Gated Communities in Buckhead, Atlanta
While Buckhead is known as the epicenter of luxurious living in Atlanta, gated communities in Buckhead are actually quite rare. This is because Buckhead is a historic neighborhood that was largely built out and subdivided by the mid-20th century. Strong demand for gated communities in the United States did not manifest until the 1980s.
By this point in time, Buckhead lacked large tracts of land for developers to buy up and build sprawling gated communities. As a result, all of the gated communities in Buckhead are rather small developments consisting of only around a dozen or so homes.
Nonetheless, there are still a variety of gated enclaves in Buckhead to choose from. In this post, I will be listing some of the top gated communities in Buckhead and the lifestyles they offer.
West Paces Park
- Address: West Paces Park Court Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia 30327
- Number of Homes: 11
- Years Built: 2001-2010
- Square footage: 6,404 - 10,300
West Paces Park is an opulent gated community within Buckhead’s Randall Mill neighborhood. Featuring just 11 custom-built mansions, one can expect to find mostly Traditional and European-style homes within this community. Residences within West Paces Park feature ultra-luxurious amenities, such as elevators, wine cellars, marble bathrooms, and heated limestone flooring.
The community is located in a convenient West Buckhead location that offers easy access to some of Atlanta’s top attractions, such as the West Paces Ferry Shopping Center and Chastain Park. Additionally, West Paces Park is conveniently located near schools like Lovett, Westminster, and Pace Academy.
Old Paces Place
- Address: Old Paces Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30327
- Number of Homes: 17
- Years Built: 1997 - 2000
- Square footage: 3,269 - 5,548
Old Paces Place is a gated community located in the Paces community of Buckhead. The community features Traditional and French-Provincial style homes on half-acre lots. A neat attribute of Old Paces Place is the developer’s creative use of cul-de-sacs. The community features two large “loops” that effectively creates two large cul-de-sacs, allowing more homes within the community to enjoy the benefits of a cul-de-sac. Check it out:
As one would expect in a gated community, the lawns are extraordinarily well-maintained within Old Paces Places. It’s no surprise that the HOA fees include weekly lawn maintenance.
In terms of location, Old Paces Place is adjacent to The Westminster School and within a half-mile to the West Paces Ferry Shopping Center. Additionally, an entrance to the I-75 freeway is located almost directly outside of the community, allowing speedy travel throughout Atlanta.
675 West Paces Ferry
- Address: 675 W Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30327
- Number of Homes: 14
- Years Built: 1999 - 2010
- Square footage: 4,624 - 8,807
675 West Paces Ferry is a gated community with a guardhouse located in the Kingswood neighborhood of Buckhead. This 14-acre community features lavish and well-appointed homes designed and decorated by some of Atlanta’s most renowned professionals, such as Bill Harrison and Vern Yip. Additionally, many of the homes feature resort-like professional landscaping with private gardens.
675 West Paces Ferry features two convenient gated entrances: one off of the bustling West Paces Ferry Road and another on Northside Drive. The community is located in a central Buckhead location, permitting easy access to some of Buckhead’s top attractions, like Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. Also, the community is just a few houses down from the Governor’s Mansion.
Interestingly, homes at 675 West Paces Ferry do not feature unique house numbers. All of the residences instead feature a unit number (for instance 675 West Paces Ferry #1) rather than their own address. This is very typical with condo or townhome developments, but it’s quite rare for multi-million dollar mansions.
- Address: Trimble Lake Court NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342 & Trimble Walk Lane NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342
- Number of Homes: 48
- Years Built: 2001 - 2014
- Square footage: 3,642 - 7,751
Brookhaven Lakes is one of the larger gated communities in the greater Buckhead area, boasting several dozen homes. The community consists of mostly Traditional and European-style homes. As its name might suggest, Brookhaven Lakes actually features two lakes in the community, providing a really neat opportunity for homeowners to have a waterfront property in a gated community!
