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Situated north of Midtown and Downtown, Buckhead is a village inside the City of Atlanta, with it’s own commercial and residential districts.
It is home to the Atlanta History Center, the Governor’s Mansion, Lenox Mall, the Streets of Buckhead, The St. Regis Hotel, Miami Circle, and Phipps Plaza.
Schools in Buckhead
In addition to excellent public schools run by the Atlanta Public School System, Buckhead boasts a wide array of private schools. More than 54,000 students, including those living in Buckhead, attend schools in the Atlanta Public School System.
Students in the Buckhead area usually attend Sarah Smith Elementary School, a National Blue Ribbon School and a GA School of Excellence. For grades 6-8, students attend Sutton Middle School, a state-of-the-art facility with an award-winning orchestra, band, and arts and drama department.
The school is classified as a World IB School, meaning students consistently meet and exceed the CRCT scores every year. North Atlanta High School has been named one of Georgia’s most challenging schools and offers a unique area of programs not usually found in the public sector, such as water polo, chess, orchestra, robotics, and more.
Many of Buckhead’s private schools, such as Pace Academy, Westminster School, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Holy Spirit Preparatory School, and Trinity School, combine rigorous academics with religion. Atlanta Girls’ School is another private school option that focuses on giving girls the academic, social, and environmental advantages they need to thrive and reach their full potential.
Atlanta International School is a private Buckhead school that touts “an education comparable to that of top tier institutions the world over” with a focus on bridging the gap between domestic and international cultures. The Galloway School, The Lovett School, and The Westminster Schools provide even more private school options.
Families that choose to call Buckhead home can be assured that their children will receive a high-quality education, whether they choose the public or private school sector.
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Parks and Recreation in Buckhead
Despite Buckhead’s location in the heart of Atlanta, there are many opportunities for outdoor fun, thanks to the many parks run by the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation. Frankie Allen sits slightly to the east of Buckhead.
This 21-acre park is home to shaded baseball fields, tennis courts, picnic areas, and a small children’s playground. In addition to being dog-friendly, Frankie Allen Park is also a frequent site of a farmers’ market, concerts, festivals, and more.
Chastain Park, Atlanta’s largest city park at 268 acres, is ideally situated in Buckhead, allowing residents access to everything from hiking, biking, and jogging trails to a large outdoor swimming pool and swim center that is open to the public.
The park also offers multiple children’s playgrounds, lighted tennis courts, and a pro shop, ball fields, horse stables with an equestrian park and riding lessons, a gym, multiple covered pavilions with charcoal grills for barbecuing, and the Chastain Park Golf Course.
The park is also the site of an outdoor amphitheater, which recently underwent more than $5 million dollars in improvements and has hosted world-famous performers, such as Lady Gaga, Sting, and Mary J. Blige, as well as the occasional comedian, including Adam Sandler.
Residents can also take advantage of the easy access to 7.5-acre Duck Pond Park. Known for its serene environment, the park is accented by plenty of green space and rolling terrain. It is also home to over 40 different species of birds, who often gather in the lake while they await treats from walkers.
The park is a dog-friendly spot, as long as they remain on a leash, with walkways. The park is the perfect spot to escape the concrete jungle of Buckhead and enjoy nature at its finest.
Weather in Buckhead
Buckhead residents get to experience all four seasons, although spring and fall tend to be short. The muggy summer days often reach 89°F or higher, while the winter temperature may dip to 22°F or lower.
During the hot season (May 24 to September 17), the sun usually shines brightly. During the other eight months of the year, there is a good chance that it’ll be partly cloudy or overcast for at least part of the day.
Snow is rare in Buckhead, but not impossible, as the area sees around 2.9” annually. Rain is more common, with an average of 47.12” each year over 113 days. July is most likely to see rain, while April has the lowest chance of precipitation.
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