DRUID HILLS / DECATUR
Located in unincorporated Dekalb county partially in the city of Atlanta’s jurisdiction, Druid Hills is one of the Metro’s most affluent neighborhoods with an average household income exceeding $238,000. Druid Hills was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted with the support of some of Atlanta’s leading families including former mayor and Coca-Cola founder Asa Candler. It contains some of Atlanta's most beautiful historic mansions from the late 19th and early 20th century. A showpiece of the design was the string of narrow linear parks along Ponce de Leon Avenue, which were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the late 1970’s. Druid Hills is home to the Centers for Disease and Prevention, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Callanwolde Center for the Arts, and the main campus of Emory University.
Located in Dekalb County inside the perimeter east of Atlanta is the city of Decatur, popular for it’s trendy and eclectic mixed-use districts with an abundance of local eateries, shops, and world-renowned entertainment venues like Eddie’s Attic. You’ll find Decatur maintains a small-town vibe that blends well with a sophisticated college-town atmosphere due to its close proximity to Emory University . Friendly neighbors, tree-lined streets, great schools, parks, libraries, and businesses make it a wonderful place to call home. Just minutes east of downtown Atlanta and west of Stone Mountain, there are 3 MARTA rail stations serving the Decatur area including a stop right in the heart of the historic downtown Decatur square.
Decatur was established at the intersection of two Native American trails: the Sandtown, which led east from the Chattahoochee River, and the Shallowford, which follows today's Clairmont Road. Named after Stephen Decatur, a 19th century U.S. Naval hero, Decatur retains a strong connection to its history, while preparing for the future with managed growth and responsible development.
Over the past twenty years, Decatur has gained a local and national reputation as a progressive city with a high level of citizen involvement that retains a small town feel despite its proximity to Atlanta. Many well-known festivals draw international crowds to the city including the Decatur Book Festival.
While not technically part of the city of Decatur, North Decatur is a desirable intown location consisting mostly of 1950’s and 60’s ranch homes and some newer condo communities in close proximity to the city of Decatur, Emory University, Buckhead, and Midtown Atlanta.
DRUID HILLS / DECATUR Properties
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