The city of Brookhaven, Georgia is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area.
People who prefer a calm ambience will enjoy Brookhaven. This part of the Atlanta metropolitan area is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case around Interstate 285, the railway line or the airport (Dekalb-Peachtree Airport). Finally, accessing parks, such as Athletic Field and Lynwood Recreation Center, is easy from a large number of locations within the city since there are approximately 20 of them nearby for residents to check out.
Single detached homes are the most common housing type, representing about 40% of buildings in Brookhaven, while the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This part of the Atlanta metropolitan area has a good choice of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The population residing in this city is evenly split between owners and renters. The properties in this city are quite new, because roughly one quarter of its dwellings were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while most of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
The closest supermarket in Brookhaven is typically only a rather short walk away. Moreover, this city is a good place in which to eat out, for example along Clairmont Road, and a small number of cafes is available as well. As far as education is concerned, there are only a limited number of high schools and primary schools in Brookhaven and therefore they can be a long walk away. Locals have the choice between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level.
Brookhaven is very car friendly. It is a rather short car ride to the closest highway, such as Interstate 85, from any location in this part of the Atlanta metropolitan area, and finding a place to park is generally easy. On the other hand, the public transit network in Brookhaven is fairly poor. Nonetheless, residents can depend on Brookhaven-Oglethorpe Station with access to the Gold Line. Property owners are served by a few bus lines, and it is convenient to get to a nearby bus stop from most homes. Walking in Brookhaven is not very popular, despite the fact that many daily errands can be run without needing to resort to a car.