Buckhead is home to upscale shopping centers, organic grocers, award winning restaurants and best-known streets. It appeals to those looking for unwavering convenience to the city’s most popular attractions, to be enthralled by the serene natural beauty of Atlanta’s largest park and to lead a vibrant and active city lifestyle.
There’s no place like home in Buckhead— read on for the top reasons why.
1. Proximity to Chastain Park
Chastain Park in Buckhead is one of Atlanta’s premier destinations, spanning 268 acres and recognized as Atlanta’s largest park. The park boasts an arts center, tennis court, gymnasium, horse park, softball diamond, swimming pool, amphitheatre and various walking trails. It’s so vast that it also has its own golf course. It’s Buckhead’s proximity to Chastain Park that makes the neighbourhood so appealing to current and future homeowners. If you’re lucky enough to call Empire Buckley in Buckhead home, Chastain Park is a mere 15-minute walk away — offering a plethora of activities and opportunities in what feels like your backyard.
2. Home to Some of the Best Restaurants
If you’re a foodie, Buckhead is definitely the place to be. The Chastain, formerly known as Horseradish Grill, is a New American Bistro known for its elevated comfort foods and local ingredients. It’s no coincidence that The Chastain shares its name with Atlanta’s largest park — it’s located within it. Whether it’s to indulge in their A.M. Café, Lunch or Dinner specials, Buckhead residents living at Empire Buckley need only travel 20 minutes.
Chops Lobster Bar is an Atlanta staple, known for its award-winning food and service. The restaurant has ranked as the No.1 Steakhouse in the U.S. for Food & Service and is one of Atlanta’s Top 25 Restaurants according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. From fresh seafood flown in daily to offering the finest USDA prime aged beef, Chops is sure to make a lasting impression. To make this dining destination even more appealing, it’s only a 10-minute car ride away from Buckley.
Here are some other culinary hotspots in Buckhead that are worth visiting:
Storico Fresco: An Italian restaurant offering authentic Italian history, culture, tradition and taste.
Storico Vino: An upscale venetian inspired wine bar offering culinary tastes from the region.
The Garden Room: A French style restaurant offering an immersive garden bar and dining experience.
Umi: An upscale sushi bar serving sophisticated Japanese food in an airy and contemporary environment.
3. A Shopping Experience Like No Other
When it comes to shopping, Buckhead does not disappoint. Home to Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square, Buckhead offers an upscale shopping experience filled with luxury, dining, beauty and fun — only a short 15-minute drive from Empire Buckley.
With over 100+ iconic brands, Phipps Plaza located at the intersection of Peachtree and Lenox Roads, boasts retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Tiffany & Co., Gucci and more. The destination also includes a 14-screen AMC movie theatre and a LEGOLAND Discovery Center for kids. Even more impressive, however, is its sister center, Lenox Square. The property showcases an impressive two-story glass façade at its entrance and features nearly 250 speciality stores like FENDI, Burberry, Cartier, Louis Vuitton and more.
4. State of the Art Medical Centers
When you’re choosing a neighborhood to call home, it’s important to evaluate its proximity to hotspots, destinations, highways — even hospitals. For Buckhead residents, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Northside Hospital, two of Atlanta’s most distinguished medical centers, are less than 20 minutes away.
As Atlanta’s longest-serving hospital, Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital ranked No.2 in Georgia and metro Atlanta’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News. The hospital is also the first in the metro Atlanta area to receive the state’s highest designation for emergency cardiac care.
Similarly, Northside Hospital ranked No.4 in Georgia and metro Atlanta’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News. It has ranked among the country’s best hospitals for adult gynaecology in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 Best Hospital rankings.
Photos courtesy of: Chops Lobster Bar Facebook Page (Chops Restaurant); Storico Fresco Facebook (Storico Fresco); Storico Vino Facebook (Storico Vino); The Garden Room Facebook (The Garden Room); Umi Atlanta (Umi); and Simon Property Group (Phipps Plaza).