Decatur, GA has the best combination of being a traditional small town with all the benefits of living in a major metropolitan area. Friendly neighbors, tree-lined streets, great schools, parks and playing fields, libraries, colleges, and businesses all make this community a wonderful place to live. Decatur is a small city located in northeastern Georgia, just 5 miles northeast of Atlanta. The city was founded in 1823 at the intersection of two Native American trails and named after US naval hero Stephen Decatur. Originally slated to be the southernmost terminus of the Western and Atlantic Railroad in the 1830’s, the city objected and the railroad instead built up the then smaller town of Atlanta.
Family Fun: With Zoo Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium, parks and museums galore, there is always something you can do with your family in the Atlanta area. You may tour the CNN studios or the World of Coca-Cola, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta or a host of Civil Rights museums, monuments, and other historical sites.
Culture: Neighborhood Playhouse is a community theater that has staged comedy and drama productions for more than 25 years. PushPin Theater, formed in 1990 by Atlanta actors, has offered more than 50 workshop productions.
Sports and Leisure: Baseball’s Atlanta Braves, the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, the NBA’s Hawks and the NHL’s Thrashers are just some of the great teams that play in the Atlanta area. Atlanta Motor Speedway, located 30 miles south of downtown Atlanta, is one of the largest and oldest in the country. It hosts two NASCAR Busch and Nextel Cup races each year.
Outdoors: Popular recreational activities include rafting on the scenic Chattooga River, camping at Stone Mountain Park Campground and golfing on the area’s many courses. Some of the highest-regarded links in the country within an hour’s drive: Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee, Hawk’s Ridge Golf Club in Ball Ground, and The Farm Golf Club in Rocky Face.
Nightlife: Decatur’s nightlife feeds off the many attractions in nearby Atlanta, one of the nation’s youngest cities and the #3-ranked city on Forbes Magazine’s 2004 Top Cities For Singles list.