Buckhead

Buckhead is located north of downtown Atlanta and inside the Perimeter. It is one of Atlanta’s busiest financial centers and features historic homes, many highrise communities, exclusive townhome communities, world-class shopping centers, elegant hotels and fantastic restaurants. It has been called one of the UnitedStates’ top most affluent communities. Publications often refer to Buckhead as the ‘Beverly Hills of the South’.

Buckhead acquired its name from a long-gone local tavern that prominently displayed a large stuffed buck’s head. The main east-west street is West Paces Ferry Road, named for a former ferry across the Chattahoochee River. The main north-south street is Peachtree Road, which extends south into the heart of the city as Peachtree Street This name change is significant in that it defines a border between Buckhead and Midtown Atlanta.

The financial/retail district contains many high-rise office and condo towers and dense retail developments, including Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza regional malls.

Buckhead Atlanta Neighborhoods

  • Argonne Forest (22)
  • Arden / Habersham (23)
  • Brookhaven (33)
  • Buckhead Forest (35)
  • Brandon (13)
  • Brookwood Hills (42)
  • Castlewood (12)
  • Channing Valley (16)
  • Chastain Park (18)
  • Collier Hills (29)
  • Colonial Homes (27)
  • East Chastain Park (19)
  • Garden Hills (36)
  • Haynes Manor (26)
  • Kingswood (9)
  • Lindbergh / Morosgo (41)
  • Margaret Mitchell (3)
  • Mount Paran / Northside (6)
  • Mount Paran Parkway (7)
  • North Buckhead (32)
  • Paces (1)
  • Peachtree Heights East (39)
  • Peachtree Heights West (24)
  • Peachtree Hills (40)
  • Peachtree Park (37)
  • Pine Hills (38)
  • Pleasant Hill (2)
  • Randall Mill (8)
  • Ridgedale Park (34)
  • Springlake (16)
  • South Tuxedo Park (21)
  • Tuxedo Park (20)
  • Underwood Hills
  • WestPacesFerry/Northside (10)
  • Westminister / Milmar (11)
  • West Peachtree Battle (4)
  • Whitewater Creek (5)
  • Wildwood (15)
  • Woodfield (14)
  • Wyngate (25)

The following public elementary schools serve Buckhead:

  • E. Rivers Elementary School (replaced Peachtree Heights School)
  • Garden Hills Elementary School
  • Margaret Mitchell Elementary School
  • Morris Brandon Elementary School
  • Sarah Rawson Smith Elementary School
  • Warren T. Jackson Elementary School

The area is served by Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High.

Private schools

Local private schools include the Atlanta International School, the Atlanta Speech School, Christ the King School, the Atlanta Girls School, The Galloway School, The Heiskell School, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, The Lovett School, Pace Academy, and The Westminster School. See schools page of our site for more information on private and public schools.

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