Conveniently located just minutes from the high-end shopping district of Buckhead, Cross Creek boasts few boutiques and specialty stores of its own. Although residents sometimes set up bake sales or farmers market fundraisers on the weekends, most run everyday errands on nearby Collier Road or head to one of the many malls for more choices.
However, cigar aficionados can happily note that the Cross Creek community gate sits just blocks from J's Cigars. With one of the best selections of high-quality cigars in Atlanta, J's offers any kind of smoke you want. More importantly, the knowledgeable and attentive staff is ready to search for the cigar that best suits your tastes or the special occasion. Just answer a few of J's questions, and quickly get several suggestions at different price points.
Just beyond the neighborhood on Collier Road, locals browse furniture and home goods at the massive Hill Street Warehouse. Great for weekend wandering, the shop offers 40,000 square feet of high-end tables, lamps, rugs and more, from carved wooden furniture imported from Thailand to decorative pillows, vases and garden pottery. New merchandise arrives regularly, and though prices aren't low, the steeply discounted wares represent a real bargain.
Residents of Cross Creek do the weekly shop at the Publix or the Kroger in the Howell Mill Square Shopping Center. Though the area doesn't have a farmers market, the large East Atlanta
Village Farmers Market lies about 20 minutes away. Open on Thursdays, the market hawks fresh produce, local cheeses, baked goods, honey and more, and it stays open from April through December.