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LOCAL PROFILE: Peachtrees of Atlanta, debunked
LOCAL PROFILE: Peachtrees of Atlanta, debunked

ATLANTA – In Georgia, the name Peachtree is pretty common, considering the state’s nickname, “The Peach State”. And, perhaps the most confusing thing, for out-of-towners, to learn is how to distinguish between the different ones.

Seemingly, everywhere one looks there is a Peachtree something. From schools, to streets, to stores the Peachtree is one of the most visible hallmarks in the metro area.

Even Native Atlantans get lost or confused about which Peachtree is which because a new Peachtree pops up every couple of years. So to help debunk their differences the “Where U Live” team has compiled a list of a couple.

Perhaps the most popular Peachtree of them all, Peachtree Street, is one of the most notable street names in the southern portion of the United States.  The street runs the entire span of Downtown Atlanta into the Buckhead neighborhood, where it turns into Peachtree Road. The street is home to the Midtown Mile, which is was an idea conceptualized to be similar to Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile”, the Downtown district, Underground Atlanta and to many landmarks like the Fabulous Fox Theatre.

Peachtree Center is located on Peachtree Road. Peachtree Center is known as Atlanta’s business district and is comprised of Peachtree Center North and South, Harris Tower, The Marquis I and II, the Peachtree Athletic Club, Peachtree Tower, the Hyatt Regency Atlanta and a Marta Station.

Also, located parallel to Peachtree Street is West Peachtree Street, another one of Atlanta’s major thoroughfares. This street is home to a number of high-rise condo buildings, hotels and Atlanta’s tallest building, One Atlantic Center.    

Peachtree Street turns into Peachtree Road at the beginning of the Buckhead neighborhood, which is known for its chic neighborhoods, designer shopping, beautiful parks and bountiful landscaping. The neighborhood is thought to be one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in the City of Atlanta; and on the weekends it’s alive with members of Atlanta’s hip, cosmopolitan demographic.

The Peachtree Hills Neighborhood is described as “one of Buckhead’s coziest neighborhoods”. The neighborhood is full of color, eclectic homes, gardens and lots of trees and greenery.  

Also located in Buckhead is Peachtree Creek, one of the major streams in Atlanta that also has a rich history. The stream is a feeder stream into the Chattahoochee River and is the site of the Battle of Peachtree Creek during the Civil War. The battle was fought as part of the Atlanta Campaign in the American Civil War.

Once you leave Buckhead, you’ll surely run into Peachtree Dunwoody Road. The street runs through the cities of Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. Peachtree Dunwoody is home to a number of hospitals like Saint Joseph’s, Northside and Scottish-Rite. The street takes you to every main interstate in the city. Sandy Springs and Dunwoody are known as two of the most affluent neighborhoods in the metro area and is home to some of the most exclusive residents and private schools in the state.

A portion of Suwanee in Gwinnett County is called the Peachtree Ridge area. The neighborhood is home to Peachtree Ridge High School, a 7-AAAAAA school with four championship winning sporting teams and the winner of the Governor’s Cup. The neighborhood was voted among the Top 10 Best Places to Live by Money Magazine.

Peachtree Corners, also in Gwinnett County, sits in the western portion of the county and is located just above Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. This planned community is unincorporated and moving toward incorporation. The city is home to The Forum and Technology Park, two planned developments in the community; one for shopping and the other for innovation.

And lastly, Peachtree City, the golf cart community. Peachtree City is located in southern Fayette County and is known for its numerous golf courses and infamous, city-wide golf cart system. The city features a system of paths that go the span of ninety miles throughout the city. The paths are used by bikers, joggers and pedestrians. The city has its own airport, is home to a number of award winning schools along with being ranked as a Top 10 Best Places to Live according to Money Magazine in 2005, 2007 and 2009.