Sandy Springs

Spanning both sides of I-285, Sandy Springs borders Dunwoody, Roswell, and Marietta. Though its roots date back to the 1800s, the city officially incorporated in 2005. Today, Sandy Springs is the sixth-largest city in Georgia and the second-largest city in the metropolitan Atlanta area.

Key Features

Neighborly Charm: Named after nearby bubbling springs that still produce about 10 gallons of water per day, Sandy Springs aims to have an accessible and streamlined government and a rich community events calendar. Consequently, this city has high resident involvement and quality of life.

Outdoor Fun: In addition to its prime location, Sandy Springs offers more than 20 miles of beautiful shoreline along the Chattahoochee River. Visitors and residents alike enjoy all types of outdoor recreation activities such as picnicking, fishing, hiking, and wildlife viewing all year round. The city also boasts three Chattahoochee River National Park sites: Island Ford Park, Powers Island Park, and East Palisades Park.

Nest Picks

Morgan Falls Overlook Park

Opened in 2010, this 30-acre riverside park has everything residents and visitors could want: a shaded playground, fire pit, porch swings, and hiking trails, as well as water access with a boat dock and kayak and canoe rentals. Whether you grab lunch in one of the pavilions or watch a sunset from the porch swings overlooking the river, you won't be disappointed.

Abernathy Greenway Linear Park

Immediately recognizable for its interactive sculptures, this 6.6-acre park opened in 2014. It also includes several pavilions and picnic tables. Young and young-at-heart alike will enjoy exploring this one-of-a-kind recreation area.

Cafè Vendôme

Cafè Vendôme is an authentic French restaurant that prides itself on homemade pastries and sandwiches alongside French coffee. It is housed in the 14-acre mixed-use development of City Springs that opened in 2018.

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