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3 of Atlanta’s Most Affluent Neighborhoods

Posted by Martin Archacki on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 3:13pm.

atlantas expensive neighborhoodsHomes and neighborhoods in Atlanta come in a wide range of prices, styles and locations. However, the city also attracts some of the nation's wealthiest, who choose their home from Atlanta's most affluent neighborhoods. These areas boast location, estate homes, and a rich history.

Buckhead

The Buckhead district is quite large, encompassing a number of smaller communities with amazing repertoires of luxurious homes. Grand estates housed famous Atlanta residents and continue to be called home by celebrities and entrepreneurs. Other than the architectural appeal, what draws buyers to the Buckhead neighborhood is the proximity to Atlanta’s downtown core. The district features many homes constructed by architect Neel Reid, including the McDuffie Residence, commissioned by Phillips Campbell McDuffie in 1923. This Atlanta neighborhood is also home to the Governor’s mansion, constructed in 1967 in a Greek Revival style.

Luxury homes in the Buckhead area are known for lavish features such as outdoor pools, multiple kitchens, and grand staircases with swooping banisters.

Druid Hills

An affluent past has marked the Druid Hills neighborhood, where estate homes line the streets. Historic Georgian Colonial style homes sit next to new builds that reflect the old-world charm of Druid Hills’ past. The development’s design is attributed to Frederick Olmstead, who was involved in the planning in the late 19th century. The neighborhood's other hallmark is the former Candler mansion, constructed for the founder of Coca-Cola, and it's still standing today.

The large estate homes in Druid Hills come in the form of Colonial, Tudor Revival, and Italian Renaissance Revival mansions. Ornate detailing and luscious landscaping are key to Druid Hills homes.

Ansley Park

Developed in early 20th century by Edwin P. Ansley, and subsequently his namesake, this neighborhood is famed for its beautiful park and Colonial Revival homes from renowned architects. Luxury homes border the park and sit on spacious lots. Ansley Park landmark homes have been wonderfully maintained since their original construction, making for lasting historic real estate.

Homes for sale in Ansley Park include historic estates with guest houses, patio decks, and sprawling lawns. There are also new builds on the market, including craftsmen bungalows and two-story single-family homes.

 

 

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