Business Districts

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East Court SquareDowntown Decatur Business District
The traditional, historic commercial center of the City of Decatur is known as the Downtown Decatur Business district. Centered around the historic DeKalb County courthouse and the courthouse lawn, the downtown business district includes over 15 blocks of fine retail and restaurant options. Located north of the railroad tracks, the downtown business district is anchored on the western edge by the Decatur Post Office and on the eastern edge by the Ice House Loft project. The downtown district includes a collection of small retail and restaurant districts featuring over 45 fine restaurant selections and over 40 distinctive retailers. From the historic square to the West Ponce de Leon Corridor to the Old Depot District to the East Howard Avenue area, these various smaller districts are linked by an outstanding network of tree-lined streets that make walking and window-shopping a pleasant option.

Oakhurst Business District
This small neighborhood retail district once served as the commercial center of the City of Oakhurst before it was annexed into the City of Decatur in the 1920s. The Oakhurst Village, as it is often called, serves as the heart of the Oakhurst residential neighborhood and includes a delightful collection of unique restaurants and retailers adjacent to the historic Scottish Rite Hospital building. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Historic Scottish Rite has been renovated to include both an art gallery and commercial office space. The Oakhurst Business district is centered around the intersection of East Lake Drive and Oakview Oakhurst Business DistrictRoad and is easily accessible from the downtown business district via South McDonough Street. A very pleasant and walkable district, the Oakhurst business district is surrounded by some of the City of Decatur's most outstanding historic neighborhoods.

College Avenue Corridor
The College Avenue Corridor is the most recent addition to the City of Decatur's retail and restaurant boom. Actually a collection of distinct neighborhood commercial districts that extend along College Avenue, the area offers everything from small gourmet restaurants to neighborhood pizza, corner pubs and more traditional retail. The eastern edge of the corridor is currently being developed as a new mixed use residential neighborhood with local retail and restaurant opportunities based upon a 20 year master plan adopted in 2002.