Your Complete Buckhead, Atlanta Neighborhood Guide

This Atlanta neighborhood has something for everyone.

Only seven miles north of downtown Atlanta, you’ll find the thriving business district of Buckhead. The neighborhood is home to one of the wealthiest ZIP Codes in the country and several Fortune 500 companies. You can find some of the finest brands at Phipps Plaza, Lenox Mall and Buckhead Village District for those that enjoy luxury shopping. The neighborhood’s name comes from a meeting point on Paces Ferry Road that displayed a Buck’s Head, caught by a local hunter.

Keep on reading to learn more about this swanky neighborhood and see if it fits your lifestyle.

Where is Buckhead in Atlanta?

Buckhead Atlanta is located north of Midtown and borders other residential neighborhoods like Brookhaven and Sandy Springs. You can access Buckhead via State Route 400, which often causes long gridlocks during rush hour. You’ll find more entertainment and dining options between Peachtree Road and Roswell Road.

Buckhead has a few ZIP Codes including 30327, 30305, 30326 and 30342.

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Source: Rent.com

Despite being one of the most expensive Atlanta neighborhoods, Buckhead still has a few apartments that hover around the city’s average rent. However, once you’re a resident of the area, you can take advantage of its walkability and amenities like niche gyms and luxury shopping.

  • Studio average rent: $1,694
  • One-bedroom average rent: $1,966
  • Two-bedroom average rent: $2,836

Living in Buckhead

Like any other neighborhood in Atlanta, Buckhead has its personality. If you’re a young professional looking for active nightlife, workout studios, luxury shopping and apartments with fancy on-site amenities, this is a good fit for you. It’s also a central commercial hub in Atlanta, offering multiple employment opportunities to residents.

Demographics

Buckhead sees the full spectrum of demographics, with young professionals making up the most significant percentage, followed by older families and retirees in the residential areas. Since the mid-1950s, Buckhead has earned its spot as one of the most affluent neighborhoods in Atlanta and the U.S.

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Transportation

Buckhead is serviced by two MARTA stops, Buckhead and Lenox. It also has access to several commuter lines from nearby counties like Gwinnett and Cobb, plus MARTA’s bus lines. Buckhead is primarily car-driven, but the newly-built Peachtree Road bike lane provides a haven for bike riders.

  • Walk score: 64
  • Bike score: 34
  • Transit score: 41

Safety

Before moving anywhere, safety makes the top for priorities. Buckhead is a relatively safe neighborhood. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the number of serious reported crimes in the community has decreased 11 percent.

Recreation

Green spaces like Sara J. Gonzalez Park, the first park named after a Latinx leader in Georgia, and the Blue Heron Nature Preserve offer plenty of opportunities to spend the day outdoors and enjoy Atlanta’s mild weather. At Blue Heron, you can find various trails and even a turtle sanctuary for the family to enjoy.

Entertainment

Buckhead Theatre is the place for all concerts, stand-up comedy and plays when it comes to entertainment. But if you’re looking for nightlife, Atlanta staples Havana Club, Tongue & Groove and Rose Bar are all accessible from MARTA. Those looking for more of a college scene, head over to the Buckhead Strip to stop by the Red Door Tavern and Buckhead Saloon.

Large mansion with a staircase leading down into a very green garden.

10 things to do in Buckhead

While Buckhead is primarily a business district, it still has plenty going on after hours. From local history and brunch to comedy and nightlife, Buckhead entertains its residents on the weekends.

  1. The Atlanta History Center dives deep into the city’s rich history with essential roles in the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement. Recently, the Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama relocated from Grant Park to the museum.
  2. While it has changed names more times than locals can count, the Buckhead Theatre is a great spot to see the latest bands in rock, pop and hip hop genres. The venue can hold less than 2,000 attendees, so it’s more intimate than most.
  3. The historic Swan House functions as a gallery, venue and small museum. It’s known for its Italian and English styles incorporated into the architecture and was prominently featured in the Hunger Games movies.
  4. The Punchline Comedy Club is one of the longest-running comedy clubs in Atlanta. Comedy legends like Jerry Seinfeld and Eddie Murphy have graced the stage of this intimate club. These days, you can see emerging and established talent take the stage and make you laugh so hard you cry.
  5. The Buckhead Village District draws you in with luxury brands like Hermes and Spanx, but you stay for excellent food like Shake Shack and The Southern Gentleman.
  6. Chef Ford Fry’s King + Duke should top your list of dining options in Buckhead. This restaurant uses locally-sourced food to cook over wood in homage to the old school characters it’s named after.
  7. Charlie Loudermilk Park sits in the very spot where Henry Irby’s General Store sat at the beginning of the 20th century. Irby is known as the founding father of Buckhead.
  8. Legoland in Phipps Plaza features a 4D movie theatre, hundreds of toy displays and two rides. Kids love it, and there’s plenty for adults to do during the monthly adult-only night.
  9. The Atlanta Tech Village is the country’s fourth-largest tech hub. The building is full of startups at different growth stages, so the building functions as office space and a learning hub due to its dynamic programming and accelerator.
  10. Chastain Memorial Park, with over 260 acres of paths and green spaces, offers a great spot to get away from Buckhead’s concrete jungle. You’ll find a community pool, a horse park, tennis courts and a famed concert amphitheater.

