BROOKHAVEN, a city in the northeastern suburbs of Atlanta, is in western DeKalb County. Brookhaven was incorporated on December 17, 2012, becoming DeKalb County’s 11th city; with a population of around 49,000, it is the largest city in DeKalb County, stretching over 12 square miles.
Reincorporating Brookhaven as a city was a topic of debate from 2007 through 2011; many residents of the neighborhood of Historic Brookhaven objected since their district would not lie in the proposed city boundaries. The city is bounded by the Fulton County line on the west, I-85 on the south, Clairmont Road and the city of Chamblee at Chamblee Dunwoody Road on the east, and the city of Dunwoody at I-285 on the north.
Peachtree Road connects Brookhaven to Buckhead and Chamblee. Much of Brookhaven’s commercial developments are situated along Peachtree, including Town Brookhaven, a 600,000 square feet mixed-use district located at Peachtree Road and Town Boulevard, adjacent to Oglethorpe University. In addition to major commercial tenants, there are more than 1500 residential units and 150,000 square feet of office space in Town Brookhaven.