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Founded in 1823, the City of Decatur has a total area of 4 square miles. There is a railroad track along the Eastern Continental Divide that bisects the city. The water that flows on the west side of the tracks flows to the Gulf of Mexico and the water on the east flows to the Atlantic Ocean. Decatur is known for its food scene and was named one of the South’s “Tastiest Towns” in 2012. In 2016, the New York Times called it “Atlanta’s gastronomic equivalent of Berkeley or Brooklyn”. There are many neighborhoods including Oakhurst, Clairemont, the MAK Historic District, and Winnona Park. There are several colleges in Decatur including Emory University, Agnes Scott College and Columbia Theological Seminary. The City of Decatur has its own school system.
A food and festival lovers paradise, these are the Elements of Decatur.


Many Decatur neighborhoods were developed as garden suburbs between 1910 – 1940 with the desire for larger lots set further from the streets. Decatur has a variety of architectural styles including antebellum, Victorian, craftsman bungalows, and ranch-style homes.


Clairemont, Glenlake, Oakhurst, and Winona Park Elementary Schools
Fifth Street 4, 5 Academy
Beacon Hill Middle School
Decatur High School


Downtown Decatur
Fernbank Museum | 3D Theater | Forest
Fernbank Science Center
Glenlake Park
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Oakhurst Market
Woodlands Garden
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