For ITP living that still maintains a close proximity to the northern suburbs, many have chosen to hang their hats in 30342. This area of town comprises a fairly large area, dominated by two of Atlanta’s main north-south thoroughfares: Roswell Road on the surface, and State Highway 400, a toll road that runs from I-85, all the way up to Cumming, Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachians.
The area itself is primarily residential, but with the highly trafficked thoroughfares, residents have ample opportunity to gather the necessities: so great restaurants line the Roswell Road corridor, and a roster of the usual shopping options make grabbing some essentials for dinner a snap.
At home, the architecture primarily consists of mid-century homes that have worn the decades well. When they were first constructed, the suburbs to the north were only fledgling communities (the interstates wouldn’t become a reality for some time, for that matter). But as the years have progressed, the neighborhoods of north Buckhead have benefitted from a location close to Sandy Springs (a great hangout scene in its own right), without being too far away from the main stretch of Buckhead’s heart, and by extension, the Midtown and Downtown cores to the south.
The area is particularly popular with families. While no single neighborhood dominates this portion of town, each side street and cul-de-sac has become its own de-facto locale, where neighborhood patrols keep the streets safe, and where it’s a safe bet that neighbors know each other well enough to have everyone’s best interests at heart.
The icing on the cake is proximity to the Chastain Park Amphitheatre. A large sitting area close to the stage is backed up by a grassy hill that overlooks a massive performance venue that, over the years, has played host to some of the world’s biggest acts. Check the lineup.
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