Brookhaven, Georgia is a medium-sized city with a population of 51,567 people. Brookhaven has a population density of 4,452 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. According to the most recent Census, 71% of Brookhaven residents are White, 10% Black and 6% Asian. Brookhaven tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 33 is far below the national average. 80% of the people in Brookhaven (over the age of 15) are married and 51% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.
Living in Brookhaven can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Georgia, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Brookhaven, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like crime, cost of living, weather, employment, housing and more.
The livability score in Brookhaven is 82 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 96th percentile of all cities across America. This is a fantastic score, as Brookhaven ranks well in multiple categories! The cherry on top is that Brookhaven also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Brookhaven ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (A), weather (B-), employment (B+) and housing (B+). Unfortunately for Brookhaven, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (F).
Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Brookhaven on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.
For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Brookhaven apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.
Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Brookhaven. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Brookhaven are affordable. The median home price for Brookhaven homes is $385,600, which is 153% higher than the Georgia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Brookhaven, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 5.4, which is 80% higher than the Georgia average. Real estate appreciation rates in Brookhaven are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Brookhaven homes comes in at 5.7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 10.5%.
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