For generations Peachtree Heights West has been a choice neighborhood for the long-time Buckhead residents…when a home becomes available, there are usually several buyers who have been “waiting” on it for a decade or two. More 5th or 6th generation Atlantans choose Peachtree Heights West (also called Peachtree Heights Park) than most any other old Buckhead neighborhood.
These approximately 550 homes are some of Buckhead’s finest. Many streets have a timeless, almost-perfect feel. The homes in Peachtree Heights West are a treasure trove of historic architecture and Southern charm, nearly every home is worthy of a magazine cover. The neighborhood has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places as “Peachtree Heights Park Historic District” since 1980.Peachtree Heights West Homes For Sale
Buckhead’s most beautiful historic neighborhood is adjacent to the best part of Peachtree Road, from W Paces Ferry Rd to Peachtree Battle Ave.
Dealing with the hustle and bustle of Peachtree Road during commute times is not optional and many buyers find the stately exteriors to be more attractive than the “historic” interiors that are the norm.
Home prices start $1 million with sales at $4-6 million being quite common. Stately Traditional homes on rolling lawns dominate the neighborhood. There are a dozen high-rise condos along this stretch of Peachtree Rd as well.
Peachtree Heights West is neatly bordered by W Paces Ferry Rd, Habersham Rd and Peachtree Rd. Part of a 500-acre development laid out in the early 1900s, some of the acreage near Peachtree Battle became Haynes Manor; the rest Peachtree Heights West.
The Atlanta History Center and Swan House are located here in the Peachtree Heights West neighborhood. It is just a few short blocks away from the best of what Peachtree Road has to offer, with an over-abundance of retail activity all along in both directions. West Paces Ferry Rd and Peachtree Rd intersection, where Whole Foods, the St Regis Hotel and many of Buckhead’s popular boutique shops and restaurants are located. The luxury retail district, Buckhead Atlanta, is right around the corner, and Peachtree Hills’ Peachtree Battle Shopping Center is just to the south.
Noteable architectural firms include Shutze, Hentz, Reid and Adler, Pringle and Smith, Tucker and Howell.
Peachtree Heights West shares property with The Atlanta History Center and it’s famed Swan House, the historic icon setting the stage for the neighborhood’s opulence.
Walking is a popular pastime in Peachtree Heights West. A short stroll away is Peachtree Road’s mini-Bible Belt: The [Catholic] Cathedral of Christ the King, [Episcopal] Cathedral of St. Philip (host to the weekly Peachtree Road Farmers Market) and Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church all feature beautiful architecture.
The Cathedral of St. Phillip is one of Buckhead’s most beautiful church buildings, standing on the corner of Peachtree and Andrews Drive.
The gym/indoor walking track/pool at Second-Ponce is an unofficial neighborhood amenity. The neighborhood Civic Association organizes a directory, security, seasonal parties and park clean-ups.
The Peach Shopping Center is a bustling Buckhead lifestyle resource, complete with adjacent Barnes & Noble and Starbucks.