Welcome to Decatur
A central location that blends small town community with big city excitement, this neighborhood treasure is family-friendly, diverse, progressive and energetic.
- The people who live here are Professionals, Families, Longtime Residents, Students, First-Time Homebuyers, Hipsters
- Great for Proximity to Places of Worship, Schools, Parks, History, Pet Friendly, The Arts, Festivals, Cultural Experiences, Business, Art Galleries, Family Activities, MARTA Access
- Area highlights include Decatur Square, The Old Courthouse, Clairemont Historic District, Historic Sycamore Street, Agnes Scott College, Mary Gay House, Ebster Park, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur City Hall, Historic Oakhurst, The Swanton House
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 Atlanta. The town center, Decatur Square, lies next to the historic Old Courthouse, where you may happen to witness a wedding or discover a book fair.
Real estate in Decatur is in high demand, with many options including single-family homes, bungalows, historic townhomes, cottages, condos and magnificent Tudor homes. Here you can find everything from upscale to quaint. Some of the more popular neighborhoods include Winnona Park, Glenwood Estates, and Decatur Heights. First-time homebuyers, professionals, families and empty-nesters all enjoy living here because there truly is something for everyone’s taste and budget.
Named for U.S. naval hero Stephen Decatur in 1823, Decatur was founded at the intersection of two Native American trails. During the Civil War, this town became an important area for Sherman’s march against Atlanta, later being occupied by Union General James B. McPherson. A marker at the Decatur Courthouse commemorates where the Battle of Atlanta took place in 1864.
Decatur prides itself on community and holds several events throughout the year including the Decatur Book Festival, the Decatur Wine Festival, Concerts on the Square and a Beach Party. Strolling down the streets of Decatur, the vibrancy is abundant as you breeze past the award winning restaurants, nightlife and trendy salons. There are several parks and greenspaces in Decatur if relaxing is more your scene, including Adair Park, Scott Park, and Ebster Park, which include tennis courts, picnic tables, dog parks, swimming pools, playgrounds and nature trails. The city has three MARTA rail stations which offer fast access to Atlanta and the other surrounding communities.