Atlanta/Buckhead

Buckhead is the district in the northern section of Atlanta most famous for its nightlife, despite the recent closure of numerous nightclubs. In the area formerly known as Buckhead Village, massive construction projects are transferring the area into Buckhead Atlanta, an upscale shopping area similar to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. The Streets of Buckhead is scheduled for a grand opening in 2009. Buckhead already has plenty of shopping options with Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza nearby.

Although Buckhead is within the city limits of Atlanta, it has characteristics of its own city. Buckhead even has its own skyline of high-rise apartments/condominiums and office buildings. In 2008, two new skyscrapers have been completed to reach new heights: 3344 Peachtree and the Mansion on Peachtree.

Get in

3344 Peachtree in Buckhead

By car

Georgia State Highway 400 runs directly through Buckhead.

By bus

MARTA has two main bus lines which run along Peachtree Street, #23 and #110. However there are plenty of other routes that serve the area.

By train

Buckhead can also be accessed by the MARTA rail's North-South Line at the Buckhead Station (N7), the Northeast-South Line at Lenox (NE7), and Lindbergh Center Station (N6) by either of the fore-mentioned lines. Amtrak's Crescent Line stops at the Atlanta Peachtree Station.

See

Do

Buy

Eat

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Drink

NOTE: Parts of the bar scene on Peachtree Street (formerly Buckhead Village) have recently been torn down for redevelopment (the future Buckhead Atlanta), so be careful as your destination may end up being a pile of dirt. Call ahead to make sure that the bar still exists. Majority of the existing bars/clubs in Buckhead are located near Peachtree and Piedmont, Andrews Drive, or Lindbergh Center.

Bars

Clubs

Sleep

Budget

Mid-range

Splurge

Stay safe

In the early 2000s, Buckhead was experiencing a rising crime rate, with even a few homicides. However, the crime rate started dropping when the bars and clubs started closing an hour earlier, and surveillance cameras were installed and more police officers started patrolling the area. More recently, the property which was once a popular gathering spot for party goers, has been purchased to be transformed into an upscale shopping neighborhood. This is an effort to keep the potential trouble makers away, as local residents have been complaining about noise, crime, and generally rowdy behavior linked to partying and excessive alcohol.

Go next

Routes through Buckhead

Doraville Chamblee  N  S  Midtown Downtown
Sandy Springs Dunwoody  N  S  Midtown Downtown


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