Best known for its historic homes, community vibe, coffee shops, and restaurants.

Welcome to Brookhaven 

An attractive city with lush green outdoor spaces.
Brookhaven is located in Georgia's Dekalb County on the northeastern edge of the city of Atlanta. The neighborhood is best known for its historic homes, community vibe, coffee shops, and restaurants. It is also home to Southside Studio, which belongs to famous hip-hop rapper Jermaine Dupri. 
Brookhaven gained city status in 2012 after separating from Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood. Townhouses and bungalows constitute the predominant home architecture in the community. Residents and tourists can access numerous parks, boutiques, and upscale restaurants. 

What to Love

  • Kid-friendly recreational spaces and activities
  • Green parks and outdoor spaces 
  • Proximity to downtown Atlanta 
  • Numerous annual events and festivals 
  • Highly-rated restaurants
  • Well-established infrastructure

Local Lifestyle

Brookhaven has a suburban vibe thanks to its sprawling residential properties and green outdoor spaces. The city's streets and trees give it a pedestrian-friendly and laid-back personality. Brookhaven attracts individuals and families wishing to escape downtown Atlanta's hustle and bustle. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Brookhaven offers residents and regional and international travelers wide-ranging shopping, fine dining, and entertainment options. If you are looking for a classy restaurant that serves authentic Italian cuisine in the heart of Brookhaven, Villa Christina Restaurant is your best bet. The establishment is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens that offer the perfect setting for private outdoor events. The indoor dining area has a unique contemporary feel thanks to its indoor plants, murals, and floor-to-ceiling windows. 
The Alden is a chic American restaurant that offers seasonal fare and contemporary Southern dishes in the heart of Brookhaven. The establishment's creative menu includes savory meals such as lemongrass-glazed pork belly, jerk red snapper, and lemon tart with cantaloupe sorbet. You can make a private dining reservation or book a space for your special event well in advance. 
Brookhaven has plenty of elegant restaurants that serve classic American cuisine in Brookhaven. Terra Terroir has a warm, family-friendly atmosphere thanks to its wood décor, potted plants, and dim lighting. After a hearty meal, you can select your favorite wine from the restaurant's extensive wines list. 
Town Brookhaven is the ultimate shopping destination in Brookhaven. The extensive mixed-use mall features high-end restaurants, big-brand retailers, and hip boutiques. 
Whether you are looking for a classy dining destination or northern Italian cuisine in the heart of Midtown, Valenza Restaurant has something for everyone. The restaurant's murals, wood décor, and hanging chandeliers give it a cozy, Venetian-style vibe. Popular dishes on the restaurant's artful menu include budino, fritto misto, saltimbocca, ravioli, and many others. 

Things to Do 

Brookhaven's festivals, local attractions, parks, clubs, and services ensure that you never run out of things to do. The Cherry Blossom Festival is an excellent way to explore the community. The two-day annual event lets artists showcase their art pieces to hundreds of attendees. You can also expect different foods, kid-friendly games, live music performances, and car shows. 
The farmer's market is a weekly event that happens every Saturday, save for winter months. Vendors usually showcase and sell locally-sourced fresh produce, flowers, baked goods, and prepared dishes. The market venue also features a children's play area. 
If you are an art enthusiast, the Brookhaven Arts Festival is a must-attend. The event allows artists from different states in the country to showcase their art pieces to jurists. The festival also treats attendees to live music performances, a spectacular car show, and tasty food.
Murphey Candler Park offers the perfect setting for picnicking in Brookhaven. The park has well-maintained meadows, beautiful trees, and animals such as beavers, ducks, and geese. You can also tag along with your family for a day of hiking, swimming, and playing. 


Dekalb County Schools serve the community of Brookhaven. 

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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.


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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.


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