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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Brookhaven is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 52,382. Brookhaven is in DeKalb County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Brookhaven offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent 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.
About Brookhaven...
Population
52,382

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$419,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,255
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Brookhaven Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    149.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    34
    40.7
  • Robbery
    169.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    562.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,959.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    236
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Brookhaven

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$78,863
National
$55,322
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Brookhaven Reviews

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Brookhaven is great! It is very up and coming so a lot of recent college grads and young families live in the area. It is cheaper than living in Buckhead, yet it is only 5-10 minutes from Buckhead. There are so many new restaurants, grocery stores, gyms, coffee shops, nail salons, hair salons, etc. that are all within a 5-10 minute drive or even a short walk from the Brookhaven neighborhoods. There are things to do for all ages whether it be dog parks, kid parks, bars, restaurants, or spas. It is not too loud but it is close enough to the heart of Atlanta to where it is not boring.
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Great neighborhood that keeps getting better. Brookhaven is a wonderful community bordering Buckhead, providing easy commute times to in-town neighborhoods, easy MARTA access, great local Police Force, and amazing food and beverage options. Property values are sky rocketing, making affordability a concern, but great for residents.
Love Brookhaven! Just a small town close to Buckhead with amazing secret restaurants and close together, errands are a breeze!