The Best Neighborhood in Atlanta?
The large community of Buckhead located just north of Atlanta is broken up into about 45 distinct neighborhoods. Some of the neighborhoods overlap into bordering cities such as Sandy Springs and Brookhaven. Some of the largest neighborhoods include Paces, Tuxedo Park, Northside and Chastain Park. If you’re looking for a home in this community, it helps to know a little bit about the individual neighborhoods, so you can make an informed decision on where you want to live. Neighborhoods to the south such as Brookwood Hills and Memorial Park are closer to Atlanta while Sandy Springs and Chastain Park are more North centrally located.
Here’s a breakdown of the neighborhoods within the Buckhead community, home prices and locations.
North Buckhead – This is Atlanta’s fourth most populous neighborhood with nearly 9000 residents. It features pedestrian friendly streets, new development and redevelopment of older areas. This neighborhood features the Blue Heron nature preserve and offers homes from $200,000 and up to $12 million. It is primarily residential with shops and markets less than a mile away.
Westover Plantation – This neighborhood features 280 English style townhomes located on the Southwest border of Buckhead just minutes from downtown Atlanta. These gorgeous brick townhomes are on over 60 acres of private and beautifully landscaped gardens surrounded by parks, wetlands and tree-lined streets. Westover Plantation has been noted as being in one of the best public school districts in Atlanta.
Sandy Springs ITP – The ITP stands for “inside the I – 285 perimeter” and even though it’s not technically a part of Buckhead, it shares many of the amenities and benefits of the larger community. This neighborhood has a distinctly rural atmosphere with lots of homes, neighborhoods and larger lots of 1-3 acres. Homes start at about $500,000 to over $7 million for beautiful mansions and larger estates.
Memorial Park – this neighborhood is located at the southern end of Buckhead and feature several parks, beautiful homes with distinct curb appeal and a location close to Georgia Tech and downtown Atlanta. Homes start at about $600,000 with modest cottages and traditional properties.
Wildwood – These beautifully maintained and manicured homes feature small cottages tucked into smaller neighborhoods within the larger master-planned community of Buckhead. Homes start at about $350,000 for small 1930s bungalows as well as larger new construction homes of over $1 million.
Vinings – This is one of the larger neighborhoods in Buckhead located just across the Chattahoochee River from the Paces neighborhood. Although it is not officially a Buckhead neighborhood it’s extremely close and benefits from the top private schools in Buckhead and all the amenities. Homes start at about $450,000 to over $3 million and are a good mix of renovated homes, new construction and condominiums.
Randall Mill – This is a smaller neighborhood of Buckhead with a luxury atmosphere and ambience featuring beautiful mansions and affluent dining options. Homes typically start over the $1 million mark in Randall Mill.
Kingswood – This neighborhood is located just west of Tuxedo Park and East of Randall Mill. This neighborhood has a collection of ranch-style homes from the 1950s with beautiful landscapes and gorgeous curb appeal. Homes start at about $950,000.
Haynes Manor – Located in the southern end of Buckhead, this beautiful neighborhood features lush driveways, stately homes and tree-lined roads. Peachtree Battle Avenue runs through the heart of this neighborhood and homes start at about $780,000 with an average price of about $1.8 million.
Hanover West – Is one of the smaller neighborhoods located in the southern end of Buckhead featuring about 100 homes developed in the 1960s. It borders Peachtree Creek and provides easy access to Northwest Atlanta and I-75. These homes start at about $650,000 and when they hit the market, demand for homes in Hanover West is quite high.
Fernleaf – This neighborhood is located at the southwestern corner of the community and features charming homes and properties starting about $350,000. This community has gorgeous little neighborhood parks, cul-de-sac streets and mid century ranch-style homes and even colonials. There’s a neighborhood Association in Fernleaf, which organizes clubs, events and security.
