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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 Population100,691
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+54,801
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.7%
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 Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation7.1%

Housing

People Living Alone38.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,034
Median House Value$415,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.8%
US/American0%
English10.1%
Irish7.6%

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

Sandy Springs Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Large City12 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
CountyFulton
Metro AreaAtlanta
Standard Zip Codes30328, 30350
P.O. Box Zip Codes30358
Phone Area Codes770
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude33.924
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)

StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationDALLAS 7 NE
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationCOVINGTON
Distance34.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chamblee27,654$46,932
Doraville10,650$40,192
Dunwoody47,727$105,979
Norcross16,103$40,131
Roswell93,471$104,134
Smyrna53,829$81,213

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

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