Exploring Decatur GA
Positioned just east of the Atlanta BeltLine and six miles northeast of downtown, the city of Decatur is 4.7 square miles and home to just over 25 thousand people. Those that know the area will recommend the downtown square which was recently ranked #2 on USA Today’s “Best Public Squares” in America.
Between the upscale hotels and the fine dining options, there is something for everyone when exploring Decatur GA. If you have any questions about the area or where you should go, you can always visit the Decatur Visitors Center which is located in the square just a block up from the Old Courthouse.
A Brief History of Decatur GA
Before European settlement, the area that is now Decatur was mostly an old growth forest and the point where two Native American trails crossed.
The city of Decatur was incorporated on December 10, 1823. It was named for United States Navy Commodore Stephen Decatur. During the Civil War, the city was occupied in attempts to cut off the Confederates supply line coming in from Augusta.
In the late 1900’s the metropolitan area of Atlanta eventually spread into DeKalb County leading to a fluctuation of property prices. After several impressive efforts to rebuild the area, Decatur has established itself as a progressive city with great community involvement.
Things To Do In Decatur GA
Decatur offers a small town feel despite being just miles from downtown Atlanta. With this fusion comes great opportunities that can be seen in the impressive restaurants, shops, nightlife, and more.
Foodies will tell you that the options for dining in Decatur well surpass expectations, boasting a diverse mix of exotic restaurants like Chai Pani, the best Indian food in the area, or Kimball House which offers incredible service and the freshest oysters.
For shopping, there are more places than we can recommend, but you can view the list of local shops here.
At the end of the night, don’t forget to stop off at the SOS Tiki Bar for a fun and unique nightcap.
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