Welcome to Buckhead
A blend of opulent manors and affluent residential enclaves surround the busy, urban center of Buckhead, esteemed for its spirited energy.
Admired throughout the Atlanta area for its upscale shopping malls and bountiful commercial offerings, the tiny community of Buckhead makes a statement with its luxury-meets-urban dynamism. Rich in culture, the neighborhood abounds in both top-notch art galleries and fashionable residents, both of which contribute to the area’s hip vivacity.
Buckhead is both commercial and residential and occupies the northern portion of Atlanta known as Uptown. As the third-largest business corridor in the city, Buckhead is overflowing with an energizing bustle that’s enticing to its always-on-the-go residents. However, the district is multifaceted, too, and among its urban splendor lie several distinctive residential neighborhoods overflowing with historic architecture and quiet cul-de-sacs. Tuxedo Park, included on the National Register of Historic Places, is a high-end Buckhead enclave with coveted properties, including sweeping estates flanked by mature trees.
Close to the commercial hub of Buckhead, potential buyers are able to choose from a cornucopia of lavish penthouses, trendy condos, and stellar apartments. Step further out from the central core of high-rises and extravagant shopping and buyers will find a plenitude of private, gated communities, and magnificent multimillion-dollar estates tucked on spacious landscapes. Elegant brick Georgians, jaw-dropping European-style mansions, and even the smaller single-family homes in outer Buckhead all draw in an affluent crowd with their impressive grandeur.
What to Love
- Awe-inspiring skyline with glittering high rises
- Energetic nightlife and upscale daytime shopping
- World-class restaurants and entertainment venues
Though Buckhead is undeniably urban and consequently enjoys many facets of contemporary living, the district is also historic, and its residents are treated to a visually stunning collection of historic architecture throughout all sectors of the community. Tree-lined shopping meccas and a diverse assortment of cultural institutions keep residents of Buckhead engaged, educated, and stylish.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Buckhead is a paragon of luxury shopping, notable throughout not just the state of Georgia, but in the entire Southwest as well. Buckhead is home to numerous boutiques and shopping destinations, including The Shops of Buckhead and Phipps Plaza — which carries more luxury brands like Balenciaga, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Gucci — there are more than 250 upscale retailers.
Buckhead is additionally a gastronome’s paradise and has been long regarded as the culinary epicenter of Atlanta. Bones Restaurant is known as Atlanta’s premier steakhouse, and it certainly lives up to its reputation. Locally sourced, seasonal ingredients elevate the flavors of the fine dining dishes at Bones, which pay homage to Atlanta’s bold Southern culinary heritage.
For some of the most sophisticated Japanese cuisine in the country, diners will want to check out the sushi and umami-loaded dishes of Umi, a contemporary restaurant catering to sophisticated palates. Inventive tapas and shareable plates encourage a sense of community at Gypsy Kitchen, Buckhead’s favorite Spanish restaurant where the meals are infused with inspirations from a variety of cultures. Chops & Lobster Bar is bursting with Old-World glamor, and it’s classic chophouse vibes are elevated with a grandiosity suitable to high-rolling diners.
Things to Do
Theater and performing arts connoisseurs will fall in love with the multitude of ways to experience the creative side of Buckhead, including the famous Buckhead Theater situated across the street from Charlie Loudermilk Park. Along with showcasing Broadway performances, comedians, and everything in-between, the venue pays tribute to Atlanta’s inspiring music heritage and has hosted top-performers across a variety of genres.
When the extraordinary shops of Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square aren’t enough to satisfy the need for retail therapy, Buckhead Village stands ready to please. Spanning over 8-acres, this mixed-use development has everything from high-end shops to bowling and global dining.
For outdoor adventures, the community has Chastain Park, as well as the Bobby Jones Golf Course. The former is a sprawling, 268-acre green space with amenities that include the outdoor amphitheater: The Cadence Bank Amphitheater. The Bobby Jones Golf Course is the city’s premier, award-winning golfing destination, which is flanked by the scenic Northside Trail of Beltline. Fetch Park is a one-of-a-kind destination perfect for pet-owners. This dog park offers pristine amenities for you and your dog — grab a drink at the bar while your pup plays!
Buckhead is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- The Westminster Schools, K-12, the #1 best private school in Georgia
- Pace Academy, K-12, the #2 best private school in Georgia
- Morris Brandon Elementary School, K-5, a highly-rated learning environment
- Jackson Elementary School, a top-rated PK-5 school
- Atlanta International School, PK & K-12, the #4 best private high school in Georgia
Listing information last updated on November 29, 2023 at 12:30 AM EST.