Decatur is a hip suburban city covering four square miles on Atlanta’s eastern boundary.

Welcome to Decatur

Hip suburban city with many trendy local businesses

Decatur is a hip suburban city covering four square miles on Atlanta’s eastern boundary. Named one of the coolest suburbs in America, Decatur is also listed by as the best place to live in Georgia. This trendy city has an eclectic dining scene, art galleries, craft beers and cocktails, live music, and many annual festivals. Decatur is a diverse and vibrant city with an inclusive small-town atmosphere and a wide variety of housing options. Its real estate mix includes classic bungalows and cottages, mid-century ranch homes, and many contemporary townhouses, condominiums, and single-family homes.

What to Love

  • Hip suburban city 
  • Trendy businesses
  • Eclectic real estate mix
  • Live music and festivals

People & Lifestyle

Residents here include a dynamic mix of young families, urban professionals, and creatives. With an artsy bohemian vibe, Decatur has produced many influential entertainment figures, including R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe, rapper Future, and actor and comedian Chris Tucker. Many other contemporary music stars played at small venues in Downtown Decatur on their rise to fame.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Downtown Decatur is packed with enticing restaurants offering foodies lots of exciting new experiences. Chai Pani serves Indian street snacks and share platters crafted by James Beard Award-nominated chef Meherwan Irani. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and Butter & Cream both offer delicious scoops of creative ice cream flavors. The Iberian Pig pairs artisanal tapas plates and other Spanish specialties with a wide range of wines and cocktails. Café Lily is another fine choice for flavorful Mediterranean fare. This cozy Zagat-rated hotspot has a great selection of bistro dishes and wines. Dancing Goats Coffee is a trendy spot to get your caffeine fix, serving signature espresso blends from Batdorf & Bronson in an industrial-chic setting. The Marlay House is a traditional Irish pub with classic pub grub and a wide choice of beers. Twain’s Brewpub & Billiards has won rave reviews for their elevated gastropub eats. This lively spot also has an extensive drink menu as well as plenty of pool and foosball tables, dartboards, and regular trivia nights. Fellini’s Pizza serves delicious Sicilian slices and pies as well as salads and calzones.

Things to Do

Eddie’s Attic is a great place to discover the next big thing in music. Eddie’s regularly hosts some of the hottest up-and-coming acts as well as occasional special performances from big names who got their start here. Eddie’s has an open mic night every Monday as well as their semi-annual Open Mic Shootout contest. Previous winners include John Mayer, Tyler Childers, and Jennifer Nettles of Billboard chart-topping duo Sugarland. In August, Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival combines live music with mouthwatering smoked meats and tasty vegetarian options. This family-friendly festival also has a special kids zone with many fun activities. There’s also the free Concerts on the Square series held each Saturday evening from May to September. Other popular annual events include the Decatur Arts Festival, Decatur Beach Party, and Oakhurst Porchfest. A unique local attraction is the Decatur Ghost Tour, which starts at the historic downtown square and ends with a twilight visit to Decatur Cemetery—the oldest burial ground in the Atlanta area. Along the way, knowledgeable guides tell chilling stories from Decatur’s past.


Decatur students attend schools in the City Schools of Decatur and DeKalb County School Districts.

  • Decatur High School, Public, 9-12
  • Lakeside High School, Public, 9-12

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