Livability Score

78
/100
i The AreaVibes Livability Score evaluates 9 different categories and creates an overall score out of 100. The higher the score, the better the area.

amenities A+

There are lots of amenities close to this location.
Coffee (12) A+
Whistle Bistro
Coffee Shop
Pemberton Cafe
Coffee Shop
Kaldi's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Blue Donkey Coffee
Coffee Shop
Cafeteria
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Corner Bakery
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Broadway Diner
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Just Around the Corner
Coffee Shop
MidCity Cafe
Coffee Shop
Gold & Bold Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Landmark Diner
Coffee Shop
Starbucks
Coffee Shop
Cafe Lucia
Coffee Shop
Land of 1000 Hills
Coffee Shop
Urban Grind
Coffee Shop
Boba Mocha
Coffee Shop
Dancing Goats Coffee Bar
Coffee Shop
Kung Fu Tea
Coffee Shop
Piedmont North Dining Hall
Coffee Shop
Ebrik Coffee Room
Coffee Shop
Entertainment (15) A+
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Museum
Georgia Aquarium
Aquarium
Bobby Dodd Stadium
Stadium
World of Coca-Cola
Attraction
Imagine It! Children's Museum of Atlanta
Museum
Robert H. Ferst Center for the Arts
Theatre Arts
DramaTech
Theatre Arts
College Football Hall of Fame
Museum
Atlanta Contemporary Art Museum
Museum
Fountain of Rings
Attraction
Shakespeare Tavern
Theatre Arts
The Telephone Museum
Museum
Southern Company Amphitheater
Theatre Arts
SkyView Atlanta
Attraction
Fox Theatre
Theatre Arts
The Tabernacle
Theatre Arts
Inside CNN Studio Tour
Attraction
State Farm Arena
Stadium
Road To Tara Museum
Museum
The Theatrical Outfit
Theatre Arts
Rialto Center for the Arts
Theatre Arts
Alexander Memorial Coliseum in McCamish Pavilion
Stadium
Science and Technology Museum of Atlanta
Museum
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Stadium
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
Museum
Food and Drink (61) A-
Good Drinking Spot
Bar
The Varsity
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Dantanna's
Bar
Moe's Southwest Grill
Fast Food
Arby's
Fast Food
Taco Mac
Bar
Park Bar
Bar
Publik Draft House
Bar
Moe's Southwest Grill
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
Chick-fil-A
Fast Food
Churchill Grounds
Bar
BurgerFi
Fast Food
There on Fifth
Bar
Pulse
Bar
Downtown Deli
Deli
Red Phone Booth
Bar
Metro Diner & Bar
Bar
Sidebar
Bar
The Side Bar
Bar
Cypress Street Pint and Plate
Bar
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Fast Food
Subway
Fast Food
BrickStone
Fast Food
Fitness (1) C-
North Avenue Apartments Gym
Gym
Fink Family Gymnasium
Gym
Flywheel Sports
Gym
Martin Luther King Junior Community Center
Community Centre
Helene S. Mills Multipurpose Center
Community Centre
Sweat Equity
Gym
Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center and Aquatic Center
Community Centre
CorePower Yoga
Gym
Anytime Fitness
Gym
Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority Resource Center
Community Centre
Dunbar Recreation Center
Community Centre
Trinity fitness
Gym
Challenge Aerial
Gym
Cabbagetown Community Center
Community Centre
LA Fitness
Gym
CrossFit Downtown Atlanta
Gym
Little Five Points Community Center
Community Centre
Noble Clay Fitness
Gym
CrossFit Terminus
Gym
Ox Fit
Gym
Coan Park Recreation Center
Community Centre
Groceries (20) F
Corner Bakery
Bakery
Publix
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Sweet Auburn Bread
Bakery
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Auburn Discount Grocery
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Whole Foods Market
Grocery Store
Trader Joe's
Grocery Store
Highland Bakery
Bakery
Kroger
Grocery Store
The Little Tart Bakeshop
Bakery
Sean's Harvest Market
Health Food
Colonial
Bakery
Little Tart
Bakery
Savi Urban Market
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Walmart Supercenter
Grocery Store
Big Bear Supermarket
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Publix
Grocery Store
Kroger
Grocery Store
Parks (52) A+
Friendship Park
Park
Georgia Institute of Technology Historic District
Park
Von Gorden Playground
Playground
All Children's Playground
Playground
Centennial Olympic Park
Park
Hardy Ivy Park
Park
Walton Spring Park
Park
Walton Spring Park
Park
Georgia International Plaza
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Rodney Cook Sr. Park in Historic Vine City
Park
The Home Depot Backyard
Park
Eco-Commons
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Fairlie-Poplar Historic District
Park
Margaret Mitchell Square
Park
Vine City Park
Park
Renaissance Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Unknown Name
Playground
J F Kennedy Park
Park
Unknown Name
Playground
Woodruff Park Playground
Playground
Woodruff Park
Park
Home Park Park Playground
Playground
Shops (79) A-
Unknown Name
Books
Burdell's
Convenience Store
DePoe Eye Center
Optician
AT&T
Electronics
Great Clips
Hairdresser
T-Mobile
Electronics
Nail Talk and Tan
Beauty
Sole
Shoes
New Era Store
Clothing
The Mall at Peachtree Center
Mall
JoS. A. Bank
Clothing
Sprint
Electronics
Savi Provisions - MStreet
Convenience Store
QuikTrip
Convenience Store
Unknown Name
Bicycle
Chevron
Convenience Store
Awa African Hair Braiding & Barbershop
Hairdresser
American Haircuts
Hairdresser
Shep's Midtown Ace
Home Improvement
Simply Fashion
Clothing
City Nails
Beauty
Shoes Exotica
Shoes
Boost Mobile
Electronics
Oh! My Nappy Hair Salon
Hairdresser
Downtown Mini Mall
Mall
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commute A+

