Brookhaven started as Atlanta’s first country club neighborhood, but in 2020 it became a city of just over 58,600 people in Atlanta’s eastern neighbor, DeKalb County. It sits conveniently between Interstates 285 and 85 and is just minutes from Buckhead and Midtown, as well as other suburbs, like Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. Residents love its affluent lifestyle, beautiful historic homes and tree-lined streets, and proximity to shopping, dining, the arts, and other activities.
Things to Do
As with many upscale communities, golf plays a major role in Brookhaven. The Capital City Country Club has been around since 1883 and was renovated and extended in 2009. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious clubs in the United States. The Peachtree Golf Club is also located in Brookhaven. Buckhead’s entertainment and commercial districts are less than two miles from Brookhaven which means plenty of shopping, dining, and nights out on the town. Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza feature some of the most exclusive boutiques in the world. Stay closer to home and shop at Town Brookhaven. Beloved restaurants in the area include Cafe at Pharr and Bua Thai & Sushi. Just north of Brookhaven, in Dunwoody, is another favorite Atlanta mall, Perimeter Mall.
The past meets the present in Brookhaven when it comes to homes. You’ll find beautiful turn-of-the-century estates in Tudor, Georgian, and Colonial styles, as well as some smaller cottages and bungalows. You will also find a few mid-century ranch-style homes, as well as some newer construction, condos and townhomes. In 2021, the average house in Brookhaven sold for about $1.5 million.
Brookhaven is located in DeKalb County, so students will attend schools within the county’s system. Schools that serve the children in the area are Woodward Elementary, Ashford Park Elementary, Montgomery Elementary, Montclair Elementary, Kittredge Middle Magnet School, Chamblee Charter High School, or Cross Keys High School. For higher education, the Oglethorpe University campus is located in Brookhaven. Nearby private schools include Marist School, St. Pius X Catholic High School, Atlanta International School, and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School.
Life in Brookhaven
Brookhaven is just northwest of Buckhead, but in the short time that it has become a city, it has created a world all its own. It’s the perfect place for upscale living that sees the best of the suburbs and the urban life. Whether you’re looking for a beautiful old home or country club living, Brookhaven is the place to be.