Located northeast of Atlanta, the historic community of Brookhaven recently became incorporated in December, 2012. Recently incorporated, however, is not synonymous with new – Brookhaven’s roots date back to the early 1900s.
As the oldest planned golf club community in the entire state of Georgia, Brookhaven was conceived with leisure and landscape at the forefront. The tall trees and lush lots remain to this day, as do several prized, surrounding golf courses – including the esteemed Capital City Club. Plenty of greenspace and three parks filled with sports fields, playgrounds trails and more are easily accessible from the Brookhaven community.
The residential area was developed, originally, as three unique subdivisions that, over time, came together as one. During the period between 1910 and the early 1940s, construction boomed in Brookhaven, and you can see that distinct period’s architectural styles reflected today.
“Houses include one and two-story buildings finished in wood, brick, stucco, and stone. Most of the houses are designed in Colonial or Georgian Revival styles. They typically have three or five bays, gable hipped roofs, weatherboard or brick exteriors, and front entrances highlighted by a frontispiece doorway, a small portico, or a doorway trimmed with sidelights or over lights. Each lot is richly landscaped with pines and other shade trees, shrubs, ground covers and grass lawns.”
With its wide streets and leisurely pace, many residents enjoy Brookhaven as a getaway of sorts, seemingly far removed from the hectic life often associated with large cities. However, if you’re drawn to the activity of urban life, Brookhaven is still an excellent option because of its nearness to Lenox Square Mall, Phipps Plaza and Buckhead.