A lot of families settle here specifically for the competitive schools, outdoor activities and sports. IBM, Cisco Systems, Mercedes and United Parcel Service, all have major hubs here. Sandy Springs is also home to three major Atlanta hospitals: Northside Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, comprising 40% of the beds in the city.
Lastly, as it is near the Chattahoochee River and other vast green spaces, residents enjoy the city's many parks and recreation centers. Morgan Falls is a favorite. There are weekend farmers' markets in the spring, summer and fall; lots of good shopping, restaurants and movie theatres.
via Great American Country