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Buckhead is the uptown district of Atlanta, Georgia, comprising approximately the northern one-fifth of the city. Buckhead is a major commercial and financial center of the Southeast, and it is the third-largest business district in Atlanta, behind Downtown and Midtown. The district’s high-rise office buildings, hotels, and condominiums form a highly urbanized core along Peachtree Road. Surrounding this dense core are Buckhead’s suburban neighborhoods, which feature large single-family homes situated among dense forests and rolling hills. According to Forbes Magazine, Buckhead is home to the ninth-wealthiest zip code in the US (30327), with a household income in excess of $341,000 per year and is the location of the wealthiest of Atlanta’s neighborhoods. Home to the Georgia Governor’s Mansion, the area’s real estate market is also the most expensive in the state of Georgia with an average home value in 2005 of approximately $761,000.Two of the nation’s fourteen Mobil five-star restaurants — Seeger’s and The Dining Room at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead — can be found here. As well as  the recently built St. Regis. The Robb Report magazine has consistently ranked Buckhead one of the nation’s “10 Top Affluent Communities” due to “the most beautiful mansions, best shopping, and finest restaurants in the Southeastern United States”.Due to its wealth, Buckhead is sometimes promoted as the “Beverly Hills of the East” or “Beverly Hills of the South” in reference to Beverly Hills, California, an area to which it is often compared.

Buckhead comprises most of the neighborhoods of Atlanta’s north side, 43 in total. Click this link for a list of all the neighborhoods in Buckead

At the heart of Buckhead around the intersections of Lenox, Peachtree and Piedmont Roads, is a shopping district with more than 1,400 retail units where shoppers spend more than $1 billion a year.It offers great retain terapy for those who enjoy shopping. In addition, Buckhead contains the highest concentration of upscale boutiques in the United States. The majority are located at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, sister regional malls located diagonally across from each other at the intersection of Peachtree and Lenox Roads. The malls are home to designer boutiques, mainstream national retailers, as well as six major department stores. This commercial core also has a concentration of “big-box” retailers.

Buckhead is also a center for healthcare, and is home both to Piedmont Hospital and the private, catastrophic care hospital Shepherd Center which specializes in spinal cord injury and acquired brain injury. The two hospitals are located adjacent to one another along Peachtree Road. This location is known as “Cardiac Hill” by runners of the annual Peachtree Road Race.

Buckhead is also the location of a large share of Atlanta’s diplomatic missions.

While much of west and north Buckhead is preserved as single-family homes in forested settings, the Peachtree Road corridor has become a major focus of high-rise construction. Buildings such as:

  • Park Place
  • Park Regency
  • Sovereign
  • Mandarin Oriental
  • Terminus
  • Buckhead Grand
  • One Buckhead Loop

Public schools in Buckhead are administered by Atlanta Public Schools.The following public elementary schools serve Buckhead:

  • E. Rivers Elementary School
  • Garden Hills Elementary School
  • Morris Brandon Elementary School
  • Sarah Rawson Smith Elementary School
  • Warren T. Jackson Elementary School

The area is served by Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School.Local private schools include the Atlanta International School, the Atlanta Speech School, Christ the King School, the Atlanta Girls School, The Galloway School, The Heiskell School, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, Trinity School, The Lovett School, Pace Academy, and The Westminster Schools.

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