The reasons that people make the effort to get to know their neighbors, and to stay acquainted as the neighborhood grows and evolves, are both practical and enjoyable. From a practical standpoint, asking the opinion and experience of people who’ve lived there longer is a great shortcut to locating resources that you can count on. Everything from when it’s best to plant your garden, to where to board your pet for vacation, to which plumber you can count on over a weekend – this is inside knowledge that neighbors can provide quickly and gladly. And among the townhomes of Brookhaven, the answers are easy.

The other reasons for getting acquainted may be less practical, but they are far more enjoyable. Who sees barbecue the same way you do? Which dress shop is most likely to harmonize with your own personal style? Where can you look for a gift to give to that friend who already has everything? These are the learning exchanges that neighbors can make enjoyable. And just as the best neighbors serve refreshments, some of our favorite businesses around Brookhaven are places where we like to relax and dine and enjoy.

A Ready-Made Network

One of our favorite gathering and dining spots, the Haven, offers a particularly agreeable atmosphere and menu for people who have chosen the innovative option of townhome and suburban living combined. Nestled in a loft-like atmosphere, and yet also offering a popular patio setting, the nature of comfort and style as seen here fits our neighborhood perfectly.

In addition, the Haven has nearby sister establishments to round out the available options and still keep it in the family. Got pizza in mind? Then Vero pizzeria has resumed dine-in service, re-joining the delivery option that neighbors appreciated so much during our weeks of stay-at-home precautions. For a wider Italian selection, Valenza has resumed dine-in service, too, offering an atmosphere that evokes a brief visit to an Italian village.

Arnette’s Chop Shop has also reopened for dine-in service, giving Brookhaven neighbors a modern take on the classic American steakhouse. These four sister restaurants banded together to form the Apple Valley Commissary, delivering pasta, eggs, fresh meats, and other provisions during the recent weeks when restaurants were closed for indoor dining. Like a lot of resourceful ideas that popped up then, we hope this one will stay on, now that times have changed.

Indoor and Outdoor Enjoyment

Right in the heart of Brookhaven, our favorite wine bar, Pour Kitchen & Bar, is open again for savoring inside and on the patio. Just across Buford Highway stands a favorite seafood option, the Crawfish Shack, where they hold forth with fresh, delicious preparations, grounded in the Cajun tradition. A good choice for family fun, the Crawfish Shack doesn’t let its main thrust stand in the way of offering Fried Chicken Day on July 6, or National French Fry Day on July 13, or Mac ’n Cheese Day on July 14. Here, it’s all about the fun and enjoyment.

No doubt about it, the lifestyle of Brookhaven is a powerful attraction and a source of value. For more information on how to own at Skyland Brookhaven, visit or contact us at 678.515.3927.