Sandy Springs is Georgia's sixth largest city in Georgia and the second largest city in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Sandy Springs is just a short drive or MARTA ride away from Metro Atlanta's top attractions. And while big city excitement is only minutes away, Sandy Springs is surrounded by more than 950 acres of parks and natural areas. Experience the best of the modern South. Enjoy the big city one moment and the warm hospitality of the hundreds of independently-owned restaurants and shops the next.