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Decatur

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Information

A City Within a City

Although Decatur, Ga. is part of the Atlanta metro area, it is a city with an identity all its own. Decatur sits just to the east of Atlanta, and has become a favorite of single professionals, young couples and families thanks to its strong schools, low crime rate and beautiful historic homes. City of Decatur also boasts one of the top school districts in the state, and is the only district within Metro-Atlanta in the top 5.

Stats

  • The City of Decatur is located in DeKalb County, Georgia, and has a population of 23,832 residents.

  • The City is about 4.2 square miles.

  • The population density is 4,782 per sq mi which is 2765% higher than the Georgia average and 5178% higher than the national average.

  • Average days on market for Real Estate is 64

  • Seller's market in November 2019, which means that there are more people looking to buy than there are homes available.

Schools

Elementary​ - Clairemont Elementary
6/10 GoodSchools Rating  
12:1 Student / Teacher Ratio    

335 Students

Middle - Renfroe Middle School

7/10 GoodSchools Rating   

14:1 Student / Teacher Ratio    

1013 Students

High - Decatur High School

8/10 GoodSchools Rating

14:1 Student:Teacher 

1158 Students

Stuff

  • Decatur Square is known for restaurants, shops, bars and cafes.

  • Home to two James Beard nominated restaurant programs.

  • Walk score of 90.

  • Originally slated to be the southernmost terminus of the Western and Atlantic Railroad in the 1830s, but the city objected, allowing nearby Atlanta to take that honor.

  • 2 major universities - Agnes Scott College and Emory University.

 
 

Restaurants

American

Leon's Full Service

Tapas

Iberian Pig

American

The Pinewood

American

White Bull

casual

Victory Sandwich Bar

Italian

no. 246

American

Kimball House

Indian

Chai Pani

Tacos

Taqueria del Sol

 

and great bars

Breweries

Brewery

Three Taverns

Tap House

Ale Yeah!

Bar

S.O.S. Tiki Bar

Brewpub

Twains Brewpub

Tap House

Brick Store Pub

Distillery

Independent Distilling

 

Listings

Click the button below to view all current Decatur homes for sale. 

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