Finding a certified, experienced locksmith is no easy task. Sure, dozens of companies out there will dispatch an indifferent "technician" that offers "quick" solutions when you lose your keys. But when it comes to protecting your home and your business, cheap locks and part-time contractors just won't cut it. Arrowhead Lock & Safe stands out as the most trusted name in security solutions and products in Georgia in an industry known for poor service and mediocre locksmiths.
Established in 1973, Arrowhead Lock & Safe is a locally owned locksmith and control access firm. Having protected homeowners and business professionals in metro Buckhead for decades, we have built our reputation on exemplary service and the highest quality security products available. Unlike other locksmith companies, we carry all of the major brands that you know and trust to protect your family and your business, including:
As a comprehensive locksmith repair center and dealer, we also own an on-site lock shop to serve our clients better. That way, we can assist with your day-to-day needs like re-keying, cutting keys, and repairing locks. So whether you're looking for a brand-new security platform for your business or simply need a new set of keys for your storage unit, we are here to help. Our goal is to exceed your expectations with every service we offer.
Though home appraisers may disagree, the value of your home isn't defined by the four walls and roofs that cover a property. The real value of your home lies within those walls where your family eats, sleeps, and plays. When it comes to the safety of your family and the security of your valuables, having quality locks installed on your home is paramount. When your home has lackluster locks and minimal protection, the things that you hold closest to your heart are at risk.
That is why having a dependable residential locksmith in Buckhead is so important - to ensure that your home is protected and that your family is safe from intruders. When you have problems with the locks on your home, you need a solution quickly. When you call Arrowhead Lock & Safe, know that our locksmiths will work efficiently and tirelessly until your home is secure. Whether your home's locks need to be repaired or you need to consult with us about an integrated security system, our skilled locksmiths are available when you need them the most.
We offer a variety of residential locksmith services to preserve your peace of mind seven days a week, 365 days a year:
Does your home have a complicated lock setup that requires you to use different keys for different doors? Perhaps a former babysitter still has a key to your home. Whatever your reasons, our team of seasoned locksmiths will come to your home, re-key your locks in an efficient manner, and leave you feeling more secure in your house.
Your home is only as safe as the locks that you have on your doors. As your locks age or when you are the victim of a security threat, you may feel that it's time to install new locks on the doors of your home. This can be long, laborious, and complicated for the average homeowner. For that reason, many clients trust Arrowhead Lock & Safe to handle the hard work for them. When you arrange for new lock installation, one of our experienced residential locksmiths will come to your home and install new locks on your doors. Once we're done, we'll make sure your family has enough keys to open your new locks.
If you are a homeowner who has experienced a break-in or want to take additional steps to secure your assets, high-security locks are a great solution. We offer a wide variety of locks from a plethora of major brands. We are fully equipped to meet your needs, whether you're interested in more traditional lock systems with high key differs or pry resistant lock technology.
If you feel like you need an extra layer security and want to make sure that only certain individuals have access to your home, an access control system is a great solution to your problem. Whether you are interested in electronic or magnetic locks or have been looking to install a password-protected system, our team of experts can help. Contact our office today for a free consultation to learn more about your access control system options in Georgia.
If you are a business owner in Georgia, you have the weighty responsibility of protecting your patrons and securing your businesses' assets. The most common way for entrepreneurs to keep their business safe is by having a commercial locksmith in Buckhead install quality, reliable locks on every entry point of your storefront. But, unfortunately, many business owners take the least amount of effort necessary when it comes to protecting their business.
Whether you own several franchise locations or have a single storefront, it only takes one break-in to make you realize the importance of installing high-quality locks for your commercial property. Sadly, at that point, it's too late - your ability to provide for your family and pay your bills has been compromised. For that reason alone, it's always better to be proactive about your businesses' security rather than reactive.
At Arrowhead Lock & Safe, our commercial door lock services are designed to ensure that your assets and your customers are protecting 24-hours a day, seven days a week. We will always take the time to walk you through your options, explaining the pros and cons of each security solution so that you can make an informed decision. With a wide range of security offerings and a reliable team of commercial locksmith experts on your side, choosing the right security setup is easy, efficient, and affordable.
