Brookhaven

28 reviews
  1. Suburb of Atlanta, GA
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    NG
  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Suburb of
Atlanta

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$376,000
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$1,069
National
$904
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    126
    264
  • Murder
    2
    5
  • Rape
    12
    37
  • Robbery
    206
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    497
    575
  • Theft
    1,924
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    226
    257

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$69,597
National
$53,046
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    14%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools

Reviews

28 reviews
  • Excellent
    7
  • Very Good
    15
  • Average
    6
  • Poor
    0
  • Terrible
    0
I have enjoyed living in Brookhaven for the past 2.5 years as a full time student and worker. I always feel safe and am glad this is where I chose to live. The cost of living is quickly increasing as it's becoming a more desirable place to live. Easy access to the highways makes for easy and quick travel. I'm only 20 minutes away from most parts of Atlanta if there is low traffic. Brookhaven provides convenient shopping with small community like living, dining and shopping areas. I was very lucky to have chosen Brookhaven as a place to live.
  • Current Resident
  • 2 days ago
I love this community and my neighbors must also because there is not a lot of turnover. Many of us have lived here over 25 years. Schools are very good, neighborhood has well kept lawns, houses are not similar and all have garages, most of which do not face the street. My particular neighborhood has several parks with various activities, one a tennis center, another a swimming pool, most have picnic areas and fields for a variety of sports. There is a small university which offers a few cultural events and activities to the public.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago
I do not have any great concerns about safety or crime. The police are very responsive and concerned with the safety of the Brookhaven residents. They keep us informed through the neighborhood blogs about unusual crime and also give safety tips that help keep us safe. In the 42 years I have lived here, there has been a minimum of crime, mostly consisting of vandalism or household break-in. Brookhaven has its own police force and they are often seen driving through the neighborhood.
  • Niche User
  • 6 months ago