Built at the intersection of two major Native American trails, Decatur was originally established as a trading center for rural farmers. The city grew throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and was a key strategic point during the American Civil War. In recent decades, long-term development plans have yielded several popular, mixed-use districts. Today, Decatur has become a hub of culture and commerce, and its proximity to the CDC, Emory University and downtown Atlanta – along with year-round attractions and activities – is extremely appealing to home buyers and visitors alike. Here are some neighborhood highlights that you don’t want to miss the next time you’re passing through!
Dining: Café Lily
This neighborhood bistro is a local favorite! Dine at Café Lily and enjoy an eclectic variety of cuisines from around the Mediterranean Sea: Italy, France, Spain, North Africa and the Middle East. With indoor and outdoor seating and several private party rooms, Café Lily is a great option for casual dining or special events.
Outdoors: Glenlake Park
This shaded 17-acre park in North Decatur offers picnic tables, grills, a swimming pool and pool house, a picnic pavilion and a tennis center with five courts. An enclosed dog park provides a space for your four-legged friends, and a nature path is perfect for walking, biking or skating!
Shopping: Downtown Square
If you’re in the mood to shop, look no further than Decatur’s downtown square! Tucked between restaurants and cafés, discover a number of unique boutiques and shops. For younger visitors, Little Shop of Stories is an independent children’s’ bookstore with multiple reading areas and regular story hours.
Experience: West Ponce Music Stroll
On September 28, West Ponce businesses will open their patios and parking lots, transforming them into performance stages for a day of free live music. This family-friendly event will also feature a “Makers Market,” showcasing local artisans’ crafts.
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