Buckhead Community Information

Local Schools and Colleges

Buckhead is served by five highly rated area elementary schools, Sutton Middle School, and North Atlanta High School, plus several private school options. Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology ("Georgia Tech"), Oglethorpe University, Art Institute of Atlanta, Savannah College of Art & Design (SCADD), and Emory University offer nearby locations for higher degrees in education.

Economy and Job Market

As one of Atlanta's most important business districts, Buckhead and the surrounding communities are home to many major industries, including the Coca-Cola headquarters, Turner Broadcasting, Delta Airlines, Home Depot, and soon Mercedes Benz of North America. As a business and tourist destination, the local job market and economy is fueled by healthcare professionals due to the number of major hospitals and medical centers in the area. Information Technology is also booming due to the large number of high-tech firms, while the hospitality industry is showing strong with increasing attendance at conventions and Atlanta's tourism attractions.

Attractions and Points of Interest

Every year residents look forward to a number of community events, such as the annual Taste of Atlanta, a food festival that lets residents sample the cuisine creations of more than 75 area restaurants. Buckhead sponsors the annual tree lighting celebration, with residents flocking to participate in the spirit of the season. Atlanta also offers plenty of great events planned year-round. The Atlanta Dogwood Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival and Georgia Renaissance Festival are resident favorites among the outdoor events. On any given night in nearby Atlanta, one can attend a Broadway musical or play, a symphony, Shakespearean theatre, numerous comedy shows, view fine art, or attend one of dozens of concerts at venues all across the city. Atlanta is also home to three major league sports teams the Braves, Falcons, and Hawks.