It’s very much the best of both worlds, combining urban convenience with small-town charm. Located just 20 minutes east of downtown Atlanta, the intown suburb of Decatur, Georgia boasts quiet, shady residential neighborhoods, a walkable downtown area, eclectic shopping and dining, and much more—all within minutes of the best Atlanta has to offer, whether you’re driving or taking the MARTA train from the convenient downtown station.


If you enjoy “buying local,” you’ll love Decatur for its nearly 200 independent business, especially in the historic downtown area. When it comes to dining, the restaurants here are the envy of Atlanta “foodies” who often come to Decatur to enjoy the wide range of different cuisines. There’s plenty to enjoy at night here, particularly at the famed Eddie’s Attic, where noted acts like Sugarland and Indigo Girls got their start. If the great outdoors is your thing, you’ll find plenty of parks and green space in Decatur, and for great family fun year-round, Stone Mountain Park is only 20 minutes to the east.


The City of Decatur is served by the Decatur City School District, while neighborhoods outside the city limits attend DeKalb County Schools, both of which are rated above the state average. Decatur is home to several high quality private schools as well, including The Waldorf School of Atlanta and Academe of the Oaks. Finally, Decatur is a historic “college town,” with Agnes Scott College situated near downtown, Columbia Theological Seminary on the eastern side, and Emory University just a few minutes’ drive to the northwest.


Real estate values are on the rise in this popular community, but actual home prices vary widely from the current median home price of $425,000. While larger standalone homes can cost over $1 million, there are still plenty of more affordable places to live in Decatur, with comfortable condos starting in the high $100s and modest single-family dwellings available from the high $200s. Regardless of your budget, this community offers something for everyone.

The combination of small-town flavor with intown living easily makes Decatur one of the most coveted places to live in the Atlanta metro.  When you live here, Atlanta may be your city, but Decatur is your home town.

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