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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 100,691
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 54,801
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 47.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.7%
Median Earnings25+ $46,348
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,326
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,925

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,907
% Above Poverty Level 87.7%
% Below Poverty Level 12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 7.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,034
Median House Value $415,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.8%
US/American 0%
English 10.1%
Irish 7.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sandy Springs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
County Fulton
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30328, 30350
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30358
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.924
Longitude -84.378

Sandy Springs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Station DALLAS 7 NE
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Station COVINGTON
Distance 34.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chamblee 27,654 $46,932
Doraville 10,650 $40,192
Dunwoody 47,727 $105,979
Norcross 16,103 $40,131
Roswell 93,471 $104,134
Smyrna 53,829 $81,213

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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