The Sandy Springs MARTA station opened in 2000, one of the last stations to be built in the transit system. It wasn’t even on the original plans — but growth of shopping and business centers along Ga. 400 spurred the creation of MARTA’s red line. The change of direction paid off, as today the station is surrounded by numerous shopping centers, office buildings and housing options, plus the long-term parking at the station provides an easy way to park and ride to the airport.
Out of live, work, play, there’s definitely the live and work options near the station, and play if you like to shop. Although the area has been built up, there are still plenty of trees and a suburban feel. If you plan to visit Sandy Springs, here are some of the best features of the nearby area to enjoy.
Perimeter Pointe Shopping Center
The shopping center above the Sandy Springs MARTA station has a number of stores such as Office Depot, Five Below and HomeGoods. There’s also a few fast food restaurants including Chick-fil-A and Wendy’s.
Regal Perimeter Pointe
Also in the Perimeter Pointe shopping center is the closest movie theater to MARTA — Regal Perimeter Point.
If you’re looking for a gym near MARTA, L.A. Fitness at Perimeter Pointe is above the Sandy Springs Station. Tip: a local membership provides access to all the gyms in the Atlanta area.
Piece of Cake
Piece of Cake is a local bakery above the MARTA station. Choose from gourmet cakes, brownies, cookies and more (you’ll need that gym membership afterward).
One of Atlanta’s favorite sporting good and outdoor gear stores, REI can prepare you for some of the great hiking and camping options in and around Atlanta. There’s also a full-service bike shop if you need a tune up. The store is across the street from the MARTA station.
Joey D’s Oak Room
For aged steaks or New Orleans seafood, head to Joey D’s Oak Room. You’ll also find over 600 brands of spirits on display and a seasonal outdoor patio. Take the Perimeter Center West exit out of the station and turn left on Perimeter Center West to reach the restaurant.
Embassy Suites Perimeter Center
The closest hotel to the Sandy Springs MARTA station is Embassy Suites Perimeter Center, and they offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the MARTA station.
Northpark Town Center
Northpark Town Center (pictured above) is a group of three office buildings next to the MARTA station. It’s a great place to work if you’re looking for an easy transit commute.
Mount Vernon Flats
For modern apartment living, check out the Mount Vernon Flats next to the Perimeter Pointe shopping center. Amenities include a cyber cafe with coffee bar and resort-style pools with outdoor kitchens.
Mount Vernon Plantation
If you are looking to buy instead of rent, Mount Vernon Plantation is a townhome community across the street from Perimeter Pointe. The gated community is in a wooded area and has a pool and tennis courts.
Last updated June 2022