Argonne Forest is an evolving 1950’s-era neighborhood conveniently tucked between Northside Drive, West Paces Ferry Road and Arden Road (zip code 30305). It is full of ranch-style homes built on streets named for World War II battle spots (Argonne, Marne, Verdun, Chateau). The large lots, proximity to the Governor’s mansion, area schools and shopping have kept the popularity of the Argonne Forest neighborhood high. Well over half of the original ranch-style homes have either been altered and expanded over the years or completely rebuilt into two-story, classically-designed houses.
Argonne Forest is highly social, with carpools to local schools, holiday activities and a women’s book club. Homeowners run the gamut from young couples to retired lifelong Atlantans and many families with school-age children. Pushing strollers along the winding streets is the official neighborhood pastime. Located within the Atlanta Public School zone for the award-winning Morris Brandon Elementary School, many parents are active in fundraising and volunteer at the school. Additional private schools including Atlanta International School, Christ the King School, Pace Academy, Lovett School and Westminster School are minutes away.
For information on buying or selling a home in Argonne Forest, contact Ben Hirsh.
An established upscale Buckhead community, homes are typically very large with traditional architecture situated on wooded acreage. Prices start close to $1,000,000 but can easily exceed an amount of double that.
As part of the National Register of Historic Places, Historic Brookhaven is a true Buckhead legacy. Beautifully surrounding Capital City Club, the heart and soul of the neighborhood. A 10-minute walk will bring you to Phipps and Lenox Malls, restaurants and countless other amenities of the Buckhead business and shopping district off of Peachtree Road.
Historic Brookhaven has been a hot neighborhood for over 100 years. It was developed in 1910 around a golf course (now part of the Capital City Club). What was once seen as a nice place for “country homes” has evolved today into a bucolic destination just a 10-minute walk from shopping (Phipps and Lenox Malls), restaurants and many other amenities of the Buckhead business and shopping district off of Peachtree Road.
Historic Brookhaven surrounds the Capital City Club , the oldest private, members-only club in Atlanta. A desire to be close to the club amenities has placed significant upward pressure on land/home prices in the immediate vicinity. By some estimates, nearly half of the residents of Historic Brookhaven are also members of the club (membership is neither compulsory, nor guaranteed for residents though). The neighborhood is known for great architecture by some of the great Atlanta architects of the early 1900’s and today.
Brookhaven dates its founding all the way back to 1810, when John Evins became the very first permanent European settler. In the 1830s, Harris and Solomon Goodwin took ownership of much of the land that forms this neighborhood. The Goodwin home and cemetery on Peachtree Road, near Dresden Drive are still preserved.
Before long, Atlanta residents began constructing summer cottages in what was considered “out in the country.” One of the city’s first planned communities was built on 150 acres. These homes surrounded a new golf course, which was acquired by the downtown Capital City Country Club in the early 1900s. More recently, the Capital City Club and its surrounding estate homes were added to the National Register of Historic Places, and became officially known as Historic Brookhaven.
One of Atlanta’s most sought after Buckhead neighborhoods, Brookwood Hills, is considered by many to be the most charming and picturesque of residential communities in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and located in south Buckhead, Brookwood Hills offers some of the finest and most beautiful architecture and landscaping around. The curvilinear tree-lined streets showcase a variety of enchanting homes and landscaped gardens, many of which were built when Brookwood Hills was established in the 1920s.
Brookwood / Brookwood Hills is located at the south end of Peachtree Hills in Buckhead and borders the busy split of interstates 75 and 85, with Ansley Park and Midtown to the south. If you like a suburban feel but the fast pace and convenience of city living, explore Brookwood Hills. Along adjacent Peachtree Street there are too many popular restaurants to count, along with art galleries, hundreds of retail stores, Piedmont Hospital and quick freeway access.
Although nestled in a bustling area, Brookwood Hills has retained its peaceful feel and its reputation as an established, well-loved, tight-knit community. Brookwood Hills homes are diverse in architectural style, scale and design. They reflect a full range of early 20th century styles and elements. Popular home styles include Neoclassical, Tudor, Colonial and Cottage varying in size from single level to two-and-three stories.
In the middle of the neighborhood situated on over 5 acres of land lies the neighborhood-owned swimming pool, park and tennis facility. Friends and neighbors gather here year-round to swim, play in the playground, and just enjoy the vast open outdoor space.
