Top Selling Sandy Springs Neighborhoods in 2013

Time for a little recap of 2013 for Sandy Springs Georgia real estate. The Sandy Springs real estate market has certainly improved in a big way in 2013. Seems like only yesterday that the water cooler talk was all how bad the real estate market was doing. In 2013, we had 1,220 homes sold in Sandy Springs, which was a 14% increase over 2012.

It’s always interesting to see which neighborhoods buyers were attracted to during their Sandy Springs home search. Where were people buying Sandy Springs homes in 2013? Well, let’s find out. Here are the Top Selling Sandy Springs Neighborhoods in 2013.

Please hold your applause until all winners are announced and let’s hope that there aren’t any long-winded acceptance speeches. Just can’t stand those long acceptance speeches.

Top Selling Sandy Springs Neighborhoods in 2013

So there you have it. Our 2013 Top Selling Sandy Springs neighborhoods. If we can be of assistance in your Sandy Springs home search, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Sandy Springs 5th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

February 8, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

The Sandy Springs Recreation and Parks Department has announced the date for the 5th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance. This year’s event will take place on sandy springs Daddy Daughter dance Sandy Springs 5th Annual Daddy Daughter DanceFebruary 8, 2014.

This fun-filled annual dance will feature music from both generations geared to the dads or father figures and daughters provided by a live DJ and includes dance contests, musical games, complimentary snacks, and refreshments, door prizes and a goodie bag for each girl. This is a night you and your special Valentine don’t want to miss. Tickets go quick- so buy your ticket today!

When it comes to father-daughter bonding time, there is hardly a better way to enjoy your relationship than spending an evening dancing and making her feel like the princess that she is.

Attire is business casual to semi formal.

Date: Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 (K-5th grade girls)

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $35 for both father/daughter, Souvenir photo included (pay additional $10 for multiple daughters) Open to all girls attending school in Sandy Springs. **Walk-in fee additional $5

Location: Spalding Drive Charter Elementary School, 130 W. Spalding Drive NE Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Pre-registration is required.

For more info: 770-730-5600, or email

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Sandy Springs 9th Annual MLK Day Celebration

January 20, 2014
10:00 amto11:00 am

The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday is right around the corner, and while City Hall will be closed for the holiday, the city of Sandy Springs wants to invite everyone to join them on Monday, January 20th at 10:00 am for a celebration. The 2014 event is the 9th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration for the city. In addition to remembering and honoring Dr. King and his legacy, the 2014 Humanitarian Award will be awarded to a highly deserving Sandy Springs resident.

The award will go to a person distinguished for humanitarian contributions to society in his or her business, profession, volunteerism or philanthropic life’s work. Each nominee must have been a resident of Sandy Springs for the past three years or longer, or have worked in Sandy Springs for three years or longer and should embody the spirit and philosophy of Dr. King. Current Sandy Springs staff and elected officials are not eligible.

Monica Pearson, former WSB News anchor, will be this year’s keynote speaker.

This is the perfect opportunity to pay tribute to Dr. King as well as get involved with the local community. In addition to the festivities and networking, light refreshments will be served to attendees. The Celebration will take place at City Hall, City Council Chambers (7840 Roswell Road, Building 500). See you there!

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City of Sandy Springs Public Workshop for Bicycle, Pedestrian & Trail Plan

January 14, 2014
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

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The City of Sandy Springs will host a public information meeting as part of the development process for a Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trail Plan. The second meeting will offer participants the opportunity to review a preliminary bicycle, pedestrian and trails map. The meeting will include a brief presentation followed by an open house.

The Sandy Springs Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trail Plan meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, from 6 – 8pm at Sandy Springs City Hall Council Chambers, 7850 Roswell Road, Building 500, Sandy Springs, GA 30350.

The Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trail Plan forums will be used to help develop a set of recommendations for creating a safe and efficient transportation system enabling connectivity both within the city and to the larger regional network.

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Bring One for the Chipper in Sandy Springs

January 4, 2014
9:00 amto4:00 pm

Recycle that Tree! ….Bring One For The Chipper! on Saturday, January 4, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Recycle your Christmas tree at the Sandy Springs Recycling Center or The Home Depot in Sandy Springs.

Area residents can put discarded Christmas trees to good use during Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful’s Christmas tree recycling program, “Bring One for the Chipper.” The program has been a holiday tradition in Georgia for more than 20 years and is the largest tree recycling program in the nation. This year the program is expanding in Sandy Springs to include clothing and small household items, to be donated to American Kidney Services.

Drop-off day is Saturday, Jan. 4, at The Home Depot, 6400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, and also at the Sandy Springs Recycling Center at 470 Morgan Falls Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please remove decorations and lights before dropping off trees.

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Trees will be chipped into mulch by The Davey Tree Expert Company. The mulch will be used for playgrounds, public beautification projects, wildlife habitat and homeowner landscaping projects. Mulch is available free to the public upon request, by contacting Davey Tree at 770-451-7911.

Keep Georgia Beautiful and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs join corporate sponsors The Home Depot, 11Alive, Earth, and The Davey Tree Expert Company to sponsor the statewide Christmas tree recycling program.

Since 1991, “Bring One for the Chipper,” has collected over 6 million trees for beneficial reuse. For more information, contact Kim Branch at Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful at 770-551-7766.

Bring One for the Chipper is Georgia’s annual Christmas tree recycling program. Each year, Keep Georgia Beautiful works with private sponsors to organize the recycling event.

The Chipper program involves hundreds of Georgia communities and thousands of volunteers. Since its inception, the program has recycled over 4.8 million Christmas trees. The mulch from these trees has been used for playgrounds, local government beautification projects, and individual yards. You can support the Chipper program by bringing your cut Christmas tree to a designated drop off site or volunteering with your local coordinator to collect trees.

