Meet Brookhaven, Georgia: Atlanta’s Neighbor

This easily accessible, community-focused hotspot offers visitors culinary delights, well preserved green space, family entertainment and more

Brookhaven, Georgia | I-75 Exit Guide

Located 19 miles northeast of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and just 10 miles from downtown Atlanta, Brookhaven’s community-focused vibe enchants visitors and locals alike. Comprised of distinct neighborhoods, many with historical significance dating back to the 1800s, Brookhaven is reminiscent of a laid-back smaller town with all the perks of a big city. From locally owned restaurants and safe, walkable neighborhoods to well preserved parks and loads of family entertainment, the genuine sense of community shines bright in Brookhaven. 

Location, location, location

Conveniently situated in Atlanta’s backyard, this family-friendly community is a true gem nestled in the middle of a large metro area. Brookhaven is a place where locals and visitors are more like family and business owners champion each other, creating a welcoming vibe for all who spend time in the area. There’s a personal feel to every experience, from the restaurants to the shops, the experiences and more. With all the benefits of a big city and the heart of a small town, Brookhaven is a unique destination with so much to offer.

Enlighten your taste buds

In Brookhaven, find a plethora of culinary delights sure to entice every taste bud. Known for its outstanding international cuisine options, visitors to Brookhaven can explore nearly every corner of the globe by tasting their way through the area’s 75+ locally owned restaurants. Here is just a taste of what diners will experience in Brookhaven: 

Havana Sandwich Shop will transport diners straight to Cuba with delicious Cuban sandwiches that are sure to have you coming back for more. This family-owned operation has been serving authentic Cuban fare to the Atlanta area for more than 40 years. Havana Sandwich Shop, 2905 Buford Highway Northeast, Brookhaven, Georgia 30329; 404-636-4094

Looking for the perfect casual spot? Pull up a seat at Pure Taqueria! Praised for its fresh and creative Mexican fare, Pure Taqueria also specializes in delicious margaritas, tequilas, mezcals and more. Unwind at the rooftop bar or kick back on the patio. Serving house-made tortillas daily, there’s no way you can go wrong with any item on the menu. It’s easy to see why Pure is a neighborhood favorite! Pure Taqueria, 3589 Durden Drive, Brookhaven, Georgia, 30319; 770-452-7873

Sip and savor at Terra Terroir, 14-time Wine Spectator winner offering lunch, dinner and desserts by AAA’s prestigious Four-Diamond Award-winning chef and featuring daily specials such as Grilled Lamp Chops and Scallops and Shrimp Appetizer with Vanilla Cream Sauce. Gather a group for wine tastings and charcuterie with an award-winning sommelier. The restaurant’s beautiful, covered patio transports guests to another world, adding ambiance to an already memorable dining experience. 3974 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30319; (404) 841-1032

Explore and experience

Brookhaven’s safe, walkable neighborhoods make it easy to shop, explore and wander. Wanting to stretch your legs and breathe in fresh air? You’re in luck! Home to the metro area’s largest park, Brookhaven is the perfect location for being active, enjoying the outdoors and taking in the area’s natural beauty. Spanning 50 acres, Blackburn Park features several walking trails, playgrounds, tennis courts and various wide-open spaces ideal for family picnics, exercise and more. Traveling with four-legged friends? Brookhaven Park offers a large fenced in area for puppies and dogs to roam safely as well as a playground area for the kiddos. Both parks are open daily, dawn to dusk. Blackburn Park, 3501 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319; Brookhaven Park, 4158 Peachtree Road Northeast, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319

Whether searching for a unique find or just window shopping, visitors will enjoy browsing carefully curated items at local shops, boutiques and galleries. Marguerites on Dresden is a local favorite owned by a mother/daughter team sharing a passion for all things home and interior design. Shoppers will delight in interesting home décor items as well as local art and design services. Marguerites on Dresden, 1430 Dresden Drive, #100, Brookhaven, Georgia 30319; 404-841-9171

Serving the Atlanta area for over 30 years, Atlanta Vintage Books is an independent neighborhood bookstore featuring over 75,000 books. Get lost as you wind your way through rooms full of rare and vintage books or cozy up in a chair and enjoy a new read. Patrons are sure to find something interesting at every turn. Atlanta Vintage Books, 3660 Clairmont Road, Brookhaven, Georgia 30341; 770-457-2919

Host to a number of events throughout the year, there’s always something to celebrate in Brookhaven. Enjoy live music at the beloved Cherry Blossom Festival, check out a car show, shop the Brookhaven Farmer’s Market (open Saturdays, March-November, rain or shine), peruse an artist market or participate in a race. Looking for something a little more unique? Be entertained at Petite Violette Restaurant’s dinner theater shows. Touted as Atlanta’s original French restaurant, Petite Violette offers fine French cuisine as well as Atlanta’s most original dinner theater. Guests can enjoy two upcoming performances starting with “Dinner and A Diva” on January 18 and 20. This three-hour show features live entertainment consisting of selections from a famous opera sung by the Capitol City Opera Company singers and is ideal for audience members age 10 and up. 

Murder, Mystery and Mayhem” is also showing at Petite Violette starting January 21, running Friday and Saturday nights. This show-stopping performance features the all-star production, cast and crew from the renowned “Agatha’s: A Taste of Mystery” in downtown Atlanta. The performance showcases unique, original, hilarious murder mysteries with live actors and audience participation, paired with a four-course dinner of fine French food and a glass of wine. The production changes quarterly to offer fresh stories and mysteries and special holiday show performances are available for groups. This all-new “Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem” at Petite Violette is an interactive murder mystery dinner unlike any other! Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Petite Violette, 2948 Clairmont Road Northeast, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; 404-634-6268

No matter how you choose to experience Atlanta’s neighbor, from parks to plays, family-owned eateries to live music and festivals, at the end of the day, relax in style at any one of the city’s hotels, suites and extended stay properties, including options catering to families, business travelers and those traveling with pets.

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