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Neighborhood Name Decatur, Oakhurst
City Decatur
State GA
Comments http://www.decaturga.com/ A small town in a big city (Atlanta)-Decatur. A mecca for lesbians and the whole gay community. Tons of shope, restaurants, business, condos, lofts all walking distrance to the Decatur Square. Historical area with tons of charm. Has biking and walking trails, parks, and MARTA the train with two stations in Decatur for easy access to Atlanta. Beautiful residential areas surrond the downtown area with both older homes and new craftsmen homes. Agnes Scott College just blocks away. Several gay bars and restaruants. DeKalb County GA is the most liberal in Georgia. A new condo property The Artisan, very high end, very gay, grand opening in June 2006, units still available.
Description Charming Gay friendly Historical Bars & Restaurants Parks & Walking Trails

Neighborhood Name Decatur
City Decatur
State GA
Comments The City of Decatur is an exceptionally attractive area for homebuyers. New Decatur residents are drawn by the convenience and excitement of intown living, combined with the charm of historic neighborhoods, a small town feeling, and excellent schools and city services. The city of Decatur and its surrounding neighborhoods are just outside the hustle bustle of the city limits. However, the century old Decatur has proudly maintained its heritage with a variety of housing from historic architecture to new construction. Decaturís business district now hosts many wonderful restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. We invite you to discover Decatur, on-line and in person. You'll find a small town growing gracefully into a dynamic small city while preserving a traditional way of life. Named after Stephen Decatur, a U.S. Naval hero, Decatur retains a strong connection to its History, while preparing for the 21st century with managed growth and responsible development. Decatur maintains its own identity, while forging bonds with other communities locally, nationally and internationally. Decatur is a member of Sister Cities International, and other U.S. cities and counties named Decatur participate in some of our festivities. Founded in 1823, Decatur is the second oldest municipality in the Atlanta metropolitan area and the seat of DeKalb County. Decatur adjoins Atlanta's city limits six miles east of Atlanta's central business district. Decatur has 18,000 residents and 8,000 households, although its daytime population swells to 24,000. The Old Courthouse on the Square in Downtown Decatur stands on a rise of land where two Indian trails once crossed. Historically, the courthouse square served as the community gathering place. Today it continues to be the focus of festivals and special events and serves as the heart of the community. Decatur was incorporated December 1O, 1823, and named after Stephen Decatur, a U.S. Naval hero. It is said that early residents rejected a proposal by the Western and Atlantic Railroad to make Decatur a major stop on its new line in the 1830s. These citizens did not want the noise, smoke and confusion, and turned the railroad down. The railroad thus moved seven miles west to a small settlement called Terminus. In 1843, that settlement was renamed Marthasville, and two years later became Atlanta. The Old Courthouse on the Square houses an interesting museum covering DeKalb County history and Civil War memorabilia. Visitors to Decatur can also find helpful information at the Welcome Center located inside the front door of this beautiful old building. Historic Decatur Cemetery provides further insight into past decades. As Decatur looks toward the 21st century, it can point with pride to its success in preserving a sense of place while incorporating new development and encouraging economic growth. Downtown Decatur is surrounded by beautiful, historic neighborhoods reflecting a variety of architectural styles. The tree-lined streets, strong sense of community and nationally recognized public school system continue to draw young families to the City of Decatur. Successful new office buildings, built by developers sensitive to Decatur's vision of maintaining its small town character, surround a vibrant retail center and a courthouse square that provides a link to the city's history. Visit one of the Restaurants of Downtown Decatur or go shopping in one of the many Shops of Downtown Decatur. Learn more about the city's Points of Interest as well as community, business and government. Then come and see for yourself why Decatur folks are proud of their community. Some Information provided by http://www.decatur-ga.com/
Description Intown living Charm bars & restuarants Great schools MARTA

Neighborhood Name Oakhurst
City Decatur
State GA
Comments This quiet neighborhood has its own thriving business district featuring tasty eating spots and shopping joints. The housing is a lovely mix of Craftsman bungalows and new construction homes that meld perfectly into the landscape. Oakhurst, a well-established residential neighborhood within the City of Decatur Walk around the Oakhurst Village business district. This neighborhood is in the midst of a renaissance, attracting new shops and restaurants. A cornerstone of the Oakhurst Village area is the old Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, designed by Neel Reid in the early part of the 1900s, which is currently being renovated as a multi-use development. The City of Decatur is an exceptionally attractive area for homebuyers. New Decatur residents are drawn by the convenience and excitement of intown living, combined with the charm of historic neighborhoods, a small town feeling, and excellent schools and city services. Just down the street from this house is Oakhurst Park, which features a multi-use field with lights and bleachers, play and fitness equipment, basketball and tennis courts, a picnic pavillion with grills, and greenspace. McKoy Park, another excellent neighborhood park, is less than a half mile away. It is meticulously maintained by the City of Decatur Parks Department, and features a swimming pool, a baseball field with bleachers, a covered picnic pavilion, a wooded area with individual picnic tables, children's play areas, tennis courts and a basketball court. This house is also close to several parks in the City of Atlanta. The Charlie Yates Public Golf Course (with driving range) at East Lake is affiliated with its illustrious next door neighbor, world-class East Lake Golf Club. Nearby Bessie Branham Park (in Kirkwood) has been recently renovated with new tennis courts, a new playground, a $2 million recreation center, and one of Atlanta's community cyber centers. The new state-of-the-art East Lake Family YMCA is also less than a mile away. Oakhurst and the surrounding neighborhoods are served by the East Lake MARTA station, and are located on the PATH, a multi-use urban trail that is enormously popular with local cyclists, runners, walkers, and bladers. The City of Decatur is less than a mile away, and the DeKalb Farmers Market, a mecca that attracts shoppers from great distances for its fantastic assortment of produce, is very close by. One of the oldest neighborhoods in the City of Decatur, the Oakhurst district was the City of Oakhurst before it was annexed by the City of Decatur in the 1920s. It features many examples of bungalow-style residential homes of Craftsman styling, has a small commercial center that features cozy restaurants, a few memorable watering holes and specialty shops. The old Scottish Rite Hospital, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is also located in the district. Oakhurst Park is an eight-acre neighborhood recreational facility at the heart of the Oakhurst neighborhood. Located at 307 Feld Ave., the park has two multipurpose fields, a playground area, two buildings, including a picnic pavilion with restrooms, and a concession and scoring building. Hard court surfaces include two lighted tennis courts and a basketball court. The site includes two separate parking areas and concrete walkways connecting the site features. Oakhurst Park is home to Decatur Youth Sports baseball, soccer programs and the Decatur High Schools girls softball team. Some information provided by the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association read more at http://www.oakhurstga.org/ona/
Description gay friendly quaint neighborhood shopping district Churchs