For anyone seeking upscale rentals in Atlanta or properties in an affluent Atlanta neighborhood, Garden Hills is Atlanta at its best. This lavish neighborhood is situated in prestigious Buckhead, one of the wealthiest cities in the Atlanta. People come to Buckhead from all corners of metro Atlanta to eat, shop and play, but only an elite group live here. Garden Hills has a little of everything gratifying including top tier restaurants, lavish salons and extravagant shopping. If you are going to live in Atlanta, you might as well live in Buckhead.
Housing real estate in this neighborhood is an even mix of single-family homes, high-rise condominiums and luxury apartments. Residential areas occupy the middle of the community where the pace of life is more inclined to that of the suburbs. Apartment and condominium buildings line the outer limits of Garden Hills near the active commercial zones along the outskirts of the neighborhood. Piedmont, Peachtree and Pharr Roads are three of the most industrious thoroughfares in Atlanta. Thus, living in historic Garden Hills offers residents both big-city Atlanta living with the option to retreat to life in the suburbs when necessary.
The median price of homes in Garden Hills is $512,759. Consequently, this is around the price of a two-bedroom condo at the Phoenix. Other condominium buildings in the neighborhood include the Carlyle, Gallery Residences and Alhambra. Homes in Garden Hills represent a variety of architectural styles such as Tudor, Georgian and Spanish Revival. In addition, developers are building a good amount of new craftsman style houses that sell very quickly even with a price tag of $1,000,000 or more.
The median monthly rent in this neighborhood is $1,063, which is slightly less than the cost of a studio apartment at the Elle of Buckhead.
With so much going on around Atlanta, there are infinite things to do and places to go from here. But residents do not have to go anywhere to enjoy an exciting lifestyle. Buckhead is home to some of Atlanta’s best restaurants and many of them are in Garden Hills. Dining options in this neighborhood include the following:
- Atlanta Fish Market
- Felinis Pizzeria
- IN Between Café
- Raja Indian
- Grand China
- Aris Café and Bistro
- Tigin Irish Pub
A handful of fast food options including Jimmy Johns and Moe’s are also available. Entertainment is on the agenda in Garden Hills as well, where there is even a hookah lounge, the Sahara Hookah Lounge. In addition, the Wicked Westie dance hall offers residents the opportunity to learn to dance. Tongue and Groove nightclub is also nearby.
Pretty much all of Garden Hills is walkable. However, pedestrians should exercise caution when traveling by foot on busy Atlanta roads like Piedmont Road and Peachtree Road. Atlanta traffic poses a dangerous risk for walkers, and the drivers are not always attentive to pedestrians. Another option for alternative transportation is Atlanta’s rapid transit system. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has three stops in Buckhead. Lindbergh Station and Lenox Station are both on the gold line trains, while the Buckhead Station is on the red line train.
Pharr Road edges the top of the perimeter of the neighborhood where quiet residential life subsides to fine dining restaurants, shopping and high-rise living. The Shops at Buckhead are just across Pharr Road and feature such designer stores as Jimmy Choo and Davidoff of Geneva. The Peachtree Road Farmers Market is across Peachtree Road, and Lenox Mall is just a five-minute drive. Phipps Plaza is a 10-minute drive. Take MARTA from Lindbergh to Lenox and avoid Buckhead traffic.
Residents who enjoy spending time outdoors never run out of green space in Garden Hills. There are at least half a dozen parks here including the neighborhood’s namesake park and community membership swimming pool. Other parks in Garden Hills include:
- Frankie Allen Park
- Alexander Park
- Sunny Brook Park
- West Bolling Road Park
- Birchwood-Arlene Triangle Park
Garden Hills Elementary is conveniently located in the neighborhood of the same name. Most students in Garden Hills attend one of the two private schools here. The two private schools in Garden Hills are the Atlanta International School (K-12) and Christ the Catholic School (K-8). Other public schools serving Garden Hills include Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School.
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