Founded in 2005, Sandy Springs is one of the state of Georgia’s biggest cities, but some of it lies within Atlanta’s “perimeter,” Interstate 285, while some of it lies north of the road. Many people often think of the two as separate entities. For example, the parts of Sandy Springs inside of 285 are more urban and fast-paced like the city of Atlanta that sits just south of it.
Things to Do
Sandy Springs inside of 285 is close to countless upscale shopping opportunities. Buckhead’s famous luxury malls, Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, are home to designer boutiques like Burberry and Prada, and they sit just a few miles south from Sandy Springs. They are easily accessed via Georgia 400. DeKalb County’s Perimeter Mall sits right on 285, just to the east of Sandy Springs. It is home to over 200 stores and restaurants. If you’d rather spend a day on the green than a day trying on expensive clothing, head over to nearby Brookhaven to play around at the prestigious Capital City Club or the Peachtree Golf Club.
The closer you get to Atlanta, the more luxurious Sandy Springs’s homes tend to be which means those inside 285 will usually cost a bit more than those outside. As a matter of fact, the average selling price for a home inside the perimeter in Sandy Springs is about $1 million. Brookhaven Estates and Glen Errol are two of this part of the city’s coveted neighborhoods. You will also find condos and apartments here.
Sandy Springs is a part of North Fulton County, so its public schools are all part of the Fulton County School System. The Riverwood High School district falls into this area which means children living in Sandy Springs inside 285 might get the opportunity to attend one of the top high schools in the United States. Some private schools in the area are The Epstein School, Pace Academy, The Galloway School, and Mount Vernon Presbyterian School.
Life in Sandy Springs (Inside of 285)
Life in Sandy Springs inside of 285 is not that much different than life in Atlanta. You can be in Buckhead or Midtown in minutes, and the setting is as busy as the city itself. For those who prefer to slow down a little, it’s also easy to get to the northern parts of Sandy Springs outside of 285 to enjoy what all the suburbs have to offer.