Just west of the Governor’s mansion in Buckhead lies the desirable neighborhood of Kingswood
This sought after haven is a one in a million community that offers luxury properties with distinct architectural styles. These showcase homes range from original renovated ranch homes, mid-century modern gems, to expansive estates. Throw in some meticulously manicured lawns, towering oak trees for additional privacy and you will feel that you have struck gold! Some residences feature gated or fenced lots that can increase the overall valuation of the property while providing added security.
The price of these beautiful homes start at an approximate $1.5 million, offering an entry point to the lap of luxury. However, prices ascend swiftly, with some residences commanding figures well beyond $10 million, a testament to the exclusivity and desirability of this Buckhead gem. The market in Kingswood moves with a steady rhythm, where listings average 154 days before finding their perfect match, and each transaction becomes a carefully orchestrated ballet of supply and demand.
Beyond the facades of these exquisite residences lie private oases, where residents have transformed their backyards into havens of tranquility. Sparkling pools beckon on hot Georgia summer days, offering a refreshing escape and an embodiment of the good life. The ambiance is one of serenity, where the rustling leaves of oak trees provide a natural canopy, and the carefully planned landscaping ensures both beauty and privacy.
The Kingswood neighborhood is enclosed so there won’t be any annoying drive through traffic. This unique aspect minimizes congestion within the neighborhood, creating a more orderly and efficient flow. This not only enhances safety but also reduces noise levels, creating a more peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. With controlled traffic, children can play more freely and safely in the neighborhood. Parents can feel more at ease, knowing that the risk of fast or erratic traffic is significantly reduced. The enclosed nature of the neighborhood often translates to well-maintained properties and common areas. This can positively impact property values over time, creating a more attractive and desirable place to live.
Kingswood lacks a mandatory Homeowners Association (HOA), however, there is a homeowner’s association that residents can contribute to voluntarily. These optional dues are allocated to provide private security, landscaping to the common areas and community events. Residents enjoy the opportunity to socialize and develop friendships at the annual Halloween and holiday parties sponsored by the association.
Warren T. Jackson
This elementary school is an International Baccalaureate(IB) World School. Jackson Elementary School has been ranked as among the best schools in Atlanta by U.S. News & World Report. Jackson’s focus on excellence has earned distinctions as a Georgia School of Excellence. High educational standards are just the beginning of what makes Jackson unique. Through a variety of innovative programs and events, Jackson students benefit by approaching things by the book – as well as out of the box. Here are just some of the awards and achievements earned through out the years:
The Atlanta Business Chronicle has named Jackson the Best Public Elementary School in Atlanta. 2023 – Jackson named a 2023 Literacy Leader (for achievement) by the Georgia Department of Education. 2021 – Jackson Designated a Common Sense School, symbolic of our dedication and commitment to helping students think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. 2019 – Jackson was awarded the Governor’s Highest Performing Award – Platinum.
Sutton Middle School
An authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in collaboration with North Atlanta High School. The new state-of-the-art facility includes a conference and meeting center; a new media center; an arts complex which houses the school’s award-winning band and orchestra, art and drama departments and the newly added chorale department, nine science labs, five computer labs, and a performing arts theater.
North Atlanta High School
Offers rigorous academics, well-rounded extra-curricular activities, competitive athletic programs, study abroad opportunities and its own diverse student body. North Atlanta High School (NAHS) prepares students to engage in the wider world that awaits them upon graduation. NAHS offers the oldest International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in the southeast. The IB Programme is widely regarded as the most rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum in the world. The high school is housed in a former IBM office building that was converted for the school.
Yet, Kingswood parents also have the option to enroll their children in esteemed private institutions such as Pace Academy, conveniently situated just across from the neighborhood entrance. Other notable choices in Buckhead include The Westminster School and Atlanta International School, offering a spectrum of educational excellence.
Recreational Escapes and Green Spaces
Chastain Memorial Park
Just a short drive away is the closest green space to Kingswood. Chastain is the largest city park in Atlanta, Georgia spanning 268-acres near the northern edge of the city. There are multiple trails for walking, jogging or biking. The path is asphalt and wheel chair accessible. Dogs are welcome but must be on a leash. This marvelous park also has a swimming pool, playground, tennis courts and a horse park.
The Chastain Horse Park was built 75 years ago to accommodate the wealthy horse owners in and around Atlanta. It has evolved into a space where public riding lessons are offered to children and adults along with horse boarding, riding camps, pony parties and a Therapeutic Riding Program.
