A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  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+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$421,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,083
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%

Sandy Springs Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    32
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    9
    41
  • Robbery
    61
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    494
    500
  • Theft
    1,942
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    199
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$68,629
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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I absolutely love living in Sansy Springs, Georgia! I have been here for a little over ten years, and this city has afforded me many opportunities that I otherwise wouldn't have had in the small town that I am from. Sandy Springs has everything a person could need or want in close proximity. I would highly recommend Sandy Springs living to anyone that would be interested. I especially love the sense of community in Sandy Springs. Not to mention the awesome police department that keeps their citizens safe. All in all, there's nothing I can say negatively about Sandy Springs!
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It is a great area because it is close to everything. Commutes to downtown are only about 30 minutes if the traffic is good so it is pretty reasonable. Some cons are that traffic does tend to be pretty heavy, it is very expensive to live here and the prices just seem to be going up. However, it is relatively close to everything in the area and if you don't like traffic there are plenty of things to do in the area. I can't say anything about the school system because I attend school in the downtown Atlanta area.
This is a safe, family-friendly neighborhood. The commute by car to the downtown area can be hectic sometimes depending on the traffic. However, 2 MARTA stations are nearby in this area, so commuters can avoid a bad traffic. Because Sandy Springs is a residential area, not many places for nightlife is available. Good restaurants are located in Dunwoody, which is right next to Sandy Springs though.