Established in 1941, Collier Hills has a rich and interesting history. The neighborhood takes its name from the Collier family, whose homestead once occupied what is now the southwest corner of the intersection of Peachtree Street and Collier Road. Andrew Jackson Collier, one of the Collier family and an early settler of the area, operated an antebellum grist mill off Tanyard Creek near Collier Road. The area is also known for being the site of some of the most hostile combat during the Civil War. Indeed, many historical markers have been put in place to denote these locations and provide descriptions of battles and other noteworthy events.
Collier Hills is located just north of Atlanta’s Midtown district in the southern portion of the Buckhead area. Situated between Bobby Jones Golf Course and Memorial Park to the north, Howard and Tanyard Creek parks to the east, I-75 to the south, and Northside Drive to the west, Collier Hills is highly desirable because of it’s central location. It is especially popular among doctors and nurses at Piedmont Hospital because of its proximity to the Hospital – slightly variable based on one’s location within the neighborhood, but at the most, a very easily walkable few blocks away.
Collier Hills is located within one of Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Units, NPU-C. Neighborhood Planning Units are citizen advisory councils that make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council on zoning, land use, and other planning issues.
The Atlanta Public Schools for Collier Hills are E. Rivers Elementary School, Sutton Middle School, and North Atlanta High School. Top local private schools are also located nearby.