Buckhead is a district of Atlanta, Georgia, situated in the United States of America. Buckhead represent one fifth of the city and occupies the northern area. The third largest business area in Atlanta, Buckhead is the home of Peachtree Road, the neighborhood of office buildings, hotels and condominiums. Buckhead has a total of 43 neighborhoods and was named by Rob Report magazine one of the most affluent communities in the United Stated. This is a wealthy area also called Beverly Hills of the South. If you visit this rich area in Georgia, make sure not to miss a few important attractions.
Top Attractions within Buckhead
Buckhead Village is one of the neighborhoods located in the historic district. Its history begins in 1838 when Henry Irby purchased this area for 650 dollars and named the place Irbyville. The area was filled with country estates until after World War I when a lot of the richest people in Atlanta built mansions in Buckhead Village. This area is also the place with most bars and clubs from the entire city, the nightlife here being constantly compared to a permanent Mardi Gras.
Lenox Square is an upscale mall located in Buckhead on an area of more than 1.545.000 square feet filled with over 250 stores and a food court, among many more. It opened in 1959 and in present times is home to three major anchor stores - Macy's, since the opening of Lenox Square in 1959, Neiman Marcus, since 1972 and Bloomingdale's, like Macy's, since 1959.
Park Place is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Buckhead, and with a height of 420 feet is the 27th tallest building in Atlanta. The building was completed in 1986 and has 40 floors. Many famous people owned apartments in Park Place, among them Oprah Winfrey, Janet Jackson, Coretta Scott King and Elton John.