Installing high-quality door locks for your business is one of the best ways to protect your assets and your commercial property. At Arrowhead Lock & Safe, we offer many commercial door lock options from the best brands in our industry. From reliable maintenance service on your current Grade 3 locks to new Grade 1 commercial door lock installation, our team of commercial locksmiths is ready to help.
If your businesses' locks are old and need proper maintenance or corrective repair services, it's always best to work with a team of experts. From re-keying services to fixing stuck or broken locks, our commercial locksmiths are only a phone call away.
Commercial alarms for businesses are more complex than their residential relatives, and for a good reason. Our cutting-edge alarm systems are great for preventing and interrupting break-ins, notifying the authorities, and act as an important addition to any business that wants enhanced security.
A commercial-grade CCTV system installed by Arrowhead Lock & Safe allows you to monitor all activities that take place under your businesses' roof. Having security cameras installed around your business gives you added peace of mind and evidence for the police if a break-in occurs. Having visible security cameras can also help deter criminals and prevent suspicious activity from ever taking place. With remote monitoring capability on your smart device, you can check in on your storefront any time of the night or day, from just about any location.
Having the ability to control every one of your businesses' locks is a proactive, cost-efficient way to protect your customers and your assets. With a commercial-grade control access system from Arrowhead Lock & Safe, business owners can easily restrict certain areas within their store, prevent physical key duplication, record entry history, and even simplify employee turnover.
Entryways can be especially vulnerable, but Arrowhead Lock and Safe know how to select and install the best doors for your business. When you add remote control access features, business owners can open other structures like motorized fences, large parking gates, and even barriers.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) grading system was developed years ago to standardize a testing procedure to measure the durability and strength of a door lock. This grading system applies to both residential and commercial door locks. Composed of three different grades, the ANSI grading system gives homeowners and business owners a good idea of lock quality and reliability. ANSI examines six different qualities to determine a lock's grade:
These locks offer the highest level of security and are most often used by institutions like hospitals, schools, and even museums. These locks also have the highest life expectancy, though they can be much more complex and require an expert residential or commercial locksmith in cityname to install. In today's day and age, many more homeowners are opting for Grade 1 locks (like electronic locks) for the most peace of mind. This classification of lock must hold up against 800,000 cycles, six door strikes and a 360-pound weight test.
These locks are great for residential areas with more foot traffic, like a door that leads to an apartment complex or suite of rooms. These locks can also suffice for small businesses that need a higher level of security than Grade 3 locks. Use these locks when you want to secure access to areas with valuable equipment or sensitive documents. This classification of lock requires 400,000 cycles, four door strikes, and a 250-pound weight test.
This grade of lock is best suited for residential purposes and is considered standard door hardware. This kind of lock is the least expensive and should never be used in a high-traffic area like a lobby or storefront. However, these locks would be suitable for areas without much foot traffic like storage closets or areas without expensive merchandise. Because these locks are easiest to bypass, consider upgrading your Grade 3 locks with anti-bump and anti-pick technology. This classification of lock requires 200,000 lock cycles, two door strikes, and a 150-pound weight test.
A famous animator and movie director once said: "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." This quote rings especially true when it comes to protecting your home or business with the best security solutions in Georgia. If you're worried about the safety of your family or the wealth that you have worked so hard to create, contact our office today at 404-351-4331 for a free consultation. When you trust Arrowhead Lock & Safe, you can rest easy knowing your most precious belongings are safe and secure.Contact us!
December 12, 2021, was the night the lights went out in the Georgia 400 tunnel in Buckhead.ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The state Department of Transportation (GDOT) has agreed to fix the lights in the Georgia 400 Buckhead tunnel, lights that have been out since December 2021.The agreement comes after an Atlanta News First investigation revealing the tunnel’s elect...
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The state Department of Transportation (GDOT) has agreed to fix the lights in the Georgia 400 Buckhead tunnel, lights that have been out since December 2021.
The agreement comes after an Atlanta News First investigation revealing the tunnel’s electrical panels supplying power are flood damaged. Georgia Power’s initial estimate to move the panels and upgrade the lights to new LEDs was $3.1 million, prompting GDOT to request a new estimate.
