Often referred to as “The Beverly Hills of the South”, Buckhead is home to one of the most affluent zip codes (30327) in America. Known as a posh, elegant community, Buckhead is defined by upscale shopping, fine dining, fashionable nightlife, and some of the most beautiful real estate in the country.
As local lore would have it, Buckhead got its name in the 1800’s when Henry Irby, who purchased over 200 acres at and around what is now the intersection of Peachtree, Roswell, and West Paces Ferry Roads, put the head of a buck that he had killed on prominent display at his general store and tavern. The area had previously been known as Irbyville, but the mounted buck head made quite an impression on people and the new name of “Buckhead” stuck.
In some ways its own city within the City of Atlanta, Buckhead is comprised of a number of neighborhoods – 43 to be exact – on the north side of the city, including Brookwood Hills, Chastain Park, Collier Hills, Garden Hills, and Peachtree Hills, just to name a few.
Buckhead offers residents a limitless number of housing options – from apartment living, to stylish condominiums, to family homes, to spectacular estates and the ultimate luxury properties. Whether you’re young and single, married and raising a family, or enjoying retirement, Buckhead is a wonderful place to live.
Despite its reputation, Buckhead isn’t all about glitz and glamour. Green space abounds in Buckhead, with Chastain Park and Memorial Park at the forefront. Walkers, joggers, and families alike can be found outside year-round enjoying the natural beauty of the parks and of the neighborhoods themselves.
Buckhead, which occupies the area within the “V” formed by Interstates 75 and 85, is bounded by Vinings on the northwest, Sandy Springs on the north, Brookhaven on the east, and Midtown and Ansley Park on the south.
Many of the state’s top schools – both public and private – are located in Buckhead.