The club room at Oleander.
Photo: Toll Brothers Apartment Living / Bill Taylor.
Photo: Toll Brothers Apartment Living / Bill Taylor.

Luxury apartment complex focused on ‘health and wellness’ opens in DeKalb

A swanky new apartment complex featuring more than 300 units and a focus on “health and wellness design” is now open in DeKalb County.

The first move-ins are taking place this month at Oleander, a community located in southern Brookhaven near the Briarcliff area. The complex markets itself as a luxury space with an emphasis on healthy living.

“The color palette and textiles are designed to offer a refreshing and relaxing environment for residents, and the outdoor spaces will include gardens, walkways and courtyards to complete the comprehensive wellness experience,” the complex said in a statement.

One of the communal spaces at Oleander.
Photo: Toll Brothers Apartment Living / Bill Taylor

The 343 apartments range in size from 580 square feet to 1,429 square feet, and include studios as well as one-, two- and three-bedroom units, a spokeswoman for Oleander said.

Monthly rent ranges from $1,426 to $2,829, depending on the availability of specific units. (That’s higher than the median rent in Brookhaven and DeKalb County, which come in at $1,255 and $1,062, respectively, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates.)

The five-story complex is located next to the Emory Sports Medicine Complex just south of I-85 and off Executive Park Drive, a corridor that has attracted several new housing developments in recent years. 

It was designed by Mary Cook, the founder and president of a commercial interior design firm based in Chicago, and developed by Toll Brothers Apartment Living. According to its website, Oleander comes with a number of amenities for its residents, including a full fitness club; outdoor yoga lawn; “boutique pool”; private pet park; courtyards with TV lounges and “Zen water features; indoor lounge and gaming area.

“Intentionality and consideration are built into each nook, common area and apartment home, balancing sophistication and comfort with both look and feel,” the website states.

Oleander also features a "game lounge."
Photo: Toll Brothers Apartment Living / Bill Taylor

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