Sandy Springs 73 Excellent
Sandy Springs Livability #47 ranked city in Georgia#4,702 ranked city in the USARanks better than 83% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Sandy Springs

  • Commute

    The high commute score in this area could imply easy access to public transportation, as well as shorter-than-average commute times to your workplace.

  • Crime

    This area boasts a crime rate that is far below the national average, making it a very safe place to live. These crime statistics encompass both property and violent offenses.

  • Employment

    With higher than average median household income, income per capita and lower unemployment rates, this area scores extremely well in the employment category.

  • Ratings

    According to recent surveys and polls, locals had excellent ratings for walkability to nearby amenities, safety, access to public transit and the overall sense of community in the area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities will be difficult to reach within a short walk, often requiring residents to use a vehicle or public transportation for access.

  • Cost Of Living

    This area is known for its high cost of living, which means you should anticipate higher costs for everyday goods and services, housing, groceries, and health care.

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What's it like Living in Sandy Springs?

Located in the state of Georgia, Sandy Springs is a mid-sized city with a population of 108,180 residents. According to the most recent Census, 66% of Sandy Springs residents are White, 20% Black and 7% Asian. Long travel times to work can be one of the most frustrating things in the world - right behind housework! If you decide that living in Sandy Springs is the right fit for you, your one way commute time will average 26 minutes, which is about average when compared to the national commute time of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Sandy Springs could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Georgia if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. 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, crime, cost of living, health & safety, housing and more.

Sandy Springs has a livability score of 71/100 and is ranked #51 in Georgia and #5,278 in the USA. If we dig a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Sandy Springs has higher than average rankings for the following: crime (A-) and employment (A+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Sandy Springs. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: amenities (F) and cost of living (F).

Low violent crime rates (murder, rape, robbery, assault) provide a safer environment for residents, reducing the risk of personal harm, property theft or violence. Low crime can also lead to increased property values and desirability. With 139 crimes per 100,000 residents, Sandy Springs has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

The unemployment rate in Sandy Springs has consistently declined over the years and currently stands well below the national average at 2.64%. This downward trend holds the potential to reduce poverty and inequality within the region, promote higher wage levels and stimulate greater economic growth. Such positive indicators signal the overall robust health of the local economy, offering a promising outlook for its residents and fostering an environment of financial well-being and prosperity.

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. The median home price for Sandy Springs homes is $474,000, which is 211% higher than the Georgia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Sandy Springs, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.9, which is 96.7% higher than the Georgia average.

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      Sandy Springs transportation information

      Statistic Sandy Springs Georgia National
      Average one way commute26min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work68.8%79.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.6%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit7.6%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home14.6%5.1%4.6%
      Source: The Sandy Springs, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).