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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Brookhaven is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 53,140. 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.
About Brookhaven...
Population
53,140

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$446,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,350
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    168.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    24
    40.7
  • Robbery
    151.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    522.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,963.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    203.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    19%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    11%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Brookhaven

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$87,252
National
$55,322
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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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My experience living in Brookhaven Georgia has been pleasant so far. I enjoy the walkability and the cleanliness of the city. It is also 15 minutes away from downtown Atlanta (without traffic). There are great restaurants in and around the city. My only complaint is the lack of affordable housing in the area. My rent has increased significantly in the last two years. This alone will force me to move. If you can afford to live in this area, I highly recommend it.
Brookhaven is a city in DeKalb County, Ga., in the metro Atlanta area. Brookhaven officially became a city in 2012. The city stretches over 12 square miles with a population of about 50,000. The City of Brookhaven is a City is very neat and peaceful. It is surrounded by essential stores and restaurants etc.