Located just five miles northeast of Buckhead, Atlanta, Brookhaven is a fairly new city with deep historical roots. It’s home to around 53,000 residents and consists of several diverse neighborhoods. Brookhaven is also the largest city in DeKalb County with a wide variety of shops, restaurants, recreational activities, and real estate properties that have made it a sought-after suburb of Atlanta, GA.
History of Brookhaven, GA
While Brookhaven only became a city in 2012, it is already the 13th largest in Georgia. The area of Brookhaven was originally the home of Creek Indians. In the early 1800s, John L. Evins became the area’s first European settler. He established a plantation before Solomon Goodwin took ownership just before the Civil War began in 1861. Goodwin built a log cabin that stands to this day. Salson Stovall became the main property owner in the late 1800s.
The area became a vacation retreat when prominent Atlantans began building summer cottages in the early 1900s. Over the years, neighborhoods, homes, and country clubs such as the Brookhaven Country Club sprang up. Residents then campaigned for the area to become a city and Brookhaven was officially incorporated in 2012.
Brookhaven’s ties to the past and the large number of historic homes that have been preserved led to its inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. John R. Brannen, a Brookhaven resident, and the Historic Preservation Section of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources filed for its listing and the Brookhaven Historic District was created.
Brookhaven, GA real estate and property types
Brookhaven is divided into seven neighborhood districts:
- Historic Brookhaven
- North Brookhaven
- North Brookhaven
- Peachtree Road
- Lynwood Park
- Buford Highway
- East Buckhead
Each district has a wide selection of single-family homes featuring a variety of architectural styles including 20th-century Bungalow, Mid-century Ranch, and New Traditional. Aside from single-family homes, there’s a mix of condominiums, Brookhaven townhomes for sale, mixed-use developments, and new construction homes.
Living in Brookhaven, GA
- Brookhaven is home to 11 public parks that offer green open spaces, playgrounds, multi-use trails, and various sports courts. The 135-acre Murphey Candler Park, which is Brookhaven’s largest, has a swimming pool, playground, tennis courts, and the scenic Murphey Candler Lake. Other top parks in Brookhaven are the 50-acre Blackburn Park and 18-acre Briarwood Park.
- Brookhaven takes pride in their outstanding golf courses, the Peachtree Golf Club and the Capital City Country Club. Founded by legendary golfer Bobby Jones, the Peachtree Golf Club boasts of vast greens, long rows of trees, and over 7,200 yards of golf course. The Capital City Country Club’s golf course opened 1911 and features a first-class, 18-hole course.
- Brookhaven is home to Oglethorpe University, a private liberal arts college known for its impressive Gothic Revival architecture. The college was founded in 1835 and continues to be one of the best liberal arts colleges in the US.
- Enjoy the array of shopping options in and around Brookhaven. Town Brookhaven, in particular, is a mixed-use development that offers over 460,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, along with residential apartments. Top Buckhead malls such as Lenox Square, The Shops at Buckhead, and Phipps Plaza are also just a short drive from the city.
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Homes for Sale in Brookhaven GA
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