• Overview
  • History
  • Schools
  • At-a-Glance
  • Brookwood Hills Lifestyle
    A small, close-knit community, Brookwood Hills is comprised basically of 10 tree-lined streets all nestled together off Peachtree lying entirely in zip code 30309. Home to about 1,000 people, it can be found right across from Piedmont Hospital.  Residents enjoy the amenities of Brookwood Hills Community Club which includes a park, pool, two pavilions, tennis courts and basketball goals.[1] It truly functions as the heart of the neighborhood and is consistently bustling with activity. The diverse architecture of the homes in the area include Tudor, Georgian, modern, and colonial styles. In 1980, Brookwood Hills was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Although Atlanta continues to experience rapid urban growth, the Brookwood Hills Civic Association exists to protect the history and special qualities of the neighborhood, as well as to operate the pool and recreational facilities.[2] Residents of this area enjoy all of the unique qualities that city living offers: some of the best shopping and dining in Atlanta. Despite the many changes in Atlanta during the 80-year existence of Brookwood Hills, the area still reflects the original 1920s vision and ambiance as envisioned by its creators.

  • Brookwood Hills History
    Brookwood Hills, developed in the 1920s by Benjamin Franklin Burdett and his son Arthur, is one of Atlanta’s earliest suburban neighborhood developments.[3] The site of Brookwood Hills, five miles north of downtown, is where some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War occurred during the Atlanta Campaign.[4] The Burdetts consulted engineer and landscape architect O.F. Kauffman, who designed the neighborhood built in an “unplanned” style, with wide, curvy streets following the natural terrain, lined with leafy oak trees, as opposed to a rigid grid system. The neighborhood’s name is derived from the estate “Brookwood” built in the 1880s by Joseph and Emma Thompson, prominent Atlanta social and business leaders.[5]

  • Brookwood Hills Schools
    Public Schools within this area include E. Rivers Elementary, Sutton Middle School, and North Atlanta High School.  Nearby private schools include Atlanta International School, Christ the King School, Pace Academy, The Lovett School, and The Westminster Schools.

  • Community

     


    [1] Elaine Luxemburger, “A Brief History of Brookwood Hills,” http://www.brookwoodhills.com/.
    [2] “Brookwood Hills, Georgia,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookwood_Hills.
    [3] Sarah Stewart, Newcomer’s Handbook for Moving and Living in Atlanta (Oregon: First Books, 2009), 24.
    [4] “Brookwood Hills, Georgia,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookwood_Hills.
    [5] Luxemburger, http://www.brookwoodhills.com/.