Welcome to Buckhead
Atlanta’s most beautiful and affluent neighborhood, known as The “Beverly Hills of Atlanta.”
Buckhead has a dense urban feel and is known for being one of the most beautiful and affluent neighborhoods in Atlanta. The amenities are consistent with this first-class reputation, and the area is home to some of the finest schools in the country.
Alongside the classic architecture of single-family homes and mansions nestled into the wooded hills, you’ll also find new high-rise luxury apartments, office buildings, and lavish hotels here. This part of Atlanta is consistently attracting a more diverse demographic of young people, giving life to a quickly growing cultural and foodie scene as well as plentiful entertainment options and nightlife.
What to Love
- Upscale amenities and celebrity residents
- First-class shopping and dining
- The highly-rated school system
- Thriving cultural and entertainment scene
Centuries-old trees line the streets here and the area is highly walkable, providing everything you could want within a short distance. Buckhead is also serviced by a great system of public transportation options. The diversity of housing options and solid economy make this a great place to live for families and individuals alike. Everyone can find something to love in this prestigious and gorgeous neighborhood.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
From fine dining to casual fare, this area has a ton of options for grabbing a bite to ear. And whether you’re doing your regular shopping or looking for a special high-end item, there are plenty of shopping destinations to meet your needs.
If nothing sounds more delightful than spending a slow afternoon perusing a book while sipping a glass of wine, Lucian Books and Wine is a spot you won’t want to miss. This intimate eatery has large windows that provide lots of light to read by as well as perfectly selected art and perfectly presented food.
Another new dining favorite is Le Bon Nosh (“the good bite”). This cafe, coffee bar, and market live up to its name by providing a bevy of seasonal and intentional fresh foods.
If you’re jonesing for the best breakfast in Buckhead, look no further than the brilliant royal blue exterior of the Buttermilk Kitchen. Located in an old house, this staple of the community features simple food that is simply tasty.
If you’re looking for Southern food, you can’t get much more Southern than Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. Opened by and James Beard award winner (and Oprah’s former personal chef!) Art Smith, this restaurant’s selection of Southern classics can't be beaten.
Some of the best shopping can be found at the Buckhead Village District, which features diverse shops, culinary treats, communal spaces, and cutting-edge art installations. This space is a modern feast for the senses.
If you have the bank account required for shopping at world-famous retailers like Prada, Gucci, and Cartier, Buckhead has two shopping destinations that fit the bill. Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza provide all the luxury shopping opportunities you could ask for.
Things to Do
As befits such a large and upscale neighborhood, there is plenty to do in Buckhead.
The third-largest park in Atlanta, Chastain Park, is also home to the oldest music venue in the city, Cadence Bank Amphitheatre, which provides exceptional music experiences year-round.
Art is an important part of life in Atlanta, and Buckhead has its own temple to modern art: Buckhead Art & Company. This 4,000-square-foot gallery exhibits paintings in an open setting with high ceilings and pristine white walls.
Take a trip into the past with the Prohibition-era secret club the Blind Pig Parlor. Behind its unassuming black door, you’ll find some fun fit for the roaring ‘20s!
For the perfect way to spend a Saturday morning, stop by the Peachtree Road Farmers Market, which features the freshest produce imaginable alongside local artisans and vendors. Make sure you stop by from March through December to get yourself a true taste of Georgia.
Schools in Buckhead are some of the finest in the nation, with well-regarded public and private options. Buckhead is also home to Georgia State University.