Living the Buckhead Lifestyle
Living the Buckhead Lifestyle

When you think of Buckhead, you might initially think of high-end shopping, and you wouldn’t be wrong. Buckhead can certainly satisfy any shopper with Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza and plenty of boutiques sprinkled throughout, but there’s much more than retail therapy to this popular hub of Atlanta. Buckhead was  founded by Henry Irby in the 1800s and was known as a gathering  place when a “Buck’s” head was placed on a post for people to  gather and admire. That small gathering place known as “Buckhead”, has grown to the area we know today, the heart of Atlanta’s financial district, and is a destination for outstanding dining, luxury retail, real estate and much more.  Buckhead Village, a particular area of interest, was developed for sophisticated shopping, boutique restaurants and other luxury experiences. It’s also the location of the Buckhead Fine Arts Festival, a two-day event that brings artists and visitors from all over the country to admire a variety of media. Other anticipated and popular festivals include the NovemBEER Fest, the Chastain Park Arts Festival and the Buckhead Beer and Wine Festival.

Many of the original estates in Buckhead were built far off the roads on large, wooded lots as a retreat for summer and country homes. To allow for further development and expansion, portions of the land from those larger estates were sold off for the creation of smaller neighborhoods such as Tuxedo Park, Mount Paran, Pine Hills and Chastain area. If you love architecture, Buckhead has an array of unique architecture and styles of homes throughout in some of Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhoods, including French-inspired Chateaus, English Tudor, Georgian Revival, Regency, Mediterranean, Colonial and for the last several years modern homes.

Buckhead is home to Piedmont Hospital and offers some of the finest restaurants and hotel accommodations in the Southeast region. And, yes, Buckhead may be associated with affluent living, but there are plenty of housing options in the area designed to fit various budgets. If Buckhead is your dream, there’s good reason it can come true!  And for anyone who has not yet experienced what Buckhead has to offer, it is well worth the trip!

Buckhead Schools


  • Creme de la Creme Preschool:
    • 4669 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342 | 404-256-4488
  • Peachtree Presbyterian Preschool
    • 3434 Roswell Road, Atlanta GA, 30305 | 404-842-5809
  • St James United Methodist Preschool
    • 4400 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Atlanta, Georgia 30342 | 404-261-3121
  • The Goddard School Piedmont School
    • 3525 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 | 404-467-7577
  • The Little Nook
    • 529 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, Atlanta, Georgia 30305 | 404-846-2232
  • Wieuca Road Baptist
    • 3626 Peachtree Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 | 404-233-5479

Public Schools:

  • E. Rivers Elementary
    • 8 Peachtree Battle Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30305 | 404-350-2150
  • Garden Hills Elementary
    • 285 Sheridan Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30305 | 404- 842-3103
  • Morris Brandon Elementary School
    • 2741 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta, GA 30327 | 404-350-2153
  • North Atlanta High School
    • 2875 Northside Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 | 404-802-4700
  • Sarah Smith Elementary School
    • 370 Old Ivy Road, Atlanta, GA 30342 | 404-842-312
  • Warren T. Jackson Elementary School
    • 1325 Mt. Paran Road, Atlanta, GA 30327 | 404- 842-310

Private Schools:

  • Atlanta Girls School
    • 3254 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 | 404-845-0900
  • Atlanta International School
    • 2890 North Fulton Drive, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404-841-3840
  • Atlanta Speech School
    • 3160 Northside Parkway NW, Atlanta, GA 30327. 404-233-5332
  • Christ the King
    • 46 Peachtree Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404-233-0383
  • Pace Academy
    • 966 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30327 | 404-262-1345
  • The Lovett School
    • 4075 Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 | 404-262-3032
  • Trinity
    •  4301 Northside Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30327 | 404-231-8100
  • Westminster
    • 1424 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30327 | 404-355-8673
  • Woodward
    • 1662 Rugby Avenue, College Park, GA 30337 | 404-765-4000
Shopping in Buckhead
  • Phipps Plaza
  • Lenox Square Mall
  • Shops of Buckhead
  • Buckhead Station
Dining in Buckhead
  • The Capital Grille
  • Le Bilboquet
  • The Southern Gentlemen
  • Le Colonial Atlanta
  • Biltong Bar
Annual Buckhead Events
  • Buckhead Restaurant Week
  • Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival
  • Buckhead Wine Festival
  • Chastain Park Arts Festival
  • NovemBEER Festival
  • Fourth of July at Lenox Square
  • Decorators’ Show House and Gardens
  • Lighting of Macy’s Great Tree
  • Peachtree Road Race
  • Pace Academy Fall Fair
Parks and Recreations
  • Atlanta Memorial Park
  • Chastain Park
Golf Courses

Public Golf Courses:

  • North Fulton Golf Course
  • Bobby Jones Golf Course
  • Capital City Country Club

Private Golf Courses:

  • Cherokee Town & Country Club
Places To Stay
  • Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
  • The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
  • Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center
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AREA Highlights

  • Phipps Plaza
  • Lenox Square Mall
  • Atlanta History Center
  • Chastain Park

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