The region around the intersection of Peachtree Road and Roswell Road is a hub of business activity in Atlanta’s wealthiest community. It is also known as the stylish, walkable, hip, and some could even say pompous sector of the neighborhood. There has been a proliferation of new (not inexpensive) accommodation alternatives and eateries in recent years, but reasonable discounts are still available (though rarely at Jimmy Choo).

For crying out loud, one of the new apartment towers in Buckhead Village is called “Gentry,” while in the swanky, glassy Hanover Buckhead Village, a studio apartment with hardly more than 600 square feet can cost you back $1,837 per month, or more. Even yet, if you were looking to buy a condo at The Charles, a high-end complex located at the prime intersection of Peachtree and East Paces Ferry roads in Atlanta, that amount would be chump change compared to the average mortgage. You only only to delve as deeply as The Village to see that Buckhead’s exclusivity, like improved walkability, does not come cheap unless you are ready to compromise a little.

Which begs the question: why pay such exorbitant prices? Where else in Atlanta can you walk just a few blocks to shop at Herm├Ęs, dine at a fancy restaurant like Le Bilboquet, and see a musical at a legendary theater like the Buckhead Theatre? The situation isn’t entirely bleak, though; smaller condos with the same geographic advantages can often be purchased for less than $250,000.

Charlie Loudermilk Park is a green haven among the economic bustle of the village, beyond the retail and chic apartments. (Fun fact: it used to be the location of Henry Irby’s General Store; Irby is generally considered to be the founder of Buckhead.) The area now occupied by the village’s luxury outdoor retail district was originally home to an estimated one hundred pubs and restaurants, many of which remained open until the early hours of the morning until they were shut down due to general rowdiness and one very high-profile crime.

The independent art galleries of Miami Circle and Bennett Street are among the most well-known attractions in the trendy district of Buckhead. The stylish eateries on Peachtree Road and Roswell Road are popular among well-dressed people, and the bars and clubs in the area attract a young, hip crowd. The Governor’s Mansion, a Greek Revival building, and the Atlanta History Center both have exhibits on local history.

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