Welcome to Brookhaven
A vibrant community that seamlessly blends local history with its up-and-coming revitalization.
Developed as Atlanta’s first country club community, the prestigious neighborhood of Brookhaven sits nestled in the upper portions of Buckhead. Brookhaven is just a ten-minute drive from Atlanta's hottest retail and culinary districts but feels worlds away from the bustle. At its center lies the revered Capital City Club — Atlanta’s oldest private club.
Brookhaven, as it’s known today, began developing in 1910, designed to be a preeminent enclave for the ultra-wealthy and affluent. Bucolic charm radiates from the historic, tree-lined streets populated with homes that are resplendent tributes to architecture throughout the century. Since its earliest beginnings as a haven for summer cottages, Brookhaven has developed into one of the most desirable communities in all of Atlanta.
As expected of a neighborhood listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the residential real estate market of Brookhaven is saturated in mesmerizing properties whose architectural styles reflect trends over the century. From the show-stopping Tudor, Georgian, Colonial, and English estates to the quaint but luxurious apartments in historic buildings, every facet of Brookhaven real estate is glowing with splendor.
What to Love
- Ten minutes from the shopping mega-centers of Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza
- Well-established community character and a focus on preservation
- Private country-club life at the esteemed Capital City Club
Tranquil and halcyon, the community of Brookhaven defines what it means to live in idyllic serenity without having to sacrifice the convenience of big-city amenities or commercial offerings. And while membership at Capital City Club isn’t compulsory, many Brookhaven residents choose to become a part of the classy private establishment in order to gain access to its lush golf course designed by architect Herbert Barker.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Brookhaven is conveniently located along the commuter corridor of Peachtree Road, which leads straight into the best and brightest facilities for dining and shopping in Buckhead. The community is ten minutes from massive, upscale malls like Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, where visitors can browse high-end designers like Balenciaga, Armani, Versace, Valentino, and Michael Kors. Other fashionistas might choose to head to the renowned and highly walkable Buckhead Village, whose upscale boutiques and trendy restaurants never fail to delight.
While Brookhaven is just a stone’s throw away from the dining of Buckhead, the town also has its own bevy of enviable restaurants from which hungry diners can choose. Cozy and lavish all at once, Haven Restaurant and Bar brings an upscale pizazz to the typical neighborhood eatery, and here the menu of delectable chef-driven, New American fare is often best enjoyed out on the fairy light-lined patio. Across the street, J. Christopher’s is the breakfast joint of choice for many locals, beloved for their ever-friendly hospitality and decadent morning dishes.
Things to Do
The beauty of Brookhaven isn’t limited to the vibrant landscapes of its grand escapes — the town is also replete with plenty of public green spaces and parks. Murphy Candler Park, for example, is minutes from the town’s center and offers up 135-acres of enchanting mixed-use recreation space for visitors to explore.
The smaller but equally fun Ashford Park houses several sports amenities as well as a community center. At the 51-acre Blackburn Park, visitors can make use of the lighted tennis courts, scenic walking trails, sports fields, and community garden.
Brookhaven residents love participating in local events, and the Taste of Brookhaven is perhaps the most anticipated celebration of the town. This special affair brings together more than 15 of Brookhaven’s wonderful restaurants to give attendees a sampling of spectacular cuisine, which visitors can dig into while listening to live music performances.
Brookhaven is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
- Ashford Park Elementary School, PK & K-5, well-rated public elementary school
- Montgomery Elementary School, PK & K-5, well-rated public elementary school
- The Westminster Schools, K-12, a highly-rated private school
- Pace Academy, K-12, a top-rated private educational option
Listing information last updated on November 29, 2023 at 1:00 AM EST.