You can also find the Chastain Park Amphitheater, a Live Nation venue for concerts from May to September. There are approximately 30-45 concerts held at the iconic outdoor amphitheater. The capacity is roughly 6,900, with the majority of tickets being reserved seating. There is also limited general admission lawn seating at the back of the amphitheater and at stage right. Only a small number of seats are covered. Parking is often limited to first-come-first-served customers since Atlanta’s oldest outdoor music venue has become such a prominent part of the city. Music lovers can enjoy performances by Lady Gaga all the way to Tony Bennet.
Chattahoochee National Recreation Area
Buckhead’s sanctuary in the city. This beautiful recreation area is an ideal spot to hike the many elevations overlooking Atlanta’s serene landscapes. Buckhead’s portion of the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area represents over 400 acres of pristine wildlife with 10+ miles of hiking trails, stunning views, and opportunities for water sports such as rafting, kayaking, tubing, and fishing on the Chattahoochee River.
Golf Lover’s Paradise
There are three public golf courses in the vicinity of Kingswood— Chastain Park, Bobby Jones and Cross Creek — all within 4 miles of your front door. Golfers love Chastain Park’s public 18-hole course, where the hilly terrain provides stellar views of the Buckhead skyline. Chastain Park Golf Course is recommended for golfers who like proximity to downtown and walking non-development layouts. Price Range: $28 to $45.50. Senior discount and twilight rates apply.
Bobby Jones Golf Course is more than just a revolutionary golf course design, it’s also home to the Grand Slam Golf Academy, the Murray Golf House, Boone’s restaurant, the Cupp Links, and the Dan Yates Putting Course! It’s a “must-visit” in Atlanta!
Located at the very pulse of Atlanta’s prestigious north-side, Cross Creek Golf Club has something to offer for golfers of all ages. The combination of gently rolling land, ponds , grass mounds and woods makes this a challenging 2,000 yard par 54 course, enjoyable for players of all ability levels
Retail Therapy and Culinary Delights
Residents of Kingswood are spoiled for choices when it comes to retail therapy and culinary adventures. Two Whole Foods markets, strategically positioned on either side of Buckhead, cater to the discerning tastes of Kingswood residents.You’ll always be close to your next shopping spree whether it’s exploring small boutiques at Buckhead Village or indulging in luxury designer stores at the iconic Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza.
Since 1959, Lenox Square® has been the premier shopping destination for fashionistas throughout the Southeast. Located in the heart of Buckhead, Lenox Square offers an unparalleled shopping experience. An impressive two-story glass facade welcomes shoppers to full-service restaurants such as The Cheesecake Factory and True Food Kitchen. This dramatic entrance showcases the iconic property’s street side presence, including a glass covered porte-cochere and valet amenities for easy access. The property boasts Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus and Macy’s and features nearly 250 specialty stores like FENDI, Burberry, David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Apple and Zara.
A southern favorite that opened its doors July 8, 1987. The demand for a true southern restaurant was so great that by the end of the first week it had become an Atlanta phenomenon with crowds standing in line to get in. Today it serves more customers than any other full service restaurant in Georgia. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, it is not surprising that the OK Cafe has become the home-away-from-home for so many.
Blue Ridge Grill
This cozy sophisticated restaurant and been rated number one in Atlanta by Opentable’s Top 10 Diners’ Choice winner for 2021. This popular spot offers an intimate private dining experience that accommodates groups of 8 up to 45 guests.
Whiskey Blue Rooftop Lounge
Cap off your evening by indulging in a drink nestled within the chic confines of the W Hotel. As the Atlanta skyline stretches before you in a breathtaking panorama, this experience has become a cherished ritual for those in pursuit of both sophistication and relaxation. At Whiskey Blue, sip on expertly crafted signature cocktails, gaze at the stars, and unwind in an atmosphere defined by cutting-edge design.
The Lego Discovery Center
Located at the Phipps Plaza is loaded with activities for the entire family.
Atlanta History Center
33 acres of gardens, wildlife trails and woodland areas. Exhibits include the Civil War, African-American heritage, Southern folk art and the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. The center offers summer camps, lecture series, and annual festivals.
In the heart of Buckhead, Kingswood beckons as the ideal locale for your next home—a harmonious blend of luxury, community, and convenience. It’s a living masterpiece, inviting residents to a journey of extraordinary living. In Atlanta’s pinnacle, Kingswood defines elegant living in Buckhead’s allure.