5.8 out of 10

Lenox

Ranked 21st best neighborhood in Atlanta
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Great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  •  
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"What Cant You Find Here?"

The Lenox area is in Atlanta Georgia and is considered to be the most affluent neighborhood in the city. That is why even in a down housing market the condominiums and town homes have a starting price of $300,000. The homes in this area of town are sought by people of all ages because of what this prestigious area has to offer.

Lenox offers something for every age group from shopping at the elite stores in the Phipps Plaza or Lenox Mall where you will find high end stores like Coach, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, BVLGARI that gives customers the latest trends in fashion. Besides shopping, there is the AMC movie theatre located in the Phipps Shopping Center, which offers over 12 screens playing different movies.

Furthermore, when visiting the Lenox area make sure that you are not driving on Peachtree Rd NE and Lenox Rd at the time of rush hour because the traffic is horrendous. Though if you must drive at any time of the day, the easiest route would be the SR 400. This route will conveniently bring you to the Lenox area when you get off at exit 7. However, for those who do not like dealing with the traffic plan on getting there early in the day and just enjoy your hours at the mall until rush hour is over. This is the best way to visit the Lenox area, and you can be sure to get all of your shopping done.

For those who want to visit Lenox with small children and enjoy the outdoors, there are the Brookhaven Park and Coverdell Park where your little one can run around all day. The Lenox area is a great place to visit when you want to go shopping or a night out with the family.
Pros
  • great for shoppers
Cons
  • bad traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Trendy & Stylish
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
2yrs+

"Upscale Shopping at its Finest"

The Lenox area is located in Buckhead. There are several luxurious malls, shopping centers, and restaurants that make this one of the most popular hot spots in Atlanta. For starters, if you are an avid shopper, you will absolutely love Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza. Lenox Square Mall (or just Lenox Mall, as some call it) is like your average everyday mall, mixed with a sprinkle of luxury. Some of the popular shops in Lenox Mall include: Gap, J. Crew, Express, and Foot Locker. If you are looking to spend bigger money, you’ll most likely want to swing by: FENDI, David Yurman and Louis Vuitton.

On the other hand, Phipps Plaza is pure extravagance. Containing mostly top of the line luxury stores, including: Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Versace and Barneys New York CO-OP. If you are looking to catch a great movie, fear not, Phipps Plaza has an AMC theatre to quench the thirst of anxious moviegoers.

If you are in the area and need a bite to eat, you can choose between the food court options, or check out Maggiano’s. They serve some of the best Italian dishes, and their Chicken Parmesan is to die for.
There are a few apartments and condos nearby, if you are considering living in this area. But, you better believe that cost is high for the small amount of space you’d get. Plus, traffic is almost always congested, which might be annoying if you get stuck in rush hour. If you do not want to drive, this area is MARTA (public transportation) accessible. The Lenox train station is right across the street from the mall. This is a great area to visit if you are in town!
Pros
  • great for shoppers
Cons
  • bad traffic
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Mall rats rejoice"

Basically, this “neighborhood” is one giant swath of mall sprawl. In fact, I’m not entirely sure you can even live here, unless you’re squatting in the Crate & Barrel… Which may not be such a bad idea (if you can get away with it), given that the actual residences in this chunk of Buckhead’s immense shopping district consist of a handful of pool-dotted, electronic latchkey apartment complexes priced to reflect the area’s coveted “uptown” image. Traffic is heinous; the population is harried and largely looking to spend money and be seen doing it; and tour-ons flood the place every weekend and on major shopping holidays.

Not even the much-touted fireworks show every Fourth (20 minutes of increasingly unimpressed oohs and ahhs preceded and succeeded by about an hour and 45 minutes of stop-and-go Buckhead traffic or a similar-length trip spent sardined in a MARTA train); or the fact that the mall parking lot – yes, you heard right – serves as the starting line for the Peachtree Road Race (world’s largest 10K, on and off), is enough to redeem this area as much more than a place to drop $$$$ on a pair of undoubtedly fabulous boots.

But, to each his/her own, as they say. If florescent lighting, unflattering mirrors and relentless, base-heavy musak really gets your blue-blood pumping, then welcome to the mothership. Cheers!
Recommended for
  • Tourists
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 5/5
  • Schools 5/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"High-end shops, thick traffic"

If the mere utterance of Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Tiffany & Co., or Jimmy Choo sends thrilling shivers up and down your spine, then the Lenox area of Atlanta might be a place for you. There you can find all of the big name luxury stores between Lenox Mall to the east of Peachtree Street and Phipps Plaza to the West. The Lenox area, the heart of Atlanta’s shopping district, is bordered by busy Peachtree, Lenox and Piedmont Roads with access to Interstate I-85, and Georgia 400 roadways. Lenox is also the home of fabulous and expensive hotels like the Hyatt, Intercontinental, and Ritz Carlton Hotels.

Just by being in the Lenox area, I just feel richer! I can feel the affluence rubbing off on me.

While Lenox shopping is great, the traffic, on the other hand, is maddening. Avoid the area during the AM/PM rush hours, and at lunch time when business people and students come out to look for mid-day vittles at the high-end restaurants like Maggiano’s and Emeril’s. Traffic is also nightmarish around Christmas time for obvious reasons.

With all of this activity and attractions, you have to look very closely for a place to live. But you will find a place, probably in the gated luxury townhomes on Lenox Road, in the tall and expensive high-rise condos bordering Peachtree Road, or on side streets north of the malls. Crime is not so prevalent, except for thefts of high end clothing at expensive boutiques and shops.

Due to the horrible traffic, I feel much more threatened, however, by inattentive drivers on Peachtree Road, than I do by any other crime there!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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