Welcome to Buckhead, one of Georgia's most upscale and lively neighborhoods. This vibrant district, nestled in the heart of Atlanta, is where Southern charm meets urban chic. With its cosmopolitan vibe, breathtaking skyline, rich history, and lush green spaces, Buckhead is a must-visit for any traveler and even locals seeking a day filled with adventure and exploration. Let’s take a deeper look into what this alluring neighborhood has to offer.

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Located in the heart of Georgia, Buckhead is more than just an Atlanta neighborhood—it's a hidden gem filled with rich history, vibrant culture, and unparalleled living experiences. In this article, we'll dive deep into what makes Buckhead an outstanding place to live, especially for those moving from out of town.

Proximity to Atlanta

Situated just 7 miles north of downtown Atlanta, Buckhead offers residents quick and easy access to the city's bustling hub. Whether by car, which takes a mere 20 minutes, or through the extensive MARTA public transit system, downtown Atlanta is always within reach.

A Rich Tapestry of History

Buckhead isn’t just any neighborhood; it's a place where the past meets the present. Distinct from the Georgia town bearing the same name, it stands as an affluent district that has seen tremendous growth over the decades, boasting a population close to 79,000.

A Diverse Job Market

Buckhead isn't just a residential area. It's an economic powerhouse positioned near major employers like Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola, and Emory University. Its strategic location and thriving business environment make it a magnet for professionals.

Top-Notch Education

If education is a priority, Buckhead doesn't disappoint. With some of the state's highest-rated schools, both public and private, families are guaranteed quality education. Institutions like The Lovett School and Pace Academy are a testament to Buckhead's commitment to academic excellence.

Food, Entertainment, and the Works!

Culinary Adventures

Buckhead is a food lover's paradise. From the modern Southern flavors at The Southern Gentleman to the international influences at Gypsy Kitchen, there's a dish for every palate.

Weekend Vibes

The nightlife in Buckhead is nothing short of electric. Whether you're grabbing a drink at Rosé & Rye or catching a game at Fadó Irish Pub, the area is always buzzing.

Retail Therapy

Beyond food and drinks, Buckhead is known for its upscale shopping experiences. You'll find luxury brands and boutique shops lining its streets.

Greenspaces and Outdoor Fun

Though primarily urban, Buckhead also provides avenues for nature lovers. Bike-sharing stations are dotted around, and while it may not house wineries or breweries, nearby Atlanta neighborhoods offer plenty, like the SweetWater Brewing Company. Chastain Park, the largest city park in Atlanta, is a community favorite with its amphitheater, golf course, and walking paths. Meanwhile, the Blue Heron Nature Preserve offers a quiet retreat from city life.

Beyond the Everyday

Buckhead's transportation network is robust. Whether through the MARTA bus routes, the Red Line train stations, or the Atlanta Streetcar, mobility is a breeze. For those who prefer cycling, bike-sharing options abound.

Budget-Friendly Living

Buckhead, with its upscale reputation, offers a range of living options. While the average home might be priced at a premium, the value is evident in the quality of life and amenities it offers. Rentals, too, are available in various ranges, ensuring that everyone can find a place to call home.

In a Nutshell

Buckhead seamlessly blends urban sophistication with suburban comfort. Its strategic location, combined with top-tier amenities, makes it a sought-after neighborhood for both young professionals and growing families.


Moving to a new city can be daunting, but choosing the right neighborhood makes all the difference. Buckhead, with its rich history, diverse job market, and vibrant culture, stands out as an excellent choice. Whether you're starting a new chapter or seeking a change of scenery, Buckhead promises a life of convenience, excitement, and comfort.


Overview for Buckhead, GA

5,333 people live in Buckhead, where the median age is 33 and the average individual income is $91,155.58. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

33 years

Median Age


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Demographics and Employment Data for Buckhead, GA

Buckhead has 3,287 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Buckhead do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 5,333 people call Buckhead home. The population density is 9,140.1 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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50.55 / 49.45%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
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Around Buckhead, GA

There's plenty to do around Buckhead, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bank Of America Plaza Cafeteria, The Hoagie Shack & BBQ Bar, and Elemental Spirits.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Dining · $$ 4.79 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.72 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.88 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.19 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.09 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.82 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars

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