Located just outside the I-285 Perimeter and easily accessible via Georgia 400, Sandy Springs was incorporated in 2006 and now has a population of more than 103,000. Sandy Springs is the second largest city in the metropolitan Atlanta area and is the sixth largest city in the state. Their new City Hall opens this year. While Perimeter Mall, one of the area’s premier shopping destinations, falls within the borders of the city of Dunwoody, the surrounding business district belongs to Sandy Springs. Northside Hospital, Saint Joseph’s Hospital and the Scottish Rite campus of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta also fall within Sandy Springs’ borders. These are also some of the largest employers in the city. Sandy Springs has the distinction of being the home of UPS, one of the world’s most recognizable brands. More than 5,500 businesses currently call Sandy Springs home. Recreation opportunities abound in Sandy Springs, which has 12 parks and several annual outdoor festivals and events. Heritage Sandy Springs, a nonprofit that seeks to preserve and promote the history of Sandy Springs, sponsors the annual Sandy Springs Festival and also runs Heritage Green, which includes the Williams-Payne House and Museum. Tennis magazine recently called The Sandy Springs Tennis Center, which has 24 lighted courts, “one of the finest public facilities in the country.” Over the past few years, Sandy Springs has implemented many projects to increase green space, make the city more pedestrian friendly and decrease dependence on fossil fuels. The Atlanta Regional Commission recently honored Sandy Springs for its efforts to use solar energy and propane auto gas for many of its fire stations and police vehicles. Sandy Springs boasts nationally recognized public schools and world-class private schools.