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Santa is on his way to Sandy Springs

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Big news. It appears that Santa is well under way in his annual quest to deliver toys to all you good boys and girls. So it may be time to get the cookies and milk ready and get the kids tucked into their beds for the night. Santa is on his way to the Sandy Springs area, so be ready.  Santa has most recently been seen in the Maldives, no doubt taking a short break for some diving or a little R&R on the beach.

If you’re one of those people who have actually lit a fire in their fireplace in this warm weather, make sure you put it out before Santa arrives. He never likes it when his britches get singed.

Also, if you want to keep up to date on Santa’s progress, click here for the Santa Tracker.

And as an added bonus, you can now track Santa on your iPhone or Android phone. There’s an app for that!

Happy Holidays from the team here at

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Sandy Springs Community Meeting on Coyotes

December 18, 2013
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
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The City of Sandy Springs will host a public Open House to address recent coyote sightings in Sandy Springs. Representatives from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources will be present to explain coyote behavior, biology, habitat, management options, and safety precautions.

WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Sandy Springs City Hall Council Chambers, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 500, Sandy Springs

Safety Tips from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources:

  • Bring pets indoors at night, as this is the coyote’s primary hunting time.
  • If a pet must be kept outside, install fencing and motion-activated floodlights to discourage predators.
  • Clean and store grills when not in use. Keep pet food indoors, or feed your pet indoors, and refill bird feeders in small amounts.
  • Keep trash can lids securely fastened, or store trash cans in a secured location.

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3rd Annual Elegant Elf Marketplace

November 16, 2013
9:00 amto5:00 pm
November 17, 2013
9:00 amto4:00 pm

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Be sure to check out the 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Market in Sandy Springs this Saturday, November 16th and Sunday, November 17th. The market will be open from 9am – 5pm on Saturday and 9am – 4pm on Sunday.

Don’t miss this chance to “shop for a cause”! Take care of all your 2013 gift-giving needs in a winter wonderland of festive fun, AND help the Sandy Springs community just by attending!

At this year’s Elegant Elf Marketplace you’ll find:

  • More than 80 vendors and artists offering beautiful hand-made crafts, home decor, children’s goods, artistic creations, gourmet foods and more
  • The Elegant Elf Art Gallery presenting fine art by local artists, and showcasing gorgeous art by local public high school students
  • Four fabulous raffle prize packages
  • Hearty lunch and refreshments at the Polar Express Café, featuring our signature soup, salad, bread and fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies
  • Gift wrapping “station” staffed by Ridgeview Middle School
  • Fundraising and info tables spotlighting other great local public schools

The Elegant Elf Marketplace is the Sandy Springs Society’s premier fundraiser. Proceeds will go back into the Sandy Springs community to support Education, the Arts, the Environment, Heritage Preservation and Social Services. The Society will also direct a substantial payment to our host site, Lake Forest Elementary School, to help fund student field trips in 2013-2014.

Admission is $5 at the door (Children 10 and under FREE)

The Elegant Elf Marketplace will be held at Lake Forest Elementary School, 5920 Sandy Springs Circle. Directly across from Lefont Sandy Springs Theaters

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2013 Annual River Clean Up at Morgan Falls

September 28, 2013
8:30 amto1:00 pm

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Come join the fun and help keep our river clean and beautiful!

Volunteer for the 11th Annual River Clean Up at Morgan Falls Overlook Park on Sat, Sept. 28, 2013 at 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Families and volunteer groups welcome, children must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Bring your own kayak/ canoe or reserve one (canoes & safety equipment are available on a first-come, first-served basis). Event includes lunch and t-shirt for all registered participants.

Sponsored by GA Power and Sandy Springs Conservancy.

8:30 am to 9:00 am – Volunteer check-in at GA Power Hydroplant (380 Morgan Falls Road)

9:00 am to 11:30 am – River Cleanup!

12 noon – Lunch and t-shirts provided at Overlook Park Pavilion for registered participants

To register, visit or you can register on Saturday morning beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Georgia Power Hydroelectric Plant, 380 Morgan Falls Rd., Sandy Springs, 30350. Held rain or shine.


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2013 Sandy Springs Festival

September 21, 2013
9:00 amto9:00 pm
September 22, 2013
11:00 amto5:00 pm

SSfestival 2011logo 300x182 2013 Sandy Springs FestivalDon’t miss out on this weekend’s annual Sandy Springs Festival!

Now in its 28th year, the Festival has grown from a small picnic to a major event drawing over 25,000 attendees.

As the primary fundraiser for Heritage Sandy Springs, the nonprofit organization that saved the original “sandy springs” and is dedicated to building community through preserving and promoting the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs, this celebrated community tradition has something for everyone.

The Sandy Springs Festival is held at Heritage Green, 6075 Sandy Springs Circle, Sandy Springs, GA and the surrounding area. Festival dates and hours are Saturday, September 21, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 22, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Adults (age 18+) and $2 for Youth (ages 6 – 17). Children ages 5 and under and Heritage Sandy Springs Members are free. Two-day passes are also available for adults ($7) and youth ($3).

Join ArtSS at the Sandy Springs Festival on Saturday, September 21 for the 2nd Annual ArtSS Chalk Walk chalk art competition.

Artists – make your mark on the city! The competition is open to individuals and teams in three categories (Middle School, High School, and Adult). Competitors will compete for over $3,000 in prizes. A first place prize of $500 will be awarded in each category.

You can learn more about the festival at

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