Castlewood – Castlewood is located in the central area of Buckhead and features lush, wooded neighborhoods, tree-lined streets and classical homes starting at about $450,000. This neighborhood has a wide range of smaller craftsman homes and luxury mansions over $2 million.
Brandon – The Brandon neighborhood is located just west of Castlewood and south of the Paces neighborhood. Homes start at about $700,000 with affordable condominiums less than $500,000. This community features the YMCA, a variety of churches, parks, shops and restaurants. It features a wide range of styles from townhouses to single-family properties and acreage.
Cross Creek – This neighborhood is located in the southwestern corner of Buckhead between Hanover West and Wildwood. It’s home to a golf course, tennis courts and is primarily a condo community built in the 1960s. Condominiums and townhomes start at about $180,000 and feature a low maintenance lifestyle.
Habersham – Also known as the Arden neighborhood or “Old Buckhead”, the Habersham neighborhood is a peaceful, single-family home community with tree-lined streets, beautiful landscaping and homes starting at about $1.2 million. Architecture features classic European-styles with large layouts and mature landscaping.
Buckhead Village – Located in the center of the community with the E. Paces Ferry Rd. running east and west to the center of this smaller neighborhood, this is the community with Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, shops, markets and office towers. Condominium prices start about $300,000 and single-family homes started about $2 million.
Peachtree Heights – This neighborhood is located in the center of Buckhead close to the Peachtree Hills neighborhood and feature homes built in the 1920s with beautifully restored cottages, over 350 homes as well as condominiums starting at about $350,000
Whitewater Creek – This beautiful and secluded wooded area offers a serenity unlike anything else in the community. Residents are close to the Chattahoochee National Park and thousands of acres of green space. Properties start at about $600,000 and you’re likely to find larger lots and wooded landscapes.
Brookhaven – The neighborhood of Brookhaven is of its own neighborhood and on Buckhead’s eastern border. It is an historical neighborhood developed in 1910. It features beautiful architecture and home starting about $850,000.
Peachtree Hills – This neighborhood was founded in the early 1900s and was originally called the Village of Buckhead. Today, this community features quiet little bungalows, shops, restaurants and homes starting about $450,000.
Margaret Mitchell – Located on Buckhead’s western border just south of the Paces neighborhood. It’s a smaller neighborhood of less than 1 mi.² and was developed in the 1950s. The area has a strong civic association that plans holiday parties, events and social activities. Homes start at about $580,000 to over $1.5 million.
West Paces Ferry– Also known as the North or Buckhead’s Golden Triangle, this community features dozens of schools, shops, restaurants and academies. What used to be large acreage and European estates, is now smaller homes, parcels and properties starting at about $500,000.
Brookwood Hills – This neighborhood is located at the southern tip of Buckhead bordering Highway 13. This picturesque neighborhood is noted on the National Register of Historic Places and features many homes built in the 1920s that have been lovingly restored. In the center of the neighborhood is a community owned swimming pool, tennis facility and park. Pproperties start at about $850,000.
Tuxedo Park – Located in the center of Buckhead, this large neighborhood is one of the most expensive neighborhoods with home starting at over $5 million. Long driveways, luxury estates and magnificent gated entrances are common in Tuxedo Park.
Peachtree Park – This popular neighborhood has homes starting about $500,000 and features a community center, historical homes and is a great pedestrian friendly neighborhood.
Chastain Park – Located in the North Central area and pretty much its own individual neighborhood, Chastain Park features horse and equestrian neighborhoods, one of Atlanta’s largest city parks, swimming pool, amphitheater, tennis courts, walking trails and the golf course. Homes start about $750,000-$5 million and this is one of Buckhead’s most popular communities.
There are a few other smaller neighborhoods but primarily homes start about $500,000 to over $25 million throughout Buckhead with condominiums starting about $180,000. For more information or for more details on any one particular neighborhood in Buckhead, please contact my office today. And because I work primarily in the Buckhead area, I can answer any questions you might have about school districts, borders, and amenities within a particular neighborhood.
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