Brookhaven is one of the very early North Raleigh suburban subdivisions, established in 1958. Located just outside of the beltline along Glenwood Avenue and south of Lynn Road, this vast, wooded neighborhood and its rolling hills are mostly covered with blankets of shade. Brookhaven is a great neighborhood to purchase a home still very close to downtown without paying the Inside The Beltline premium in addition to a variety of other reasons, including:
Brookhaven is a large, established neighborhood that offers something for everyone
Homes in Brookhaven range in price from the high $250’s up to $700+, making this conveniently located neighborhood accessible to variety of homebuyers. You will find a mix of ranches, traditional, cape cods and even some new construction infill properties, many with brick exteriors and basements. Many homes have been updated, but there are also a few typically on the market that still need renovations, presenting a great opportunity for a buyer to add significant value to their home which is already in a neighborhood with strong appreciation.
Brookhaven is minutes from top notch North Raleigh Restaurants
Brookhaven is around the corner from Greystone Village, which features two to North Raleigh local restaurants/cafés – Sola Coffee Café and Gonzas Tacos y Tequila. Sola Coffee Café is known for its high quality ingredients, fresh café menu (including brunch and mini donuts), ample seating (both indoor and outdoor), and drive thru window. This spot has a true “coffee shop” vibe and features live music every Friday & Saturday night. Gonzas Tacos y Tequila is among the best Mexican restaurants in the entire Triangle. The ambiance is very fun – the wait staff typically has their faces painted in luchador style arrangements, when you wait for a table you are given a bobble head of celebrity instead of your run of the mill restaurant buzzer, funky décor fills the walls, and there are also outdoor seating options. Additional delicious nearby restaurants include Margaux’s (amazing brunch) and Relish (there is an entire section of the menu for mac n cheese)
Brookhaven is close to shopping destinations North Hills and Crabtree Valley Mall
Less than 10 minutes away is North Hills, an open air shopping area that is a great example of a Live, Work, Play community and is becoming akin to Buckhead in Atlanta. North Hills offers almost every kind of retail shopping and a wide variety of daily conveniences in a very central location – including Target, Harris Teeter, and a Fitness Connection – along with a generous mix of casual to fine dining restaurants, hotels, office buildings, and over 100 stores. Crabtree Valley mall is a quick 5 minute trip from Brookhaven. As the largest enclosed mall in the Triangle market spanning over 1 million square feet with more than 220 stores, there is something for everyone at Crabtree Valley Mall. There is a mix of big name department stores, such as Belk’s, Macy’s, and Sears along with high-end restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory, P. F. Chang’s China Bistro, Kanki, Brio, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and McCormick & Schmick’s.
Lake Lynn Park and Community Center abuts Brookhaven
To the north of Brookhaven lies Lake Lynn Park and Community Center. Chosen as Carolina Parent’s Family Favorites 2011 Place to Walk, this City of Raleigh Park pretty much has it all: a 2.8 mile greenway around Lake Lynn, a batting cage, four tennis courts, two bocce courts, a youth baseball field, and a playground. The community center has basketball courts, a meeting room, art room, dance studio and warming kitchen. As a popular spot for a stroll after work or a run in the morning, the greenway trail is ideal for enjoying the waterfront and its wildlife. The Brookhaven Nature Park located within the neighborhood off of Rembert Road is another other spot to catch a glimpse at some of North Carolina’s wildlife. You might even catch sight of a Great Blue Heron!
Brookhaven is in a convenient, safe location with easy access to employment hubs and surrounding areas
Positioned between I-440 and I-540 in North Raleigh, Brookhaven’s location near major thoroughfares makes getting around the entire Triangle area very easy. Research Triangle Park and Raleigh-Durham International Airport are both less than 15 miles away and downtown Raleigh is approximately a 10 mile drive.
Bookhaven’s homeowner’s association fosters neighborhood closeness
Family-friendly activities including a Halloween parade and progressive dinners are planned by the Brookhaven Neighborhood Association cultivating a tight knit community. The neighborhood website also features a recipe exchange and pet directory to help return lost pets to their owners!