Would Buckhead cityhood worsen housing affordability?
The creation of Buckhead City could deal a devastating blow to housing affordability across Atlanta and make living in the posh neighborhood even more inaccessible, experts told Atlanta Civic Circle. Supporters of the exodus effort say that’s nonsense.
Although the controversial prospect of Buckhead seceding from the City of Atlanta hinges on a series of state legislative actions and, ultimately, a vote by Buckhead residents, the implications of the move have some folks worried for the so-called “city too busy to hate.”
Georgia State University urban studies professor Dan Immergluck said Buckhead City “would likely lead to worsening racial and economic segregation.”