The day after Better Call Harry’s report aired, GDOT said an agreement was made for the work to begin. A GDOT spokesperson said they agreed to the new estimate of $2.7 million. Work is scheduled to begin April 15 and should be completed in four to six months.
In the meantime, GDOT has put up the “Turn Lights On” signage before the tunnel on each side.
When asked why GDOT wasn’t using its overhead message board or light up construction signs to warn drivers about the outage, GDOT spokesperson Natalie Dale said the new signs meet federal guidelines and are sufficient until the permanent repair is made.
“Overhaul of the system is the long-term fix we have for now,” Dale said.
GDOT said it has only received about two dozen complaints about the tunnel over the past year. The tunnel is 600 feet long, and can be traveled between three to five seconds.
But the tunnel’s sudden contrast from brightness to darkness, and then back to brightness, worries metro Atlanta optometrist Dr. Wesley Hansen.
“I drive through there every morning and it’s very challenging on a bright sunny day when the light is reflecting off the buildings above,” Dr. Hansen said. He added normal eyes need 15 to 20 minutes to fully adjust from bright to dark. But for drivers who have eye conditions, the contrast could be dangerous.
“As we get older, it takes even longer,” Dr. Hansen said. “If people have any conditions - cataracts or macular degeneration, or any changes to the eye - they may not adapt at all.”
Despite GDOT’s assertation the tunnel’s electrical power has been unavailable, MARTA’s red line train travels through the same Buckhead tunnel. The tunnel’s rail line is fully lit, and a MARTA spokesperson said the lights are for safety purposes.
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - After more than a year since its lights went out, the Buckhead Georgia 400 tunnel should be fully lit by September, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).Last week, Georgia Power crews began removing more than 700 tunnel lights that have been on and off for years. Georgia Power is restructuring the electrical lines and upgrading the lights to LEDs after a main electrical panel flooded in December 2021.The project has taken so long to get started because GDOT didn’...
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - After more than a year since its lights went out, the Buckhead Georgia 400 tunnel should be fully lit by September, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).
Last week, Georgia Power crews began removing more than 700 tunnel lights that have been on and off for years. Georgia Power is restructuring the electrical lines and upgrading the lights to LEDs after a main electrical panel flooded in December 2021.
The project has taken so long to get started because GDOT didn’t have a funding source, nor could it reach an agreement with Georgia Power, which wanted $3.1 million.
The lights are necessary because Georgia law requires lighting in tunnels. Also, anyone driving into that tunnel on a bright sunny day knows that when sunlight is bouncing off the Atlanta Financial Center, a driver’s eyes have a hard time adjusting.
Dr. Wesley Hanson, an optometrist, said normal eyes need 15 to 20 minutes to adjust to the drastic light change.
“As we get older, it takes even longer,” she said. “If people have any conditions, cataracts or macular degeneration, or any changes in the eye, they may not adapt at all.
Better Call Harry obtained 23 driver complaints to GDOT’s 511 helplines over the past year.
One complainant wrote, “This is particularly hazardous when one goes from the bright sunshine to pitch black, you are blinded, and everyone slams on their brakes.”
Georgia Power crews will be working in the tunnel over the next several months. They are not blocking any lanes and for safety, they are depending on a lighted truck to take the impact if a car swerves in the tunnel.
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Buckhead is always buzzing with great shopping and dining, but it is also home to many high-rise office buildings where companies from around the world are based at. When meetings need to happen, Buckhead offers exceptional options for a great meal and ambiance for a business lunch. Here are some of our favorites.Alon’s Bakery & MarketLocated at Phipps Plaza, the award-winning bakery and market is a staple in Atlanta where locals go for business and pleasure. With a wide selection of baked breads, p...
Buckhead is always buzzing with great shopping and dining, but it is also home to many high-rise office buildings where companies from around the world are based at. When meetings need to happen, Buckhead offers exceptional options for a great meal and ambiance for a business lunch. Here are some of our favorites.
Located at Phipps Plaza, the award-winning bakery and market is a staple in Atlanta where locals go for business and pleasure. With a wide selection of baked breads, pastries, fresh salads and gourmet sandwiches, you will find the perfect bite and ambiance for your business lunch. Alon’s Bakery and Market also has a location on the Eastside.
