Buckhead is the uptown district of Atlanta, Georgia, United States, comprising approximately the northern one-fifth of the city. Buckhead is a major commercial and financial center of the Southeast. 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.
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. In addition, Buckhead contains the highest concentration of upscale boutiques in the United States. The “Buckhead Atlanta” mixed use development originally aimed to bring even more exclusive boutiques, restaurants, hotels, condos and office space to Buckhead. Buckhead is also a center for healthcare.
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. 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. 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.
Public schools in Buckhead are administered by Atlanta Public Schools.