Located in the heart of Buckhead, between Peachtree and Piedmont, Garden Hills is one of Atlanta’s most beautiful and popular upscale neighborhoods. While residents can practically walk to nearby malls, restaurants, and nightclubs, there is also much to do within the borders of Garden Hills. It is known as one of Buckhead’s most social neighborhoods with its garden club, civic associations, holiday gatherings, and other fun events.
Things to Do
Many of Buckhead’s finest restaurants are located in or just outside Garden Hills, such as the Buckhead Diner, The Capital Grille, and Brio Tuscan Grille. Two of Georgia’s most famous malls, Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square, are also just outside of Garden Hills. People come from all over the United States to shop here. Inside the neighborhood there is plenty of green space and many recreational activities to keep kids and adults busy throughout the year. The Garden Hills Pool is a great place to cool down on a hot summer day. Kids can also get involved with the swim and dive teams there. Frankie Allen Park is also located in the neighborhood. Its baseball fields, tennis courts, and picnic areas are the perfect place to spend a weekend afternoon with the family. Just south of Garden Hills is the Parkside Drive Park and Duck Pond which features 10 acres of walking trails and open green space.
In 2013, the average home in Garden Hills sold for a little over $650,000, but real estate prices in the neighborhood can vary greatly. You might find a home for as little as $500,000 next to one that costs well over $2 million. Architectural styles also vary with several classic examples of everything from Craftsman to Tudor to Georgian scattered throughout the picturesque neighborhood.
Children in Garden Hills can attend one of Atlanta’s fine International Baccalaureate World Schools or one of Buckhead’s highly-coveted private institutions. Garden Hills Elementary School sits in the center of the neighborhood, as does the private Atlanta International School. Garden Hills Elementary grads will continue on to Sutton Middle School and the nationally recognized North Atlanta High School.
Life in Garden Hills
Garden Hills is considered to be an ideal place for young families for unlimited reasons: the pool, the parks, the schools, and the fun organized activities, like holiday parties and ice cream socials, to name a few. Parents can rest well at night knowing they are raising their children in one of the most family-friendly environments in Atlanta. Of course, it’s also a great place for single professionals and retirees to live. Whether you prefer a day of shopping, getting involved with the garden club, a night out on the town, or just a quick commute into Midtown or Downtown Atlanta, Garden Hills has it all.