Where: 3500 Peachtree Road and 1394 North Highlands Ave. NE
Buckhead Village District is the perfect stop for a business meeting. Discuss issues on a luxurious Parisian patio at Le Bilboquet, share Spanish tapas at Gypsy Kitchen, indulge in Italian deliciousness at Yeppa & Co, or get a coastal vibe at Carmel. Le Colonial’s Vietnamese fare is an option with an intimate setting, and Taverna’s Northern Italian food served in a spacious dining room is perfect for a conversation.
Where: 3035 Peachtree Road
Just-opened Citizens Market Atlanta at Phipps Plaza is a 25,000-square-foot food hall, bar and event space. A family-friendly destination, it offers eight food concepts and a full-service bar. Try something from fast-casual brands Umami Burger, Krispy Rice, Sam’s Crispy Chicken, Sa’Moto, EllaMia, Cicci di Carne, El Pollo Verde and Soom Soom. Citizens Market Atlanta serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week and is a great destination for a business meeting.
Where: 3500 Peachtree Road NE
This favorite of Atlanta business types offers comfortable elegance and food that ranges from cheeseburgers to mini tenderloin sandwiches with truffle fries.
Where: 255 East Paces Ferry Road NE
Executive chef Christopher Grossman offers a seasonal New American lunch menu in a modern elegant bistro on the edge of Chastain Park. For lunch, you have the option to grab something from the AM CAFÉ or make reservation for one of the dining rooms. You may sit indoors or outdoors in a relaxing setting. It’s the perfect place for a lunch meeting in the middle of the forest.
Where: 4320 Powers Ferry Road
Chops Lobster Bar is part of the city’s acclaimed Buckhead Life Restaurant Group. The food is exceptional, and the name of the game is business. Located at Buckhead Plaza, Chops Lobster Bar is just as popular at night and offers great seafood as well as USDA prime aged beef.
Where: 70 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Located at Phipps Plaza, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse offers classic dishes such as crispy chicken livers, port balsamic glaze, glass Spinach and toasted pine nuts. One salad option is made up of arugula, shaved Parmigiano, lemon olive oil plus warm spinach, roasted peppers, portobellos, goat cheese, balsamic, roasted beets, yogurt, pistachio brittle, ricotta salata, Manodori aceto, chopped romaine, green beans, chickpeas, egg, tomatoes, Niman bacon and blue cheese. Tagliatelle Bolognese brings braised veal, beef, pork and San Marzano tomatoes.
Where: 3500 Peachtree Road NE
This French bistro attracts the business crowd who wants exquisite European-style service and a cuisine that blends modern French with regional fare. With its selections of snacks, appetizers, salads, savory sandwiches and main entrees, F&B provides the perfect atmosphere to start a discussion or close a deal. Our favorites are the white bean soup, iceberg and spinach salad and seared trout.
Where: 3630 Peachtree Road NE
For a laid-back business meeting with adventure eaters, head to Isla & Co in Buckhead. The modern restaurant serves Australian dishes, quality coffee and fun cocktails in a fun and relaxing environment that brings the outdoors into the dining room. Break the ice at your business meeting by trying kangaroo meat, or keep it classy with the popular Australian pork sausage rolls.
Where: 56 East Andrews Drive NW
Mission + Market offers inventive West Coast-inspired American fare. Right off Georgia 400 in Buckhead, Mission + Market is the masterpiece of chef Ian Winslade. The menu includes such items as seared black sea bass, oven-roasted Loch Duart salmon and a braised brisket sandwich.
Where: 3550 Lenox Road NE
Located in the lobby of The Westin Buckhead, The Palm is the perfect location for a formal and intimate business meeting in Buckhead. The menu offers high-end steaks and seafood and a long list of wines and fine cocktails.
Where: 3391 Peachtree Road NE
The modern-rustic staple, tucked across the street from Lenox Square, offers seasonal American fare, handmade pasta and even a nice outdoor area.
Where: 3400 Around Lenox Road NE
Meet and discuss business over Southern classics at South City Kitchen, a sophisticated and elegant restaurant. With various locations, including Buckhead and Midtown, the restaurant has become a staple for business meetings during the week and relaxing brunches on the weekend.
