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Frequently Asked Questions

When were prices and availability in Brookhaven, GA last updated?

Prices and availability in Brookhaven, GA were last updated on 18 Sep 2021.

What are the best apartments in Brookhaven, GA?

The best apartments in Brookhaven, GA are: Park on Clairmont, The Pointe at Lenox Park, MAA Brookhaven, The Berkshires at Lenox Park and 1377.

What is the average rent in Brookhaven, GA?

The average rent in Brookhaven, GA is $1,592. Start your search for apartments in Brookhaven, GA now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Brookhaven, GA?

The price range for a studio apartment in Brookhaven, GA is between $1,415 and $4,101. View all studio apartments in Brookhaven, GA.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brookhaven, GA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brookhaven, GA is between $1,290 and $4,723. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Brookhaven, GA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Brookhaven, GA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Brookhaven, GA is between $1,295 and $5,448. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Brookhaven, GA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Brookhaven, GA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Brookhaven, GA is between $1,145 and $4,908. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Brookhaven, GA.

Renter’s Guide to Brookhaven, GA

Brookhaven is a newer city in the Atlanta area suburbs. Formerly considered part of North Atlanta, it became a city in 2012 and stands as the largest city in DeKalb County, especially known for its historic architecture. Driving through Brookhaven, streets are lined with midcentury ranch homes and cottages from the early late 19th century. It's considered a more upscale city, with the cost of living being higher compared to surrounding suburban areas in the Atlanta area. Home to great schools and spacious recreation areas, Brookhaven attracts families and individuals looking for a quieter life outside of Atlanta with larger homes and plenty to do.

Brookhaven is around the 17th largest city in Georgia. It's a little smaller than Smyrna but bigger than Dunwoody. Atlanta has three times the people per square mile compared to Brookhaven. It's a large city but less densely populated than other major metropolitan areas. Those moving to Brookhaven can enjoy larger houses and big parks, plus the city is only about 11 miles from Atlanta, but around two and a half hours from Augusta.

Like many southern cities, Brookhaven has warm summers with short but cold winters. The higher humidity levels make summer feel muggy and the cold winters extra chilly. During the summer, temperatures are in the upper 80s and 90s, with the weather staying in the 80s throughout most of fall. In winter, the temperatures are around 60 during the day but drop to the 40s and 30s at night. Spring is a great time to visit Brookhaven as the temperatures during the day are between 60s and 70s.

Brookhaven, GA Demographics

  • Total Population53,819
  • Female 27,266
    Male 26,553
  • Median Age34.2

Cost of Living in Brookhaven, GA

The Atlanta area, including Brookhaven, has affordable public transport. The MARTA serves the Atlanta, Fulton, and DeKalb counties. It’s known for being safe and clean, and on the weekends the train runs until 1 a.m. A one-way ticket on the MARTA is $2.50. The average commute time in Brookhaven is 26.2 minutes, a little over the national average of 25.9 minutes.

Brookhaven has a moderate cost of living. A meal at a popular restaurant in town costs between $11 and $30 and a regular size cappuccino in Brookhaven sets you back around $3.50. Brookhaven has similar utility prices as Atlanta. Monthly utility costs for basic utilities including electricity, heating, cooling, water, and garbage for a 915 square foot home is around $148.77.

Average Rent in Brookhaven, GA

  • Brookhaven, GA Average Rental Price, September 2021 $1,592 /mo

Brookhaven, GA Apartment Rent Ranges

Brookhaven, GA Rent Trends

Average Rent Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Sep / 2021
Brookhaven, GA $1,388 $1,442 $1,441 $1,472 $1,472 $1,451 $1,422 $1,450 $1,480 $1,592
National $1,347 $1,356 $1,361 $1,393 $1,400 $1,402 $1,393 $1,397 $1,485 $1,510

Living in Brookhaven, GA

Brookhaven is a historic city, with architecture from the early 1900s. A pro of living in Brookhaven is the larger homes compared to other cities in the Atlanta area. The city is close enough to Atlanta to commute to the city for work, but a con is the traffic. While Atlanta is close by, during peak traffic hours, traveling to and from the city can take a long time. Brookhaven is only 30 minutes away from the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson Airport. The city also has a younger demographic compared to other cities in the Atlanta area.

Things to do in Brookhaven, GA

A major attraction for families in Brookhaven is all of the beautiful parks in the city. There are around 14 parks, a top free thing to do in the city. Popular parks include Ashford Park, Murphy Candle Park, Brookhaven Park, and Briarwood Park. There are plenty of warm, sunny days for families and couples to spend time enjoying the nature of Brookhaven, escaping the hustle and bustle of the big city life.

The heart of Brookhaven is called Town Brookhaven, an urban shopping area designed to be pedestrian friendly. Some of the city's best restaurants are located in this village like Bua Thai, The Flying Biscuit, and the Tin Can Oyster Bar. At night, couples stroll through the town center, visiting shops and attending events, like live music and trivia nights. For a taste of Brookhaven culture, the Oglethorpe College Museum of Art has year-round exhibits along with special installations. Another cultural attraction for families is the Plaza Fiesta, a colorful strip mall.

Brookhaven has a few annual events that attract people from all over the Atlanta area. Artists from across the globe display their artwork at the Brookhaven Arts Festival featuring art, food, and live music. Beer lovers can enjoy the Brookhaven Beer Fest every summer. The annual chili cookout is a must-see as over 75 teams compete for the best chili. Each year Brookhaven has farmer's markets and food trucks during the warm season.

Employment and Economy in Brookhaven, GA

Compared to other cities in the Atlanta metro area, Brookhaven has a low unemployment rate and a robust local economy. The major industries in Brookhaven are science, technology services, healthcare, and finance. There are a few large companies headquartered in Brookhaven, like AT&T Mobility, Sysnet, The Weather Company, Verizon Telematics, and the Atlanta Hawks. Many people commute to Atlanta for work from Brookhaven.

Brookhaven, GA Households

  • Total Number of Households22,549
  • Family 11,443
    Non-family 11,106
  • Children 5,848
    No Children 16,701
  • Average People Per Household2.35
  • Median Household Income$92,604
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,646

Education in Brookhaven, GA

The city is known for having a great public school system. Some top schools in the area are Chamblee Charter High School, DeKalb School of the Arts, and DeKalb Early College Academy. Brookhaven is home to the historic Oglethorpe University, a private four-year university with gothic architecture set in the heart of the city. Nearby colleges include Georgia Gwinnett College, Georgia State University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Brookhaven, GA Education Statistics

Tips for Renting in Brookhaven, GA

Brookhaven follows the state's renter's rights laws so do your research before deciding to move to the area. Use all the available online resources and also meet up with the landlord to discuss any concerns you might have.

It would be a good idea to also take some time to walk around the area and see if it's the right place for you, maybe even chat with the locals. There's nothing like moving to a new neighborhood confident that the decision you took is the right one.

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