site of one of the original “sandy springs” to enjoy art exhibits, live entertainment and dance performances. The festival also features craft demonstrations, rides, silent auction, art workshops, an international food court and much more. Each year, the foundation also presents “Concerts by the Springs” – a series of live music performances, free of charge to the public.
Quality education is a priority for Sandy Springs’ residents. More than 50% of Sandy Springs’ adults have attained college degrees or higher education and Fulton County SAT scores are higher than the national average. Additional educational opportunities are readily available in Sandy Springs. The Abernathy Arts Center is a neighborhood arts center dedicated to providing quality art instruction to the community.
For families with a taste for outdoor adventure, the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Department maintains 84 athletic fields, 34 playgrounds, 96 tennis courts and many nature trails. At the heart of Sandy Springs are the Sandy Springs Historic Site and Park. Included in the three-acre site are the Williams-Payne House Museum, a 1870s “plain style” farmhouse, an authentic period milk house, well shelter and privy. This is the perfect place for a lesson in rural Georgia history.
Sandy Springs is situated at the intersection of State Route 400 and Interstate 285 and is a short drive from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Airport. Sandy Springs residents can easily enjoy all the cultural arts, sports (Braves and Falcons) and restaurants that Atlanta has to offer.