The city of Decatur is four square miles of hometown hipness with 18,000 residents inside Atlanta’s I-285 perimeter highway. Ponce de Leon Avenue is our main street, connecting us to the city of Atlanta, just six miles to the west, and to historic Stone Mountain, just six miles to the east. A quintessential college town, we have Agnes Scott College, Columbia Theological Seminary within our city limits. Branches of the Art Institute of Atlanta and DeVry University bring hundreds of commuting students, faculty and staff to our downtown square. Emory University is close by with a free shuttle carrying students and residents between campus and downtown Decatur. And with more than 200 mostly independent shops, restaurants, galleries, salons and other service businesses, Decatur draws students, office workers, residents and visitors who love to "shop local" in our walkable tree-shaded downtown.

copyright 2016, City of Decatur

City of Decatur asked their residents to describe it in 6 words - here are some of the responses:

Take a stroll, feed your soul • Decatur – what Atlanta wants to be • Slow down and enjoy your town • Decatur, Georgia’s peach of a city • Inside the perimeter, outside the box •Decatur: It just keeps getting better • We’re busy redefining small town America • Decatur: trendy brews, comfortable shoes, Subarus • Smaller than Atlanta, better for it • Expected a lot, but got more • Waggy dogs, smiling people, welcoming city • Decatur, where your neighbors are your friends • Southern charm, northern taxes, comfortably conflicted • Decatur: we’re Mother Goose’s left wing • Where the bicycles flow like wine • Four square miles of can do • It’s a “Wonderful Life,” all year ‘round •  Just like home without the relatives •

To learn more, go to

ATL Listings identified with the FMLS IDX logo come from FMLS and are held by brokerage firms other than the owner of this website. The listing brokerage is identified in any listing details. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. If you believe any FMLS listing contains material that infringes your copyrighted work please click here to review our DMCA policy and learn how to submit a takedown request. © 2022 First Multiple Listing Service, Inc.
Last updated on Jan 29, 2022 3:19:am.