Decatur

‘Everything is Greater in Decatur.’

Welcome to Decatur

A diverse and forward-thinking city
 
 
Decatur is a modern and progressive city and has won awards for its diversity, inclusion, and vision. A highly active and close-knit community, over 500 residents help chart the course for Decatur's next decade in the city's Strategic Vision and Plan once every ten years.

An idyllic town square, frequently featured in films, sits perfectly at the center of Decatur, allowing for easy walkability and access to all of the city's distinct neighborhoods. These include Westchester, Glenwood Estates, Clairemont Estates, Winnona Park, College Heights, Oakhurst, and Great Lakes.

What to Love

  • A city with an identity all of its own
  • Beautiful historic homes
  • Friendly community
  • Walkable and bikeable

Local Lifestyle

Decatur residents love the abundance of festivals, hip bars, one-of-a-kind shops, and James Beard award-winning restaurants. The community is incredibly walkable, and the MARTA train running beneath the city makes it easy to explore Kirkwood, Lake Claire, Druid Hills, and other areas in Atlanta.
 

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Once a railroad station, Kimball House is a cute little spot famous for its oysters and cocktails. The entrees, such as the duck breast, are extremely tender and perfectly cooked. Their entire menu features outstanding flavors you must try.

LEON's Full Service is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that has transformed an old gas station into a modern dining establishment. However, they have maintained the service, hospitality, and guest satisfaction of a full-service gas station. You'll find everything from burgers to scallops and delectable craft cocktails on the menu. Their heated covered patio is ideal for an outdoor dining experience, and there's a bocce ball court to keep you entertained while you wait for your food.

Café Lily serves various delicious Mediterranean dishes inspired by Italy, France, Spain, and Greece. It reflects the vibrant community living in Decatur. Menu favorites include Prince Edward Island mussels served with white wine and cream sauce and hot mezze platters perfect for sharing. There is also a fantastic selection of alcoholic beverages to complement your meals.

Parker's on Ponce is one of Atlanta's best steakhouses. Choose from boneless cuts such as filet mignon or New York strip, or go for a bone-in option such as the dry-aged Kansas City strip.

The Iberian Pig serves Spanish classics and incredible cheeses. Start with a cheese tasting, which includes a slice of the renowned Jamón Ibérico. Then there's the tapas, which include Spanish olives, broccolini, lobster croquetas, pork cheek tacos, and more. There is also an extensive selection of cocktails and wines.

Brick Store Pub has been Decatur's neighborhood pub for two decades. The beer menu is the main draw, but the good food, welcoming atmosphere, and excellent service are also noteworthy. It is one of Decatur's most popular tourist attractions.
 

Things to Do

Decatur Square, located in the heart of the city, has 15 blocks for people to walk through and explore. There are major retailers, boutique stores, and award-winning restaurants.

Many people are drawn to Decatur because there are so many festivals to enjoy. Highlights include the Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur BBQ Festival, Decatur Book Festival, Decatur Maker's Fair, Decatur Craft Beer Festival, and Decatur Wine Festival.

Decatur is home to Eddie's Attic, a popular old-school music venue. The venue has an intimate stage for acoustic singer-songwriters, as well as a poolroom and a covered patio.
 

Schools

The City Schools of Decatur is highly rated.

  • Decatur High School
  • Agnes Scott College
 

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Overview for Decatur, GA

24,334 people live in Decatur, where the median age is 38.6 and the average individual income is $63,021. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,334

Total Population

38.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$63,021

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Decatur, GA

Decatur has 8,906 households, with an average household size of 2.64. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Decatur do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,334 people call Decatur home. The population density is 5,293.62 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,334

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

38.6

Median Age

47.42 / 52.58%

Men vs Women

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  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
8,906

Total Households

2.64

Average Household Size

$63,021

Average individual Income

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Schools in Decatur, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Decatur. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
The Friends School Of Atlanta
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
The Waldorf School Of Atlanta
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 1st
No rating available
The Ellis School Of Atlanta
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
Fifth Avenue Upper Elementary School
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
5/5
Clairemont Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Glennwood Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Talley Street Upper Elementary School
PUBLIC
3rd - 5th
5/5
Decatur First Umc Weekday Childrens Ministries
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
The Community School
PRIVATE
6th - 12th
No rating available
Renfroe Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Winnona Park Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Oakhurst Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Westchester Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 2nd
No rating available
Decatur Presbyterian Children's Community
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Academe Of The Oaks
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
K - 6th
No rating available

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