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Awards And Honors

  • 2021, Appen Newspapers, Best Performing Arts/Theatre, Best of Perimeter
  • 2021, City Named Bee City USA 
  • 2021, RetailMeNot - #15 Best Cities to Work from Home
  • 2021,Niche - #19 Best Places to Live in the US
  • 2021,Tree City USA and Tree City in the World designation by Arbor Day Foundation
  • 2021, Porch - #13 - Youngest Cities in America (as a combine DMA with Atlanta and Alpharetta)
  • 2021, MoneyGeek - #19 - Safest Cities in America
  • 2021, MoneyGeek - #8 - Best Cities for Black Women to Financially Flourish
  • 2021, OverHeardConferenceCalls - #5 - Best Cities for Black Owned Businesses
  • 2021, Filterby.com - Cities Where People Are Prepared to Work From Home
  • 2020, Georgia Recreation and Parks Association, Marketing for a Single Event | Sparkle Sandy Springs & COVID Signage campaign
  • 2020, Southeast Tourism Association - Top 20 Festivals and Events around the Southeast - Sparkle Sandy Springs
  • 2020, Georgia Department of Community Affairs - PlanFirst, Statewide Distinction
  • 2020, Home Snacks - #3 -Top Ten Cities to Live in Georgia
  • 2020, Money Inc. - #16 - 20 Safest Cities
  • 2020, Safewise - #21 - 50 Safest Cities in Georgia
  • 24/7 Wall St - #12 - Top 20 Cheap Cities People are Moving to
  • 2020, RetailMeNot, #15 - Best Cities for Working From Home
  • 2019, WalletHub - 2nd most Diverse Midsize City in America
  • 2019, Niche - 23rd Best City to Live in the U.S. 
  • 2019, Niche - #22 Best Cities for Young Professionals
  • 2019, Niche - #19 Best Cities for Retirees
  • 2018, Value Penguin - #5 Best City for Young Families
  • 2018,Livability.com -  #4 Top Cities For Recent College Grads
  • 2018, International Festivals & Events Association - Bronze, Best Parade - Lantern Parade
  • 2018, Kids Out & About.com - #2 Best Park
  • 2016, Sandy Springs, combined with Atlanta and Roswell, ranks 9th for STEM Employment Growth and 18th among metro areas for STEM professionals.
  • 2015,Money.com ranks the metropolitan area of Sandy Springs, Atlanta and Roswell as the second Best City in the U.S. For Millennials.
  • 2015, Value Penguin ranks Sandy Springs among the top ten (#9) for Safest Places in Georgia among big cities.
  • 2015, Sandy Springs ranked 36 among the top 100 Best Places to Live as determined by Livability.com.
  • 2014, Red Tricycle names Morgan Falls Overlook Park as one of Atlanta’s ten best.
  • 2014, Atlanta Magazine names Abernathy Greenway Best New Park.
  • 2014, Ranked number 1 by Credit Donkey for the Best City to Retire in Georgia.
  • 2014, Ranked 36 by City Biz as Most Livable Mid-Sized Cities in the U.S.
  • 2014, Ranked number 2 by Nerdwallet for Best Small Cities for Working Women.
  • 2014, Ranked number 8 by Nerdwallet for Cities On The Rise in Georgia (based on population growth, employment growth and income growth).
  • 2014, Ranked 33 in the SafeWise Report: The 50 Safest Cities in Georgia.
  • 2014, Sandy Springs ranked 4th by Motley Fool as one of the five best cities for early retirement
  • 2013, Ranked number 8 by Nerdwallet for The Best Places in Georgia for Job Seekers (based on these questions: Is the city growing? Is it affordable to live in the city comfortably? Are most people employed).
  • 2013, Kiplinger rated Sandy Springs as the 4thBest City in the Country for Early Retirement.
  • 2012, The Chattahoochee River was designated as the country’s first National Water Trail. Twenty-two miles of the Chattahoochee River shoreline fall within Sandy Springs, part of which is in the National Parks Service.
  • 2012, CNN Money rated Sandy Springs as the 7th best place in the country for the Rich & Single.
  • 2011, Morgan Falls Overlook Park received the Keep Georgia Beautiful Award for New Park Development.   
  • 2011, The City receives the American Heart Association “Mission Award” for a forward-thinking outlook in identifying new ways to help educate community on CPR.
  • 2010, Sandy Springs named Runner Up in the Pioneer Institute’s Better Government Competition.
  • 2010, Sandy Springs named a Government Trailblazer by the Center for Civic Innovation.
  • 2010, Sandy Springs named a Heart Safe Community by International Association of Fire Chiefs.
  • 2010, Sandy Springs receives the National Council for Public Private Partnerships, Innovations Award.
  • 2010, Money Magazine ranked Sandy Springs as the 9th wealthiest community in the country 
  • 2010, Sandy Springs ranked 4th in CNN / Money’s list of Best Places to Live. The City was also named by Forbes as one of America’s Top 25 Towns to Live Well.
  • The City was named a Crown Community on two separate occasions – 1) Start up of Sandy Springs Fire Rescue (2007) and 2) Heart Safe Sandy Springs Initiatives aimed at increasing cardiac arrest survival rates (2010) – by American City and County. 
Farmers Market emblem in front of vegetables
City Event

Sandy Springs Farmers Market

Saturday, April 20
The Sandy Springs Farmers Market, located on the Green at City Springs, opens Saturday April 20, 2024, rain or shine, 8:30 a.m. - noon. Enjoy an open-air shopping environment with more than 50 vendors, offering fresh produce and artisan foods; many offer pre-orders.
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Juneteenth Celebration
City Event

Juneteenth Celebration

Wednesday, June 19
The Juneteenth Celebration will showcase a captivating performing arts show, a STEAM digital art gallery, educational activities, food trucks, and more!
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Lantern Parade: Take It to the River
Event Information

Lantern Parade: Take It to the River

Saturday, April 13
The Lantern Parade is an evening filled with fantastical puppets and glowing lanterns! Families bring handcrafted lanterns, celebrate as the sun sets, then parade together down to Morgan Falls Overlook Park, right next to the Chattahoochee River!  
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