Livability Score

73
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities F

There are not many amenities close to this location.
Coffee (8) F
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Perk n Pooch
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Wild wings cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Café Intermezzo
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
STARBUCKS
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
500 Cafe
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (4) F
Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
Theatre Arts
Regal Cinemas Perimeter Pointe 10
Cinema
Springs Cinema & Taphouse
Cinema
Unknown Name
Zoo
Hugh Spalding Stadium
Stadium
Food and Drink (34) D-
Roswell Package
Alcohol
Hardee's
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Zaxby's
Fast Food
Taco Bell
Fast Food
Dunkin'
Fast Food
McDonald's
Fast Food
Burger King
Fast Food
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Sweets
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Wendy's
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Citi Wine & Spirtis
Alcohol
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Fast Food
MOD Pizza
Fast Food
Panera Bread
Fast Food
Great American Cookies
Fast Food
Sarku Japan
Fast Food
Great Wraps
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Tastee Spoon
Fast Food
Cinnabon
Fast Food
Chipotle
Fast Food
China Max
Fast Food
Fitness (4) F
LA Fitness
Gym
LA Fitness
Gym
Crunch - Perimeter
Gym
Body Awareness Studio
Gym
Life Time
Gym
Pure Barre
Gym
Curves
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Unknown Name
Gym
Unknown Name
Community Centre
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
Community Centre
Groceries (15) B
Zambawango Desserts & Coffee
Bakery
Lidl
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
ALDI
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Unknown Name
Bakery
Publix
Grocery Store
La Canasta
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Bharath groceries
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
The Fresh Market
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Sprouts Farmers Market
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Parks (23) F
Unknown Name
Park
City Green at City Springs
Park
Marsh Creek Rain Garden Park
Park
Hammond Park Playgroung
Playground
Dog Park
Park
Abernathy Greenway
Playground
Hammond Park
Park
Hammond Park
Park
Abernathy Greenway
Park
Perimeter Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Abernathy Park
Park
Unknown Name
Park
Allen Park
Park
Lake Forest Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area - Johnson Ferry North
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Perimeter Center East Park
Park
Perimeter Center East Park
Park
Shops (25) F
Plato's Closet
Clothing
The Home Depot
Home Improvement
Rockler Woodworking
Home Improvement
Sanctuary Salon & Spa
Beauty
Lowe's
Home Improvement
Q Nails & Spa
Beauty
Gino's Classic Barber Shoppe
Hairdresser
Unknown Name
Convenience Store
Lips 2 Liquid Inc
Clothing
Sprint
Electronics
Noire the Nail Bar
Beauty
Spa Sydell Integrative Aesthetics
Beauty
Barnes & Noble
Books
Barnes & Noble
Books
Ulta Beauty
Beauty
Target
Department Store
The Container Store
Houseware
Von Maur
Department Store
Natural Beauty Spa Boutique
Beauty
The Walking Company
Clothing
Zales Jewelers
Fashion
Brooks Brothers
Clothing
Z Gallerie
Houseware
Nordstrom
Department Store
Stuart Weitzman
Shoes
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commute A-

Of all people who commute, 7.6% take public transportation in Sandy Springs.
Public Transit Stops (6)
Stops & Stations
D-
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Sandy Springs
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
North Springs
Transit Station
Dunwoody
Transit Station
Medical Center
Transit Station
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Unknown Name
Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
7.6%
B
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Sandy Springs is 135/100 - which is 46% higher than Georgia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
C+
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crime A-

Sandy Springs crime rates are 1,635 per 100k, which is 21% lower than Georgia
Property Crime
1,496 crimes per 100k
B-
Violent Crime
139 crimes per 100k
A+
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employment A+

The median income in Sandy Springs is $80,998 - which is 59% higher than Georgia.
Med. Household Income
$80,998
A-
Unemployment Rate
2.6%
A-
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health C

There are not many hospitals, police and fire stations,
Health & Safety (19)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
B+
Publix
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Fulton County Station 2 Fire Station
Fire Station
Dr. Michelle Fischer, MD
Doctor
Dr. Gerald Silverboard, MD Adult Neurology Specialist
Doctor
Center for Endometriosis Care
Doctor
DeKalb County Fire Rescue - Station 21
Fire Station
DeKalb County Fire Rescue - Station 21
Fire Station
Light Bright Smile
Dentist
Northside Hospital
Hospital
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Dunwoody Police Department
Police
Dr. Marc Seltman, MD
Doctor
Emergency Room at Northside Hospital
Hospital
Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta
Doctor
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Hospital
Scottish Rite Hospital
Hospital
Allergy & Asthma Consultants (Atlanta): Dr. Paul Rabinowitz MD
Clinic
Walmart Supercenter
Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Walgreens
Pharmacy
Dunwoody Pediatrics
Doctor
DeKalb County Fire Rescue - Station 12
Fire Station
Sandy Springs Police Headquarters
Police
Unknown Name
Fire Station
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing B-

Sandy Springs home prices are $474,000 - which is 211% higher than Georgia
Home Price
$474,000
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
11%
A-
Home Affordability
5.9x (home price to income ratio)
F
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schools C

