Your Buckhead Neighborhood Guide
Buckhead’s picturesque streets, historic architecture, and upscale shopping malls draw quite a crowd. Lovingly referred to as the “Beverly Hills of the East”, Buckhead is more than just a hub of shopping and intown luxury living in Atlanta - there’s also a high quality collection of bars, restaurants, and things to do. For those who appreciate the finer things in life, we present your Buckhead neighborhood guide.
A Brief History
The uptown Atlanta district was acquired by American farmer Henry Irby in 1838. Originally called “Irbyville”, the name “Buckhead” stuck once Irby’s large buck head was displayed prominently in Buckhead Village. Following World War I, Atlanta’s wealthy moved in and began building lavish mansions, seemingly unaffected by the stock market crash of 1929. The area soon developed with the 1959 addition of Lenox Square, one of the first malls in the U.S. and the largest southeastern shopping center in the country. Office development and an influx of bars, clubs, and restaurants followed, establishing Buckhead as one of Atlanta’s most affluent and trendy communities.
Shoppers in Buckhead find a variety of shopping malls, stores, and high-end boutiques. Buckhead Village is the premier shopping and cultural center of the district. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta comprises six blocks of high-end designer stores like Hermès, Dior, and Jimmy Choo. Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza are a short drive The Shops, with more popular fashion finds.
From light bites to exquisitely crafted meals, Buckhead has one of most vibrant dining scenes in the world. Inspired by the rustic cooking of the Mediterranean coast, Fia Restaurant specializes in wood-fired fare, house-made pastas, charcuterie and prime steaks, and fresh, seasonal foods. Alongside exceptionally prepared meals under the direction of Chef Daniel Porubiansky, Fia offers an esoteric wine menu of varietals from around the world. Those looking for an equally tantalizing experience should head to Mr. B. Bar for an intimate atmosphere and innovative, vintage cocktails honoring the history and craft of bartending. Whether you want to sip in a sophisticated outdoor courtyard setting or dine in a sleek restaurant with a warm ambiance, taste the best of Buckhead at Fia and Mr B. Bar, located within The Burgess Hotel.
Underneath Buckhead’s retail and restaurant scene lies genteel beauty and a history that’s worth exploring. Check out Chastain Memorial Park, Atlanta’s largest city park, to lounge under the stars at the Cadence Bank Amphitheater or visit the seasonal Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival and the Chastain Park Arts Fall Festival. Get some fresh air along the PATH 400 Greenway Trail, a multi-use greenway through the heart of Buckhead. Other popular attractions include the LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Buckhead Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art, and contemporary art galleries like Buckhead Art & Company, Alan Avery Art Company, Mason Fine Art, and TEW Galleries.
Buckhead is known for its remarkable architecture and multi-million dollar mansions throughout the many neighborhoods comprising the district. Popular destinations to explore include Ridgedale Park’s Tudor Revival and cottage style homes, Brookwood Hills’ 1920s homes on the National Register of Historic Places, and Arden-Habersham, the “old Buckhead” neighborhood near the Governor’s Mansion and Swan House at the Atlanta History Center.
The Burgess Hotel is proud to offer complimentary transportation to our guests to destinations within two miles, daily from 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. We also provide Concierge services to help you make the most of your Buckhead stay, whether it be securing tickets to a show, printing your boarding passes, or directing you to some of the most exciting attractions in the city.
Get to your exciting plans faster when you book your stay with The Burgess Hotel. Located in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead district, our revamped boutique hotel features an on-site bar and restaurant, modern conveniences, and a carefully curated lifestyle experience featuring beautiful spaces for work, play, and relaxed enjoyment.