Introduction to Sandy Springs, Georgia
Sandy Springs, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 12 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia. The town is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Sandy Springs has a population of 85,781.
Sandy Springs History
William Spruill donated about five acres of land towards the establishment of the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church in 1851. The Hammond School was built in 1905 across the street in front of the church. The area went through a housing boom after the Second World War, and this resulted in significant land development. Sandy Springs was formally incorporated in December of 2005.
Sandy Springs and nearby Attractions
- Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
- Atlanta History Center
- Morgan Falls Park
- Atlanta Country Club
- High Museum of Art
- Margaret Mitchell House & Museum
Things To Do In Sandy Springs
The town offers wonderful dining and shopping opportunities. It also has several historic sites which would appeal to those who are interested in the past of the area. Some of the events organized in the town are the annual Sandy Springs Festival, Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge and the Taste of Sandy Springs.
Sandy Springs Transportation
The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Sandy Springs Higher Education
Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Life University provide facilities for higher education.