Brookhaven comprises an area of about 8 square miles. There is Chamblee to the east, Dunwoody to the north, Sandy Springs to the west and Buckhead to south. With numerous prosposals in the last few years to incorporate Brookhaven into its own city the actual boundaries of what is or will be Brookhaven have been under revision.
Still, since Brookhaven's eary beginnings back in the 1830's by the Godwin family, the area has been highly thought of as one of 'the' places to live. Around 1900 summer cottages began being built in the area and this view was likely confirmed when in 1910 150 acres were specifically purchased to build a golf course which was named Brookhaven. This golf course is now a part of the prestigious Capital City Country Club. It was this golf course that was responsible in the 80's, for the area being placed on the National Register of Historic Places as the "first planned golf club community in Georgia."
Brookhaven today is a lovely landscape complete with gently rolling hills, broad winding streets and densely wooded hollows, all populated with English cottages and elegant Georgian, Tudor and Colonial homes. In the heart of the neighborhood is the Capital City Country Club.
Being so centrally located access to the rest of the city is convenient. Boarded by Peachtree and Peachtree Dunwoody Streets, the area is also serviced by the Brookhaven MARTA station. Some of the best schools in the city are in this area; Sarah Smith Elementary, Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School. Brookhaven is also less than a mile away from the city's best shopping in the Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza.
Brookhaven truly offers the best of all Atlanta neighborhoods.