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Decatur is where you will find a traditional small-town atmosphere. The neighborhood has the sophistication and excitement of a college town. It also has all the benefits of living in a major city.

Take a stroll through and you will see friendly neighbors, great schools, playing fields, libraries, and businesses. It is just minutes east of downtown Atlanta. minutes west of Stone Mountain. Also, the MARTA rail station is right under the downtown square. Centrally located in the heart of DeKalb County, Decatur is close to practically everything in metro Atlanta.

Named after Stephen Decatur, a 19th century U.S. Naval hero, it retains a strong connection to its history, while preparing for the future with managed growth and responsible development.

Decatur Nightlife

The historic downtown square is located at the intersection of Clairemont and Ponce de Leon Avenues. It is a destination in itself for award winning restaurants, and storefront boutiques. At night, music lovers head for the listening room at Eddie’s Attic where the Indigo Girls, Sugarland, Shawn Mullins and John Mayer played in their early days and still drop by for surprise visits. Live music of all genres can be found at numerous other venues in downtown Decatur and Oakhurst Village just to the south.

Family Life in Decatur

Family fun for all kinds of families is readily available in the form of outdoor concerts in spring and fall; kid-friendly events and festivals; city parks and pools; bike trails; and popular shops that cater to kids.

Decatur’s tech-friendly downtown has municipal wi-fi widely available so it’s easy to stay connected with the world from a sidewalk café table. Top destinations around Atlanta are an easy trip from Decatur, and many spots are accessible via MARTA or the free Cliff shuttle between Decatur and Emory University.

Decatur Schools

Decatur has its own independent school system consisting of four neighborhood elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school serving approximately 4,200 students. The schools are staffed by more than 200 teachers, over 70% of whom have advanced degrees. City Schools of Decatur is well-known for consistently strong test scores.

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      Decatur Schools

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      404-370-4470
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      KG-3
      404-370-4490
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      KG-3
      404-370-4435
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      KG-3
      404-499-8969
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      KG-5
      678-676-9202
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      PK-5
      678-874-4802
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      PK-5
      678-874-6902
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      PK-5
      404-370-4450
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      KG-3
      678-874-0602
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      PK-5
      678-874-1702
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      PK-5
      678-676-5902
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      PK-5
      404-492-5061
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      KG-5
      678-676-8402
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      PK-5
      678-874-0702
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      PK-5
      678-874-5802
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      PK-5
      678-874-4602
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      PK-5
      678-676-6202
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      PK-5
      Not Available
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      PK-5
      678-874-1802
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      PK-5
      678-874-2102
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      PK-5
      678-875-1302
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      PK-5
      404-534-9379
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      PK-TKG
      678-874-1402
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      PK-5
      770-808-4647
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      PK-6
      Not Available
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      PK-KG
      678-874-1502
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      PK-5
      Act
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      678-874-4402
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      PK-5
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      KG-3
      404-284-0048
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      KG-8
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      KG-8
      404-343-2447
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      KG-10
      404-320-0400
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      PK-1
      404-321-9304
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      PK-8
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      PK-8
      678-874-6002
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