The Sandy Springs graduation rate is 93% - which is 15% higher than Georgia
School Test Scores
30%
F
High School Grad. Rates
93%
A+
Elementary Schools (1) F
Cumberland Academy Of Georgia
Mt Vernon Presbyterian School
Sandy Springs United Methodist Preschool & Kinderg
St Jude The Apostle Catholic School
Lake Forest Elementary
The Goddard School - Sandy Springs
Spalding Drive Elementary
The Epstein School
High Point Elementary School
Woodland Elementary School
Ridgeview Charter School
Atlanta Jewish Academy
Atlanta Jewish Academy Upper School
Atlanta North School Of Seventh-Day Adventists
Dunwoody Christian Academy
Montgomery Elementary School
Austin Elementary School
Kittredge Magnet School
St Luke'S Little Saints Preschool & Kindergten
Holy Innocents Episcopal School, Nw
Heards Ferry Elementary School
The Davis Academy Middle School
Ison Springs Elementary School
The Schenck School
Vanderlyn Elementary School
High Schools (0) A+
Cumberland Academy Of Georgia
Mt Vernon Presbyterian School
Weber School
North Springs High School
Atlanta Jewish Academy Upper School
Marist School
Riverwood International Charter School
Holy Innocents Episcopal School, Nw
Dunwoody High School
Johnson Ferry Christian Academy
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ratings A

Sandy Springs has an overall rating of 81% from 12 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A
User Surveys (11)
From AreaVibes
A+
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Sandy Springs Area Facts

  • Sandy Springs has a Livability Score of 73/100, which is considered excellent
  • Sandy Springs crime rates are 21% lower than the Georgia average
  • Cost of living in Sandy Springs is 46% higher than the Georgia average
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Warm Sandy Springs, Georgia 4 rating By Anonymous ( Jul 22, 2010) I lived in the city of Sandy Springs, GA for four years, from 2004-2008. Sandy Springs is an affluent, mostly white suburb of Atlanta. The population of Sandy Springs is in the 80,000's. There are many headquarters of Fortune 500 companies in Sandy Springs, United Parcel Service ...Read More and Rubbermaid, for example. Due to this, jobs are fairly plentiful in the area.

Sandy Springs borders the Chattahoochee River where there are many Antebellum style mansions with big columns as seen in Gone With The Wind with riverfront views where a variety of water sports and activities can be enjoyed. There are many unique, upscale shopping centers and antique malls in Sandy Springs. Because it's an upscale community and so close to Atlanta (20 minute drive) there are also many restaurants with a large variety of cuisine available, sushi and vegetarian to name a couple.

There is also a large selection of nightlife in the city including comedy and live music as well as, free outdoor concerts and free outdoor family movies in the summer. There are twelve public parks in Sandy Springs many offering children and adult activities and sports. Sandy Springs also has an art school, community theatre and a vintage movie theatre. Read Less
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Sandy Springs, GA

Proudly ranked as the sixth-largest city in the state of Georgia, Sandy Springs boasts of serene and lush neighborhoods. Located to the north of Fulton County and 14 miles north of downtown Atlanta, the city harbors affluent individuals plus a friendly environment.

Home to approximately 90,000 residents, this suburban town is predominant with young families. Surrounded by ivy-league education facilities like Riverwood High and the highly ranked Heards Ferry Elementary - a public institution - your kids will school in style. The city hosts high-end multi-corps, which is another advantage. With organizations like IBM, Cisco Systems, and United Parcel Service headquartered there, some employment prospects are guaranteed.

All these goodies, however, come at a price. The cost of housing in this city is expensive compared to other localities. With a median home price of over $400,000 and property taxes exceeding $2,000 annually, this leafy-suburb requires a fat wallet. High property rates should, however, not scare you! True to the cliché, "there's something for everyone," the neighborhood also contains affordable houses. Avalon is the most pocket friendly with an average rent of below $1,300 a month.

Although the cost of housing is outrageous, medical expenses are quite affordable. Hosting excellent medical facilities in Atlanta like Northside hospital and St. Joseph's children hospital, all your medical needs are sorted.

Commuting time and costs on this side of town is top-notch! With the best one-way commuter average of slightly above 24minutes, the time is better than the nation's standard of over 26 minutes. Georgia Regional Transport Authority (GRTA) and MARTA are on site to sort your transport needs. However, if you like to cruise around town in your guzzler, the road network and traffic are friendly and enjoyable.

Synonymous with the actual name of the region is a spring. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you'll fall in love with this place. Perfect terrain for biking and hiking coupled with vast recreational parks like [Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area], this is an ideal place for outdoor lovers. As darkness engulfs the city, a wide range of activities ranging from console-gaming to clubbing graces the social scene.

If you are weather-sensitive (especially to cold), then this is the best bet for you. The area experiences hot summers and temperatures of over 75 degrees during spring. Though you might experience a bit of rain, especially around March, unlike other regions, winter is gentle here, and your driveway is not likely to be snowed.

With all these factors mentioned above, Sandy Springs is worth considering. Comprising of friendly neighborhoods and functional social amenities, whether you choose to buy or rent, your stay will be hassle-free and enjoyable.

F Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Sandy Springs? Well, there are not many amenities close to this location.

Parks

Unknown Name
City Green at City Springs
Marsh Creek Rain Garden Park
Hammond Park Playgroung
Dog Park
Abernathy Greenway
Hammond Park
Hammond Park

Entertainment

Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center
Regal Cinemas Perimeter Pointe 10
Springs Cinema & Taphouse
Unknown Name
Hugh Spalding Stadium

Food & Drink

Roswell Package
Hardee's
Subway
Zaxby's
Taco Bell
Dunkin'
McDonald's
Burger King

D- Commute

Is public transit available in Sandy Springs? Of all people who commute, 7.6% take public transportation in Sandy Springs.
Drive to Work
69%

8% lower than the US average

Take Public Transit
8%

2% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% lower than the US average

B- Health & Safety

Is Sandy Springs a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are some hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Emergency Room at Northside Hospital
Northside Hospital
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital
Scottish Rite Hospital

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens
Publix

Doctors

Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta
Dr. Gerald Silverboard, MD Adult Neurology Specialist
Dr. Michelle Fischer, MD
Dr. Marc Seltman, MD
Center for Endometriosis Care
Medica Stand-Up MRI

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