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Brookhaven: A Perfect Balance of City & Suburban Life

Brookhaven has always been known for its unique proximity to Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood and the international corridor that runs through it along Buford Highway. Brookhaven is charming and quaint, and while it only covers 12 miles, it offers neighborhoods to suit all types of families.

Historic Brookhaven

Historic Brookhaven was the home of the most prominent Atlantans when it was first built in the early 1900s. With homes designed by a number of well-known Atlanta architects of the pre-war period, this neighborhood was built around the Capital City Country Club’s 18-hole golf course. Architects like A.F.N. Everett and Preston Stevens, Sr. built these homes as summer retreats, taking into account sun patterns and when light hits certain areas of the homes. The porch, study and living areas are on the east side of the homes to take in the morning sun. The dining room and kitchen are on the south side to bring in the afternoon sun. This still known for being one of metro Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhoods. 

North Brookhaven

This suburban community is home to two large parks, Blackburn Park and Murphy Candler Park, the Nancy Creek PATH trail, historic Peachtree Golf Club and top-rated public and private schools. Surrounded by various residential subdivisions, North Brookhaven also contains a restaurant and retail district, located at Ashford Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry Roads, where you can grab a bite to eat, shop or take a walk. 

Brookhaven Village

Brookhaven Village is the name given to the town center that emerged at Village Place Brookhaven on Dresden Drive, east of the Brookhaven MARTA station. It’s a small neighborhood with gorgeous townhomes that feature architectural details and accents. A number of restaurants and shops have been added to form a mixed-use development where residents and visitors can live, work and play.

Town Brookhaven

Town Brookhaven is one of the city’s newest mixed-use developments, located on Peachtree Road next to Oglethorpe University. This pedestrian-friendly village is 460,000 square feet of shops, services, and restaurants. Residents can spend an entire day here, checking out local boutiques, enjoying one of the many restaurants, or catching a movie at the Cinebistro. There are events scheduled year-round at Town Brookhaven like the Best of Town in the spring that highlights the best food and drinks at the restaurants in the developments. 

Brookhaven is quickly becoming a popular destination to eat, work, and play in the metro Atlanta area. It’s a thriving suburban community with a small town feel and all of the perks of the big city. The area attracts visitors of all ages, from Oglethorpe University students to empty nesters. 

At Karen Cannon, Realtors, we are local real estate experts for Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, and North Atlanta.  We live, work, and play here, and our agents are hand-picked for their connections in the community. Our clients know about homes coming on the market before anyone else.  And our highly effective marketing program allows us to shorten the number of days on the market. We’ve even put homes under contract sight unseen!

If you are thinking about selling your home, or are interested in moving into Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Sandy Springs or the surrounding areas, call us at 770-352-9658 send us an email at Check out our current listings here.