Buckhead Zip Codes and Streets
Knowing Buckhead zip codes, street names and the directions they run can help when trying to navigate it. But sometimes it’s not easy, even for the locals. The roads twist and turn and very few stay the course of north/south/east/west. Of course there’s the ubiquitous Peachtree Road, which can help with orientation, but it only sort of runs north/south. Where it intersects with Piedmont Road in the 30305 zip code is considered the heart of Buckhead. Peachtree Road starts in the 30319 zip code (Brookhaven) and ends in 30309 and becomes Peachtree Street in Midtown.
Confused yet? Let’s break it down. Buckhead is in the City of Atlanta and within Buckhead are 43 “named” neighborhoods; however, there are only a few that are part of the every day vernacular, such as Collier Road, Chastain Park, Garden Hills, Lenox/Phipps, Margaret Mitchell, Peachtree Battle, Northside/Mt. Paran, Lindbergh and, yes, plain old Buckhead. You can also get away with saying, “That area where all the really rich people live.” That means Buckhead proper, 30305 and where we start.
“Prestigious 30305 with its different architectural styles is my favorite area to take newcomers to Atlanta,” explained Keller Williams agent Jennifer Prewett. “To me, it epitomizes true Atlanta/Buckhead style. The beautiful wide avenues, like Peachtree Battle, with its old oak trees and lush landscaping are spectacular on a spring day.”
A well-recognized street in 30305 is West Paces Ferry, home to the governor’s mansion, the posh Cherokee Club and a lot of old money trappings. Drop streets names like Blackland, Tuxedo and Valley and your credit score goes up 30 points. South 30305 is home to much of the city’s nightlife and popular restaurants, like the Buckhead Theatre, Chops Steakhouse and the Atlanta Fish Market.
West of this area (and sort of north) is 30327 which is more much neighbor-hoody. It has newer homes and a handful of midcentury moderns. Some of the main drags are Northside Drive, Mt. Paran, and West Conway. When name-checking this area, call it “residential Buckhead,” or “Westminster/Lovett” area. Referencing the Country Store will score major points haute monde.
Bordering this neighborhood is the 30342 area and Chastain Park where you will find the city’s only horse stables and the Galloway School. Roads to know are Wieuca, Powers Ferry and Lake Forest. Calling it anything other than Chastain Park will garner head tilts and raised eyebrows.
The 30326 zip (east of 30305) plays host to the two major shopping malls, Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza as well as newer high-rise condos and fancy hotels like the Ritz-Carlton. Call it Lenox, nothing else. Some people consider Brookhaven /30319 (northeast), 30324 (southeast) and 30309 (south) to be part of Buckhead. Technically, yes, but for our purposes of living like a local/Old School Buck Headster, quite simply, no, this is not Buckhead. Still confused? Make a fist pointing towards your computer screen. Your fist is 30305. Raise your pinkie: That’s 30327. Now your index finger: That’s 30342. Now the thumb: That’s 30326. Raise your hand and go to a rock concert.