Welcome to Decatur
“Take a stroll, feed your soul!” “Decatur, there’s a festival for that!” “Trendy brews, comfortable shoes and Subarus!” Any of these six-word headliners captures the essence of this laid-back, progressive small town within the big city !
Area Highlights:Agnes Scott College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur Square, The Old Courthouse, Decatur City Hall, DeKalb Farmers Market,
Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur Book Festival,
Decatur Wine Festival, Decatur Craft
Elementary: Clairemont, Glennwood, Oakhurst, Winnona Park, 4th/5th Academy
Middle: Renfroe Middle School
High School: Decatur High School
Parks & GreenspaceAdair Park, Ebster Park, Glenlake Park & Pool, Hidden Cove Park, Mead Road Park,
McKoy Park, Oakhurst Park, Scott Park, Lanier Gardens, Sycamore Park, Winnona Park,
Toy Park, The Park at Decatur Square, PATH Trail
DECATUR has the honor of being named ‘One of the Ten Great Neighborhoods in America’ by the American Planning Association. Fittingly, residents frequently refer to the unofficial motto of the town, "It's greater in Decatur."
Originally called Dawson's Camp, Decatur, GA, was named for American naval officer Stephen Decatur, who fought in the War of 1812. Decatur was incorporated in 1822, making this the oldest city in DeKalb County and is the County Seat.
Decatur is known for its small-town feel, annual festivals and friendly residents. The community is filled with boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and some of the best schools in metro Atlanta area. The town center, Decatur Square, lies next to the historic Old Courthouse, where you may happen to witness a wedding, discover a book fair or see catch a summer lunchtime concert. There is also a MARTA stop in the heart of Decatur, making it one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city!