The residential district of Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia is one of the most affluent communities in the US. It has a thriving urban center and 43 distinctive neighborhoods.
Buckhead’s shopping, dining, entertainment, and nightlife are centered in the high-octane financial center. On the fringes, along rolling hills, are the leafy residential areas, with historic homes and luxury estates.
The highly sought-after district epitomizes luxury living, which has earned it the nickname, the “Beverly Hills of Atlanta.”
History of Buckhead
Buckhead was established after Henry Irby purchased more than 200 acres of land in 1838 for a measly $650. He opened a tavern and supplies store in the area and called it Irbyville, after his own surname. Soon it became a welcome stop for travelers passing through.
According to legend, Irby shot a buck and mounted its head on a post that was visible to passersby. Soon, people were referring to the place as “the buck’s head” instead of Irbyville.
Wealthy Atlantans started building homes in Buckhead in the 1920s, some of which still stand today. After the community was annexed to Atlanta in 1952, development came at a faster pace which shaped Buckhead into the stylish district we know today.
Buckhead real estate
Buckhead homes for sale are a fine mix of old and new. While historic homes pay homage to the city’s rich past, the district’s highrises carve an impressive urban skyline that captures the spirit of contemporary affluence. Works of internationally acclaimed architects like William T. Baker and Philip Trammell Shutze are found here.
With 43 neighborhoods, Buckhead offers something for every luxury buyer. Those who like heritage and history can look to the neighborhoods of Brookhaven, Buckhead Forest, Garden Hills, and Peachtree Heights Park for their selection of sprawling luxury estates.
If you’re partial to what’s modern and urban, check out the availability of units in Buckhead’s most recognizable skyscrapers like The Sovereign, Buckhead Grand, Terminus 100, The Paramount at Buckhead, and Park Place.
Living in Buckhead
Buckhead is served by the Atlanta Public Schools district. There are five primary schools designated for Buckhead residents, along with a middle school and a high school. There are also several private schools in the district, including The Galloway School and the Atlanta International School.
Two renowned post-graduate business schools are based in Buckhead, namely, Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business and the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business Executive Education Center.
Buckhead is all about living large. High fashion takes center stage at Buckhead’s iconic shopping centers – Lenox Square, The Shops at Buckhead, and Phipps Plaza. Buckhead also boasts an exceptional culinary scene, where casual and fine dining, local and global fare, and traditional and inventive cuisine make an exciting flavor landscape.
- Local attractions
Living in Buckhead opens doors to many exciting opportunities. Must-visit destinations include the renowned Atlanta History Center, home to one of largest collection of artifacts from the American Civil War era. Other notable attractions are Chastain Memorial Park, Buckhead Theatre, and the PATH400 Greenway Trail.
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