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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Decatur

Quiet neighborhood adjacent to the cultural District of our community. We enjoy seeing people walking their pets outside.

I like living near a river with restaurants within walking distance. I also enjoy living near a trail that I can walk my dog on. It is easy to entertain friends and family when they come to visit.

I like the restaurants around our community the most, as well as my favorite pizza and steak. I go to eat with my friends every week

ThY it is in the city; downtown, a good transportation system, and being able not to have all fat for anything

That kids get to ride around the neighborhood without problems and everyone mind there business they dont bother anyone

Its good because i get to walk and dogs get to run around our roads are not busy and we have schools close by

Who Lives Here

Decatur Demographics

Education

High School

16%

Associate's

13%

Bachelor's

39%

Master's

24%

Doctorate

8%

Family Size

2 people

34%

3 people

21%

4 people

31%

5 people

10%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

30%

50-100k

20%

100-150k

14%

150-200k

12%

200k+

25%

Age

0-10

18%

10-20

17%

20-45

29%

45-65

24%

65+

13%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Decatur?

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
May '24$749$1555$1747$1895
Apr '24$749$1524$1749$1979
Mar '24$749$1465$1655$1979
Feb '24$749$1497$1622$2024
Jan '24$749$1531$1450$1895
Dec '23$749$1492$1375$1837
Nov '23$940$1699$1375$1675
Oct '23$940$1704$1475$1675
Sep '23$940$1746$1550$1700
Aug '23$940$1517$1550$1775
Jul '23$940$1463$1537$1837
Jun '23$940$1825$1537$1837
May '23$749$1461$1524$1775

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Decatur

Decatur Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

19%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

21%

40-60 Mins

16%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3939

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 8 of 11 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 6 of 11 renters

Percentage: 3737

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 8 of 11 renters

Percentage: 5757

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 7 of 11 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 9 of 11 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Decatur

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Decatur gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 20% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 14% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 40% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 76% more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 37% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Decatur.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 71% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Decatur doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 43% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 7% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Decatur doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Decatur.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 51% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Decatur is running dry.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 94% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 29% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Decatur Features

Busy Streets

No

Say 11 of 11 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 11 of 11 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 10 of 11 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 9 of 11 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 9 of 11 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 8 of 11 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 8 of 11 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 7 of 11 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 7 of 11 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 6 of 11 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 6 of 11 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 6 of 11 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 6 of 11 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 6 of 11 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 8 of 11 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 8 of 11 renters

Decatur Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Decatur

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Decatur, GA

Getting to Know Decatur, GA

Welcome to Decatur, a "city of homes, schools and places of worship" that holds a tasty spot in history as the 1964 birthplace of the Huddle House restaurant franchise. How much do you really know about this trendy town in the Atlanta metropolitan area? Discover the ins and outs of this mixed-use community while you search for an apartment in Decatur.

 

Did You Know?

John Mayer, award-winning musician and songwriter, left his mark on the city of Decatur. In the early part of John Mayer's career, Eddie's Attic on North McDonough Street served as an artistic outlet for his work, and the music venue carries on that tradition for aspiring songwriters and musicians today. With a performance stage and rooftop grill that consistently turns out tasty food, Eddie's Attic delights Decatur residents and visitors who flock here every night of the week.

Decatur Apartments and Neighborhoods
Due to its charming neighborhoods and desirable historic districts, Decatur's population has grown steadily since the 1990s, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. This growth in people and residential neighborhoods in Decatur means the availability of apartments is in constant flux, but Apartment Guide's powerful search tool can help you find all the features you want and need. Check out the stately homes along historic Sycamore Street, the craftsman bungalows of Ponce de Leon Heights and the chic eateries operating in converted industrial buildings in Oakhurst. No matter where you go, enchanting streetscapes and hospitable neighbors are an integral part of the city's charm.

 

Free Things to Do in Decatur, GA

When you want to have fun but you're watching your pennies, we recommend the following free activities in Decatur:

  • Spend a morning at Your Dekalb Farmers Market, with its array of produce from around the world, to speak with regional vendors, view handcrafted wares and sample international cuisines.
  • Visit the 19th-century DeKalb County Courthouse to see the current exhibits of the DeKalb History Museum or to spend time in the museum's archives to learn more about the county's impressive history.
  • Attend a public reception at Homegrown Art Gallery, a cooperative exhibition space for area artists. Receptions often serve free beer, wine and hor d'oeuvres and you can connect to the city's free Wi-Fi while you're here to save on data.
  • Pack a picnic basket and your tennis racquet and head to Glenlake Park, which provides residents with a public pool, playground, enclosed dog park and sports facilities.
  • The Waffle House Museum in nearby Avondale Estates is the site of the very first version of this popular breakfast chain begun in 1955. It's open two days a week and by appointment.

 

Info for Families with Children

Searching for kid-friendly things to do? Decatur offers fun and educational after-school activities such as exploring the hands-on exhibits at Fernbank Museum of Natural History and listening to tall tales at the Little Shop of Stories. Decatur has nine schools, including the Wadsworth Magnet School for High Achievers.

 

Higher Education in Decatur
Decatur is home to the campus of Agnes Scott College, an award-winning women's university just south of downtown. This private liberal arts school boasts a low student-to-faculty ratio of 9:1 and offers its student body more than 35 major and 30 minor academic programs. Agnes Scott College has religious roots and ties to the Presbyterian Church and honors that tradition through its "spiritual commitment" to courage, justice and integrity.  

 

Pet-friendly Decatur, GA

Southern hospitality is real in Decatur, and that welcome extends to dogs. From the well-regarded dog parks (Oakhurst is a favorite) to the numerous restaurants welcoming Fido to their outdoor seating areas, dogs and their humans will find much to love about this city.

 

Getaways from Decatur

Although there's not a single body of water within the city's 4.2-square-mile area, Atlantic coast beaches are less than four hours away. The closest beach to Decatur is Tybee Island, just outside of Savannah, but Decatur is within a six-hour drive of Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island, Destin, Panama City and Pensacola.