Sandy Springs is an affluent city and growing metro area facing the challenges of the rising cost of land, home ownership, and rent that continues to outpace income levels.
With a population of more than 100,000, Sandy Springs is one of the most expensive housing markets in the metro region.
It’s tough to impossible for those who teach our children or serve and protect all of us to live in our community.
The fact is that living in Sandy Springs is much more expensive than the rest of the metro region.
- $545,000 – Sandy Springs
- $227,500 –metro Atlanta
Average Monthly Rent
- $1,402 – Sandy Springs
- $879 – metro Atlanta
But Sandy Springs exists solely because those of us who call this beautiful place home wanted to have more control over how we shape our future.
We are a diverse community, rich with opportunity. We are a city born of vision and innovation.
Before we became a city, developers built here without restraints. And today, we want to be sure that any decisions we make as a community benefit everyone who has chosen to live here — not just a small group of developers who need to build new homes in order to profit.
We all want safe communities, but we won’t make our communities safer by displacing the people who already live here.
Instead of displacing people and tearing down apartments, we should invest in community-building programs, proven to reduce crimes and make all of our neighborhoods vibrant.