Buckhead is big. It occupies, technically, about a quarter of all of ITP Atlanta. So to say “meet me in Buckhead tonight” seems pretty vague.
But not really. When people refer to Buckhead, this is the part of town they’re talking about. The intersection of Piedmont Road and Peachtree Road is, arguably, one of the commercial and cultural centers of Atlanta, and this is the ZIP code in which you’ll find it. Some of the city’s (and the country’s) best restaurants are here. The best hotels. It’s the fashion mecca of Atlanta, and the place to see and be seen. It’s the part of Atlanta that says, “You’ve arrived.”
West Paces Ferry Road runs right through the heart of this part of town. It’s one of Atlanta’s oldest, most exclusive thoroughfares, containing the Buckhead Theatre, the Atlanta History Center, and the Governor’s Mansion. On the surrounding boulevards, some of the most luxurious homes in the South, truly lavish estates with rolling, immaculate grounds and towering facades, can be found.
But for all the opulence, this is also a place where you can let your hair loose. Back in the day, Buckhead was regarded as one of the best clubbing destinations in the South. Many of these nightspots have relocated or have gone extinct, but there are still a few enclaves where a good night can turn into a good morning: the area surrounding the Buckhead Theatre, affectionately referred to as the Buckhead Triangle, contains some of the most chilled out places to grab a drink in style. The fact that Buckhead Atlanta, a world-class shopping and lifestyle district, opened in recent years, doesn’t hurt, either.
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