Buckhead is a wonderful residential district in the greater Atlanta area. It’s known for its chic, upscale restaurants, bars, clubs, and luxury shopping, making it a very in-demand area in the South. Maybe you live in the greater Atlanta area and are looking for a great place to relocate and raise your family, or you’re moving to Georgia from elsewhere. Either way, here are five awesome reasons to move to Buckhead, Georgia.
Plenty of Other Families
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According to population data collected by Point2Homes.com, the Buckhead area is over 17.5% families with children. That means your kids will have plenty of other children to become friends with. In addition, the neighborhood’s fastest-growing age bracket is 20 to 30 years old, so the area is likely to keep growing. In fact, Livable Buckhead reports that the population is expected to grow from the current population of 87,000 to 114,000 by the year 2040. So, as your kids grow up and potentially your family grows bigger, they’ll always have other kids to meet at school and play with.
An Education-Friendly Area
Buckhead is home to more than 15 public and private schools, including elementary schools, high schools, charter schools, and colleges. One of the area’s academic gems is the Atlanta International School, and it serves kids in grades K to 12. This school offers three dual-language tracks to help children develop bilingual proficiency, a diverse arts curriculum with theater, fine art, and music, and effective STEM courses and extracurriculars for students to gain hands-on training toward STEM careers.
Your older children get a great education at North Atlanta High School, which is known as one of the most academically challenging schools in the country and is rated an A- by Niche.com. North Fulton High School offers high-quality college-prep courses. Young kids can succeed at Jackson Elementary (A-), Charles R. Drew Charter School (A-), and Smith Elementary (A-). And, of course, Crème de la Crème of Buckhead offers a diverse curriculum of language arts, science, technology, math, and arts in the form of daycare, before- and after-school programs, and camps.
When your children are old enough to go to college, they can stay close to home or begin their collegiate classes early at the local Georgia State University satellite campus, the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, or the Terry College of Business Executive Education Center, part of the University of Georgia.
Atlanta residents know that Buckhead is one of the best places to go for exquisite food and diverse cuisines. Enjoy tastes from all over the world, like Italy, Spain, Greece, Thailand, Japan, and many more, all without leaving Northern Atlanta.
If you’re looking for delectable Asian food, try Tomo for sushi, Urban Wu for authentic Szechuan food, and Chai Yo Modern Thai for new takes on traditional Thai food. Grab tapas and sangria at Gypsy Kitchen, or enjoy pasta, steak, and seafood Italian-style at Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse. For the vegetarians, vegans, and veggie-lovers in your family, head to Cafe Sunflower for a plant-based meal like you’ve never had.
While all of the previously listed places are fantastic for date night, meet-ups with your group of friends, or a celebratory family dinner, there are also more casual family-friendly eateries around Buckhead, too. You’ll find national chains like Cheesecake Factory, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and California Pizza Kitchen. But you’ll also have to try Fellini’s Pizza, an Atlanta staple for all things pizza pie, and the White House Restaurant, which serves up American classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Living in Buckhead means being super close to the best shopping in Northern Atlanta.
If you’re shopping for luxury brands, then Phipps Plaza is the place to go. Here you can browse Tiffany & Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, Versace, Gucci, Valentino, and many more. Lenox Square mall is home to Neiman Marcus, the only store location in the state of Georgia, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Cartier, Bloomingdales, Burberry, and over 200 other local stores and national chains. The Village District has internationally recognized brands like Dior, Louboutin, and Hermès, as well as Buckhead Art & Company, a perfect local destination for exquisite art for your home.
Need something a little more underground or unique? Bennett Street and Miami Circle are lined with antique stores, art galleries, and decor shops that offer plenty of one-of-a-kind items perfect for your home or gifts for loved ones. Peachtree Battle Antique Interiors is a local antique market with more than 40 experienced antique and collectible dealers.
Close to Downtown Atlanta
While Buckhead has nearly everything you and your family could want within the neighborhood’s perimeter, you’ll also enjoy venturing out into Atlanta, which is under 20 minutes away. Here you can enjoy even more amazingly diverse restaurants and cafes, fabulous arts and culture destinations, live sports and concert venues, and family-friendly entertainment and events.
Honor the sacrifices and protests for human rights with a visit to the Center for Civil and Human Rights, or explore the Fernbank Museum of National History to learn about subjects like science, nature, anthropology, and archeology. The kids will love seeing their favorite characters from The Muppets and Sesame Street at the Center for Puppetry Arts and seeing big planes up close at the Delta Flight Museum. If you and your family love art, then you can visit the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, or the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film.
You’re also close to family-friendly destinations like the Georgia Aquarium, known as the best in the nation, and the Atlanta Zoo, both of which are fantastic destinations for animal lovers. The Mercedes Benz Stadium is home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta United Football Club, the local MLS soccer team, and many concerts featuring well-known names in pop, rock, hip hop, and country music.
So there you have it, the five best reasons to move to the Buckhead area of Greater Atlanta. When you decide to move to Buckhead, consider enrolling your children at Crème de la Crème of Buckhead. We have various classes and programs for infants, toddlers, and children up to age 12. Contact us to learn more about how our whole-child curriculum can help your kids thrive.