Buckhead is Atlanta’s premier community for luxury living, upscale amenities, and a nightlife that attracts people from all over the country. It is home to dozens of award-winning restaurants and clubs, top-designer boutiques, and beautiful homes, ranging from condos to sprawling historic estates. Some of Atlanta’s most popular neighborhoods are located here, as well as some of the wealthiest zip codes and some of the best public and private schools in the United States.
Things to Do
One of Buckhead’s biggest attractions is its shopping. Boutiques at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, like Burberry, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Versace, and Jimmy Choo, offer clothing and accessories from some of the most famous designers in the world. For something more unique, residents and visitors alike flock to the Bennett Street Design District which is home to amazing galleries, antique shops, and other independent stores. Of course, after a day of shopping, a night at a hotspot like Cafe Tu Tu Tango, Tongue and Groove, or Black Bear Tavern is in order. If you prefer outdoor activities, golf courses, tennis courts, youth sports, and hiking trails are plentiful throughout Buckhead.
Buckhead is home to some of Atlanta’s most well-known communities and neighborhoods, such as Chastain Park, Collier Hills, Peachtree Hills, and Garden Hills. The average household in the area is worth over $1 million, and the stunning homes in these neighborhoods reflect that. In 2013, the average residence sold for about $800,000, though you may find some as low as $400,000 and some well into the millions. No matter your price range, there are numerous styles to choose from, ranging from gracious century-old estates on rolling hills to revitalized mid-century bungalows with lush green lawns to modern high-rise condos with countless amenities.
Many families move to Buckhead just so their children can attend one of its prestigious public or private schools. Public schools in the area, like Sarah Smith and Warren T. Jackson Elementary Schools, have been recognized locally and federally for excellent performance. Students from all over Atlanta often commute to the community to attend world-famous private institutions like Westminster Schools, Pace Academy, and Atlanta International School.
Life in Buckhead
The Atlanta Business Chronicle once described Buckhead as a “playground for the city’s elite cosmopolitans” and rightfully so. There is no other place like it in the Southeast, but in addition to being a great place to raise a family and a happening social scene, it is also an important business hub. Many people who live in Buckhead work there, too, which means avoiding traffic in Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. Of course, if you do wish to travel into Midtown or Downtown, be it for work or to experience the city’s culture and entertainment, you’re only minutes away.