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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Sandy Springs is a city in Georgia with a population of 103,703. Sandy Springs is in Fulton County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Sandy Springs offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Sandy Springs there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sandy Springs and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Sandy Springs are above average.
About Sandy Springs...
Population
103,703

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$440,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,154
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Sandy Springs Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    67.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    9.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    39.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    277
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,429.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    148.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    20%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Sandy Springs

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,920
National
$55,322
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I've been living in Sandy Springs for ten years now and I absolutely love it! Everywhere I need to go is highly accessible and not far away at all. I go walking to the Riverside Park all the time and having the Sandy Springs library near is so convenient. You will never get bored here, as there is always something fun to do around the corner. If you've never visited this city, I highly recommend you do, and bring your family while you're at it!
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Beautiful area! Unfortunately, people around here drive like maniacs. Sandy Springs is a great area for food and restaurants, like most of Georgia. Living expenses are about what you'd expect of a small city squished between the suburbs and Atlanta. Tensions are high in this area; this city has a VERY diverse background of ethnicities, classes, political stances, and religious beliefs. However, like most of Georgia, the "majority" of peoples beliefs tends to stick to conservative and Christian values.
Sandy Springs is definitely up and coming. Lots of new development, new parks, new infrastructure. Great selection of retail and restaurants. Only negative comment is the lack of sidewalks and connected public transit, but I know this is at least being progressed!