Founded in 1838 by Henry Irby who purchased approximately 200 acres surrounding the present intersection of Peachtree, Roswell and West Paces Ferry roads. Irby subsequently established a general store and tavern at the northwest corner of the intersection. The name Buckhead comes from a story that Irby killed a large deer and mounted the head in a prominent location.
Buckhead is known for its large homes, upscale shopping and dining of all kinds, as well as a booming nightlife. Buckhead is a great location for everyone and is a rich mix of different cultures and backgrounds. Residents are in close proximity to the Atlanta BeltLine Westside trail, PATH400 and several MARTA stations.
The neighborhood contributes to Atlanta’s increasing economy as it is home to many large corporations and financial companies, and elegant shopping venues like Phipps Plaza, Lenox Square and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta.
As it expanded west, beautiful neighborhoods developed around Peachtree Battle Road and Northside Drive, offering parks, golf courses and unique architecture. These smaller neighborhoods within the Buckhead area offer their own mix of affordable shops, bistros and services that give each one its own special appeal.
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