Homes for sale in Brookwood Hills range in price from $550,000 for a fixer to $2.5+ Million. If you’re thinking about listing your home in Brookwood Hills for sale, or if you’re interested in learning more about the neighborhood for a future purchase, please contact Ben Hirsh .
As Buckhead’s namesake neighborhood where John Whitley hung the Buck’s head in the early 1900s, the rich history carries on today. Buckhead Village reigns as a premier location and hub for activity. Iconic destinations and exceptional shopping make Buckhead Village unique, ideal, and legendary. Atlantans flock to Buckhead Village for it’s exclusive offerings. Living in Buckhead Village will ensure endless activity and excitement.”
Perhaps the most iconic aspect of Buckhead Village is being the very spot where the “Buckhead” name originated. The founding father of Buckhead, Henry Irby, settled into a one-story log cabin on West Paces Ferry Road (near where Whole Foods sits today), purchasing the land for just $650. Back then, Henry Irby’s General Store (now the 3-way intersection of the Peachtree/Roswell/Paces Ferry intersection) was the hub of all the activity in Buckhead. One day, master gunsmith & hunter John Whitley hung his latest achievement, a large buck’s head, on a 3-4 foot high stake at the stream across Paces Ferry Road from Irby’s House. Before long, meeting people at the “Buck’s Head” for a variety of activities became common, unknowingly birthing the namesake for our community. The first official appearance of the “Buckhead” name is found in a December 22, 1840 Act of the Georgia Legislature, referring to “the place known as Buck Head,” establishing Irby’s home as an election district.
Buckhead Village was the spot for the wild nineties club scene that did not serve Buckhead’s reputation well. It’s former clientele has grown up and settled down, as has the Buckhead Village. While it still remains the place to be with exceptional restaurants and shopping, the Buckhead Village now caters to the most affluent clientele in the city. Recent land prices have topped $7 million per acre as developers vie for the coveted consumers for whom this neighborhood is a daily crossroads.
Buckhead Village continues to experience exponential growth in all facets of industry, predominantly retail, multi-family residential, and business. Multi-million dollar developments like the St. Regis hotel and Residences and Buckhead Atlanta set the standard for the neighborhood’s upscale lifestyle. Buckhead Atlanta is an outdoor shopping and dining district stores such as Hermes, Canali and Christian Louboutin are joined by a variety of other popular retail shops. Destination restaurants include local favorites, Southern Gentleman and Gypsy Kitchen, along with NYC-based Shake Shack and Italian-style coffee bar Corso Coffee line manicured sidewalks of Atlanta’s Rodeo Drive. The Buckhead Theatre, a frequently sold-out concert venue, and Loudermilk Park, a green oasis amidst the bustling Buckhead Triangle are both owned by Atlanta businessman, Charlie Loudermilk. The Atlanta History Center & Olympics Exhibit sits on the east border of Buckhead Village.
Remember the lot Irby purchased for $650 in 1858? Today Whole Foods sits on that lot, and it’s home to a variety of popular Buckhead destinations. Buckhead’s time-tested dining favorites in Buckhead Village include Chops, Lobster Bar, Henri’s Bakery, King & Duke, Seasons 52, Antico Pasta, The Capitol Grille and many more. Buckhead’s wide variety of upscale dining options carries into limitless activities, with everything from salons, spas, a golfing center, decor & designer boutiques, gyms like Flywheel Sports, Organic Bakeries and Juicers, making it too easy to spend an afternoon getting blissfully lost.
The condo lifestyle is very popular in Buckhead Village, particularly among those who like to be in the center of the action in Buckhead. The St Regis is where national and international part-time residents call home. Other high rise condo communities line Peachtree Street for miles including Ovation, Paces 325, Mathieson Exchange Lofts, 2828 Peachtree, Gallery. All offer a maintenance-free lifestyle combined with popular amenities – concierge, swimming pool, fitness center, etc. If you’re looking for a low maintenance lifestyle with a variety of social and cultural activities steps away from your front door, explore Buckhead Village!
Whether an Ardmore townhome or a St. Regis penthouse, lavish living is the standard in Buckhead Village.
Chastain Park is Buckhead’s premier park, and the surrounding residential neighborhood is known by the same name. At first glance you might think that life for folks who live near the 268-acre Chastain Park is all about jogging, tennis, and driving around in golf carts. You’d be right. Residents take glorious advantage of the recreational and cultural activities provided by the pool, tennis courts, walking trail and golf course, and often attend concerts during summer months at the very popular Chastain Park Amphitheatre where both classical and pop musicians entertain fans outdoors. The non-profit Chastain Horse Park provides a boarding facility for close to 65 horses, lessons, special events and therapy programs. Two walking/jogging trails – 5K and 3K – are managed by the PATH Foundation, and a newly redesigned playground and picnic spots appeal to both Sunday morning strollers and athletic types.
