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Buckhead is a community within the city of Atlanta, comprising over 100,000 residents, forming approximately the northern one-fifth of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Buckhead is legally defined as that portion of the city of Atlanta northwest of I-85 and northeast of I-75. Thus, the boundaries are the city limits on the north, northeast, and northwest, and the interstates on the southeast and southwest. Local advertisers, however, stretch the definition, sometimes including places in north Dekalb. 1)A community is a social group of organisms sharing an environment, normally with shared interests. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...

A small portion of the Buckhead skyline


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History and economy

Buckhead acquired its unusual name from a long-gone local tavern that prominently displayed a large stuffed buck's head. The community was annexed by Atlanta in 1952, following an earlier attempt by Mayor William B. Hartsfield in 1946 that was voted down by residents. Image File history File links LNXSQ.JPG‎ Jim Bean. ... Image File history File links LNXSQ.JPG‎ Jim Bean. ... Aerial view of Lenox Square with JW Marriott Hotel in background. ... Fawn and Stag redirect here. ... Ceremonies during the annexation of Hawaii. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... William Berry Hartsfield Categories: American politician stubs | Mayors of Atlanta ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The main east-west street is West Paces Ferry Road, named for a former ferry across the Chattahoochee River. Hardy Pace, one of Atlanta's founders, operated the ferry and owned much of what is now Buckhead, and as far west as Vinings. The main north-south street is Peachtree Road, which extends south into the heart of the city as Peachtree Street. This name change is significant in that it defines a border between Buckhead and Midtown. The area north of Buckhead, beyond the Atlanta city limit, is Sandy Springs. Buckhead appears to be a city in itself. It has a central core of high-rise office and residential condo buildings (mainly along the Peachtree corridor) surrounded by richly wooded single-family neighborhoods. The central core comprises two main areas; Buckhead Village or simple "The Village" to the South and the Financial/Retail District to the North. The Village is home to several high-rise residential buildings as well as the majority of Buckhead's nightlife. In the Financial/Retail District, you will find many high-rise office and condo towers and dense retail, including Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. Through much of the 19th century, Paces Ferry was an important ferry across the Chattahoochee River near Atlanta. ... Map of the Apalachicola River system with the Chattahoochee highlighted. ... Vinings is a census-designated place and an unincorporated town in Cobb County, Georgia, just across the Chattahoochee River from Atlanta. ... Peachtree and 10th at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Peachtree Street is the main north-south street of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Note: This article title may be easily confused with Sandy Spring Sandy Springs (once known as Hammond) is a newly incorporated city (as of December 1st, 2005) located in Fulton County, Georgia, north of Atlanta and south of Roswell. ... Aerial view of Lenox Square with JW Marriott Hotel in background. ... Phipps Plaza, owned by Simon Property Group, is an 821,000 square foot (76,000 m²) mall in Buckhead, Atlanta and Lenox Squares upscale sister. ...

Buckhead is one of Atlanta's most important business districts, and includes Atlanta's wealthiest neighborhoods, with the Georgia Governor's Mansion, a part-time residence of Elton John, and the Atlanta History Center with its museum and library. Buckhead was also the home of golf legend Bobby Jones until his death in 1971. Although there are some moderately priced homes in the area, the price of most homes and condos start at around $500,000 and extend well beyond $10,000,000.[1] Buckhead also helps to cement Atlanta's reputation as the "Shopping Mecca of the Southeast" with more than 1,400 retail units where shoppers spend in excess of $1 billion a year.[2] The primary shopping district comprises Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. Located diagonally across the street, these sister malls together feature more than 350 boutiques and also offer the highest concentration of high end stores in the United States.[3][4] This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Georgia Governors Mansion The Governors Mansion is the official home of the Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia. ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... The Atlanta History Center is located in the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Bobby Jones won the first Grand Slam of golf in 1930. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ...

