▲Buckhead, a city on it's own. One of the five rich cities of DeKalb and Fulton Counties.
Population: Approximately 79,000
Founded: Not incorporated; lies within City of Atlanta
Community leaders: Buckhead Coalition, a 100-member organization that promotes local economic interests; Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods, composed of about three dozen neighborhood associations.
About Buckhead: Home to one of the country’s wealthiest ZIP codes, Buckhead has undergone major changes over the past two decades. While it has long served as a commercial hub, residents have recently worked with Atlanta city government to groom its image as a collection of neighborhoods where shopping, entertainment and commerce play an important, though not dominant, role in the quality of life of the community. Preserving tree-lined neighborhoods has garnered as much attention in this North Atlanta community as fostering the grand high rises along its commercial corridors.