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Argonne Forest

Argonne Forest is a picturesque Buckhead neighborhood, located just across West Paces Ferry Road from the Georgia Governor’s Mansion. Less than 600 Atlanta residents can say they call the neighborhood home and enjoy its quiet, wooded roads that see little traffic, as well as its large, landscaped lots.

Things to Do

Because of its convenient location, a night out on the town in the heart of Buckhead or in nearby Vinings is quick drive away from Argonne Forest. You might enjoy a drink or live music at a hotspot like the Buckhead Saloon. If you prefer something a little more laid-back, enjoy a night under the stars with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the open-air Chastain Amphitheater. Just up the street from Argonne Forest is the family-friendly Atlanta History Center and the prestigious Cherokee Town and Country Club.

Real Estate

In early 2014, the median home price in Argonne Forest was a little over $800,000, but some homes sell for as much as $2 to $4 million. Many of the residences in the neighborhood were built in the 1950s and reflect the style of the era, while others were built in the 1990s and 2000s. You might find a beautiful mid-century ranch home situated next to a large, traditional two-story home here. Like Tuxedo Park, Argonne Forest’s neighbor to the north, it is considered to be an affluent part of Atlanta, and because there are only four streets in the neighborhood, buying a home here is considered to be a chance of a lifetime opportunity.

Schools

Aside from the chance to live in one of Atlanta’s most exclusive neighborhoods, many people move to the Argonne Forest area because of its proximity to a few of the city’s top public and private educational institutions. Kids who live here fall into the highly-coveted Morris Brandon Elementary School and North Atlanta High School districts. The nondenominational Heiskell School for kindergarten through eighth grade sits just across Northside Drive from Argonne Forest. Both the prestigious Pace Academy and Westminster Schools are also located minutes down West Paces Ferry Road from the neighborhood.

Life in Argonne Forest

Homes in Argonne Forest tend to cost more than some of Atlanta and even Buckhead’s other neighborhoods, but the chance to live in this peaceful, exclusive community is well worth the price. Residents feel as if they can walk down the street and not worry about crime or traffic, and their kids can play in their yards all year long. The community is also ideal for commuters, as it is less than two miles from Interstate 75 and Northside Parkway, both of which can have you at work in Midtown or Downtown Atlanta in minutes.