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Decatur sits just to the east of Atlanta, and it has become a favorite of single professionals, young couples and families thanks to its strong schools, low crime rate and beautiful historic homes.

The county seat of DeKalb County, Decatur was founded in 1822 and named after Stephen Decatur, a naval hero most noted for his service in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812. Even in its early days, residents preferred a small-town feel; when a railroad wanted to make the town the final stop on its line, residents rejected the offer. The railroad then moved to the settlement that would become Atlanta.

After suffering a decline in real estate values during the 1960s and 1970s, Decatur is enjoying a resurgence. Downtown development efforts have led to a popular mixed-use district. The city’s downtown is a busy hub, with activities year-round, including concerts in the community bandstand on the square (folks can bring their own picnic), a beach party every June featuring inflatable water slides, and a July 4 celebration that includes the Pied Piper Parade, a concert and a fireworks show. In August, the city hosts the BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival.

Residents and visitors also enjoy “Terrific Thursdays” – special shopping days throughout the year during which downtown’s 30-plus stores and restaurants offer discounts and treats.

Each December, the city hosts the Decatur Tour of Homes, featuring homes and other points of interest decorated for the holidays.

Many city residents have chosen to live in the Oakhurst neighborhood on Decatur’s southwest side, which has its own shopping village and slate of events.

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    Decatur Schools

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    404-370-4470
    Public
    KG-2
    404-370-4490
    Public
    KG-2
    404-370-4435
    Public
    KG-2
    404-370-4450
    Public
    KG-2
    404-378-1770
    Private
    PK-KG
    404-373-8746
    Private
    PK-8
    404-373-8456
    Private
    KG-8
    404-377-1315
    Private
    PK-8
    404-378-9706
    Private
    KG-8
    404-320-0400
    Private
    PK-TKG
    404-370-4400
    Public
    KG-2
    404-370-4470
    Public
    KG-2
    404-370-4490
    Public
    KG-2
    404-370-4435
    Public
    KG-2
    404-370-4460
    Public
    3-5
    404-370-4440
    Public
    6-8
    404-370-4450
    Public
    KG-2
    404-378-9706
    Private
    KG-8
    404-373-8456
    Private
    KG-8
    404-377-1315
    Private
    PK-8
    404-371-0107
    Private
    6-8
    678-973-0483
    Private
    1-8
    404-370-4400
    Public
    KG-2
    404-377-1446
    Public
    3-5
    404-373-8746
    Private
    PK-8
    404-370-4440
    Public
    6-8
    404-371-0107
    Private
    6-8
    678-973-0483
    Private
    1-8
    404-373-8746
    Private
    PK-8
    404-373-8456
    Private
    KG-8
    404-378-9706
    Private
    KG-8
    404-377-1315
    Private
    PK-8
    404-308-8548
    Private
    7-12
    404-370-4420
    Public
    9-12
    404-405-2173
    Private
    9-12
    404-308-8548
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    7-12

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