Tuxedo Park was once an area known for its dense woods and sprawling farmlands, as well as the estates of some of Atlanta’s most prominent residents. Though new homes have been built, and the city has grown around it, the neighborhood still feels as if it part of a private place in the countryside. Many of the city’s most magnificent mansions are located here, and the area’s beauty is unlike anything else in the state of Georgia.
Things to Do
Tuxedo Park is located south of Chastain Park, east of Interstate 75 and Vinings, and west of Buckhead’s famed commercial, shopping, and entertainment district. This means plenty of things to do within a mile or two of the neighborhood. Buckhead’s upscale malls, Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, attract shoppers from all over the world. The nearby Chastain Amphitheater is a great place to catch an intimate concert by a famous pop artist or rock band or the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Several of Atlanta’s most sought-after restaurants are located on the outskirts of Tuxedo Park, like the Landmark Diner, Hal’s,The Ivy Buckhead, and Tin Lizzy’s.
It’s unusual to find a home in Tuxedo Park for less than $1 million, and while the average home in the neighborhood sold for about $1.5 million in 2013, residences can range up to $20 million or more. Classic styles like Greek Revival, Tudor, and Georgian sit on winding roads, behind gated driveways, on large, wooded lots with century-old trees and greenery. Many say Tuxedo Park feels like an actual park because of the natural setting that is reminiscent of many of Georgia’s green spaces.
Public school students in Tuxedo Park will attend some of Atlanta’s finest schools: Warren T. Jackson Elementary, Sutton Middle School, and North Atlanta High School. All three are International Baccalaureate World Schools. Many students in Tuxedo Park attend some of Atlanta’s most prestigious private schools, such as Pace Academy, The Lovett School, The Heiskell School, and the Atlanta Girls School.
Life in Tuxedo Park
If you are looking for a quiet life of luxury amongst some of Atlanta’s most refined homes and notable residents, consider moving to Tuxedo Park. The Georgia Governor’s Mansion is even located here. The neighborhood is surrounded by upscale amenities, ranging from shopping and cultural activities to night clubs and restaurants, making it the perfect place to entertain friends or business associates, too. Once Atlanta residents move to Tuxedo Park, they usually choose to stay, which is why there are usually only a handful of homes on the market here at any given time.