Welcome to Buckhead
This affluent financial hub is often referred to as the “Beverly Hills of the South”.
Considered one of Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhoods, stylish Buckhead is well known for its upscale malls and independent art galleries. With more than 40 distinct neighborhoods and clusters of elegant residential streets, residents of all ages and stages of life are drawn to this premier community’s luxe lifestyle.
Filled with some of the most remarkable architecture and landscapes in all of the south, the area is well known for its Greek Revival-style Governor’s Mansion and prized Swan House, both located at the Atlanta History Center.
Residents shop a variety of popular designer brands at Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza, and Buckhead Village District. Buckhead dining ranges from casual eats to gourmet fare—all served in a range of trendy restaurants located along Peachtree and Roswell Roads. A selection of hotel bars and rooftop lounges attract a young crowd after dark.
What to Love
- One of Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhoods
- Filled with upscale malls and independent art galleries
- Features plenty of remarkable architecture
People & Lifestyle
Well-known for its beautiful estates, affluent community members, and variety of upscale amenities, Buckhead is considered among the most desirable areas in Georgia. More than 79,000 people reside there, and 46 percent of the population is made up of families. The price of homes and cost of living here is high.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Shopping in Buckhead is legendary. Residents favor Lenox Square Mall, which is anchored by Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, and Macy’s and is home to 250 specialty retailers. Its sister center, Phipps Plaza, an Atlanta landmark since 1959, is located just across Peachtree Road and filled with more than 100 stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co., and Gucci.
Buckhead Village, which blends diverse shopping and culinary experiences with welcoming communal spaces, is another highly popular local attraction. Miami Circle, originally a small group of antique shops, is now a top resource for both interior designers and retail customers.
Things to Do
Residents gather annually for the Peachtree Road Race, sponsored during the Fourth of July weekend by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. This 10k run is a two-day event attracting runners and walkers from around the world.
Art Artists Market, featuring original art by 350 artists in categories such as contemporary, realism, representational, and Americana, draws a big crowd each January, and the Southeastern Designer Showhouse, hosted throughout the month of May, brings together nearly 20 interior design firms from across the Southeast, each taking an active role in the design of a home.
Atlanta Memorial Park covers almost 200 acres and serves as a memorial to the soldiers who fought in the battle of Peachtree Creek during the Civil War. This important battle took place in and around the park’s location, and there are numerous historical markers in the area. Bobby Jones Golf Course, which features multiple tees and large double greens, sometimes even two-hole locations, is also located here.
Buckhead is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Morris Brandon
- Sarah Smith
- E Rivers
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