People looking for real estate in Atlanta may want to inquire about available homes in the Buckhead Forest neighborhood—once known as the Buckhead Triangle—in the Buckhead district. Comprised of almost 2,500 residents and nearly 200 single-family homes not including condo options as well as townhouses, the Buckhead Forest neighborhood is nestled in the popular Buckhead area located in uptown Atlanta. After midtown and downtown, Buckhead is the third largest business district in Atlanta and one of the biggest in the southeast United States. Buckhead comes loaded with dining, shopping, nightlife and easy access to Atlanta’s MARTA system making the district and the neighborhood easy to get around and eminently walkable.
Buckhead Forest houses comprise many cottages that boast styles from traditional to Tudor flavors and can often have a two-story garage apartment. Many lots are deep and narrow with plenty of vegetation and shrubbery. Buckhead Forest lies a short walk from the center of the Buckhead district where the business and entertainment options await residents and visitors alike. The median monthly rent for apartments in this urban enclave is $1,465 per month while the median home price is $216,577. Both figures are significantly higher than the national average. Fifty-nine percent rent their living space in Buckhead Forest compared to 41 percent who rent theirs.
Crime rates in Buckhead Forest tend to be slightly above average compared to national rates. Among the different classifications of crime rates affecting homeowners and renters include:
- Violent crimes
- Assault – 290 per 100,000 people (National average, 283)
- Murder – 0 per 100,000 people (National average, 6)
- Robbery – 124 per 100,000 (National average, 136)
- Property crimes
- Burglary – 662 per 100,000 (National average, 500)
- Theft – 6,703 per 100,000 (National average, 2.043)
- Motor vehicle theft – 538 per 100,000 (National average, 284)
Buckhead Forest demographics for the 2,446 homeowners and renters comprise 78 percent white, eight percent Asian, seven percent African-American and four percent Hispanic. Thirty-four percent of the residents possess master’s level educations and 51 percent have a bachelor’s degree, making the neighborhood well above average in terms of education. By gender, 52 percent are male and by age the population is:
- 18 – 24 years: 18 percent
- 25 – 34 years: 30 percent
- 35 – 44 years: 20 percent
- 45 – 54 years: 8 percent
- 55 – 64 years: 7 percent
- 65+: 6 percent
People dwelling in houses and apartments in Buckhead Forest are in close proximity to some of the best dining and shopping Atlanta has to offer. The Buckhead district is considered very chic by anyone’s standards and their eateries and boutiques are no different. Along with the more traditional and well-known fare for both activities are quite upscale options for residents who want to splurge:+
- Jimmy Choo
- Christian Louboutin
When it comes to dining, you can also find a dizzying array of eateries dotting residential properties. Atlanta’s hot spot, Buckhead offers something for everyone whether on a budget or looking to nibble on the sublime.
- Tomo Japanese Restaurant presents the tried and true sushi and traditional Japanese fare. Now a staple of the American dining scene, sushi is always a pleaser and Tomo delivers, literally, as they offer catering services should you prefer to entertain at home.
- Dante’s Down the Hatch offers up a mix of European and international stylings from their kitchen with everything from Chinese dumplings, to fondue, to samplings from Down Under. In addition to their eclectic menu, you can find live jazz awaiting you on the right evening.
- Buckhead Pizza Company brings things more mainstream with a variety of types of pizza as their draw. However, you can also find wings, subs and sandwiches, and Mediterranean food available for those who wish to switch it up a bit.
Whether living in rentals or owning your own mansion, those with children are going to want to know about available options for educating their children. There are a bevy of preschools to choose from for those with tiny tots. Buckhead also boats fine public options including North Atlanta High School which is a double magnet school for international studies and performing arts. Along with those public options, there is a list of private middle and high school options for residents who prefer to go that route. And, of course, Emory University Business School and the Atlanta Art Institute are both located in Buckhead.
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