Brookhaven

Brookhaven is a suburban city located in the northeastern part of Atlanta, Georgia. Known for its tree-lined streets, beautiful neighborhoods, and thriving community, Brookhaven offers a desirable mix of residential charm and urban convenience.

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Welcome to Brookhaven

Historic and affluent, this walkable city features an abundance of restaurants.
 
Located in DeKalb County in the Metropolitan Atlanta Area, Brookhaven stretches over 12 square miles and is home to about 55,000 residents. Filled with locally-owned restaurants, unique shops, and a vibrant arts scene, this city is also known for its beautiful parks and abundant green space. 
 
There are many historic homes here as well as a generous sampling of new development, and both Oglethorpe and Georgia State University are located within its borders. Considered one of the area's more affluent suburbs, most properties here are valued at more than $1 million, yet there is a mix of cottages, bungalows, and roomy mid-century ranch homes, as well.
 
Tight-knit and extremely community-focused, residents gather annually for events like the Brookhaven Chili Cook-Off and the Brookhaven Arts Festival. Several farmers’ markets offer locally-grown food and handmade goods.
 
There’s a laid-back suburban vibe in Brookhaven despite its proximity to Atlanta. Residents enjoy the solitude but also revel in the fact that the MARTA heavy rail line will get you to downtown Atlanta in 25 minutes and the Atlanta airport in 40. Multiple highways offer connectivity to the rest of the state and beyond.
 

What to Love

  • Tight-knit and extremely community-focused
  • Offers a laid-back suburban vibe despite its proximity to Atlanta
  • There are many historic homes here, as well as a generous sampling of new development

People & Lifestyle

A strong school system—both public and private—makes Brookhaven a desirable address for families. Outdoor recreational spaces like Briarwood and Murphy Candler Parks contribute to that identity. The city’s close proximity to Atlanta makes it ideal for commuters who work in the city but desire to live in a residential neighborhood. 
 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping 

There is much to discover in Brookhaven. Residents regularly visit Capital City Country Club, which offers an 18-hole course that originally opened in 1911. Designed by Herbert Barker, the site features eight sets of tees for different skill levels.
 
Dining options abound, too. Local favorites include HAVEN Restaurant and Bar, offering seasonal New American fare prepped in an open kitchen, and Arnette’s Chop Shop, a modern expression of the classic American steakhouse. 
 

Things to Do

Brookhaven Arts Festival is a two-day event in October. This festival showcases over 140 artists worldwide, along with a classic car show, live music, food, and drinks. There’s even a kid’s zone where kids can try their hand at arts and crafts and shop at kid-friendly vendors.
 
At the Brookhaven Tour of Homes & Gardens, guests and neighbors are invited to enjoy an exclusive look into Brookhaven’s most distinct and impressive homes. Visitors experience remarkable details, designs, and decor of these historic homes, and proceeds from the event benefit the operations of Atlanta’s two Ronald McDonald Houses.
 
Measuring 135 acres, Murphey Candler Park is the largest park in Brookhaven. Offering an abundance of trees with trails, the space is home to a range of local wildlife. Fishing, picnicking, and sporting activities are the main attractions here.
 
Blackburn Park is another popular spot within Brookhaven to find some green space. There are many open fields for relaxing, picnicking, or joining a pick-up game of your favorite sport. The park has a soccer field, softball fields, and a tennis center. 
 
Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, or OUMA, sits right in the heart of Brookhaven. It is surrounded by a small liberal arts college of the same name. This museum opened its doors in 1993, and the gallery covers 7000 square feet.
 
The OUMA presents three major exhibitions and several smaller ones each year; it’s not uncommon for the OUMA to feature nationally and internationally recognized works. 
 
The Peachtree Golf Club, which has been listed as one of the 100 best courses in America, opened in Brookhaven in 1947.
 

Schools

Brookhaven is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
 
  • Montgomery 
  • Marist 
  • St. Martin 
  • OLA 
 
 

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Overview for Brookhaven, GA

54,902 people live in Brookhaven, where the median age is 34.6 and the average individual income is $67,388. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

54,902

Total Population

34.6 years

Median Age

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$67,388

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Brookhaven, GA

Brookhaven has 23,632 households, with an average household size of 2.29. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Brookhaven do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 54,902 people call Brookhaven home. The population density is 4,678.37 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

54,902

Total Population

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34.6

Median Age

48.59 / 51.41%

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Total Households

2.29

Average Household Size

$67,388

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Schools in Brookhaven, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Brookhaven. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Our Lady Of The Assumption Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Cary Reynolds Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Montgomery Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Montclair Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Woodward Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
St Martin's Episcopal School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Piedmont School Of Atlanta
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Ashford Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
DeKalb PATH Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
3/5
John Robert Lewis Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5

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