Livability Awards

A+ Brookhaven Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Brookhaven Cost of Living Cost of living is 37% higher than Georgia
12828% more expensive than the US average
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Brookhaven cost of living
C- Brookhaven Crime Total crime is 5% higher than Georgia
Total crime
3,03518% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3318% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
94%Year over year crime is up
Brookhaven crime
B+ Brookhaven Employment Household income is 41% higher than Georgia
Median household income
$71,74330% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$50,34369% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
2%48% lower than the US average
Brookhaven employment
B+ Brookhaven Housing Home value is 153% higher than Georgia
Median home value
$385,600109% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,20527% higher than the US average
Home ownership
48%25% lower than the US average
Brookhaven real estate or Brookhaven rentals
C+ Brookhaven Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Georgia
High school grad. rates
86%4% higher than the US average
School test scores
n/aequal to the US average
Student teacher ratio
n/aequal to the US average

Living in Brookhaven, GA

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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      Brookhaven, GA - A Lovable City

      Wow! I really love my home in Brookhaven, GA. The city has a certain charm about it. I really love how it merges the historical sites along with the modern day. It is really nice to take strolls down the cobbled streets and get a hint of the days of old. The city is part of DeKalb County, which is a suburb of Atlanta, GA.

      In the area you can recognize some of the homes that were built from more than an hundred years ago. Some of the homes are known to be valued at millions. I really love the homey feel that my community has. The schools district in my city is highly recognized. Oh, and let me not forget that my city is how to two highly recognized universities; Georgia State and Oglethorpe University.

      I really love how the community comes together and how the city has so many parks and a major recreation center for its residents. Every Fall the city host its annual Chili Cook Off, where everyone in the community comes together. We have so many things to do here in Brookhaven.

      I also like the mall, Town Brookhaven and Northeast Plaza, both have so many interesting shops to enjoy. Northeast Plaza specializes in discount and ethnic stores, whereas Town Brookhaven has some of the best restaurants in and around their shopping mall. Stop by and check out all that Brookhaven, GA has to offer; enjoy the nostalgic sights and the beautiful surroundings.
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      Source: The Brookhaven, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).