Buckhead Real Estate
Of Atlanta’s environs, Buckhead is certainly one of the most posh and affluent. Sometimes referred to as “the Beverly Hills of the East,” this suburb boasts many of the city’s prominent shopping arenas, high-end real estate properties, high rises, glitzy office complexes, as well as art galleries, theaters and fine restaurants.
As such, Buckhead’s humble origins may come as a bit of surprise. In 1837, a man by the name of Henry Irby purchased approximately 200 acres of land around what is now known as the center of Buckhead and opened a general store. Irbyville blossomed around the small outpost until Irby himself passed in 1879. According to his descendants, Irby mounted a large buck deer’s head on the store to attract passersby – thus, the name Buckhead took root.
Despite legend, or likely thanks to it, the name stuck. Today, however, Buckhead is no small country stopover. Home to some of Atlanta’s most prominent executives, majestic properties and revenue-earning enterprises, Buckhead is without a doubt among the city’s most elegant and wealthy districts. Interested in learning more about Buckhead’s interesting history or its aspiring future? If so, find your way to incorporated Buckhead’s official website.