Chastain Park offers small-town charm in the heart of Buckhead

Posted on August 7, 2014

When interested home buyers visit the neighborhoods of Chastain Park, they often think to themselves that there is no way they could be as close to Atlanta as they are. The lush greenery, spacious homes and walkable neighborhood streets feel like a world apart from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta, and yet, they are right next door to each other.

If you are looking for the friendly hominess of a small town without the hassle of a long commute, the neighborhoods around Chastain Park may be the perfect solution for you and your family.

Deep History

Like many Atlanta neighborhoods with a “small-town” feel, Chastain Park is a historic neighborhood. It began in the early 1900s when Fulton County purchased 1,000 acres to create a park and a series of alms houses for the poor. These alms houses transitioned into the homes of the men who actually built Chastain Park. In the middle of the 20th century, developers began work on the neighborhoods that now surround Chastain Park.


The homes of Chastain Park have, by and large, been either renovated or upgraded from the ranch- and mid-century modern-style homes that originally were built in the area. Today, home sizes range from two bedrooms and two baths to seven bedrooms and six baths. The average home price is around $930,000, but homes have recently sold for as little as $364,000 and for as much as $2.9 million.

Superb Amenities

Chastain Park has many amenities that can be difficult to find inside of 285. Perhaps the greatest of these is the 268-acre Chastain Memorial Park with its golf course, horse park, amphitheater, playgrounds, jogging paths, picnic areas and tennis courts. In addition to the park, there are three schools within the neighborhood, world-class sports options for children and a strong neighborhood association.

Quality of Life

For Atlanta locals, there is no question that Chastain Park is a wonderful place to live. Residents frequently rank it among the top neighborhoods in Atlanta in polls, such as Creative Loafing’s annual Best of Atlanta.

Chastain Park is located close to the business, shopping and nightlife hub of Buckhead, and it is a short drive away from almost everything else that the city has to offer. Residents love the location, but they also love the feeling of serenity that comes from being just outside of the hubbub of Atlanta proper.