Located just northeast of Atlanta in DeKalb County, Brookhaven is a vibrant mix of stately homes and new village centers, nestled around the historic Oglethorpe University campus. Originally developed in the early 1900s around the Capital City Club as an upscale golf community, the town has grown to include many newer residential neighborhoods and the Town Brookhaven mixed-use development. The area is served by two elementary schools, Montgomery and Ashford Park, along with Chamblee Middle School and Chamblee High School. Charter and private school options also abound, including the award-winning Marist School.
Brookhaven’s greenspace includes the 18-acre Briarwood Park along the southern boundary, featuring walking trails, swimming pool and splashpad, and an indoor gym and recreation center. The more expansive 135-acre Murphy Candler Park to the north is Brookhaven’s largest park, with multi-use athletic fields, a swimming pool, playground and a stocked lake for fishing. Many youth sports leagues call Murphy Candler Park home. Youngsters will also enjoy the cozy Ashford Park featuring sandpits, slides and climbing areas, and the furrier kids will love the off-leash areas of Skyland Park.
For weekend fun, the LEGOLand Discovery Center is located just southwest, with toy displays, rides, a 4D theater and LEGO gift shop. You can also explore the gothic architecture found on the historic campus of Oglethorpe University, and check out Oglethorpe’s Museum of Art, featuring three year-round exhibits and smaller rotating installations. Brookhaven allows for easy access to the Buford Highway international corridor, a global gourmet’s dream! Authentic Indian, Asian and Latin restaurants abound, many of which have been chronicled on the Food Network and Travel Channel.
Brookhaven’s location just east of Buckhead means it’s a short ride to the Phipps Plaza and Lenox Mall shopping destinations, featuring fine dining, spas and galleries. Closer in, you’ll find Town Brookhaven, with restaurants, shops, wellness studios, and the CineBistro theater. Annual events such as the Brookhaven Chili Cookoff in the fall and the annual spring Cherry Blossom Festival are making Atlanta’s youngest city a destination of its own!
Featured Attractions in Brookhaven
- Montgomery Elementary: Assigned Elementary School
- Ashford Park Elementary: Assigned Elementary School
- Chamblee Middle School: Assigned Middle School
- Chamblee Charter High School: Assigned High School
- DeKalb PATH Academy: Charter School (5th–8thGrade)
- Marist School: Private School (Middle and High School)
- St. Martin’s Episcopal School: Private School (K4 – Middle School)
- Primrose School of Brookhaven: (Preschool)
Learn more about Atlanta school ratings in Brookhaven at Great Schools.
“Historic Brookhaven is a 300 acres historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places . It is located east of Peachtree-Dunwoody Road and north and east of Peachtree Road. It spans across the border of DeKalb County and Fulton County. It is an affluent residential area laid out and developed in 1910 all around the exclusive membership Capital City Golf Club.
New Brookhaven is located just outside the City of Atlanta and is comprised of many wonderful family friendly neighborhoods supported by good schools, live walk environments and fabulous amenities and parks.”Nicholas Brown