Brookhaven became a city in 2012. The area had formerly been incorporated as North Atlanta but was dissolved by public referendum in 1965.
Brookhaven consists of a thin tract about a mile wide running from 285 east of Pill Hill south to I-85 stretching from slightly east of Peachtree Creek to Clairmont Road.
Brookhaven Country Club is just less than half within city limits.
Oglethorpe University resides within Brookhaven, the Brookhaven Marta Station is on the Gold Line and is about 3/4 mile south of Oglethorpe University.