11Alive broadcasts in Brookhaven

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BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- The 11Alive morning crew enjoyed its first-ever broadcast in the brand new city of Brookhaven Friday.

Karyn Greer and Chesley McNeil spent the morning outside Lupton Hall on Oglethorpe University's beautiful campus.

PHOTOS | 11Alive visits Brookhaven

Brookhaven is DeKalb County's largest city and was incorporated in December 2012. Former 11Alive employee Rebecca Chase Williams is the mayor pro tem. The Brookhaven Police Department was just launched last month, while the city logo was unveiled yesterday.
WATCH | Brookhaven's finest and city trivia

The city is known for its ample green space. Brookhaven boasts 11 parks; one of them, Ashford Park, is filled with toys dropped off by parents for local children to enjoy. 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie explores Ashford Park.

It's an extremely popular place to live -- so popular that homes don't stay on the market for long, and often sell for high prices.
WATCH | Brookhaven's real estate market

Brookhaven is also business friendly. Courtney Lee, who runs gluten-free bakery Southern Table Provisions, had no problem opening a successful shop in town. Jennifer Leslie samples Southern Table Provisions' fare.

But one of Brookhaven's most famous features is Oglethorpe University, a liberal arts college. In addition to tough academics and great sports team, Oglethorpe is home to several performance groups, including Capitol City Opera and Georgia Shakespeare.
WATCH | Meet Oglethorpe President Lawrence Schall

A number of Oglethorpe students stopped by Friday's broadcast before class -- or on their way home from enjoying their Thursday night.

And there was plenty of fun to keep the party going. SurfSet Fitness came out to give a demonstration of its unique surfing-inspired workout. One of the morning's funniest moments involved Karyn falling off her surfboard.
WATCH | Surf's up in Brookhaven

Members of CDO Atlanta, a capoeira academy, performed a high-flying Brazilian dance routine.
WATCH | CDO Atlanta

Three Cross Keys High School alumni proudly showed off the solar car they built.
WATCH | Cross Keys alumni and their solar car

To help kick off Labor Day weekend, DragonCon media relations director Dan Carroll brought four colorful characters to the show and talked about the world's largest fantasy and sci-fi convention.
WATCH | DragonCon takes over Atlanta
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Brookhaven was the 18th stop on 11Alive's summer tour. Past visits include Suwanee, College Park, Cartersville, Lilburn, Marietta, Decatur/Druid Hills, McDonough, Cumming, Duluth, Powder Springs, Douglasville, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Downtown Atlanta, Norcross, Dallas and Stockbridge.

Next Friday, the crew will host its first Hall County show with a live broadcast in Gainesville.

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