• Overview
  • History
  • Schools
  • At-a-Glance
  • Buckhead Homes and Lifestyle 
    Luxury living at its finest, Buckhead residents enjoy the comfort of quiet, tree-lined communities and the amenities of a city lifestyle. The pedestrian-friendly, 28 square mile community has it all, making it truly a place where you can eat-work-play. Buckhead is a diverse area surrounded by a beautiful and unique collection of neighborhoods interspersed with many of Atlanta’s premier hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment spots. Buckhead is also home to many of Atlanta’s grandest estates making it the epitome of luxury living. There is a wide variety of independently-owned retail destinations to meet all of your needs. Whether you prefer trendy boutique shopping, fine dining or visiting an art gallery, you will find it all in West Village around East Andrews, a favorite of Buckhead residents.  Nearby shopping also includes The Shops at Buckhead, Lenox Square, and Phipps Plaza.  Parks are abundant in the area and provide a multitude of recreational activities for residents. Many of Buckhead’s neighborhoods have homeowner’s associations.  The Atlanta History Center, located in Buckhead, is a popular destination for Atlanta residents and tourists who wish to deepen their knowledge of Atlanta. Despite its dramatic growth, Buckhead has the lowest per capita crime rate in the city of Atlanta. The Buckhead Village Merchants Association is just one of the many groups dedicated to the preservation of the distinct, unique qualities that personify Buckhead. A bustling city within a city, Buckhead’s upscale reputation has earned the area the distinction of being recognized as the “Beverly Hills of the Southeast.”

  • Buckhead History
    In 1838, Henry Irby purchased 203 acres of land in what is now considered the heart of Buckhead. Originally known as Irbyville, its residents began calling the area “Buckhead” when the head of a large buck was hung on the wall in his tavern, near what is now the intersection of W. Paces Ferry and Roswell Roads.[5] 

  • Buckhead Schools
    Public Schools within this area include E. Rivers Elementary, Garden Hills Elementary, Morris Brandon Elementary, Sarah R. Smith Elementary, Warren T. Jackson Elementary, Sutton Middle School, and North Atlanta High School.  Nearby private schools include The Westminster Schools, The Lovett Schools, Pace Academy, the Atlanta Girls School, and the Atlanta International School.

  • Buckhead, at-a-glance


    Cultural Attractions



    [1] “Buckhead, Atlanta,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckhead_%28Atlanta%29.
    [2] “The Buckhead Guidebook,” http://www.pubman.net/imags/Buck2009/pageflip.htm.
    [3] “Buckhead Is…,” http://www.BuckheadIs.com.
    [4] “The Buckhead Coalition,” http://www.thebuckheadcoalition.org/.
    [5] Sarah Stewart, Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving and Living in Atlanta (Oregon: First Books, 2009), 24.