The City of Decatur was founded in 1823 and played a pivotal role in the battle of Atlanta during the Civil War. Only minutes from Atlanta, Decatur has retained its small town roots. In 2013, the American Planning Association recently named Decatur as one its “10 Great Neighborhoods” because of its focus on sustainment, pedestrian-oriented, and a mix of over 150 unique, locally-owned restaurants, businesses, and shops.
The city of Decatur has become a popular community showcasing stunning Tudor Revival homes, Craftsman bungalows and luxury estates— all surrounded by intimate neighborhood parks that cater to children and dogs. For a small city, Decatur has more than its share of arts and culture. Among the city’s natives are musicians Amy Ray and Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls and Michael Stipe of REM.
- Clairmont, Glennwood and Oakhurst Elementary Schools
- Westchester and Winnona Park Elementary Schools
- 4/5 Academy at 5th Avenue and Carl G. Renfroe Middle School
- Decatur High School
- Decatur Montessori School
- St. Thomas Moore School