On any given school day in the city of Decatur, hundreds of school kids from Kindergarten to 12th grade walk or bike to and from school along the city’s designated ‘safe routes’ with the help of community crossing guards. Located in metro Atlanta, the City of Decatur has redefined what an urban community is all about. In fact, in April 2017, Niche.com ranked Decatur as the best place to live in Georgia.
Measuring only 4 square miles, the City of Decatur boasts award winning restaurants and bars, six of which made Atlanta Magazine’s top 50 restaurants in metro Atlanta list, top rated schools including Agnus Scott College, a plethora of community events, places of worship, community gardens, dog parks, and multiple parks and squares to gather and relax with friends and neighbors. It is not a rare occurrence to see Patty Garret, the Mayor of Decatur, strolling around town enjoying all the city has to offer. Decatur is a place of inclusion, a mixture of people from all backgrounds of life that have the common interest of creating a town where everyone belongs and looks out for each other. The department of tourism asked residents to create a six-word story that defines what Decatur means to them. Here are a few of those stories:
“Take a stroll, feed your soul”
“Decatur – what Atlanta wants to be”
“Slow down and enjoy your town”
“Inside the perimeter, outside of the box”
“We’re busy redefining small-town America”
The residents of Decatur are passionate about their community, for good reason, and it shows in the quality of day to day life. Carter and Associates is your City of Decatur realtor. Learn more about the real estate market in the City of Decatur here and reach out to us for all your real estate needs.
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