Brookhaven Lifestyle
Brookhaven, located in both Fulton County and Dekalb County, offers its residents a true sense of community. Brookhaven is one of Atlanta's most historic and affluent communities, located just miles from the city’s premier restaurants and shopping malls, Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza. Residents enjoy Little Nancy Creek Park, a newly-acquired five-acre park in addition to Brookhaven Park, a 17-acre park with fields, a basketball court, playground, picnic shelter and walking trails.[1] Residents are invited to join Brookhaven Friends, a volunteer group dedicated to raising funds for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The Historic Brookhaven Neighborhood Association hosts many events throughout the year for residents. A mixture of mansions old and new, Craftsman bungalows and mixed-use developments, many people are proud to call Brookhaven home.


Brookhaven History
Brookhaven was officially founded in 1910 when a group of investors from Mechanical and Manufacturers Club purchased land for the development of Brookhaven Estates.[3] Prior to 1910, the Brookhaven area was home to summer cottages of wealthy Atlantans. Brookhaven is recognized as the first community in Georgia (and possibly the Southeast) to be designed around a golf course and what would become the Capital City Club, one of the nation’s most exclusive country clubs.[4] Both the Capital City Club and Brookhaven Historic District are on the National Register of Historic Places.


Brookhaven, at-a-glance
Population: 41,784
Public Schools (Fulton County):
More about Fulton County Public Schools
Sarah Smith Elementary School
Sutton Middle School
North Atlanta High School
Public Schools (Dekalb County):
Dresden Elementary School
Montgomery Elementary School
Ashford Park Elementary School
Woodward Elementary School
Chamblee Middle School
Sequoyah Middle School
Chamblee High School 
Cross Keys High School

 


[1] “Brookhaven, Georgia,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookhaven,_Georgia.
[2] “Beautification,” http://www.historicbrookhaven.org/.
[3] Winston E. Weinmann, “History of Brookhaven,” http://www.historicbrookhaven.org/.
[4] Sarah Stewart, Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving and Living in Atlanta (Oregon: First Books, 2009), 26.