Where: 3350 Peachtree Road NE and 1144 Crescent Ave. NE
Located in Hyatt Centric Buckhead Hotel, Three Arches offers a pan-Mediterranean menu with options for a hearty or light lunch in a stunning setting. Step into the Middle East and soak in all the natural light the restaurant has to offer. It is the perfect scenario for a productive business lunch in the heart of Buckhead. Just steps from Lenox Square, Three Arches offers valet parking, and self-parking is easily accessible just across the street.
Where: 3301 Lenox Parkway
If your business lunch meeting lands you in another part of town, check out our recommendations around the city.
Born and raised in Mexico, Daniela is a bilingual journalist living in Atlanta. She is passionate about telling stories that highlight the diversity and the blooming gastronomic scene in Atlanta.
ATLANTA — Nine Georgians have pleaded guilty for their involvement in a fentanyl and meth trafficking ring.[DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks]The investigation began in Oct. 2021 and June 2022.The Middle Dist...
ATLANTA — Nine Georgians have pleaded guilty for their involvement in a fentanyl and meth trafficking ring.
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The investigation began in Oct. 2021 and June 2022.
The Middle District of Georgia U.S. Attorney’s Office stated that Heather Breland, 39, of Atlanta, who was identified as the supplier of the drug trafficking organization was distributing kilogram quantities of methamphetamine and fentanyl, to Raiford Reeves aka “RH,” 43, of Warner Robins, Georgia, out of her high-rise condominium located in Buckhead.
Court documents revealed that phone calls and text messages between Breland and Reeves showed controlled purchases of meth from Reeves.
Reeves would then reportedly supply other co-defendants with the drugs to sell.
Officials said agents watched Breland travel to Macon to provide drugs to Reeves. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents said she also had a self-storage unit in Macon on Riverside Drive to store drugs. Agents learned Breland was planning to provide Heath with drugs.
According to the attorney’s office, on May 21, 2022, Heath took an airport shuttle service to Atlanta. Breland ordered Heath a ride-hailing service from the shuttle station to her apartment. Heath returned to Macon on the same shuttle service on May 25 and was seen leaving the shuttle station with a suitcase and getting into his car.
Agents then conducted a traffic stop and reportedly found a kilogram of methamphetamine inside his suitcase.
On May 26, agents conducted a search warrant at a motel Reeves and Kendall Howard, 31, of Centerville, Georgia stayed at in Warner Robins.
Officials said Reeves was in the process of flushing methamphetamine down a toilet when agents went inside the room. Agents seized methamphetamine, fentanyl, oxycodone, alprazolam, clonazepam, codeine, and a 9mm semi-automatic pistol. That same day, agents executed a search warrant at Breland’s apartment.
Breland immediately ran and hopped in her Range Rover as agents arrived. Agents seized 3.266 kilograms of pure methamphetamine, 14.72 grams of fentanyl, cocaine, marijuana, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, a .22 magnum caliber revolver, two cellphones and $78,353 cash. On the same day, agents conducted a search warrant at her storage unit in Macon and seized eight pounds of marijuana in a Louis Vuitton duffle bag.
Following the execution of the search warrant, Breland drove to North Carolina, created a fake license plate, and changed her hair length and color.
She was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Oct. 20, 2022, at a hotel and casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. When she was arrested, she had methamphetamine and ID cards with a similar appearance but false identifying information.
Officials said Breland has seven prior felony convictions for forgery, possession of methamphetamine, burglary and identity fraud. Reeves has prior convictions for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
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On Thursday, Breland pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting Heath’s possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. She faces a mandatory minimum of ten years up to a maximum of life in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release and a maximum $10,000,000 fine.
Heath pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison to be followed by at least three years of supervised release and a maximum $1,000,000 fine.
