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Decatur, GA is a city within a city. It's a part of greater metro Atlanta and at the same time a small city unto itself. Founded in 1822 as the county seat of Dekalb County, the town was named after Stephen Decatur, a naval war hero from the War of 1812.
Decatur's signature small-town feel began with its history. In the early days, settlers there rejected a railroad's proposal to make the town its final stop, so the railroad chose the settlement that eventually became Atlanta. Today, Decatur is home to over 21,000 residents. Young couples, families, and single professionals are drawn to the town because of its low crime rate, great schools, tree-lined streets, and lovely historic homes.
Located six miles east of Atlanta and 15 minutes from Stone Mountain State Park, downtown Decatur is a busy hub filled with year-round activities from concerts to festivals. Residents pack up their own picnics and head to the concerts at the community bandstand on the square. In June, the town hosts a big beach party with inflatable water slides. Decatur's Independence Day celebration features the popular Pied Piper Parade followed by a concert and fireworks. August brings the much-love BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival. In December visitors and residents enjoy the Decatur Tour of Homes while featured homes and points of interest are decked out for the holidays. Decatur's community calendar stays filled with art festivals, book festivals, and wine and craft beer festivals. All year long, the city sponsors "Terrific Thursdays" as more than 30 stores and restaurants offer discounts and free treats. The popular neighborhood of Oakhurst has its own shopping village and sponsored events. Residents can find plenty of shopping at Decatur's two traditional enclosed shopping malls- the Gallery at South DeKalb Mall and the North DeKalb Mall. Everyone enjoys browsing the DeKalb Farmer's Market for locally sourced fruits, vegetables, arts and crafts, and homemade items.
Decatur has plenty of green space with a total of eight parks and five community gardens. A favorite is Hidden Cove Park, a three-acre green space behind the old Westchester Elementary School. The park has a nature trail along the creek that the community preserves with native plants. Glenlake Park and Pool features picnic tables, grills, swimming pool, tennis courts, athletic fields, and an enclosed dog park. Adair Park, next door to the historic Swanton House and Mary Gay House is the site of the city's beloved Heritage Festival held each year. The Sugar Creek Garden and Herb Farm serves as a model for urban farming. They're dedicated to growing fresh organic foods and sell herbs to local Decatur and Atlanta restaurants. The Scott Park Garden located behind the recreation center provides green space therapy with its urban garden oasis.
Residents who crave a nightlife are happy in Decatur. They enjoy great music shows at Eddie's Attic where many local artists including the Indigo Girls got their start. Other live music venues include Kavana's in the Oakhurst Shopping village and Java Monkey downtown. With over 80 restaurants, cafes, and pubs within the city limits, residents and visitors have many nightlife choices.
Decatur is a prideful community, and residents like to have lush, attractive lawns. It's in their DNA. Fortunately, with so many great things to do around town residents can have the best of both worlds. They can find more time by trusting their lawn mowing and lawn maintenance to LawnStarter, an app on their mobile phone. They don't have to waste time by calling number after number for their lawn care and then waiting for a callback. By entering their street address, LawnStarter will match them up with one of the best area landscape companies. They can do more than book a mow; LawnStarter allows them to get all landscaping services from bush trimming to lawn fertilizing and other lawn maintenance needs. With services from LawnStarter, there's more time to take in the town and still get the gorgeous lawn they want. Stephen Decatur would approve.