Atlanta’s Buckhead is a vibrant, history-rich area that is home to many of Atlanta’s resident celebrities as well as CEO’s, entrepreneurs and some of Atlanta’s oldest families. Comprised of 45 separate neighborhoods, Buckhead offers a diverse variety of housing options. With its palatial estates abounding in acreage, tree lined family friendly neighborhoods near some of the best schools in the country, and high rise condominiums with modern state of the art penthouses, those fortunate enough to call Buckhead home have many options. Atlanta’s rapidly growing film industry has brought many celebrities to Atlanta in recent years. When celebrities purchase homes in Atlanta, they often choose Buckhead as a place to lay roots, so while picking out shoes at Christian Louboutin and Jimmy Choo in the new Buckhead Atlanta shopping district on Peachtree Road or while dining at one of Buckhead’s acclaimed restaurants, you may just bump into a celebrity or two.
A century ago the lush rolling woodland now known as Tuxedo Park was beginning to attract the attention of the wealthy residents of Atlanta searching for summer homes away from the bustling streets of the city. Throughout the early 20th century, wealthy Atlantans enlisted the city’s most talented architects such as Philip Shutze and Neel Reid to design and build unique estates for their summer respites. Inspired by their classical training in architecture, these men designed mansions influenced by the great styles of Europe ranging from Tudor to Greek Revival to Italianate. One of Atlanta’s most prestigious neighborhoods, Tuxedo Park is home to the Governor’s mansion and has been the home of Robert Woodruff, former chairman of Coca Cola, and Bobby Jones, the beloved golfer. Today, Tuxedo Park is the prestigious home to Atlanta’s wealthiest citizens. Residents of Tuxedo Park enjoy living near the best shopping and dining in Atlanta and near the Cherokee Town Club. The streets of Tuxedo Park are a lovely place to go for a morning run or to walk your dog. Tuxedo Park enjoys the status of being on the National Register of Historic Places.
Just west of Tuxedo Park, Kingswood is likewise a place of luxury and opulence in living. Estates in Kingswood are little younger than those found in Tuxedo Park, but they in no way lack in grace and beauty. Many homes of the homes in Kingswood have been built since the 1960’s and have been designed with the finest attention to detail. Each unique in design and palatial in scale, Kingswood homes are situated on generous lots and are valued in the 7 digits. Living in Kingswood gives your family quick and convenient access to Pace Academy, The Westminster Schools, and The Lovett School, some the finest private schools in Atlanta, making Kingswood a great place to raise a family. Like all the neighborhoods in Buckhead, Kingswood is located near the best shopping and dining in Atlanta as well as great parks such as Chastain Park and Piedmont Park.
The homes in Argonne Forest lie along the streets Verdun, Marne, Normandy, and Argonne which were named for towns that were sites of battles or important movements in World War I. Homes in Argonne Forest often lie a little closer to the street giving them a more intimate feeling than some of the homes previously mentioned. As you wind your way down the streets of Argonne Forest, you feel the closeness of the community. The charming homes, a mix of English Tudor, French Country, and Italian Villa have a fairy tale quality about them. Homes in Argonne Forest are situated on generous lots, but their relative closeness compared to the homes of Tuxedo Park, give you the sense that you would truly get to know your neighbors. Argonne Forest is an active community of 600 residents who are often walking or jogging on the hilly streets of their neighborhood. As a matter of fact, Argonne Forest has an active community association that throws fun events throughout the year.
West Paces Ferry
While there is not a separate neighborhood called West Paces Ferry, it is worth mentioning the homes located on West Paces Ferry Road. As the main thoroughfare connecting the West Paces shopping district with Buckhead, West Paces Ferry Road showcases some of the grandest mansions in Buckhead. The drive along West Paces Ferry Road provides a view of magnificent estates including the Governor’s Mansion, the reputedly haunted Villa Juanita, one of the homes used for Real Housewives of Atlanta, and the home of Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta’s new soccer club, Atlanta United FC. Homes on West Paces Ferry Road are not on the market often. Currently Beacham & Company is representing the owners of the estate at 1001 West Paces Ferry Road. This $9,950,000 estate is a spectacular masterpiece. See it for yourself here.
Chastain Park, the park itself, is the largest park in Atlanta. The rolling 268 acres are surrounded by homes of all sizes and styles. The Chastain Park neighborhood offers an eclectic mix of cottage, ranch, and palatial estate. All beautiful and unique, homes in Chastain Park are located in the area surrounding Chastain Park, a stunning park offering woodsy green space, playgrounds, sports fields, equestrian facilities, and an amphitheater that is beloved by Atlantans for its summer concert series. Chastain Park is also close to North Fulton Golf Course. From Chastain Park it is easy to take the quick route down Wieuca Road to shopping at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza or to hop onto Roswell Road and head south to the shopping and dining in Buckhead or north to even more shopping and dining in nearby Sandy Springs. With its park, convenient location and variety of home styles and sizes, Chastain Park is wonderful and fun place to call home.
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