While the Emory area encompasses quite a broad area - extending almost to the Perimeter - some of the most popular neighborhoods are those located within walking distance to Emory University. These areas are characterized by older 1930-1940"s bungalow homes, newer construction like Durand Mills, and by 1950-1960's brick ranches. All are located in desireable schools districts, close to shopping, MARTA, downtown Atlanta, Churches and restaurants. The Emory Corridor includes Emory University, Emory Hospital, The American Red Cross, the CDC and Eggleston Children's Hospital.
City of Decatur
Decatur is one of the best small cities in the country - good schools, excellent shops, friendly neighborhoods and convenient to everything! The City of Decatur is actually older than Atlanta! It is governed by 5 elected City Commissioners who elect a Mayor within their ranks. The City is only 4 square miles with the popular growing daily. Decatur is managed by a full-time city manager and staff, and has all the normal city services. The Library is serviced by DeKalb County, but is located in downtown Decatur. Police, Fire, Sanitation, Parks and Recreation are all provided. The Police Department is very visible and provides quick and responsive service. Decatur maintains two fire stations and have a very good fire rating, which helps reduce Homeowner Insurance costs. There are numerous parks that offer swimming, tennis, organized sports and classes on various subjects. Decatur maintains a separate School System with seven neighborhood schools, a middle school and a high school. The School System is highly valued and has small classes with high teacher to student ratios and an outstanding enrichment program for gifted children. Residents of Decatur receive two tax bills, one from the City of Decatur and one from DeKalb County. The County tax bill is considerably lower than the City bill, as most services are provided by the City. Special festivals, Beach parties, music concerts and recreational activities are held throughout the year and are popular with all residents - many who live close enough to walk to the downtown square where the events are held.