The Brookwood Hills neighborhood in Atlanta is located at the meeting point of Midtown and Buckhead. Nearly a century old, the neighborhood is home to about 1,000 people and is a nearly self-contained enclave whose only outlets are to the busy Peachtree Street to the west. Houses in the area stand on the ground where famous Civil War battles took place.
Since it is located near the heart of the city, Brookwood Hills has been a popular target for transportation extension and new construction efforts. Many of these efforts have been fought and prevented by the Brookwood Hills Community Club (BWHCC), which fights to preserve the quiet character of the area. Many homes nearby are next to streets where trees form near-canopies above.
Dining options in the area are walkable from any point in the neighborhood. Most nearby dining can be found along Peachtree Street. Eateries include:
- Watershed, an upscale Southern spot with banquet seating.
- Thomas Deluxe, an organic burger and vegetarian restaurant with eclectic decorations and outdoor seating.
- Egg Harbor Cafe, a breakfast and brunch chain.
- Ted’s Montana Grill, a steakhouse chain serving bison meat and burgers.
If you enjoy art, then Brookwood Hills real estate will put you next door to the High Museum of Art as well as the Fox and Alliance Theatres, where ballets, movies, plays and musicals are performed. The Bitsy Grant Tennis Center is also near the neighborhood. It is Atlanta’s largest public tennis complex. For great shopping, check out Bennett Street Design District north of Brookwood Hills or nearby shopping centers Brookwood Village and Brookwood Square, as well as Sherlock’s Wine Merchant, along Peachtree Street. Young singles and couples looking for a night out can also head to Elleven45 Lounge to the north.
One site has named Brookwood Hills the #1 best neighborhood for millennials in the Atlanta area, out of 278 total neighborhoods. One big reason for this impressive ranking is the community club center at the heart of the neighborhood, where a huge community pool, tennis courts, pavilions and a park host children and families from the surrounding streets. The biggest events in the area are at the Community Club, including a yearly Easter egg hunt and a parade for the Fourth of July.
The pool in particular is a major draw for residents. Brookwood Hills hosts its own swim team, which has won a number of events, and they train here, while there is also a shallow area for young children to splash around and play in. The center also has a dog swim each year for pet owners who want to let their pups enjoy a dream come true.
Educated individuals and families will feel at home here. Nearly 75 percent of residents hold at least a bachelor’s degree, with another 18 percent holding some level of college experience. The average household makes $85,705, higher than the national average of $55,000. Surprisingly, only 10 percent of families in Brookwood Hills have children, despite the family-friendly amenities nearby. This means that single millennials will feel right at home in this neighborhood. Additionally, crime rates are low. There is very little violent crime in the community, and property crimes (including burglary, regular theft and motor vehicle theft) are reported at rates far below national averages.
If you are considering buying homes in the area, you can expect to pay $617,381 on average, although Brookwood Hills homes often climb up into the $1 to 2 million range. The majority of residents rent rather than own, though, and the median rent here is $1,027 per month, much more affordable than owning, in general. Common architectural styles are craftsman bungalows and tudors, which tend to be closer together and smaller lot sizes than some neighborhoods.
Children in the neighborhood are in the school district of E. Rivers Elementary School, Sutton Middle School and North Atlanta High School. The latter has been recognized at both state and national levels for student achievement. Brookwood Hills is also near the Savannah College of Art and Design campus in Atlanta as well as the following private schools:
- Pace Academy
- Christ the King Catholic School
- The Galloway School
- Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
- Woodward Academy
- Marist School
- Atlanta International School
- The Westminster Schools
- The Lovett School
The location of the neighborhood is also excellent, squarely situated between Buckhead and Midtown as it is. Residents can walk to popular restaurants and shopping centers along Peachtree St. and use the AMTRAK rail service at Brookwood Station for public transportation.
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