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 was incorporated in 1822, making this the oldest city in DeKalb County and is the County Seat. Decatur is known for its small-town feel, annual festivals and friendly residents. The community is filled with boutiques, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and some of the best schools in metro Atlanta area. The town center, Decatur Square, lies next to the historic Old Courthouse, where you may happen to witness a wedding, discover a book fair or see catch a summer lunchtime concert. There is also a MARTA stop in the heart of Decatur, making it one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the city!
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