Brookhaven

Brookhaven

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Welcome to Brookhaven

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:

  1. Historic Brookhaven
  2. North Brookhaven
  3. North Brookhaven
  4. Peachtree Road
  5. Lynwood Park
  6. Buford Highway
  7. 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.

Looking for homes for sale in Brookhaven, GA? Explore your real estate options with us by calling us today at (404) 348-2373 or email [email protected].


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

High

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

$67,388

Average individual Income

Brookhaven Housing Market Trends

What is the housing market like in Brookhaven today?

The Brookhaven housing market remains very competitive, with homes receiving an average of two offers and selling within approximately 24 days. Despite a slight dip in home prices, the market shows resilience and robust activity.

In April 2024, the median sale price of homes in Brookhaven was $670K, reflecting a 1.1% decrease from the previous year. However, the median sale price per square foot has increased by 1.4%, reaching $283. This indicates that while overall prices have slightly decreased, the value per square foot has appreciated, suggesting a continued demand for quality properties.

The market's brisk pace is evident as homes in Brookhaven typically sell after 24 days on the market, a slight increase from 22 days last year. This minor uptick in days on the market indicates a steady but highly active market where properties are still moving quickly.

Key Market Indicators

  • Median Sale Price: $669,950 (-1.1% year-over-year)
  • Number of Homes Sold: 76 (+40.7% year-over-year)
  • Median Days on Market: 24 (+2 days year-over-year)

Around Brookhaven, GA

There's plenty to do around Brookhaven, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
35
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
24
Minimal Transit
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Fitness Firm Studio, Pride Physique, and Dance It Off.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 4.34 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.07 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.44 miles 26 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.74 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.41 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.73 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

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

High

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

34.6

Median Age

48.59 / 51.41%

Men vs Women

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  • High School Degree
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23,632

Total Households

2.29

Average Household Size

$67,388

Average individual Income

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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
Kittredge Magnet School
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
5/5
PRIVATE
7th - 12th
No rating available
Montgomery Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Our Lady Of The Assumption Catholic School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Montclair Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Woodward Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Ashford Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
St Martin's Episcopal School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
DeKalb PATH Academy Charter School
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
1/5
John Robert Lewis Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
No rating available
The Piedmont School Of Atlanta
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available

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