Established in the early 1900s, Brookhaven only recently became a city in 2012.

Welcome to Brookhaven

Family-friendly community in an exceptionally convenient location
Welcoming and family-oriented, Brookhaven provides a fabulous place to live. Situated about 11 miles northeast of Atlanta, this suburban area is linked to the city via several routes (including 141 and Interstate 85). This added connectivity to Atlanta makes it easy for commuters to travel to and from work, even when traffic is extra backed up. Brookhaven is also known for having an abundance of green spaces, nearby shopping, and plenty of fun activities for all ages.
Prospective home buyers will discover a wide selection of stunning neighborhoods that fit a range of budgets. All residential communities are located in a suburban environment. Roads are tree-lined, relatively undisturbed, and quiet. Home styles and sizes vary significantly depending on the neighborhood. Compared to surrounding locales, property prices here are an excellent value.

What to Love

 • Family-friendly and welcoming atmosphere
 • Easy to access Downtown Atlanta
 • Ample green spaces
 • Activities for all ages
 • Convenient shopping and dining

Local Lifestyle

Tranquil and relaxed, life in Brookhaven is an absolute pleasure. It is the perfect place for anyone to live — especially families with children. Parks, playgrounds, schools, and other conveniences are always minutes away. On the weekends, locals can shop at the Brookhaven Farmers Market, visit the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, or play their favorite sport at a nearby outdoor recreation facility. As an all-encompassing city, you never have to leave town for your daily needs.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

While many think that you have to travel to Atlanta for shopping and dining, Brookhaven residents know this isn’t the case. Instead, locals have the privilege of being close to countless stores and restaurants.
Those who are new to the area will want to make it a priority to dine at certain restaurants as soon as possible. Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub — an approachable and eclectic eatery — serves up a unique combination of menu items. Dishes include Thai Basil Fried Rice, Pork Schnitzel, Pub Fries, and their award-winning Kaleidoscope Burger. Another popular place is Haven Restaurant and Bar. This upscale establishment serves American fare in an elegant setting. Around Brookhaven, other top recommendations include Valenza, Urban Wok, Fudo, and Avellino's Wood Fire Pizzeria.
Brookhaven is home to a massive selection of regional and national retailers. For locals, this means running errands is quick and effortless. Close to home, shop at stores such as Costco Wholesale, Marshalls, Publix, Total Wine & More, Whole Foods Market, and Sam’s Club.

Things to Do

New to the area? If so, you’ll be thrilled to learn about the many attractions and activities that are found in Brookhaven.
With numerous green spaces and amazing weather throughout the year, getting outdoors is a must. Spend the morning or afternoon at Brookhaven Park (which features a dog park, community center, playground, and more), Lynwood Park, Blackburn Park, Murphey Candler Park (an expansive 135-acre space), and Ashford Park.
The city is also acclaimed for its other events and attractions. Every Saturday from 9 AM until 12 PM, pick up local goods at the Brookhaven Farmers Market. Art enthusiasts should definitely plan a day at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, which offers an impressive collection of exhibits.


Contributing to the family-friendliness of the area are Brookhaven’s many top-quality public schools.
Click here to read more about Brookhaven’s best schools.

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