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Homes For Sale Sandy Springs GA
Homes for sale in Sandy Springs, GA are part of a thriving market. The City of Sandy Springs is Georgia’s sixth largest city and encompasses beautiful national forests, the Chattahoochee River, national park sites, much residential development, which includes moderately priced as well as many high end luxury homes, and lots of great shopping and restaurants. It was named the ninth most affluent area in the United States by Portfolio.com, with 17.6 percent of its households having an annual income of $200,000 or more and was incorporated as a city in 2005.
Many of Sandy Spring’s magnificent luxury estate homes were built in a classic period architectural southern design. They draw inspiration from the past and blend the best of today’s modern style with the time honored past. Architects are building new homes that carry on classic architectural tradition, but they restore and renovate Sandy Spring’s older homes to their original glory.
The Sandy Springs, GA real estate market displays luxury at every corner. It is a wonderful place to buy a home, as you can have your own custom built home with tons of private acreage just steps from the Chattahoochee River or one of the two nearby national forests, yet be within a couple of miles of Ga 400 or I-285 and quick access to everything the City of Sandy Springs has to offer, as well as nearby Dunwoody and Buckhead. There are a number of high end subdivisions here with properties whose price tags reach well into the millions.
You can choose from a variety of architectural styles, whether it be a European traditional home, a French country estate, a Mediterranean/Italian Villa, a traditional Southern home, or your own unique custom design. Many of the subdivisions are gated, have very generous sprawling lawns, and offer a pleasant retreat from the traffic and noise of the city.
Homes for sale in the Sandy Springs GA real estate market have an average listing price of approximately $740,000 and and median sales price of just under $345,000. While Sandy Springs is known for its stunning luxury homes, it also hosts a wealth of trendy condos, townhomes, and lofts. Some of these include Blue Stone Lofts, Alderwood on Abernathy, and Glenridge Creek.
Sandy Springs Events
National Kids to Parks Day — Sandy Springs celebrates this event annually in May with other cities across the nation. The motto is “Active Kids are Healthy Kids.” The event encourages residents to use local parks to develop more active, health lifestyles. Activities are typically held from 10 am – 4 pm and include potato sack races, Tug-a-War, Water Slides, and many more fun-filled kid events. All events are free, open to the public, and held at 705 Hammond Dr. in the heart of Sandy Springs.
Chattahoochee River Summer Splash — This really fun annual event begins at Morgan Falls Dam and finishes at Cochran Shoals – Powers Island National Recreation Center. You can bring your own raft or kayak or rent one from a local outfitter and enjoy the relaxing and exciting 6-miile long float down the Chattahoochee River. After the event you can spend the rest of the afternoon at Powers Island and enjoy live music, food, and fun with your friends and family.
Annual Sandy Springs Festival — This very popular event is held in September each year at the Sandy Springs Historic Site at 6075 Sandy Springs Circle. The festival includes fine arts and crafts with over 600 local artists from Georgia and around the Southeast, live musical performances, a pet parade, classic rides, a 5 and 10k running race, as well as gourmet food and other food options. It is a 2-day event held on both Saturday and Sunday, and people attend from all over the city and beyond. It is free and open to the public.
Parks And Recreation In Sandy Springs
Sandy Springs has more than 950 acres of parkland, and its residents and visitors of all age groups can enjoy the beauty and many activities to be found in any of its 16 magnificent city parks. The Recreation and Parks department along with the National Park Service maintain the park grounds as well as the many beautiful hiking trails. Here are some of the more popular parks and recreational facilities one can visit when visiting this lovely city.
Abernathy Greenway Linear Park
Sandy Springs Tennis Center
Sandy Springs Community Amenities
Sandy Springs is a shopping mecca with lots of charming upscale clothing boutiques, specialty shops, antiques stores, and many local shopping centers. Among them is City Walk Shopping Center, located at 230 Hammond Drive off of Roswell Road, which opened in the fall of 2005.
There are 32 retail stores here, which include shops and restaurants that offer gourmet foods, coffee from around the world, and distinctive wines. There are also lots of upscale clothing boutiques that offer unique choices for the discerning buyer.
