Brookhaven lies on the northern border of Buckhead. This beautiful neighborhood, which was first developed as a country club neighborhood, is bordered by Peachtree Road, Peachtree-Dunwoody Road, and the Windsor Parkway.
For those that are familiar with the area, Brookhaven is often referred to as West Brookhaven. When home buyers search the available type of real estate in this country club neighborhood, they will find a variety of homes to choose from including Georgian and English cottages, Tudor-style homes, any Colonial homes too. As an added benefit, many of these homes are adorned with lush landscape, winding, picturesque roads, rolling hills, and wooded hollows.
Before it was a popular residential area, Brookhaven was Creek Indian land. The first non-Indian settler to the area was Harris Goodwin. Goodwin hailed from South Carolina and eventually created a homestead on what is now Peachtree Road. Later Goodwin’s family also relocated to the area. Although the original Goodwins passed away in the 1800s, the family home and graveyard are still in existence.
Due to its history, Brookhaven was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in the 1980s. In fact, on the national register it lists Brookhaven as the “first planned club community in Georgia.” Today, Brookhaven is home to two superiorly cared for golf courses.
Home buyers will also be pleased to know that the public schools in this Atlanta neighborhood are some of the best in the Georgia area. Some of the best public school in Brookhaven includes North Atlanta High School, Sutton Middle School, and Sarah Smith Elementary School. For higher education needs, Brookhaven is also home to Oglethorpe University.
For easy transportation in and around Brookhaven, residents can count on valuable public transportation and easy access to downtown via the intersection of Peachtree and Peachtree-Dunwoody roads and Brookhaven’s MARTA rail station. For all different types of shopping, Brookhaven residents and guests can travel to Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.
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Elementary Schools: Ashford Park, Sarah Smith, Woodward, High Point
Middle Schools: Chamblee, Ridgeview, Sutton, Sequoyah
High Schools: Cross Keys, Chamblee, Riverwood, North Atlanta