If you were creating the ideal checklist for an area to call home, what would be on it? Great shopping and dining options? Easy access to major highways? Award-winning schools? What about beautiful parks and lakes you could enjoy nearly every day of the year? Probably a sense of community where people look out and care for each other would be important too.

Then welcome to your new hometown: Brookhaven, Georgia.

Brookhaven is located a few miles north of Atlanta and checks all the boxes and more. Home to over 50,000 residents, the city is the largest in Dekalb County and growing bigger everyday.

No matter what your interest is, Brookhaven is ideally located to fit your needs. If you enjoy shopping, you can find whatever you need in its charming downtown boutiques or at the major malls in Buckhead just minutes away. Downtown Atlanta is an easy 15-minute drive and you could be at the new Braves ballpark at SunTrust in the same amount of time.

Brookhaven residents like to be outdoor, and there’s a good chance you could find your neighbor enjoying the amenities at one of the 11 parks within city limits. Swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds for the kids and so much more. Or maybe they’re teeing it up at Capital City Country Club or Peachtree Golf Club. Two of the top-rated golf courses in the city, right in your backyard.

If you have kids in school, or about to start school, Brookhaven is home to some of the highest ranked public and private school in the state. Historic Oglethorpe University also calls Brookhaven home.

The housing market in Brookhaven is hot with home values steadily rising in the last seven years. Home values have increased roughly 5% the past few years alone. The reason is simple. Brookhaven is where people want to be.

Don’t take our word for it though, visit Brookhaven and see for yourself. You will soon realize what thousands of others already know. Brookhaven, Georgia is a great place to call home.