Sandy Springs Neighborhoods
Sandy Springs real estate has some of the most sought after and beautiful homes the city of Atlanta has to offer. There are homes in every price range, and the City offers the convenience of many of its neighborhoods being close to shops, restaurants, and entertainment, as well as close proximity to nature areas like the Chattahoochee River, which make Sandy Springs one of the most desirable areas to live in! Here are some of the more popular neighborhoods.
A quiet, private wooded neighborhood of homes primarily built in the 1960’s, but many newer custom homes are being built here now, as well. The neighborhood is very desirable and conveniently located near Glenridge Dr., Mt. Vernon Hwy, and Hammond Dr., with close proximity to Perimeter Mall. There are homes here selling in all price ranges, with luxury estate homes selling for over $1 million.
Located in the City of Sandy Springs in the 30350 zip code area. Beautiful large estate homes that were built between 2000 and 2003. Popular builders include Bill Grant Homes, Benedict Homes, and Marett Homes. Homes here are priced well over $1 million.
A beautiful group of luxury homes located off of Lake Forest Dr. between Mt. Paran and Long Island Dr. This is a private, quiet neighborhood where one can seek solitude away from the noise and congestion of the city. Homes here are priced in the millions.
Located just north of Heards Ferry Rd. and south of the Chattahoochee River. These homes were built between 1980 and 2006 and offer both contemporary as well as traditional designs. The many luxury homes here are priced to well over a million dollars.
A very convenient area of Sandy Springs to live in and close to shops, dining, and entertainment. It is located south of 285 and north and west of Georgia 400. Homes here have a wide price range from moderately priced homes under $500,000 to well over $1 million. They were built from 1953 to the present, and there are many nice home styles to choose from.
Located off of Roswell near Northridge Rd. This is a popular swim and tennis community of about 150 homes. Homes here offer a wide variety of styles from Colonial, traditional, ranch, or stucco and offer close proximity to the Chattahoochee River as well as the Big Tree Forest Preserve. Homes range in price up into the millions.
This well-established community of homes was primarily built in the 1950’s and 1960’s., and was popular long before Sandy Springs became a city. It is located north of I-285, south of Mt. Vernon Hwy, and west of GA 400. They have an active swim and tennis community and currently about 500 homes. You can find a variety of styles here from ranch homes to traditional, and European to contemporary.
This wonderful subdivision of 165+ homes is bound by the Chattahoochee River to the north and Heards Ferry Rd. to the south. It is a very social community and features a swim and tennis club with lighted tennis courts, a picnic area and clubhouse by the Chattahoochee, a garden club, wine tasting group, progressive dinners, and so much more!
Located north of Johnson Ferry Rd. between Riverside Dr. and Chattahoochee Rd. This is an established neighborhood with over 80 tree-lined homes built primarily in the 1960’s. It has the distinction of being certified by the National Wildlife Association as a habitat for endangered non-game wildlife species.
Beautiful tree-lined homes wind down scenic Riverside Drive and are some of the oldest and most established homes in Sandy Springs. It is in the Riverwood International Charter High School and Heards Ferry Elementary school district.
Many grandiose luxury homes are conveniently located inside the perimeter off of Mt. Vernon Hwy. Home prices reach over $5 million. Home styles range from traditional to European and French Chateaus to New England estates.
Located between Roswell and Johnson Ferry Rd. This is an older established neighborhood with many ranch homes, many of them nicely updated, built between 1956 and 1978 and moderately priced.
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Sandy Springs Schools
Sandy Springs has outstanding school choices, public, private, and charter schools for children of all ages. In addition to the information provided here, feel free to find out more information about the public schools by visiting the county website – www.fultonschools.org. Or you can go to www.greatschools.org to check out an individual school’s rating.
About Charter Schools
Sandy Springs schools are part of the Fulton County Schools System, which became the state’s largest charter system in July, 2012. A charter school allows the county flexibility from many one-size-fits-all state education requirements and allows the individual charter school to develop strategies to support the unique needs of their students. It also gives each charter school local school autonomy.