5 Things to Know About Brookhaven, Georgia
Families love Brookhaven because it’s so-close-yet-so-far-away from Atlanta. We love its scenic beauty and vibrant activities. Check out a few more reasons why we think this new/old town is worth checking out.
Residents and visitors love that Brookhaven has 14 parks. And we’re not talking just a patch of green space and a few benches—the city has amazing places for walking and playing. The recently renovated Ashford Park includes two new play structures, tall slides, tons of swings, a seesaw, a huge sand box and toy park area. Watching the MARTA trains speed by is an added bonus for kids. Families flock to Murphey Candler Park with three different playgrounds, hiking trails and a pool. Brookhaven Park is popular with the four-legged set and their owners, but kids (who aren’t dog shy) will have fun here too. The park has plenty of room to run around, plus a playground and trails.
Families can find lots of kid-friendly events in Brookhaven. On Wednesday evenings from May-October, get delicious food at Food Truck Roundup at Blackburn Park. The animal-friendly town hosts Doggy Dip Day at Murphey Candler Park’s Pool every September. Brookhaven’s premier event is the Cherry Blossom Festival, held every March, which features music, art vendors, food and a kidzone.
This mega shopping district attracts families every day with its green space, restaurants and shops. It is home to tons of events, many of which are fun for kids like Holiday on the Town in December, the Best of Town Brookhaven in the spring, and Movies on the Town during the summer. The area has its share of upscale restaurants, as well as several restaurants comfortable for people with kids like Lucky’s, The Flying Biscuit and Moe’s Southwest Grill.
While Brookhaven is certainly modern and progressive, one thing we appreciate is the fact that the town still holds onto its historic roots, especially with beautiful old homes. In fact, it was the first community in Georgia designed around a golf course in 1910. Don’t be surprised to see filmmakers using the gorgeous houses of historic Brookhaven in their movies. To get a taste for the scenic, treen-lined residential area, take a walk and run around the Capital City Club.
People come in droves from April to October to the Brookhaven Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. Get everything from fruits and vegetables, pimento cheese, cookies and even treats for the pets.