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Brookhaven
  • Suburb of Atlanta, GA

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade unavailable
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Brookhaven is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 53,819. Brookhaven is in DeKalb County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Brookhaven offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Brookhaven there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Brookhaven and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Brookhaven are above average.

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About Brookhaven...
Population
53,819

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$484,400
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,415
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    225.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    21.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    144
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    282.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,929
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    298.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    18%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  12%

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