Brookhaven, Georgia is a newly incorporated city in the Atlanta metro area. The community is graced with historic homes and new developments. Brookhaven is located in western DeKalb Coubty, and is the county largest city with a population of about 55,000. Offering large homes and strong schools (both public and private), Brookhaven is a sought-after address for families. Brookhaven also has great places to visit, such as Briarwood Park, an 18 acre park that includes a recreation center. A beautiful city!

Brookhaven–the Homebuyers’ Market

Brookhaven is a sought-after address for families because of their great amenities. Brookhaven’s streets are graces with a mix of hundred year old summer cottages, roomy midcentury ranch homes and newer construction as well. Some popular neighborhoods include Brookhaven Village, North Brookhaven and Lynwood Park. The median home value in Brookhaven is $546,596. Brookhaven home values have gone up 0.3% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will fall -2.5% within the next year. 

Demographics

Brookhaven has a population of 55,219, it is the 17th largest city in Georgia and the 707th largest city in the United States. Brookhaven is currently growing at a rate of 0.98% annually. The population in Brookhaven is diverse.

Economy

The economy in Brookhaven employs 30.6k people. The largest industries in Brookhaven are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services, Accommodation & Food Services, and Health Care & Social Assistance, and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises, Utilities, and Finance & Insurance. The median household income in Brookhaven is $78,863. The job market has increased 2.9% over the last year and the unemployment rate is at 2.5% (which is lower than the us average at 3.5%). Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 47.4%.

School Information

Brookhaven is part of Dekalb County. In Brookhaven, the local public and private schools are valued, providing top-notch education to children. Some amazing schools include: DeKalb PATH Academy Charter School, Montclair Elementary School, Cross Keys High School and Kittredge Magnet School. There are great colleges around Brookhaven as well. Brookhaven is home to Oglethorpe University and Georgia State University.

Attractions

Brookhaven is filled with attractions and parks throughout the city. The largest park in Brookhaven is the 135-acre Murphy Candler Park, offering multi-use athletic fields, a swimming pool, playground and picnic areas, and a lake for fishing (the lake is stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish, among others). The park hosts youth baseball, softball and football leagues, perfect for the entire family! In addition to parks, Brookhaven’s residents enjoy shopping at Town Brookhaven, which offers dozens of restaurants, shops and services, including hair salons, a fitness center and a movie theater.