This urban-suburban wonderland is one of the largest neighborhoods in the Atlanta area. Originally built in the 1910s as a subdivision of country club estates and summer cottages, its core is the Capital City Country Club and its surrounding homes, which tend toward the extravagant. Grand old Colonial Revivals and Georgian mansions have made this area one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods for luxury homes. However, Brookhaven continued to flourish and expand throughout the postwar era, and as a result, it has an extremely diverse mix of housing stock, with everything from postwar cottages and bungalows to 1960s ranchers. There are even some new mixed-use residential-retail developments, adding a more modern dimension to this long-established area.
Often described as a "neighborly neighborhood", Brookhaven is an active community filled with friendly residents. The setting is typically suburban--quiet streets with larger lawns and retail centers with abundant free parking--but downtown Atlanta is just a short drive down the freeway, and the area's close proximity to Buckhead's skyscrapers make it feel like the city is in your backyard. A large proportion of retirees imbues this area with a somewhat sedate undertone, but the student population from neighboring Oglethorpe University balances things out with a buzzing energy. Weekend warriors regularly hit the golf courses at Capital City Club and Peachtree Golf Club, and shopaholics love being a stone's throw away from bustling Lenox Mall and posh Phipps Plaza, Atlanta's premier retail outlets. Young families have also been drawn to this area by the variety of affordable housing available; Ashford Park and Drew Valley are two particularly hot areas for starter homes.
Average price range for homes: $225K-$750K
Zip code(s): 30319