You’ll find a traditional small-town atmosphere–and the sophistication and excitement of a college town–along with all the benefits of living in a major metropolitan area.
Take a stroll through Decatur and see how friendly neighbors, tree-lined streets, great schools, parks and playing fields, libraries, colleges, and businesses all make our town a wonderful place to spend some time. We’re just minutes east of downtown Atlanta, minutes west of Stone Mountain, and the MARTA rail station is right under our downtown square, so getting here is a breeze.
Named after Stephen Decatur, a 19th century U.S. Naval hero, Decatur retains a strong connection to its history, while preparing for the future with managed growth and responsible development.
Decatur maintains its own identity while forging bonds with other communities locally, nationally and internationally.
Learn more: www.decaturga.com
Emory and Druid Hills
Located just 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta in the tree-lined suburban neighborhood of Druid Hills, Emory University is positioned along the Clifton Corridor, which also includes the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society. Emory is also home to nine major academic divisions, numerous centers for advanced study, and a host of prestigious affiliated institutions.
The Emory area is also highly desirous because of the wonderful architecture. Homes built in the Druid Hills Historic District during the early 20th century are among the finest examples of period architecture in the Atlanta if not the entire State of Georgia. These period houses range from bungalows to mansions.
Druid Hills is roughly bounded by the Fulton County line on the west, with Briarcliff Rd. to the northwest, just over the Emory Rd. line on the north and following the south side of Emory Rd. The boundary cuts south and juts east around the Fernbank Forest and Recreational Center, then cuts east and south along tracks of the Seaboard Coast Line. South it is bordered by North Ave. and the Atlanta City Boundary.
Emory and Druid Hills will offer you classic in town living with all the benefits of the arts, entertainment, restaurants and its distinctive design. The cost for such accommodations will range widely from one neighborhood to the next. Also of great interest to those looking for convenience to the Emory area are the beautiful Morningside, Virginia Highlands, Ansley Park, Piedmont Park and other Midtown areas.