Tuxedo Park is one of Buckhead’s most prestigious neighborhoods. Ideally located just north of West Paces Ferry Road and south of Chastain Park, Tuxedo Park has easy access to I-75, GA 400, and all of the great shopping and dining that Buckhead has to offer.
Located in zip code 30305 in the Warren T Jackson school district, the neighborhood consists of nearly 700 homes with a mixture of new construction and estate homes ranging in price from $1 million to over $14 million+.
Here are the top 10 reasons why we love Tuxedo Park and Buckhead.
- Schools – Tuxedo Park is zoned for Atlanta Public Schools Warren T. Jackson Elementary School, Sutton Middle School, and North Atlanta High School. Warren T. Jackson is a National Blue Ribbon School and North Atlanta High School. Also in the area are several outstanding private schools. Pace Academy and Westminster from pre-K through 12th grade and The Lovett School is grades K – 12.
- Tuxedo Park Civic Association – The Tuxedo Park Civic Association was founded in 1985 and it was established to provide a way for residents to address the needs of the neighborhood. Tuxedo Park is a very active community and the association works to continuously improve the neighborhood and surrounding areas. They sponsor several annual social events for members, including Spring and Fall parties, annual neighborhood meetings, ice cream socials, and “wine in the woods” at their private park.
- Location – Tuxedo Park is located in the heart of Buckhead and it’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Head west out of the neighborhood for easy access to I-75 and head east for convenient access to GA 400. Peachtree Rd is also nearby and provides convenient access to Midtown and other popular Atlanta neighborhoods. Habersham borders the neighborhood on the East, West Paces Ferry Rd is to the South, Northside Drive borders on the West, and Blackland Rd on the North side. Click here to see a map of Tuxedo Park.
- Shopping – Buckhead is known for having some of the best shopping in the south. With small, local boutiques and two large malls, everything you need is only seconds away. Lenox Square Mall offers chain and department stores such as: Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus. Phipps Plaza has high-end retailers and Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and Belk are also located in the mall. Also near Tuxedo Park, the newest luxury shopping area, The Shops Buckhead|Atlanta with top designer offerings as well as art galleries and fine dining.
- Dining – Buckhead is certainly a go-to place for dining in Atlanta. The dining options are endless and it’s home to some of the best award-winning restaurants. The Buckhead Life Restaurant Group offers some of the top restaurants in Atlanta, including Chops | Lobster Bar, Pricci, Bistro Niko, Kyma, Atlanta Fish Market, Buckhead Diner, and Corner Cafe. For private events, 103 West is a great spot and Bone’s Steakhouse also has private dining rooms. Other small and charming restaurants in Buckhead are Anis Cafe & Bistro, Portofino, and Antica Posta. Landmark Diner, Horseradish Grill, Flip Burger and Blueridge Grill are a few of my favorites.
- Chastain Park – Tuxedo Park is just south of Chastain Park. One of the larger parks in Atlanta, Chastain Park provides the community with many activities and year-round events. There are festivals, concerts in the amphitheater, baseball fields, tennis courts, a horse park, a golf course, and movies in the park during the summer months. PATH Foundation trails provide walking, jogging, and cycling trails wind through the park and children love playing in the state-of-the-art playground.
- Governor’s Mansion – The Tuxedo Park area has a rich history with the Governor’s Mansion being part of the neighborhood. The three floor, 30-room, Greek Revival style home was built in 1967 and it is the official home to the Governor. The Governor’s Mansion offers tours for the public and for students, and it also has annual events such as an Easter egg hunt and activities during the holidays including a special Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
- Atlanta History Center – The Atlanta History Center is also near the Tuxedo Park neighborhood. Located on 33 acres in the heart of Buckhead, the center is one of the largest history museums in the Southeast. The center hosts summer camps, lectures from award-winning authors, and other annual events and festivals. School tours at the museum offer children the chance to handle historic objects, view various exhibits, tour historic houses and beautiful gardens, and learn about history. The Kenan Research Center is also part of the museum and they have archives of photographs, newspapers, maps, and copies of other historic prints that visitors can use for genealogy and other historical studies.
- Cherokee Town Club – The Cherokee Town Club is one of Atlanta’s finest private clubs. Located on West Paces Ferry Rd, the club is conveniently located near Tuxedo Park. The Town Club includes a pool, a fitness center, and 16 hard and clay tennis courts. There are also formal and informal dining areas as well as ballroom and banquet facilities.
- Swan Coach House and Smith Family Farm – As part of the Atlanta History Center, these two historical homes are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Swan House is traditionally known as one of the most recognized and photographed landmarks in Atlanta. It was built in 1928 as an elegant and classically styled mansion. Visitors can enjoy audio or self-guided tours of the restored home. They will be able to view all of the rooms as they would have been decorated during that period in history. The Smith Family Farm has a more modest house called the Tullie Smith House. This plantation-plain house was built in the 1840s and it’s now surrounded by a blacksmith shop, smokehouse, dairy shop, a barn, as well as a traditional vegetable and herb garden. Historians dressed in period costumes provide guided tours and guests will learn about historical crafts and skills.
Read more about the history of Tuxedo Park.