9 Things Buckhead Is Thankful For Today

By November 21, 2018News

This time of year is all about gratitude and the Buckhead community has so much to be thankful for. We are thankful to live and work in such a vibrant community with a rich history and a bright future ahead. Thank you to all of our readers, neighbors, and community leaders who make Buckhead such a great place to call home.

Here are 9 things we are thankful for today: 

#1 The Bobby Jones Golf Course is Reopened and Better Than Ever

The Bobby Jones Golf Course announced they would close for renovations in late 2017 and $23 million later, the new course has just reopened, offering excellent golfing in the heart of the city. The new layout is a reversible and flexible course designed by Bobb Cupp that maximizes the space and offers something for golfers of every experience level. It also features the only driving range in the city and a lovely skyline view, and lucky us – it’s open until 2pm on Thanksgiving this year! >> UPDATE – Bobby Jones Golf Course Now Open.

 

#2 The BeltLine and Path400 Keep Expanding In Buckhead

Given that we spend so much time in our cars commuting and traveling through the city, it’s a true blessing to have access to the Northside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine and Path400, which have both been further developed and extended over the last year. Residents enjoy walking, biking, and socializing on the 5.2 miles of Path400. The Northside Trail of the BeltLine that runs through Collier Hills, Haynes Manor, and Memorial Park is one of the longest stretches of the BeltLine currently open, and certainly the most beautiful! >> Path400 Breaks Through GA400 Sound Wall in Next Stage of Development

 

#3 The Last Country Store Prospers in Modern Day Buckhead

Tucked amidst estates in the Mt. Paran / Northside neighborhood sits the Mt. Paran Country Store. Open since 1906, the rustic wooden structure and chickens darting through the parking lot serves as a reassuring sight and a welcome touch of nostalgia for all who pass by. We’re thankful to have people like owner Mr. Pete and head chef Laverne who arrive every day at 5:30 am to make homemade biscuits and burgers for hungry customers. >>The Last Country Store in Buckhead

 

#4 Great Companies Are Moving to Buckhead

It seems like every week we get wind of a new multi-national company setting up shop in our community, and with economic prosperity comes a number of new jobs. Global CRM giant Salesforce, for example, is expanding their local office and adding 600 new jobs in the process. Meanwhile robotics innovator GreyOrange is bringing a fleet of 740 robots to their new Buckhead office, and Mercedes-Benz has chosen our community for an innovation center, Lab1888, which promises opportunities for tech development and mobility solutions. These globally-recognized companies and others continue to assure Buckhead’s place as a leader in business and technology. >> Salesforce Brings 600 New Jobs To Buckhead, Rebrands Plaza Atlanta as Salesforce Tower AtlantaGlobal Robotics Innovator To Open US Headquarters In BuckheadMercedes-Benz Taps Buckhead For Innovation Center Of The Future

 

#5 Wender & Roberts Pharmacy Celebrates 100 Years Serving Buckhead

Wender & Roberts, a community pharmacy that was first established in Buckhead Village in 1918, has maintained a loyal following and consumer base for a century. While major brand pharmacies have offered challenges to this long-standing company, the pharmacy has remained one of Buckhead’s most beloved businesses, making a real difference in their customers’ lives. >> Wender & Roberts Celebrates 100 Years in Buckhead

 

#6 Great Artists Who Call Buckhead Home

Two local artists we have recently written about could not be more different, but each has found reason to call Buckhead home. Chalk street artist Chelsey Austin’s temporary street art can be disrupted by passers-by and will ultimately be destroyed by nature itself. Ross Rossin’s larger-than-life portraits of celebrities, political figures, and historical moments are intended to last for centuries to come. His incredible talent has brought him world-wide fame – the Smithsonian and Queen Elizabeth both have his work in their collections. >> From Bulgaria to Buckhead – Oil Painter Ross Rossin Talks Art & HumanityArtist & Designer Chelsey Austin Calls Buckhead Village Home

 

#7 Excellent Dining Options in Buckhead

Iconic Buckhead Restaurants

Buckhead has an incredible food scene with the local mainstays holding their own against an ever-changing landscape of newcomers. These three favorites were named to the top 100 restaurants in America this year: La Grotta Ristorante Italiano, Bones, and Umi, and a number of newcomers that have opened or are set to open in 2018 feature a little bit of everything from high-end cuisine to fried chicken. >> Three Buckhead Restaurants Named To OpenTable’s Top 100Eat This: 12 New Buckhead Restaurants Open in 2018

 

#8 New Whole Foods 365 Opening December 12

365 Whole Foods Buckhead Rendering0

The west side of Buckhead will soon have a new option for groceries! Development at the Paces Ferry Plaza has been steady and passers-by have been anxiously watching the new Whole Foods 365 rise from the ground at this popular shopping center. Their grand opening date has been set for Wednesday, December 12 at 9am. >> UPDATE – Grand Opening of Whole Foods Market 365 Set For December 12. >> UPDATE – Grand Opening of Whole Foods Market 365 Set For December 12

 

#9 A Healthy Real Estate Market

Buckhead’s intown location, unparalleled quality of life, and a strong economy have made for another great year in Buckhead real estate. I am thankful to my loyal clients who have made it possible for me to sell at least one home every week this year in Buckhead. My best year in 14 years! See some of the beautiful homes I have recently sold and find your next home here.

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