Sandy Springs, Georgia, is a city just north of Atlanta with about 94,000 residents, and it's also home to many businesses, including Fortune 500 companies. The city was incorporated in 2005 and is unique due to its public-private partnership for city services. Sandy Springs is also home to over two percent of all the businesses in the state, including UPS, First Data and Newell Rubbermaid. Additionally, more than 40 percent of the hospital beds in the Atlanta metro area are located in Sandy Springs. The city is not all business; there are plenty of recreational opportunities here as well. Within its city limits, Sandy Springs has 22 miles of the Chattahoochee River shoreline, a world-class tennis center, and twelve parks and green space areas.
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Housing Statistics As of July 31, 2013, the average home sales price in Sandy Springs was $361,600, an increase of 10.1 percent over the previous twelve months, and just over the median price of $353,000. House sales prices vary greatly based on the size of the property, with the price per square foot averaging about $149. There are currently about 260 homes for sale in Sandy Springs. There are also six houses in some stage of the foreclosure process. Vacancy rates in Sandy Springs average 9.84 percent and approximately 47 percent of the houses in town are rental homes, with some of those being rent to own houses.
School SystemsThe public schools in Sandy Springs are in the Fulton County School System. There many many elementary schools in the area, as well as two middle schools and two high schools. There are several private schools in Sandy Springs, including First Montessori School of Atlanta and The Alfred and Adele Davis Academy. You can also select from a few charter schools offered in the area. Riverwood International Charter school is one of the better ranked schools in the city.
Largest Employers and IndustriesThere are a large number of tech and sales employment opportunities in Sandy Springs. Some of the largest employers in the area include IBM, AT&T, Cisco Systems, and ING. Northside Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta are also major employers in the city. Sandy Springs has become a telecommunications hub in recent years as well.
NeighborhoodsSandy Springs has it all, from thriving businesses to great schools. Here are some neighborhoods in town you should know about:
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