Of all people who commute, 4.4% take public transportation in Buckhead.
Public Transit Stops (14)
Stops & Stations
A+
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
Ivan Allen Jr Blvd NW & Lovejoy St
Bus Stop
Village Smoke
Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
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Bus Stop
Civic Center
Transit Station
Megabus & Flixbus
Bus Stop
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North Avenue
Transit Station
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Bus Stop
Workers Taking Public Transit
4.4%
C-
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cost of living F

The cost of living in Buckhead is 132/100 - which is 43% higher than Georgia.
Cost of Living
Goods & Services, Housing, etc.
F
Tax Rates
Income & Sales Tax
C+
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crime D+

Buckhead crime rates are 3,688 per 100k, which is 79% higher than Georgia
Property Crime
3,385 crimes per 100k
F
Violent Crime
303 crimes per 100k
C+
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employment A+

The median income in Buckhead is $113,902 - which is 123% higher than Georgia.
Med. Household Income
$113,902
A+
Unemployment Rate
2.8%
B+
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health B+

There are many hospitals, police and fire stations.
Health & Safety (28)
Dentist, Doctor, Hospital, etc.
A+
Georgia Tech COVID-19 Testing Center
Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Hospital
Atlanta Precinct Number 5 Police Station
Police
Atlanta CNN Center Precinct Police Station
Police
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Unknown Name
Dentist
Unknown Name
Dentist
CVS Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Zone 1 Mini Police Precinct
Police
Georgia Tech Police
Police
GSU Police Department
Police
Express Food & Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Atlanta Fire Rescue Department - Station 1
Fire Station
Broad Street Dental Center
Dentist
Fulton County Sherrif's Office
Police
Loughlin Radiation-Oncology Center
Clinic
Auburn Dental Care
Dentist
Atlanta Fire Station 15
Fire Station
Atlanta Fire Rescue Department - Station 15
Fire Station
Hughes Spalding Hospital
Hospital
Express Drugs
Pharmacy
Walmart Pharmacy
Pharmacy
Atlanta Police Station Headquarters
Police
Grady Health System
Hospital
Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center
Hospital
Air Quality
Median Air Quality
F
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housing A-

Buckhead home prices are $491,544 - which is 223% higher than Georgia
Home Price
$491,544
A+
Home Appreciation Rate
N/A
C
Home Affordability
4.3x (home price to income ratio)
D-
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schools A+

The Buckhead graduation rate is 97% - which is 19% higher than Georgia
School Test Scores
63%
C
High School Grad. Rates
97%
A+
Elementary Schools (16) F
Centennial Academy
Michael R. Hollis Innovation Academy
Department Of Human Resources
Kindezi Old 4Th Ward
Dar-Un-Noor Atlanta Science Academy
Kipp West Atlanta Young Scholars Academy
The Childrens School
Kipp Ways Primary School
The John Hope-Charles Walter Hill Elementary Schools
Wesley International Academy Charter Facility
The Howard School
Dunbar Elementary School
M. A. Jones Elementary School
Bright Futures Academy
Inman Middle School
Slam Academy Of Atlanta
King Middle School
St Nicholas Orthodox Academy
Hillside Conant School
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter - Elementary
Atlanta Neighborhood Charter - Middle
Montessori In Town
Gideons Elementary School
Woodson Park Academy
Brown Middle School
High Schools (6) F
Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School
Graduation Achievement Center Charter High School
Dar-Un-Noor Atlanta Science Academy
Grady High School
Booker T. Washington High School
The Howard School
Bright Futures Academy
St Nicholas Orthodox Academy
Hillside Conant School
The New School
Tamu S. Kanyama Prep Academy
Maynard H. Jackson- Jr. High School
Uhs Of Laurel Heights
Kipp Atlanta Collegiate
Paideia School
Wellspring Living
Light Of The World Of Atlanta
Carver High School
Early College High School At Carver
School Of Technology At Carver
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ratings A+

