For prospective homebuyers in the Atlanta metro area, Decatur, Georgia offers a number of delightful advantages. The city boasts the excitement and sophistication of a college town, along with all the modern conveniences of a large metro area, and yet still maintains an enticing small-town ambiance. With beautiful tree-lined streets, friendly neighbors and excellent schools, Decatur is a great option for all, but especially for homebuyers with children. The community is just minutes west of Stone Mountain and minutes east of Downtown Atlanta and with the MARTA rail station, it is easy to get to or from these destinations.
Decatur also boasts a rich history and heritage, having been named for a 19th century U.S. Naval hero, Stephen Decatur and incorporated in 1823. While the city celebrates its history, it is also a community with its eye on the future with plans for responsible development and managed expansion. The many Decatur neighborhoods, commercial areas, and its city center developed at different times and with different qualities, each bearing its own unique character. The result is the thriving and diverse city you find today. Speaking of neighborhoods and such, Decatur encompasses several historic districts of varying sizes. The M.A.K. Local Historic District was the city’s first residential subdivision and is comprised of ten city blocks. Many of the homes found here were designed by Leila Ross Wilburn, a local architect in the early 1900s. Many of the homes still stand, exemplifying Craftsman style homes. Other districts include Clairemont Avenue Historic District, Ponce de Leon Court Historic District, and Old Decatur Local Historic District. The Ponce de Leon Court Historic District is also home Craftsman style brick homes, however, these tend to have mission or Spanish/eclectic stylings and were developed in the mid-1920s by John L. Womack. The district is comprised of one cul-de-sac accessible from Ponce de Leon Avenue, with Downtown Decatur immediately to the west. The Old Decatur Historic District is a walkable commercial and residential neighborhood and is the oldest in the city. The homes here tend to be ornate and are of high style architectural varieties such as Queen Anne, Victorian, American Foursquare, gabled ells, and late neoclassical revival homes.
In addition to all of these historic areas, Decatur also has neighborhoods and subdivisions with newer homes, as well as offering condos, townhomes, multi-family homes, and lots/land available. Whether you are searching for a low or no-maintenance home such as a condominium or townhome, or whether you are searching for a place to build, you will be impressed with the real estate in Decatur. Adding to the allure, Decatur properties come in a very broad price range ensuring you’ll find whatever it is for which you are looking. If you would like to learn more about the homes for sale in Decatur, Georgia, please give us the opportunity to assist you and contact us today.