ABOUT PEACHTREE HEIGHTS
Since its development began in the early 1900s, Peachtree Heights East has maintained a perfectly charming atmosphere that harkens back to its founding days. Duck Pond Park in the center of Peachtree Heights East is the neighborhood’s own storybook setting admired by all who visit.
Peachtree Heights East is a small neighborhood known to many as simply “the duck pond neighborhood.” The Ladies of the Lake (LOL) Garden Club welcomes new residents and runs neighborhood social events. Their annual fundraiser, held the first Sunday in May, is a much-looked-forward-to event for the whole Buckhead community, as is their Holiday Home Tour.
LIVING IN PEACHTREE HEIGHTS
The Peachtree Heights Park Historic District (today known as Peachtree Heights West) is bounded by Peachtree Road on the east, Peachtree Creek on the south, and by the lines of Land Lots 111, 112, and 113 on the west and north. This district of approximately 400 houses was developed on land purchased from the Wesley Gray Collier estate in 1910. Developers Eretus Rivers and Walter P. Andrews touted the new neighborhood as “the best of city and suburban life.” Indeed, a naturalistic approach to landscaping was employed throughout the district, with large stands of trees undisturbed, and broad, sweeping front lawns with informal massing of native shrubs. The New York City-based firm Carrere and Hastings planned the neighborhood’s street layout, a curvilinear design that complements the natural terrain of the area. Peachtree Battle Avenue, the main thoroughfare, was designed with an expansive landscaped park in the median, and throughout the neighborhood, the natural streambeds have been preserved as parks.
PEACHTREE HEIGHTS Zip: 30305
THINGS TO DO IN PEACHTREE HEIGHTS
Peachtree Hills is a neighborhood within the Buckhead district of Atlanta, Georgia. It primarily contains residential buildings, however, commercial buildings are scattered throughout the neighborhood. Peachtree Battle Shopping Center is located within the borders of Peachtree Hills.
PEACHTREE HEIGHTS and nearby were initially developed due to the construction of major railroad lines through the area allowing access to cotton, cattle and later oil in PEACHTREE HEIGHTS. The construction of the Interstate Highway System reinforced PEACHTREE HEIGHTS`s prominence as a transportation hub, with four major interstate highways converging in the city and a fifth interstate loop around it. PEACHTREE HEIGHTS then developed as a strong industrial and financial center and a major inland port, due to the convergence of major railroad lines, interstate highways and the construction of PEACHTREE HEIGHTS International Airport, one of the largest and busiest airports in the world.