Because Brookhaven and Buckhead - 2 of our favorite areas in Atlanta - have a lot to offer. For some people, living in the city means being closer to work. For others, it’s about being closer to Atlanta’s many sports and cultural venues. Take in a Broadway show at the
or a concert at
. Stop by the
Woodruff Arts Center
to visit the High Museum of Art, Center Stage, or a concert by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
If sports are more your thing. You’re in luck. Atlanta is home to four professional sports teams. Visit the new
for either a
game. If you’re lucky, maybe they’ll open the retractable roof! The
play just north of Buckhead at
. Locals love to make a day of it by spending time outside the stadium at
The Battery Atlanta
where you can take advantage of everything from concerts to shopping to special events. Last, but not least, are the
who play at State Farm Arena downtown.
It’s not all about big city pursuits though. You won’t have to give up your leisure-time activities if you choose to live in the city. Golf and tennis are offered at both the
Capital City Country Club
Cherokee Town & Country Club
. Local parks in the area offer public tennis courts and golf courses along with miles of walking paths. This includes
, which also offers horseback riding, swimming, athletic fields, a gymnasium, and an outdoor amphitheater. The
has been in operation since 1944 and during warmer months hosts a variety of concerts by everyone from classic artists to some of today’s most popular musicians.
All that fun is bound to make you hungry. Good news. Atlanta is a city for foodies and some of the top restaurants are located in Buckhead and Brookhaven. From food trucks to fine dining, your options will be plentiful. Check out
Atlanta Restaurant Scene
list of 38 essential Atlanta restaurants to get an idea of what’s out there.
Once you’re satiated, you may want to do a little shopping.
offers an assortment from boutiques to Costco. If a mall is what you need,
has been an Atlanta staple since 1959 and has a 198 stores spread across 4 levels. For higher end shopping, you may want to check out
across the street. It will soon be home to the a new
, expected to open in 2021. A little further south and you can hit
The Shops at Buckhead
featuring boutiques from some of your favorite designers.
If Buckhead and Brookhaven’s intown location appeals to you, you’ll have plenty of housing options. How does low-maintenance living sound? Treat yourself to a high-rise condo with concierge service. Or, maybe a townhouse with a rooftop deck. If you aren’t ready to share walls, you will find a variety of homes of all ages and sizes on lots both large and small.
of Atlanta Metro: 5,949,951, city proper - 498,073
- Median Age: 33
- Median Household Income: $65,345
- Median Property Value: $302,200
- County: Fulton and DeKalb
- Major Thoroughfares: Peachtree Road
- Nearest Interstate: I-85, I-75, I-285
- Chamblee Charter (DeKalb County Schools): 1,651 students, 18:1 student-teacher ratio, 75% AP participation
- North Atlanta (Atlanta Public Schools): 1,833 students, 16:1 student- teacher ratio, 50% AP participation
A Little History
Occupied by Andrew Jackson’s military during the Civil War, the 202-acre area now known as Buckhead was deeded to Henry Irby for the sum of $650. He built a grocery and tavern at the corner of Paces Ferry and Peachtree Road and the area was known as Irbyville. Legend has it that Irby killed a buck and hung the head on the wall, and this is how Buckhead got its name. The city of Atlanta annexed Buckhead in 1952 and over the years it has become synonymous with luxury in Atlanta.
Brookhaven is made up of 150 acres on the northside of Peachtree Road and it was once a place where Atlanta residents would build summer cottages. In the early 1900s it was developed as a planned community around a 9-hole golf course - what is now the Capital City Club. In 1924 the area was incorporated as the city of North Atlanta but in 1965 residents voted to dissolve the city. Continued residential and commercial development and the establishment of a MARTA stop spurred Brookhaven’s growth. In 2012, voters once again decided to incorporate in order to have local control over community decisions. Ironically, Historic Brookhaven is not wholly located within the city of Brookhaven. Parts of the iconic neighborhood lie within Buckhead and Sandy Springs.
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