Station Summary

Sandy Springs is on the Red line. The station is located in a mostly residential area. Residents living near Sandy Springs spend less than the regional average on housing and transportation. In this area, the average resident drives 5,826 fewer miles annually than the regional average. Additionally, the average resident living near Sandy Springs spends $4,147.91 more per year on housing than the regional average.

Median Household Income

income spent on housing :: 34%

income spent on transportation :: 19%

income remaining :: 47%

All figures from a 0.5 mile radius


Census for 2012 :: 4,447
Projected for 2017 :: 5,025


Average travel time to work based on 60 minutes.


Employees earning more than $3,333 / mo.


Average apartment rental for this neighborhood station.

Per month


What amenities and services are in the area?
Art     Banks     Bike     Medical     Schools    

Why Equitable Development?

Equitable TOD combines people and place-based approaches to ensure that the value created when land near transit is built out is accessible to, and provides opportunities for, all community residents living near transit.

The market near Sandy Springs station is strong and growing and has a moderate/high probability of changing demographics. Renters are the first to be affected by an increase in property values in a growing market. There is a risk of residents being displaced as the market grows.

Achieving Equitable Development

In order to retain current residents and provide access to new amenities and services, Transformation Alliance’s equitable development strategy for this station area is:

  • preserve affordable housing
  • stablize rents to help existing residents stay
  • introduce new compact housing types
  • improve infrastructure around the MARTA station




Station data

Site Accessibility
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA Station Typology Designation Commuter Town Center  
MARTA Parking Utilization 65% 51%  
WalkScore 69 69  
Bike Score 34  
Journey to MARTA Walk + Bike  
Journey to MARTA Drive + Carpool N/A  
Journey to MARTA Transfer N/A  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Above Average N/A 4  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Average N/A 5  
Sidewalk conditions (miles) Poor N/A 4  
MARTA Daily Enteries 2,617 4,882  
Development Opportunities and Context
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
MARTA TOD Acreage 0.0  
Adjacent Large Properites Hotel Site  
Zoning Station or Parking Lot(s) SPI-1, SA1  
Zoning Adjacent Area(s)  
Reccomended Intensity at the Site 8-30 FAR  
Current Intensity at the Site Yes (MAX FAR 35)  
TAD No  
TAD Eligible/In  
LCI Perimeter Center  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Office - Inventory (SF) 4,940,807 3,964,869  
Office - Vacancy 12.3% 11.90%  
Office - Average Rent $20.99 $14.86  
Office - 10 Year Growth 8% 3%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Retail - Inventory (SF) 978,231 1,474,105  
Retail - Average Rent $15.94 $15.47  
Retail - 10 Year Growth 7% 16%  
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Housing - Inventory (Units) 2,477 2,218  
Housing Density / Acre 4.9 4.4  
Housing - % Renter 66% 56%  
Housing - % Multifamily 5+ Units 71% 53%  
Housing - % Built Since 2000 29% 19%  
Housing - Average Apartment Rents (1 Mile) $1,168 $956  
Housing - Average Apartment Vacancy Rate (1 Mile) 3.7% 7.30%  
Housing - 2012 New Avg. Sales Price (1 Mile) $169,092 $252,596  

  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Population 2012 4,447 3,930  
% Change 2000-2012 60% 10%  
% Change 2012-2017 13% 4%  
From the 2012 Population
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
% Generation Y (18-34) 33% 35%  
% Singles 58% 75%  
Median Household Income $67,918 $44,720  
% Employed 69% 62%  
% Use Public Transit 10% 17%  
Employment Base
  Station Area Average from all Station Areas  
Travel Time to Work (minutes) 23.3 27.9  
Number of Employees 11,960 17,075  
Employment Density / Acre 23.8 34.0  
% Employees Earning More than $3,333 per month 58% 54%  
Jobs to Housing Ratio 4.8 7.1  
Past Plans

10 Year LCI Update, Sandy Springs


This LCI Plan establishes a framework for public and private action that capitalizes on new demographic and market trends. The LCI Plan will equip...

Lake Hearn Drive / Perimeter Summit Parkway Streetscapes and Intersections


The Central Perimeter (DeKalb) Community Improvement District is partnering with DeKalb County to make pedestrian and bicycle access as well as...

Sandy Springs Transportation Plan


In 2006, the City of Sandy Springs began preparing their first Comprehensive Plan. This plan is composed of three parts: Community Participation...