Sandy Springs

Population: 102,212Median home value: $421,600Find homes for sale 75 Ranks better than 82% of areas

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Sandy Springs, Georgia is a mid-sized city with a population of 102,212 people. If we look at the most recent Census, Sandy Springs is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Sandy Springs is known to be family friendly as more than 77% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 60% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the city before actually living in Sandy Springs, Georgia. To help you find the best places to live in and around Sandy Springs, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, education and more.

Using data and statistics Sandy Springs has received a livability score of 75 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 82nd percentile when compared to all other cities. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Sandy Springs could be a great choice! Based on the grades for each individual category, Sandy Springs has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+), crime (B+), weather (B-), employment (B) and housing (B-). There are some categories that Sandy Springs scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and education (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

Sandy Springs real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Sandy Springs. Median real estate prices in Sandy Springs come in at $421,600, which is 176.6% higher than the Georgia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Sandy Springs, the home price to income ratio is 6.1, which is 103.3% higher than the Georgia average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Sandy Springs will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Sandy Springs, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.8%.

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Compare Sandy Springs, GA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Sandy Springs, GA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Candler Park, Atlanta8011.48,095
Poncey-Highland, Atlanta7711.22,726
Buckhead, Atlanta7511.478,972
Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta7111.712,054
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Home Park, Atlanta719.911,414
Virginia-Highland, Atlanta7110.113,359
Cabbage Town, Atlanta7012.54,789
Atlanta-Inman Park, Atlanta6811.84,329

Best Cities Near Sandy Springs, GA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Vinings, GA867.511,816
Johns Creek, GA8511.882,930
Alpharetta, GA841163,013
Peachtree Corners, GA848.941,268
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Woodstock, GA8414.527,964
Suwanee, GA8319.218,001
Roswell, GA837.593,968
Kennesaw, GA8315.732,669
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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 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.
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Source: The Sandy Springs, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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