SANDY SPRINGS – named after a spring with sandy banks that was a watering spot for Creek Indians as well as early horse riders on their way to Atlanta. Now Sandy Springs is recognized as a very desirable residential and commercial area offering easy access to I-285 and the airport, downtown Atlanta, the north Georgia mountains, and the central Atlanta business district via Highway 400. A wide variety of housing types exist from mansions along the Chattahoochee river to townhomes, condominiums, and single family subdivisions. Sandy Springs Homes range from ranches, two-story traditional, and some European styles with Sandy Springs Homes for sale priced from $450,000 to over $10,000,000.
The RIVERSIDE area of Sandy Springs is one of the most sought after communities n Atlanta. Located just outside the Perimeter, the land has beautiful rolling hills and is heavily wooded. Homes are mostly single family brick or frame construction on lots of one-half acres and up. Styles are mostly classic traditional, with some newer European Luxury Home styles, and soft contemporary and homes for sale are priced from the $800,000’s to newer mansions well over $5,000,000. The majority of available homes are in the $800,000 to $2,000,000+ range. Recent development activity starting in the early 2000’s and continuing in 2008 have seen some very large multi-million dollar custom estate homes being built on private lots along Mt. Vernon and Riverside Drive, due to the prime location.
Four regional shopping centers, Perimeter, Phipps Plaza, Lenox and Cumberland malls offer some of the finest shopping in Atlanta and are only minutes away. Excellent public schools such as Heards Ferry, Spalding Drive Elementary, Ridgeview Middle School, and Riverwood High School consistently lead Fulton Schools in national test scores.