Tina Fountain | Sun January 17th, 2010
Fondly referred to as "Beverly Hills East," the affluent, uptown district of Buckhead is home to more than 100,000 Atlanta residents. It also comprises about one-fifth of the city, and is located northwest of Interstate 85 and northeast of Interstate 75.Household incomes in this highly desired area of Atlanta often exceed $350,000. Buckhead is therefore the centerpiece of Atlanta's wealthiest neighborhoods, including the Governor's Mansion. Residents of Buckhead are afforded the luxury of quiet, tree-lined streets and early 20th century homes; they also enjoy the convenience of being located near Atlanta's business and commercial districts. In addition to upscale residential real estate, Buckhead is also home to some of the finest commercial establishments and hotels in Atlanta. Five-star restaurants, high-end shopping and superb dining options make Buckhead a popular destination for both homeowners and visitors alike.
Some of Buckhead's more popular neighborhoods include:
Brookhaven - Known as Atlanta's first "country club" neighborhood, Brookhaven is a testament to the grandeur of Atlanta real estate. Large Tudor, Colonial, English and Georgian residences dot the pristinely kept landscapes.
Buckhead Forest - Once known as Buckhead Triangle, Buckhead Forest features just 103 homes nestled on deeply wooded lots, along shaded, quiet streets. Commercial real estate in this area comes at a premium, as does the residential real estate.
Brookwood Hills - As Buckhead's only completely enclaved neighborhood, Brookwood Hills enjoys rolling hills, beautifully landscaped properties and ultra-private residences. Brookwood Hills, which is comprised of just 370 homes nestled over 40 acres, features expansive homes with Mediterranean, Georgian, Tudor and Colonial influences.
Garden Hills - The wooded community of Garden Hills features tree lined streets, early 20th century homes and plenty of community amenities. The neighborhood of Garden Hills is comprised of three, distinct sections: the Country Club section; the Peachtree section; and the Brentwood section. Community parks, pools and recreational activities are all abundant in Garden Hills.
Haynes Manor - Homes in Haynes Manor are reminiscent of quaint, English and French villages. Haynes Manor enjoys a close proximity to the 200 acres of Atlanta Memorial Park, and is also home to the Haynes Manor Park and Memorial Park Trail.
North Buckhead - The area of North Buckhead enjoys a nice mix of single-family homes, condominiums and high- rises. North Buckhead is popular among Atlanta's young professionals, as it enjoys a convenient location to Atlanta and its various public transportation systems.
Ridgedale Park - Comprised of just 110 homes, many of them reflecting the architecture of the early 20th century, Ridgedale Park enjoys a convenient location to loads of shopping, dining and entertainment, yet maintains a quiet, secluded enclave feel. Home designs of Ridgedale Park range from Tudor Revival and Georgian to quaint, English and French cottages.
Tuxedo Park - Tuxedo Park is, without a doubt, one of Atlanta's most affluent neighborhoods. Expansive homes on equally expansive lots are the norm in Tuxedo Park, as are the rolling hills and beautifully landscaped and maintained grounds.
Written by Atlanta Top Ten Concierge Agent, Tina Fountain. Make sure to check out her list of Atlanta's Top Ten Real Estate Deals
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