Finding an apartment in Buckhead

It’s no surprise that most new Atlanta residents select Buckhead as their first neighborhood to live in. It’s close to everything and most high-rise apartment buildings come with live, work and play amenities.

Ready to embark on your new apartment hunt in Buckhead? Find your next apartment here.

Rent prices are based on a rolling weighted average from Apartment Guide and Rent.com’s multifamily rental property inventory of one-bedroom apartments. We pulled our data in February 2021, and it goes back for one year. Our team uses a weighted average formula that more accurately represents price availability for each individual unit type and reduces the influence of seasonality on rent prices in specific markets.
The rent information included in this article is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein do not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.

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Small Utah Home Has Hand-Built Replica Ghost Town in the Backyard

A new owner of this small house in Springville, UT, won’t have to venture far to knock back a beverage in an Old West saloon.

The 758-square-foot home on East 100 North comes complete with its own ghost town in the backyard. It’s now on the market for $349,900.

The father of the listing agent, Angie Brandt, built the ghost town over the 27 years he owned the property. She had the full scoop on how the replica of the Old West came to be, and on her dad’s role in creating this throwback town.

“[The home] was just a little old cottage built in 1947, and it had a five-bay garage storage unit in the backyard,” she says. “The garage was just plain cinderblock.”

With reclaimed barn wood and salvaged buildings that were about to be demolished, he built facades on the front of the storage unit.

Mike Patrick passed away in August, and Brandt says he would be smiling at the interest in his creation.

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Saloon

Brook Patrick

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Ghost town

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Saloon

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Saloon

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The hub of the ghost town is the saloon.

There’s a player piano and pool table and a bar, Brandt explains. The refrigerator is behind wood doors, with the modern appliances hidden out of the way.

“We used it for entertaining for many, many years, and had Halloween parties and Christmas parties,” she says. “For any family get-togethers, we were always at my Dad’s to use the saloon area.”

Like any responsible saloon owner, Patrick also had sleeping spaces for anyone who wanted to stay overnight. All the furnishings are part of the sale.

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Workspace

Brook Patrick

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Brook Patrick

The last two bays of the garage are currently configured for woodworking or automotive restoration, two other passions of Brandt’s father.

“He was always a creative person. He could look at junk from thrift stores and he would change it into something amazing,” Brandt says.

He used his time, she says, to create fun places for people to be.

“People would come and take graduation photos or wedding photos,” she says. “He was always kind and sweet, and would allow those people to come in and just make themselves at home and pose for pictures.”

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House exterior

Brook Patrick

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Interior

Brook Patrick

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House interior

Brook Patrick

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Bathroom

Brook Patrick

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Aside from the replica town, the main house offers two bedrooms and one bathroom.

Even though the house is small, Brandt says, her father found ways of utilizing space, with ample storage.

“He tried to retain the antique vibe and refinish the wood floors,” she says. “He has a vintage stove in there. He just tried to maintain the antique look, while upgrading.”

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The property, at a half-acre, is larger than others in the area. Brandt says its yard, with an additional lawn and a garden with an outdoor kitchen and mountain views, is very quiet and visited by deer.

“You would think that you were in the middle of nowhere,” she says, “but you’re actually right in the middle of town.”

A sale on the property is pending, and Brandt says she has high hopes for its future.

“A perfect buyer for this property would be someone that wants to enjoy what my dad created and maybe add to it,” she says.

She hopes that the buyers will call one day and report that they’ve made some new additions.

“There’s so much potential for the property,” she says. “It’s already awesome the way it is, but there’s great potential to add more.”

Ghost town
Ghost town

Brook Patrick

Ghost town
Ghost town

Brook Patrick

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Workspace

Brook Patrick

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Yard

Brook Patrick

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Ghost town

Brook Patrick

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Ghost town

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Source: realtor.com