Brookhaven Lakes is actually two distinct gated communities branded as one entity. The community’s first phase is located off of Peachtree Dunwoody Road and the second is located off of South Trimble Road. Each phase has its own entrance and the two phases are not connected. Take a look:
Brookhaven Lakes is conveniently located near the Capital City Club, Northside Hospital, Lenox Mall, GA-400 and within two miles of the I-285 and GA 400 freeways. The community also provides easy access to Marist School, Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, The Mount Vernon School, and St. Martin's Episcopal School.
Brookhaven Lakes is actually named in a somewhat misleading manner. It is not located in the Historic Brookhaven neighborhood of Buckhead nor is it located in Brookhaven, GA. It is actually located in an area dubbed “ITP (inside-the-perimeter) Sandy Springs”. This area isn’t technically located within Buckhead but is often colloquially considered Buckhead due to its proximity and similarity. Residents of Brookhaven Lakes actually benefit from this arrangement because they can reasonably claim they live in Buckhead while avoiding its higher City of Atlanta taxes!
- Address: Brook Park Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30342
- Number of Homes: 8
- Years Built: 2006 - 2015
- Square footage: 5,338 - 6,824
Brook Park is a gated community also located within the “ITP Sandy Springs” section of greater Buckhead. There are just eight custom homes, all of which feature Traditional architectural influences and are situated on half-acre lots. Brook Park is very unique because features a private two-acre park to enjoy that features an outdoor fireplace and green space. Very few gated communities in Buckhead offer any sort of community amenities.
As is common with mansions in Buckhead, you’ll find creature comforts like home theatres, home gyms, gourmet kitchens, and swimming pools at Brook Park. The community is also just minutes from top Buckhead attractions like Brookhaven Country Club, Chastain Park, and Phipps Plaza.
- Address: Mabry Place, Atlanta, Georgia 30319
- Number of Homes: 7
- Years Built: 2006 - 2013
- Square footage: 3,973 - 5,298
Marbry Place is a gated community located just north of the Historic Brookhaven neighborhood in Buckhead. Built by esteemed builder John Willis, there are just seven semi-custom Traditional-style homes in a gated. cul-de-sac community. The home features professional landscaping, private backyards, and open floor plans with three finished levels.
Marbry Place is conveniently located near Northside & St. Joseph’s Hospital, Brookhaven Country Club, Capital City Club, central Buckhead, and the GA-400 and I-285 freeways.
- Address: Long Island Drive NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30327
- Number of Homes: 10
- Years Built: 1993 - 2003
- Square footage: 6,904 - 9,779
The Meadows is a gated community located in the ITP Sandy Springs area of greater Buckhead. As the name of the development suggests, The Meadows features a picturesque and park-like setting with an ample amount of common green space for residents to enjoy. Estates within the community are well-appointed and positioned on 1+ acre lots.
The Meadows is in a northwest Atlanta location that allows easy access to Perimeter Mall and the Sandy Springs City Center. It is also not far from some of Atlanta’s top-rated private schools, such as Pace, Lovett, and Westminister.
- Address: Leighton Court NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30327
- Number of Homes: 10
- Years Built: 2001 - 2007
- Square footage:
Leighton is a gated community consisting of 10 custom homes designed by acclaimed local architect Spitzmiller & Norris. Located in ITP Sandy Springs, the neighborhood evokes a European township feel due to its old-world architectural touches.
Leighton offers the best of both worlds: residents are located within the I-285 Perimeter and yet outside of Atlanta’s city limits, meaning lower taxes.
- Address: Andrews Drive NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30305
- Number of Homes: 12
- Years Built: 1980 - 1987
- Square footage: 2,706 - 5,611
Chatham Hill is a gated community located in the Peachtree Heights West neighborhood of Buckhead. The community primarily consists of Traditional-style homes built throughout the 1980s. Aside from being gated, Chatham Hill is also completely fenced and features over 5 acres of community space.
Chatham Hill is conveniently located within one mile to a plethora of Buckhead’s top dining and shopping destinations despite being located in a picturesque setting. For example, Buckhead Village, Lenox Square, and Phipps Plaza are all within a five-minute drive from the community.