About the Neighborhood

DECATUR has the honor of being named ‘One of the Ten Great Neighborhoods in America’ by the American Planning Association. Fittingly, residents frequently refer to the unofficial motto of the town, “It’s greater in Decatur.”  

Originally called Dawson’s Camp, Decatur, GA, was named for American naval officer Stephen Decatur, who fought in the War of 1812. Decatur, the County Seat, was incorporated in 1822, making it the oldest city in DeKalb County.  There are eight zip codes for Decatur, GA.  The “City of Decatur” is identified by the 30030 zip code.  All other Decatur, GA zip codes represent “Greater Decatur” and are outside of the city limits yet still in Dekalb County areas surrounding the city.

The City of Decatur is known for its small-town feel, annual festivals, and friendly residents. The town square is filled with boutiques, restaurants, bars and coffee shops.  Here you will find  the historic Old Courthouse, where you may happen to witness a wedding, discover a book fair, or catch a summer lunchtime concert. The square is surrounded by friendly neighborhood streets with parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds and local schools. There is also a MARTA stop in the heart of Decatur, making it one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city.

Area Highlights

Agnes Scott College
Columbia Theological Seminary
Decatur Square
The Old Courthouse
Decatur City Hall
Dekalb International Farmers Market
Decatur Arts Festival
Decatur Book Festival
Decatur Wine Festival
Decatur Craft
Beer Festival

Parks & Greenspace

Adair Park
Ebster Park
Glenlake Park & Pool
Hidden Cove Park
Mead Road Park
Mckoy Park
Oakhurst Park
Scott Park
Lanier Gardens
Sycamore Park
Winnona Park
Toy Park
The Park at Decatur Square
PATH Trail


Winnona Park
Talley Street Upper Elementary School
4th/5th Academy
Renfroe Middle School
Decatur High School

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