Peachtree Heights West

At A Glance

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.

In the mid 1930s, one of Atlanta’s most famous New South journalists, Henry Grady, resided at 78 West Wesley Road. Grady was managing editor an part owner of the Atlanta Constitution. The original sales office for the development – now used for Atlanta Public Schools administration – still stands at Peachtree/Peachtree Battle. Home styles are classic: English Tudor, Georgian and Italian were popular. Architectural firms of note include Shutze, Hentz, Reid and Adler, Pringle and Smith, Tucker and Howell. The area was listed in the National Register of Historic Places as “Peachtree Heights Park Historic District” in 1980.

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.

What We Love

Buckhead’s most beautiful historic neighborhood is adjacent to the best part of Peachtree Road, from W Paces Ferry Rd to Peachtree Battle Ave.

What We Don’t

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.

Real Estate

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.

Zip Code: 30305 Schools: Rivers Elementary, Sutton Middle, North Atlanta High School

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