We invite you to discover Decatur, online and in person. You'll find a traditional small-town atmosphere--and the sophistication and excitement of a college town--along with all the benefits of living in a major metropolitan area.
Take a stroll through Decatur and see how friendly neighbors, tree-lined streets, great schools, parks and playing fields, libraries, colleges, and businesses all make our town a wonderful place to spend some time. We're just minutes east of downtown Atlanta, minutes west of Stone Mountain, and the MARTA rail station is right under our downtown square, so getting here is a breeze.
Named after Stephen Decatur, a 19th century U.S. Naval hero, Decatur retains a strong connection to its history, while preparing for the future with managed growth and responsible development.
Decatur maintains its own identity while forging bonds with other communities locally, nationally and internationally. Other U.S. cities and counties named Decatur participate in some of our festivities. We are a member of Sister Cities International.
Learn more about Decatur's Points of Interest as well as community activities, business and city government. Then come and see for yourself why Decatur folks are proud of their community.
The Decatur Focus Newsletter
Decatur has its own official newsletter, the Focus, published 10 times per year and mailed to every household, business and professional license-holder in the city. January/February and July/August are combined issues.
The Decatur Focus is your source for announcements and information about City of Decatur services, downtown development updates, schools, businesses, local events, residents and neighborhood associations.
The newsletter promotes the city and encourages the exchange of information among residents, business owners, and the school system.