The remaining seven co-defendants indicted in this case have all previously entered guilty pleas:
Reeves pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine and faces a mandatory minimum of ten years imprisonment up to a maximum of life in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release;
Travis Warthen aka “Trap,” 39, of Warner Robins, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and faces a mandatory minimum of ten years up to a maximum of life in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release;
Jeremiah Kaleta, 46, of Warner Robins, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison to be followed by at least three years of supervised release;
Lucretia Snellgrove, 51, of Warner Robins, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison to be followed by at least three years of supervised release;
Kendall Howard, 31, of Centerville, Georgia, pleaded guilty to use of a communication facility to unlawfully conspire to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release;
Kenneth Maddox, 31, of Warner Robins, pleaded guilty to use of a communication facility to unlawfully conspire to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release; and
Luis Acosta, 35, of Centerville, pleaded guilty to use of a communication facility to unlawfully conspire to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances and faces a maximum sentence of four years in prison to be followed by one year of supervised release.
Sentencing will occur for all defendants on dates determined by the court. The defendants are not eligible for parole.
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On July 9th, 2023 in Stockholm Sweden, Sir Elton John performed the final concert of his 53-year career. His farewell tour had spanned five years and grossed $931 million, reported to be the highest-grossing tour of all time. Meanwhile, halfway around the world, a curtain was closing on another part of the superstar’s life. Though he had called his Buckhead condo “home” since 1991, movers were quietly packing up and moving out a staggering volume of art and personal possessions from his nearly 13,000 square foot condo....
On July 9th, 2023 in Stockholm Sweden, Sir Elton John performed the final concert of his 53-year career. His farewell tour had spanned five years and grossed $931 million, reported to be the highest-grossing tour of all time. Meanwhile, halfway around the world, a curtain was closing on another part of the superstar’s life. Though he had called his Buckhead condo “home” since 1991, movers were quietly packing up and moving out a staggering volume of art and personal possessions from his nearly 13,000 square foot condo.
According to multiple Park Place residents, the move-out took nearly a month to complete and Sir Elton John has now left the building, Buckhead, and Atlanta for good.
“People always ask me, ‘Why do you have a place in Atlanta?’” John said in a 1998 AJC interview. “It’s because people here have always been that nice to me… I’ve always been welcomed. I feel at home.”
It all started in 1991 when John’s estate in England near Windsor became too full of memories and possessions. He gutted the residence and auctioned off many belongings while on his path to sobriety. In his search for a new home in the United States he found Los Angeles to be overwhelming and New York unsafe, and he fell in love with the Southern charm of Atlanta.
Jim Henderson, part of the development team behind the Park Place condo tower, remembers getting a call from the onsite sales agent in 1991 when he was on a sailing trip near Hilton Head: “I have Elton John here wanting to buy a condo,” she told him. The offer was $700,000, but Henderson was firm at his $950,000 asking price. “I eventually settled on $925,000 with his agent in London and by the time we were at closing 30 days later Elton had already decided to buy the unit next door. It was great PR for the building and we sold out the rest of the tower over the next couple of years. He was at a turning point in his life at the time and he ended up being great for the building. The other residents loved him and he treated our staff very well.”
After moving here in 1991 Sir Elton John quickly became ingrained into the Buckhead community and surrounding Atlanta area. He was a frequent visitor of Tower Records, dined at area restaurants (Umi Sushi and the now-shuttered Buckhead Diner were purportedly favorites), became a Braves fan, hosted a collection of his photographs at the High Museum of Art, named a 2004 album “Peachtree Road,” and became a frequent face at social functions throughout Buckhead and the Atlanta area.
John also commented that his life “in Atlanta is as normal a life as I can lead anywhere in the world,” and later said he is “an Atlanta person through and through.”
Over the years, Elton continued to purchase neighboring units to accommodate a vast art collection. Eventually it expanded to include 12,000 + square feet across seven units combined on multiple floors in Park Place. The condo above the intersection of Peachtree Road and West Wesley Rd in the heart of Buckhead is likely to hit the market soon. In a 2016 CBS Sunday Morning interview, viewers got a brief tour of his sprawling condo that was full of artwork and photography collections. The singer was generous with his artwork, loaning it out to the building for display in some common areas and elevator lobbies.
During John’s final Atlanta concert last year, he addressed his semi-hometown crowd about his time in Atlanta.
“I’ve lived here for 30 years, and I’ve loved every single minute,” the AJC reported. “So I will take you with me in my heart, in my soul, and I’ll never forget you.”