Driving down many streets in the Paces neighborhood, it would be easy to imagine yourself in the hills of North Georgia. The neighborhood has rolling topography, dense forest, and secluded properties. Then, you crest a hill and see the entire Atlanta skyline peeking above the tree line, a reminder that you are a few minutes from just about anywhere in Buckhead, Midtown, or Downtown! This embodies what Buckhead is really about, a wonderful quality of life combined with the conveniences of a modern city at your doorstep … or front gate.
Often referred to as Buckhead’s River District, Paces is nestled into a broad curve of the Chattahoochee River. Home to The Westminster Schools and Lovett, these elite private schools attract many families to the neighborhood, resulting in a nice “bump” in the real estate market every year when acceptance letters go out.
An exclusive area, residences include predominantly single-family homes, but you will find very nice townhomes tucked away between subdivisions. With a desirable location and beautiful acreage lots, you will see large traditional and European style estate homes replacing the older brick bungalows that once populated the area.
Truly stunning land, having several acres is possible here! Deer will graze within view of your back door.
The disappointing absence of sidewalks.
Homes for sale in Paces range from 1950s Buckhead ranches to world-class estates. Prices start at $900,000 and on the upper end Paces typically has Buckhead’s highest yearly sale which can range from $7 to $17 million.
Paces estates boast stunning architecture, landscaping, and beautiful natural features. Everything in both Buckhead and Vinings is close by, without having to deal with the hustle and bustle of Peachtree Road. The extremely popular OK Cafe re-opened after a fire to the delight of the surrounding neighborhoods. Goldberg’s Deli is always busy for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. For more upscale dining, West Paces Ferry Houston’s, Blue Ridge Grill, and the riverfront Canoe are old school standbys for the neighborhood regulars. Vinings Jubilee is just a couple of miles up the road and has independently owned boutiques and fine and casual dining choices with plenty of free parking.
In keeping with the historical integrity of Buckhead, the Paces Ferry Exxon is a third-generation run gas station and service pumps just like the good old days.
In 1877, following a donation of 1 acre from William Brown for construction, what was formerly known as Pleasant Hill Methodist Church was built. The church was served by circuit-riding preachers and during the week, housed a school called Pleasant Hill Academy. Neighbors of Paces also love attending Church Of The Apostles across the street in the Randall Mill neighborhood.
In 1955, the Pleasant Hill Methodist congregation merged with a nearby church and this small white church was renamed Paces Ferry United Methodist Church. The congregation, which has a reported 32 members, is so special because it hasn’t changed much since it was built over a century ago. The adjacent cemetery contains some Civil War graves.
Church Of The Apostles and Mount Paran Church Of God are two large churches located in Paces.