Considered one of Atlanta’s most affluent neighborhoods, Buckhead is a highly desirable, beautifully established community of trendy high-rises and multi-million dollar estates. With a vibrant nightlife and highly regarding dining scene at its core, fashionistas and home owners with a penchant for interior design will find a shopper’s paradise among a bevy of upscale Buckhead boutiques and the two malls at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, featuring such recognizable anchor stores and brands as Bloomingdales, Burberry’s, Coach, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Sax Fifth Avenue and more. For entertainment, Phipps also offers a LEGOLand Discovery Center and 14-screen AMC Theatre.
Relatively “young” in terms of the life of a Southern city, Brookhaven was incorporated as recently as December 2012 – making it one of Georgia’s newest cities. Comprised of 12 square miles and a population estimated at around 49,000 people, Brookhaven is also representative of DeKalb County’s largest city. While it hasn’t been a city for long, its reputation as one of Atlanta’s premier communities is long-standing. What once served as a large plantation established by John Evins in the early 1800s would eventually be transformed to a playground for Atlanta’s wealthy set, as they began building summer cottages around the turn of the century “far away” from the hustle and bustle of Atlanta’s thriving Downtown area. By 1912, the Brookhaven Country Club golf course was founded, but sold three short years later to Capital City Club. Gorgeous homes designed by some of the most highly revered architects of the time began to pop up around the sprawling golf course – in an area now known as Historic Brookhaven. As central to the community as Historic Brookhaven, but with more of a youthful vibe, is Town Brookhaven – a thriving mixed-use development with more than 460,000 square feet of prime retail real estate that touts itself as a “pedestrian-friendly urban village.”
The neighborhoods surrounding this 268-acre park in the highly revered Chastain Park area the northern edge of Atlanta boast some of the city’s most beautiful trees and multi-million dollar homes with close proximity to shopping and dining in nearby Buckhead, including Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. The park itself features jogging paths, playgrounds, tennis center, golf course, swimming pool, horse park, master grill & pavilions, and – the one thing for which it is most commonly associated, the Chastain Park Amphitheater. The Amphitheater is famed for playing host to a series of outdoor concerts featuring internationally recognized artists that include Jimmy Buffett, Sting, Lionel Ritchie, The Temptations, Eric Clapton and more. Seats are available from anywhere from a picnic blanket on the lawn to a table in the pit. The park is also home to the annual Chastain Park Arts Festival – featuring fine art and crafts, a children’s area, live music, and local food & beverage concessions, including wildly popular gourmet food trucks.
Well-known as a “silver spoon” suburb of Atlanta, Dunwoody is situated in DeKalb County, poised between Fulton County to the north and west, Interstate 285 to the south, and Gwinnett County to the northeast. Rolling hills, towering pines and stately hardwoods dot the landscape, as do some of North Atlanta’s finest homes, shops and restaurants. Among one of the city’s most popular draws is Perimeter Mall – which is filled to overflowing with upscale stores such as Nordstrom, Macy’s, Coach, Michael Kors, Von Maur, and Z Gallerie, as well as great dining destinations like Capital Grille, Seasons 52, Goldfish, The Cheesecake Factory and more. Dunwoody also offers close proximity to “pill hill” – a sprawling medical community that includes Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, Northside Hospital, and the award-winning St. Joseph’s Hospital. Community-focused Dunwoody is home to a network of trails and excellent parks, and plays host to a jam-packed calendar of events.