Sandy Springs 70 Excellent
Sandy Springs Livability #57 ranked city in Georgia#6,166 ranked city in the USARanks better than 78% of areas

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      Living in Sandy Springs, GA

      Sandy Springs, Georgia is a medium-sized city with a population of 102,212 inhabitants. The majority of Sandy Springs residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Sandy Springs has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 77% of the population is classified as married and 60% have kids.

      Living in Sandy Springs can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the town. Having said that, in the state of Georgia, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! When searching for a new neighborhood, several factors play a vital role in determining its suitability. Safety should be a top priority, ensuring a secure environment with low crime rates. Proximity to your workplace or school helps minimize commuting time and allows for a better work-life balance. Availability of essential amenities such as parks, coffee shops, restaurants, grocery stores, and healthcare facilities contributes to convenience and well-being. Access to reliable public transportation options facilitates easy commuting and connectivity. Additionally, considering the sense of community and the overall atmosphere that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences fosters a harmonious living experience. With useful information like crime, health & safety, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Sandy Springs and in the areas around Sandy Springs is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 70 out of 100, Sandy Springs is ranked #6,166 in the United States and #57 in Georgia. If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Sandy Springs ranks well for crime (A-) and employment (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Sandy Springs. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: amenities (F), cost of living (F) and housing (D).

      Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area as the result is often a greater level of safety and security as well as an improved quality of life. Sandy Springs gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 187 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

      Assuming that Sandy Springs meets all of your requirements like low crime rates, good schools and great local amenities, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Sandy Springs. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Sandy Springs are simply unattainable. 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.

      Sandy Springs transportation information

      Statistic Sandy Springs Georgia National
      Average one way commute25min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.9%79.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.7%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit7.9%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.3%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home7.9%5.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Sandy Springs, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).