Community involvement is a big part of life in Sandy Springs. Activities include the Sandy Springs Historic Site Tour, Civil War Lecture Series, Art Quilts Show and Sale, and the Old Fashioned Southern Holiday. The Sandy Springs Festival is the Sandy Springs Historic Community Foundation's premier family event. Locals gather at the site of one of the original "sandy springs" to enjoy art exhibits, live entertainment and dance performances. The festival also features craft demonstrations, rides, silent auction, art workshops, an international food court and much more. Each year, the foundation also presents "Concerts by the Springs," a series of live music performances, free of charge to the public.
Quality education is a priority for Sandy Springs' residents. More than half of Sandy Springs' adults have obtained college degrees or higher education. Additional educational opportunities are readily available in Sandy Springs. The Abernathy Arts Center is a neighborhood arts center dedicated to providing quality art instruction to the community.
For families with a taste for outdoor adventure, the Fulton County Parks and Recreation Department maintains 84 athletic fields, 34 playgrounds, 96 tennis courts and many nature trails. At the heart of Sandy Springs are the Sandy Springs Historic Site and Park. Included in the three-acre site are the Williams-Payne House Museum, an 1870s "plain style" farmhouse, an authentic period milk house, well shelter and privy. This is the perfect place for a lesson in rural Georgia history.
Sandy Springs is situated at the intersection of State Route 400 and Interstate 285 and is a short drive from Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport. Sandy Springs residents can easily enjoy all the cultural arts, sports (Braves and Falcons) and restaurants that Atlanta has to offer.