There are two Sandy Springs. The first is the portion most people have been to: the one along Roswell Road, where the shopping is top-notch, and where some truly dynamite little eateries have opened up over the years. This is the visitors’ Sandy Springs: one of those parts of town you don’t hail from, and yet, find the occasional need to visit for a long-overdue night hanging out with friends.
And then, there’s the other Sandy Springs. The one that’s invariably visited once or twice at some lavish house party on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. This was this portion of Sandy Springs that was chosen by the early suburbanites for location, location, location. Atlanta, after all, is landlocked, and as a result, waterfront real estate isn’t quite as plentiful as it may be in America’s coastal cities. So, Atlanta made do: our waterfront is the mighty ‘Hooch, and some of the best waterfront to be found is in this small enclave, located just north of the perimeter.
While some fine homes exist in this part of the world, there’s also some great opportunity to get out into nature. When one thinks of an excursion into the great outdoors, the inclination might exist to, well, drive a little farther—maybe far enough so the skyline is out of view. But it’s always a surprise for first-timers, when it’s discovered that some real, actual seclusion (complete with a challenging five-mile hike) can be found this close to the city, with a view that can’t be beat.
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