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Buckhead is really a large district of Atlanta with many small neighborhoods within, a vast majority of them being strictly residential. Most of Buckhead is made up of rolling hills crisscrossed with winding tree canopied streets and generously sized, heavily wooded lots. Which brings me to point out that you forgot to mention the homes!!! The grand, circa 1910-1940's estates that line lushly manicured streets like Peachtree Battle Avenue, Habersham Road, Valley Road, Andrews Drive, Cherokee Road, Tuxedo Road, West Wesley, (ect.) are what make Buckhead unique.
Many homes in the area have been the set of recent films: 490 West Paces Ferry Road was the ostentatious Beverly Hills mansion in Zombie Land, the interior of a house on Knollwood Drive was the home of Sandra Bullock's character in The Blind Side, and the tudor estate at 65 Valley Road was the set for What to Expect When You're Expecting starring Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, and Chris Rock. (In theaters May 2012)
Buckhead is not only notable for it’s older homes, but some of the newer ones are worth a drive by as well. The neighborhood is still evolving, and is a sort of sandbox for tastefully extravagant residential architecture. There are still gaudy disasters, but there is a certain ubiquitous high design aesthetic on new construction that you just don’t find in the mansions of comparable metro Atlanta communities. *cough* Roswell/Alpheretta/Johns Creek *cough* So if you’re in Buckhead and you have a car, be sure to take a drive down the winding hilly roads studded with stately residential gems. Oh yeah, and make sure to tour The Swan House for a Great Gatsby moment. It's 1920's extravagance at it’s finest.
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