Sandy Springs, GA
Despite its OTP location and big-box retail strips, Sandy Springs has an urban feel, from the busy lunchtime rush to the crush of rush-hour traffic along Roswell Road. Its active network of community organizations paired with a selection of boutiques and locally owned restaurants keeps the homogeneity somewhat in check. Having recently been incorporated, the city boasts a new City Hall and government complex along with condos and apartments built out to the sidewalks. Luckily, city planners also thought to include Heritage Sandy Springs, a four-acre park located in the heart of Sandy Springs, to remind residents of the wilderness of Georgia cartoonist Ed Dodd?s ?Mark Trail.?