A well-organized homeowners’ group, the Chastain Park Civic Association oversees a security patrol and community events like the Fourth of July Parade. The Chastain Conservancy was started in 2003 to protect and cultivate the park’s resources and has an active volunteer group and mini-‘farm’ in the middle of the park. Other park features include the private Galloway School and the nationally-recognized Northside Youth Organization (NYO) that oversees baseball, softball, football, basketball and cheerleading for children age 5-16. The city-funded Chastain Art Center set back in the woods is one of the area’s little-known gems for art classes.
Chastain Park truly is a major asset for those who live in Buckhead. It is one of the best neighborhood choices if your family craves constant activities and fun things to do!
The Chastain Park residential neighborhood spreads in every direction around the park and presents a wide variety of home styles. New construction mixed with older styles range from luxury estates on several acres to more modest homes, many surrounded by extensive private wooded acreage. All are within a short walking distance to Chastain Park. Sub neighborhoods include Interlochen, Laurel Forest, Long Island, Blackland and Carlton Woods. Homes for sale in Chastain Park range in price from $600,000 to over $3.5 Million.
Residents of the Garden Hills neighborhood in Buckhead will be the first to tell you just how wonderful their neighborhood is! Many residents are involved in retaining the charm of this spirited community located between Peachtree and Piedmont and bordered by Lindbergh Drive to the south. This quaint historic Buckhead neighborhood was founded in 1925 as a country club community, so it’s no surprise that this is where families enjoy the simple but fun amenities and monthly social events. You can find more information on the Garden Hills website.
The architecture ranges from quaint cottages to large 3-story, newer construction. The unofficial heart of the neighborhood is the recently renovated Garden Hills Pool and Rec Center, first built in the 1930’s. Leased from the city and run by the neighborhood, it includes a ball field, playground, community center and pool house. Many residents purchase memberships but guests can swim on a daily basis as well. The pool is home to the Cool Sharks Swim and Dive Team where neighborhood kids compete all around metro Atlanta.
Many homeowners moved to the neighborhood because of the elementary schools in the area. Because of the sidewalks, children can walk to Christ the King School (Catholic), the Atlanta International School (private) and Garden Hills Elementary (public). The proximity to three of the area’s largest churches, schools and popular shopping destinations make it one of Buckhead’s true walking communities. Active neighborhood groups include the Garden Hills Neighborhood Foundation and garden club.
Homes in Garden Hills are a charming array of Georgian, Tudor, Traditional, and Spanish Revival with architectural accents reflective of the era in which they were built. Expect smaller homes and lots in this Buckhead neighborhood where prices range from $500,000 to $2 Million. With winding streets lined with sidewalks and mature trees, a mix of 20th century homes, beautiful parks, landscaped traffic islands, an active neighborhood, and great location really close to shopping, transportation and schools, Garden Hills has it all. This is why residents are proud to call Garden Hills home.
If you’re interesting in more information about buying or selling a home in Garden Hills, contact Ben Hirsh.
Even though it’s less than one square mile, the Margaret Mitchell neighborhood remains a well-known neighborhood because of it’s namesake, “Gone With the Wind” author, Margaret Mitchell. The Margaret Mitchell neighborhood is located on the west side of I-75. Margaret Mitchell Drive runs through the heart of it, as does W Wesley Rd. An upscale neighborhood, home styles vary dramatically from newer traditional McMansions to retro modern 60s style ranches. Most homes in the Margaret Mitchell neighborhood are situated on large lots with rolling green lawns and colorful landscaping.
The iconic Westminister Schools are a landmark of the neighborhood, in addition to it’s namesake school, Margaret Mitchell School.
It’s a very desirable neighborhood because of its proximity to I75, Midtown and popular shopping and dining destinations in all directions. There is a very strong neighborhood association, the Margaret Mitchell Civic Association. Residents organize social events, security patrol, a resident directory and many other community related activities. On a warm summer morning, you will see neighbors walking their dogs down the windy, scenic tree-lined streets.
If you are thinking about selling and you would like to find out your home’s current value, or if you would like to explore homes for sale in the Margaret Mitchell neighborhood, contact Margaret Mitchell specialist, Ben Hirsh.