Sandy Springs is a vibrant, fast-growing city which was named one of Forbes magazine’s Top 25 Towns in which to Live Well in 2010. Incorporated in 2005, Sandy Springs is situated about 17 miles from downtown Atlanta and is the second largest city in the metro Area. It offers its residents a safe, quiet, family-oriented community with a wide range of choices to call home, including charming traditional single-family homes on tree-lined streets and modern new construction townhomes and lofts. Opportunities for outdoor activities abound with 11 parks and recreation centers and miles of hiking and biking trails. Sandy Springs residents also enjoy excellent schools and low taxes.