Atlanta's Sandy Springs Is a 2019 Best City

The beautiful Chattahoochee River frames this fast-growing, dynamic city called Sandy Springs one of 2019’s best American cities to live in. A short drive from downtown Atlanta, family-friendly Sandy Springs boasts more than 950 acres of parks and natural areas, including the popular Chattahoochee River. Explore to see what other treats this charming and innovative city has to offer.


Natural wonders abound in Sandy Springs. Spend a day on (or in) the river at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, where relaxing pursuits are the name of the game. Take the pooches to the Morgan Falls River Park, where you’ll find a fenced dog park, boat ramp and fishing pier.


Cultural pursuits in Sandy Springs can be had for every member of the family. Anne Frank in the World is a free, self-guided exhibit that uses more than 500 photographs to tell the story of Anne Frank, who kept a diary while her family hid from the Nazis. The high-tech Performing Arts Center is the perfect place to take in a musical. 


With great restaurants continuing to pop up, it’s no wonder Sandy Springs is one of 2019’s top cities. Fans of Oaxacan cuisine—and carnivores—will love Casi Cielo. Those looking for a plant-based approach find nirvana at Flower Child


From upscale boutiques to vintage fashions, a stroll through Sandy Springs’ boutiques is a must. Fox’s Designer Off-Price is full of famous-name treasures at wallet-friendly prices. Find a little bit of everything at Potpourri, which has a well-curated selection of American and European fashions and accessories.