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Welcome to the MCNA!

Current Issues

  • The City of Brookhaven is progressing on plans to open the Horseshoe “Loop” Road on the East Side of Murphey Candler Park to traffic and parking. The MCNA opposes the Horseshoe Road project as currently proposed. We have asked the City of Brookhaven to pause existing plans for the road so residents’ concerns can be appropriately addressed. More Detail >>
  • The City is progressing on construction of a Community Green inside the “Loop Road” on the east side of Murphey Candler Park. MCNA believes the current plans for the Community Green/Amphitheater are beyond the scope of the Park Bond Master Plan. We have requested that the City pause any further plans on the community green and solicit public comment as it has done for the community center. More Detail >>
  • A new Lake House (previously known as the Community Center) has been proposed in Murphey Candler Park at the corner of West Nancy Creek and Candler Lake West (currently the caretaker’s house). The MCNA position is that the new community center should be limited to the existing building’s footprint; the design of the building should be limited to an outdoor overlook and multi-purpose room; and parking should remain limited to the amount of spaces currently available. More Detail >>

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Our Mission

The Murphey Candler Neighborhood Association (MCNA) is dedicated to preserving our neighborhood for high-quality residential use.  We achieve this goal by:

  • Serving as a voice on issues affecting the neighborhood and residents
  • Monitoring local institutions on planning, development, zoning, parks, safety and transportation topics
  • Promoting recreation and safety in the community
  • Organizing community-building activities

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About the Neighborhood


The MCNA represents 736 homes located around Murphey Candler Park in the City of Brookhaven.  The neighborhood is north of downtown Atlanta inside I-285 between Ashford Dunwoody Road and Chamblee Dunwoody Road.  See the Neighborhood Map for more detail.

Murphey Candler Park


Murphey Candler Park is the largest park in the City of Brookhaven and provides many amenities including trails, a swimming pool, tennis courts, multi-use fields, playgrounds, and a lake. The Nancy Creek PATH Trail connects Murphey Candler Park to Blackburn Park. The park is supported by our friends at the Murphey Candler Park Conservancy.

Murphey Candler Baseball & Softball, the Marlins (Swimming) and the Atlanta Colts (Football & Cheerleading) youth sports are organized through the park.


Our neighborhood schools are in the DeKalb County School District: Montgomery Elementary School, Chamblee Middle School, and Chamblee Charter High School.

In addition, Dunwoody Elementary Upper Campus for 4th and 5th graders is located within the neighborhood boundaries (formerly Kittredge Magnet School).


Public Transportation

The neighborhood has easy access to the Chamblee (Gold Line), Dunwoody (Red Line) and Medical Center (Red Line) MARTA rail stations.

MARTA bus service is available via the Route 103 Peeler Road Bus Stop at the intersection of Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Dunwoody Park Road north of I-285.