The area has numerous luxury hotels, including the InterContinental, the Grand Hyatt, the JW Marriott, and the Ritz-Carlton. The area also includes more modest lodgings, as well as many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Buckhead is home to two of the nation's only fourteen Mobil five-star restaurants, Seeger's and The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead.[5] Local residents and many publications often refer to Buckhead as the "Beverly Hills of the South", and Robb Report magazine has consistently ranked it one of the USA's "10 Top Affluent Communities" for "some of the most beautiful mansions, best shopping and finest restaurants in the southeastern United States".[6][7][8][9] InterContinental The Grand, New Delhi, 2006. ... For the inventor of Celluloid, see John Wesley Hyatt. ... JW Marriott Hotels is an upper-upscale brand of hotels operated by Marriott International. ... Ritz-Carlton is brand of luxury hotel and resort with 63 properties that are located in major cities and exclusive resort destinations of 21 countries worldwide. ... Beverly Hills is a city in the western part of Los Angeles County, California. ... The Robb Report is a magazine about luxury life, featuring products of the lifestyle, such as cars, watches, and real estate. ...

To reverse a downturn in the village area during the 1980s, minimum parking spot requirements for bars were lifted which quickly led to it becoming the densest concentration of bars and clubs in the city.[10] During the late 1990s Buckhead experienced an increased crime rate around the area's nightclubs and shopping districts, culminating in several gang-style shoot-outs and homicides including one involving NFL star Ray Lewis. Many residents of Atlanta started referring to this area as Buckhood after these incidents. Beginning in 2004, residents sought to ameliorate this situation by taking measures to reduce the community's nightlife and re-establish a more residential character. The Buckhead Coalition was instrumental in persuading Atlanta City Council to pass an ordinance to close bars at 2:30 a.m. rather than 4 a.m., and liquor licenses were made more difficult to obtain. The combination of these two factors left the village with a third of its storefronts vacant by late 2005.[citation needed] A number of projects, under proposal or under construction, have been initiated to replace these vacant properties, most being oriented towards upscale patrons. Look up ordinance in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A Liquor license is a permit to sell alcoholic beverages. ...

Buckhead's heritage as an entertainment district has continued but in a much safer manner. Today, over 50 bars and restaurants thrive in Buckhead.

Buckhead High-Rise Buildings

While much of west and north Buckhead maintains itself in single-family unit residential, forested settings, the Peachtree Road corridor has become a major focus of high-rise construction. The first 400-foot (121 m) office tower, Tower Place, opened in 1974. Park Place, in 1986, was the first 400+ foot (121+ m) condominium. 1986 Also saw the completion of the 425-foot (129 m), 34-story Atlanta Plaza, then Buckhead's tallest and largest building. In 2000, Park Avenue Condominums upped the ante, pushing the record to 486 feet (148 m). Since that time, a wave of development has followed. Currently the 660-foot (201 m) Sovereign and 580-foot (177 m) Mansion on Peachtree are in a race for the sky (both set for completion in late 2007). Today Buckhead has over 50 high-rise buildings, almost one-third of the city total.[11]


Buckhead, like all areas of Atlanta, is part of the Atlanta Public Schools district. Atlanta Public Schools is a school district based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ...

The following public elementary schools serve Buckhead:

  • Morris Brandon Elementary School
  • Garden Hills Elementary School
  • Warren T. Jackson Elementary School
  • Margaret Mitchell Elementary School
  • Sarah Rawson Smith Elementary School
  • E. Rivers Elementary School (replaced Peachtree Heights School)

The area is served by Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School. Built in 1938, the Garden Hills Elementary School is on the National Register of Historic Places. ... North Atlanta High School is a high school of approximately 1,300 students in Buckhead, an upscale area of Atlanta, Georgia. ...

