An island in the city The 550 homes of Peachtree Park line 13 streets in Buckhead near Lenox Square. Quiet, tree-lined byways attract walkers, joggers and bicyclists. Landscaped traffic islands flash color in neighborhood intersections. The community has become an in-town haven for long-time residents and newcomers alike.
The closing in 1990 of East Paces Ferry Road, once a popular cut-through from Buckhead Village to Lenox Square, turned the neighborhood overnight from an area busy with cars to an enclave for pedestrians. Today, Peachtree Park is a safe, quiet neighborhood within easy walking distance of all Buckhead's major amenities, from many of Atlanta's top restaurants to the shopping attractions of Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza and Buckhead Village to the office towers of the Peachtree Road financial district.
Good neighborhood organization and committed volunteers also make Peachtree Park a great place to live. The Peachtree Park Civic Association works closely with city of Atlanta zoning, transportation and code enforcement officials and the Zone 2 police to ensure the area's livability and safety. Friends of Peachtree Park, the neighborhood's nonprofit organization, uses creative fund-raising to support landscaping and historic preservation efforts.
Picnics, newcomers' socials, holiday parties, block parties and organized neighborhood trips also highlight the year. A regular neighborhood newsletter keeps residents up to date on issues and activities and offers classified ads showcasing individuals and businesses that work in and around Peachtree Park.
An Internet site on the World Wide Web at http://www.buckhead.net/, showcases Peachtree Park, surrounding neighborhoods and Buckhead to the city and the world.
A traffic and security patrol helps keep streets and homes safe. In the heart of Buckhead, Peachtree Park has unparalleled access to one of the most diverse and exciting urban areas in America. The neighborhood is near the intersection of Peachtree and Piedmont roads, west of Lenox Square. It has easy walking access to the Lenox Square and Peachtree Road MARTA rapid rail stations.
Convenience is one of Peachtree Park's great strengths. Many residents employed in the Buckhead business district walk to work. The Downtown and Midtown business districts to the south are minutes away by car via Georgia 400 or by MARTA rail line. The Perimeter Center medical, office and retail complex is equally accessible to the north. A landscaped pedestrian bridge across Georgia 400 at the end of East Paces Ferry Road connects Peachtree Park to shopping, dining and theaters at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.
Nearby public schools include Garden Hills and Sarah Smith elementaries, Sutton Middle and North Atlanta. Several private schools are within a few minutes' drive. See Buckhead Education. Restaurants, from fast food to haute cuisine, are within a one-mile radius. See Buckhead Dining. Churches, synagogues and other places of worship are nearby.
Entertainment, from multiscreen movie complexes at Phipps Plaza, Tower Place and Lenox Square to the Atlanta History Center on West Paces Ferry Road, is easily accessible. By MARTA rail or by car, it's easy to reach Symphony Hall, the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Ballet, the Fox Theatre and sports events of every description.
Buckhead parks are equally accessible: Garden Hills, just across Piedmont Road; Frankie Allen on Pharr Road; Peachtree Hills behind the Lindbergh MARTA station; and Chastain Park on Powers Ferry Road. Piedmont Park, a longtime Atlanta favorite, is 10 minutes away by car or 20 minutes by train/bus.
Homes in Peachtree Park are excellent examples of early to mid 20th century architectural styles. The neighborhood was developed in three distinct periods, generally spreading southward from Peachtree Road to Darlington Road.
The oldest part of the neighborhood, the Peachtree Highlands National Historic District, was developed in the 1920s and 1930s as a trolley car neighborhood for middle-class tradespeople. The area's oldest house, at 701 Martina Drive, was built in 1921. Most of the homes in this section are in the Craftsman, English Cottage and Colonial Revival styles. The National Register of Historic Places has recognized it as a living museum of early 20th century architecture and made it a national historic district.
The middle section of Peachtree Park, from East Paces Ferry Road to Greenview Avenue and part of Dale Drive is comprised of Colonial Revival, English Cottage and Cape Cod homes, built in the 1930s and 1940s.
The southern third of Peachtree Park was constructed mostly after World War II. Homes in this section, from Dale Drive to Darlington Circle, are generally in the Ranch style, but many Elliott Circle homes date back to the 1920s and 1930s, when it was an offshoot of fine homes that then lined Piedmont Road.
Peachtree Park's ambiance makes it a real neighborhood, not just a collection of homes. Growing families are expanding their homes rather than leaving. The quality of the original construction of the homes, many with attics and basements, offers excellent opportunities for new rooms.
Some homes have more than doubled in square footage in recent years. And those financial investments are paying off as real estate values continue to climb. Peachtree Park is truly an island in the city. Some information provided by http://www.buckhead.org/peachtreepark