A residential developer with projects dotted from Alpharetta to Southwest Atlanta’s Pittsburgh community is making its Buckhead debut with townhomes a few blocks from the city’s largest park.

Under development by Empire Communities, the Empire Buckley project is starting to deliver finished townhome options with prices (and floorplans) relatively small for the area, at least in terms of new product. 

The 82-unit venture is tucked off Roswell Road, about half a mile east of Chastain Park. All homes have two bedroom and three stories, with square footages ranging from 1,162 to 1,341.

Current pricing for units without contracts begins at $459,908 (with $165 monthly HOA fees). Those have two bathrooms, while larger, more expensive units have two and 1/2.

The priciest option on the market at the moment is $544,400.

The Empire Buckley project is replacing these office suites off Roswell Road. Google Maps

Example of a model kitchen with open shelving and quartz countertops. Empire Communities

Perks include covered outdoor living spaces, quartz countertops, two-car garages, and what’s marketed as “tons of storage” inside homes.

In terms of amenities, the community lacks a pool but does have an open-air clubhouse called the "Stable" that includes a fireplace, wet kitchen, and communal hangout spaces.

Elsewhere in Atlanta, Empire is building the Stein Steel mixed-use project along the BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, the Paintbox townhomes in Kirkwood, and a mix of townhomes and condos near West Midtown’s Goat Farm complex, among other projects.

Master bathroom. Empire Communities

Rendering for a Buckley commons area with a fire pit. Empire Communities

Example of an elevated porch at the West Wieuca Road project. Empire Communities

The company’s 4Forty4 townhomes in Old Fourth Ward recently sold out, as did its single-family home community Bixton in East Lake.

Empire (formerly EA Homes) has shifted focus in recent years from strictly suburban development to urban infill projects. Have a closer look at its Buckhead project in the gallery above.

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