“Georgia on my mind, Decatur in my heart.”
One of metro Atlanta’s most desirable areas, Decatur is known for its walkable downtown, impressive school system, long list of restaurants, bars and boutiques and its family-centric attitude. Located inside the perimeter, Decatur covers 4 square miles and includes 18,000 residents. Swing by the farmer’s market for organic vegetables, grab a beer at Brick Store Pub, enjoy a fancy cocktail at Paper Plane (Decatur’s own speakeasy) or catch a live show at Eddie’s Attic where the Indigo Girls, Sugarland, Shawn Mullins and John Mayer played in their early days and still drop by for surprise visits.
Located near the heart of historic downtown Decatur, Clairemont Estates is an older neighborhood with many homes built in the 1940s. Over the years, many of these homes have been highly renovated and mixed with new custom homes.
Glenwood Estates is a historic neighborhood located in the northeast section of Decatur, Georgia. It includes residences, a nature preserve and an adjoining city park. It is known for its spacious single-family homes and lots, which were comparatively large for the 1920s. It is bisected by Glenn Creek. The neighborhood remains an affluent enclave within Decatur.
Great Lakes offers small town charm just minutes away from the conveniences of city living. In the spirit of its namesake, streets here are named after the…Great Lakes! This historic neighborhood holds a mix of architectural styles including Craftsman Bungalows, English Vernacular Revival and Georgia Vernacular Bungalows.
A very tight knit community, Lenox Place is home to an eclectic mix of artists, educators, scientists, moms, dads, kids, cats, dogs, chickens and coyotes. To build community connectivity, the neighborhood holds block parties twice a year as well as historic walking tours, ice cream socials and Christmas caroling.
The MAK Historic District is the first locally designated historic district in Decatur. It is named for the three main streets it encompasses (McDonough, Adams and Kings Highway) and covers ten city blocks of varying sizes. The district is located immediately west of Agnes Scott College, and south of College Avenue. Decatur’s historic Oakhurst neighborhood developed to the south and west of the MAK historic district, resulting in the district being surrounded by structures of a similar context.
Oakhurst is a vibrant, historic neighborhood located a short drive southwest of Decatur Square. Filled with tree-lined streets and cute bungalows, the business district offers residents a place to dine and shop. In the center of Oakhurst is Oakhurst Village, comprised of several eateries, art galleries and shops, including Universal Joint, Steinbeck’s Ale House, Oakhurst Market and the Kavarna. Many of the restaurants have outdoor seating and even allow your four-legged friend(s) to join.
The Southeast corner of Decatur is home to the Winnona Park neighborhood, and birthplace of AtlantaBen. This community is bordered by Agnes Scott College, Columbia Theological Seminary, The Waldorf School and Dearborn Park, as well as neighborhood pubs, charming restaurants and retail stores. Winnona Park is a short walk to many other areas of interest in downtown Decatur, yet it holds big and small treasures of its own: The Fulton House, the oldest original home in Decatur; Shoal Creek, which winds from one end of Winnona Park to the other; and the precious student-created butterfly garden and fish pond.
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