Buckhead has an overall rating of 86% from 15 reviews.
User Reviews (1)
From AreaVibes
A+
User Surveys (14)
From AreaVibes
B+
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Buckhead: Atlanta's Very Own Rodeo Drive 4.5 rating By Anonymous ( Jun 06, 2014) After moving to Atlanta, GA from Burbank, CA, we wanted an area that had the same metropolitan hippy-cool vibe that we had been accustomed to. We found it in Buckhead, a wealthy area of Atlanta, GA, bordering the Cumberland and Vinings area in neighboring Cobb County, heading no ...Read More rthwest, Sandy Springs towards the north, and Midtown/West Midtown Atlanta heading southwest.

Buckhead has several things that make it desirable, but one in particular is how relatively low in crime it is, compared to Atlanta in general. The crime index is 59 percent lower than the Atlanta average, and is safer than 93% percent of all the ATL's neighborhoods put together. The estimated chance of being a victim of a crime is 1 in 30, which makes the area a relatively safe one to walk around during evening hours.

In terms of shopping, the two chief resources are the Lenox Square Mall, located off of Peachtree Road NE, or Phipps Plaza, conveniently located just off the intersection of Peachtree and Lenox Roads. Both of these have both major department stores as well as dozens of specialty shops to frequent. For me, having a Louis Vuitton shop to frequent, along with Saks Fifth Avenue and Banana Republic make these two malls well worth spending my time and money there.

Entertainment options abound, such as comedy clubs, bars and several funky little coffee houses to choose from. For movie fans, an AMC theatre can be found conveniently inside of the Phipps Plaza. For those that choose to venture further downtown to enjoy themselves, they can find the CNN Center, New World of Coca-Cola, the Fox Theatre and the Georgia Aquarium located relatively close by.

In terms of dining choices, the opportunities are vast. There are roughly 20 different dining choices, all located within Buckhead proper. These range from dressier establishments such as Chops Steakhouse to something a bit more casual, such as Taco Mac Sports Grill. For those that enjoy their coffee, there are total of seven of them to frequent, including Joe Muggs, Starbucks and Peet's Coffee and Tea.

The cost of living in Buckhead could be the only sore point in an otherwise enjoyable Atlanta region. It is in excess of 49 percent greater than the Atlanta area and 44 percent greater than the national average. Apartments in Buckhead range from approximately $900.00, for a 1-2 bedroom unit, on up to around $1200.00 for the same size. It just depends on where the complex is located. Closer to Lenox and Phipps Plaza, and one can expect to pay a bit more. If you are willing to move towards the outer boundaries, the prices may go down a bit, but not by much.

While the cost of living in Buckhead may be great, it makes up for it with the sheer amount of cultural opportunities all within close proximity to each other. Read Less
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A+ Amenities

Are there many local amenities in Buckhead? Yes, there are lots of amenities close to this location.

Parks

Friendship Park
Georgia Institute of Technology Historic District
Von Gorden Playground
All Children's Playground
Centennial Olympic Park
Hardy Ivy Park
Walton Spring Park
Walton Spring Park

Entertainment

Center for Civil and Human Rights
Georgia Aquarium
Bobby Dodd Stadium
World of Coca-Cola
Imagine It! Children's Museum of Atlanta
Robert H. Ferst Center for the Arts
DramaTech
College Football Hall of Fame

Food & Drink

Good Drinking Spot
The Varsity
Chick-fil-A
Dantanna's
Moe's Southwest Grill
Arby's
Taco Mac
Park Bar

B Commute

Is public transit available in Buckhead? Of all people who commute, 4.4% take public transportation in Buckhead.
Drive to Work
80%

1% higher than the US average

Take Public Transit
4%

2% higher than the US average

Walk to Work
2%

1% higher than the US average

A+ Health & Safety

Is Buckhead a healthy and safe place to live? Yes, there are many hospitals, police and fire stations.

Hospitals

Georgia Tech COVID-19 Testing Center
Emory University Hospital Midtown
Grady Health System
Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center
Piedmont Hospital
Hughes Spalding Hospital

Pharmacies

CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Rite Aid
Express Drugs
Little 5 Points Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy
Walgreens

Doctors

Georgia Eye Associates
Divine Dermatology and Aesthetics
Georgia Injury Centers
Atlanta Urgent Care

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