Local private schools include the Atlanta International School, Christ the King School, The Galloway School, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, The Lovett School, Pace Academy, The Atlanta Speech School and The Westminster Schools. Atlanta International School is a private primary and secondary school located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Founded by Elliott Galloway in 1969, the Galloway School is located in the Buckhead (Atlanta) district of Atlanta, Georgia in the United States. ... Holy Spirit Preparatory School is a preparatory school located in Atlanta, Georgia and was established in 1996. ... Name The Lovett School Address 4075 Paces Ferry Road Atlanta, GA 30327-3099 Established 1926 Community Suburban Students Coeducational Grades Kindergarten to 12 Headmaster William S. Peebles I Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Southern Association of Independent Schools Mascot Lion Colors Blue and White Motto Omnia ad Dei... Pace Academy is a pre-first through twelfth grade college preparatory private school, located at 966 West Paces Ferry Road in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Atlanta Speech School is a therapeutic educational center for children and adults with hearing, speech, language, or learning disabilities in Atlanta, GA. It was established in 1938 and is considered to be among the oldest and best schools of its type in the Southeast. ... The Westminster Schools is a private secondary school in Atlanta, Georgia. ...

Also located in Buckhead is the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business Executive Education Center. This facility houses the e.M.B.A. program and Terry Third Thursday, a lecture series featuring business leaders. The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... The C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry College of Business is a college within the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. ...


  • The novel Peachtree Road by Anne Rivers Siddons takes place almost entirely in Buckhead, and explores the values, morals and accomplishments of the community through the eyes of Shep Bondurant, a quintessential Buckhead gentleman.
  • Renowned author James Dickey of "Deliverance" fame grew up in the neighborhood as a child.

Thomas Kennerly Wolfe (born March 2, 1931 in Richmond, Virginia), known as Tom Wolfe, is a best-selling American author and journalist. ... A Man in Full is a novel by Tom Wolfe, published in 1998 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. ... Robert B. Parkers novel Cold Service Robert B. Parker (born September 17, 1932) is an acclaimed American writer of detective fiction. ... // The name Spencer originated from the English word dispenser. ... Peachtree Road has several meanings: the northern end of Peachtree Street, the main street which Atlanta grew up along Peachtree Road, a 2004 album by Elton John Peachtree Road, a 1998 novel by Anne Rivers Siddons See also: Peachtree Road Race This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... Anne Rivers Siddons (born 9 January 1936) is an American novelist who writes stories set in the southern United States. ... James Dickey (February 2, 1923 – January 19, 1997) was a popular United States poet and novelist. ...

See also

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  1. ^ Beverly Hills 30305
  2. ^ Shopping
  3. ^ Atlanta: 2004 Men's Regional Site
  4. ^ Around Atlanta
  5. ^ Mobil Travel Guide 49th Annual Five-Star Awards. Mobil. Retrieved on 2007-01-16.
  6. ^ Buckhead: A Place for All Time
  7. ^ AmeriSuites Buckhead in Atlanta
  8. ^ Atlanta–Discover the Possibilities Of the `Athens of the South'
  9. ^ ~ATLANTA~
  10. ^ Buckhead Village BAR BRAWL: Critics try to pressure landlords of busy clubs
  11. ^ [1]

Mobil gas station in the Loisaida section of the East Village of New York City Mobil was a major American oil company which merged with Exxon in 1999 to form ExxonMobil. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Buckhead community web site
  • Buckhead.net

  Results from FactBites:
Buckhead (Atlanta) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (685 words)
Buckhead (sometimes Buckhead Village and denoted on some signs as Buckhead Community) is a community, comprising several neighborhoods, forming roughly the northern one-fifth of Atlanta, Georgia.
Buckhead is one of Atlanta's most important business districts, and includes Atlanta's wealthiest neighborhoods, with the Georgia Governor's Mansion, a part-time residence of Elton John, and the Atlanta History Center, a museum.
Buckhead, like all areas of Atlanta, is a part of the Atlanta Public Schools district.
Buckhead - Atlanta, Georgia - 2300 Peachtree Road (1332 words)
Buckhead is one of the "nation's best subcities," according to a report on America's top cities.
The Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID) is working to redesign the Peachtree Road corridor through Buckhead to improve the pedestrian environment, create better access to transit and improve traffic flow.
Atlanta Police Zone 2 headquarters is now at 3620 Maple Drive, closer to the heart of Buckhead.
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