Movers, Shakers, and Heartbreakers: the Peachtree Heights East Neighborhood and Duck Pond Park

Peachtree Heights East: Movers, Shakers, and Heartbreakers

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The Atlanta Preservation Center is collaborating with Buckhead Heritage for a family-friendly walking tour of the graceful Peachtree Heights East neighborhood, led by Buckhead Heritage.

Discover former residents -- including movie star Susan Hayward; Helen Douglas Mankin, the first woman from Georgia elected to the House of Representatives; and Hamilton Douglas, Jr., a distinguished attorney who also established the first Boy Scout Troop in Atlanta -- who quietly shaped Atlanta and beyond.

The unique neighborhood, begun in 1909 by Eretus E. ("Petie") Rivers, includes approximately 330 homes. Its house styles range from early 20th century American two story four-square, Craftsman Bungalow, Cape Cod, Tudor to Ranch and 21st century home styles. The tour includes a stop at the neighborhood's beloved duck pond, which resides on 7.5 acres of green space and is home to more than 40 species of birds.

If you are a Buckhead Heritage member, please contact Buckhead Heritage at 404-467-9447 or for your reservation and/or membership inquiries.

The details

  • The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours.
  • The tour meets at the Peachtree Heights East Historical Marker on Lakeview Avenue, located across the street from 81 Lakeview Avenue, NE at its pocket-park intersection with Potomac Avenue, NE.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for the neighborhood's variable terrain.
  • Public restrooms are not available on the tour route.
  • The tour is subject to cancellation at the guide's discretion due to inclement weather at the tour starting point. You will be notified via email.
  • Tickets are required; no walkups allowed.
  • Face masks are currently optional for tours, however you are welcome to wear a mask if it makes you more comfortable.

Tour Admission

  • Non-Member: $17.50
  • Member: $12.50
  • Senior / Student / Child: $10.50
For any questions or to inquire about a private group tour, contact Jessie Grande at