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Luxury is the hallmark of Buckhead’s collection of 25 hotels that includes the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, Intercontinental, Grand Hyatt, JW Marriott, Westin, the Mansion/Rosewood, St. Regis and W Hotel-and that opulence is a metaphor for this metropolis where shopping, dining and good times are pure indulgence: 1,500 retail stores; 200-plus restaurants; 68 art galleries; 64 scenic parks; three golf courses; numerous sightseeing and historic venues, including the Atlanta History Museum and the Governor’s Mansion, historic cemeteries and neighborhoods.
Top 2 Festivals:
4th of July AJC Peachtree Road Race, www.atlantatrackclub.org/peachtree.htm
Macy’s Holiday Great Tree Lighting – November, www.buckheadis.com
- In 1838, Henry Irby purchased 203 acres in what is now the center of Buckhead
- Annexed to the city of Atlanta in 1952
- Located in metropolitan Atlanta about 4 miles from central downtown
- Buckhead’s 28 square miles encompasses 1,500 retail outlets, including Lenox Square and Phipps Mall, the largest shopping centers in the Southeast.
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Articles (by former Atlanta Mayor)
Buckhead is born
Formerly known as Irbyville and once occupied by Andrew Jackson’s military, Buckhead traces its name back more than 170 years to a story of a barkeep, a wood post and a hapless “buck.” Legend has it that in 1838 a tavern owner killed a buck and then hung it over the tavern door, prompting folks to say, “Let’s meet at the Buck’s Head.”
The Southeast’s largest shopping centers are in Buckhead
Built in 1959, Lenox Square has nearly 250 specialty stores anchored by Bloomingdales, Nieman Marcus and Macy’s, plus eateries and specialty food shops. Buckhead’s dynamic shopping landscape would later be joined by another retail giant, the premiere Phipps Mall. Anchored by Nordstrom, Belk and Saks Fifth Avenue, it is an upscale shopping center with more than 100 specialty stores including Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo, and Juicy Couture, plus four full-service restaurants, a food court and a 14-screen AMC theatre. Both centers draw shoppers from all over the world.
Beverly Hills of the East
You may not know its zip code, but Buckhead’s has been compared to that other posh postal address, 90210. Called the “Beverly Hills of the East by some and a state of mind by others, this tony suburban enclave described by society editors in terms like “blue-blood” and “silk-stocking,” is listed in the Robb Report as one of the “top affluent communities” in the country.