In the heart of the South, just north of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, you’ll find Beverly Hills of the South, none other than Buckhead. Atlantans will be the first to tell you that Buckhead’s shopping rivals those on Rodeo Drive; the homes in the area are as palatial as any you can find in the 90210 zip code; and the food is as delicious and fine as the meals you can enjoy in restaurants with celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsey or Giacomino Drago.
Single-family homes in Buckhead offer residents impeccable, manicured gardens with southern landscaping of magnolia, dogwood and azalea bushes. In addition to the beautiful homes in the area, those seeking high-rise living are not disappointed. Park Place, Sovereign, Mansion on Peachtree, Realm, The Ritz Carlton, and Buckhead Grand are some of the more than 50 high-rise luxury condos that Atlantans call home.
Not only does Buckhead have the trimmings to defy the glitz and glitz of Beverly Hills, it is also home to many prominent celebrities. Celebrity sightings are pretty normal in the area with the likes of Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Jermaine Dupri, Dallas Austin, Nancy Grace, Tyler Perry, and Justin Bieber calling Buckhead home. Note that Atlanta is also home to the NFL Falcons, NBA Hawks and NHL Thrashers and you will find talented athletes shopping at Phipps Plaza alongside residents.
Many of Atlanta’s most prominent political figures call Buckhead home, including the Governor of Georgia! The Governor’s Mansion is located in the heart of Buckhead on West Paces Ferry Road and is open for public viewing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The foreign presence is also not lacking in Buckhead, as the consulates of Australia, France, Brazil, Japan and Greece call the area home.
Another advantage of living in this area is the intimate proximity to GA-400 and 85. You can get to any part of Atlanta by accessing one of these highways. Since traffic is so difficult in Atlanta, it is important to have a way to quickly get to the places you want to go.
There really is no denying it: Buckhead is the Beverly Hills of the south, but with something more. Buckhead offers a southern charm that will captivate residents and visitors alike. This area is one of the last to feel the negative effect of a recessionary economy and the first to emerge when it does.