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A+ Decatur Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Decatur Cost of Living Cost of living is 31% higher than Georgia
12222% more expensive than the US average
937% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Decatur cost of living
B+ Decatur Crime Total crime is 24% lower than Georgia
Total crime
2,44211% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 4111% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-32%Year over year crime is down
Decatur crime
B Decatur Employment Household income is 60% higher than Georgia
Median household income
$81,59847% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$44,34749% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%17% lower than the US average
Decatur employment
C Decatur Housing Home value is 152% higher than Georgia
Median home value
$384,300108% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$8946% lower than the US average
Home ownership
63%equal to the US average
Decatur real estate or Decatur rentals
F Decatur Schools HS graduation rate is 16% higher than Georgia
High school grad. rates
94%13% higher than the US average
School test scores
38%22% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:110% lower than the US average
Decatur K-12 schools or Decatur colleges

Living in Decatur, GA

Decatur is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. The city has a population of 21,210 inhabitants. Decatur has a population density of 4,782 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. The majority of Decatur residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. Decatur is known to be family friendly as more than 78% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 38% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Decatur is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a great experience before moving to any new city in Georgia, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Decatur and in the areas around Decatur is a much easier task.

Decatur has a livability score of 74/100 and is ranked #79 in Georgia and #6,156 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Decatur ranks very well for amenities (A+), crime (B+) and employment (B). There are some categories that Decatur scores poorly for, including: cost of living (F) and education (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Decatur, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Crime rates can be the deciding factor for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Decatur gets top scores for their low violent crime rates of 171 crimes per 100,000 residents, which are significantly lower than the national average.

Being close to public transportation, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in Decatur. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in Decatur are affordable. The median home price for Decatur homes is $384,300, which is 152.2% higher than the Georgia average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Decatur, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.7, which is 56.7% higher than the Georgia average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Decatur will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Decatur, the year-over-year appreciation rates were -3.1%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11.8%.

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Compare Decatur, GA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Decatur, GA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Candler Park, Atlanta8128,095
Poncey-Highland, Atlanta783.42,726
Buckhead, Atlanta765.778,972
Old Fourth Ward, Atlanta724.312,054
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Home Park, Atlanta716.311,414
Cabbage Town, Atlanta713.84,789
Virginia-Highland, Atlanta713.613,359
Atlanta-Inman Park, Atlanta693.54,329

Best Cities Near Decatur, GA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Vinings, GA8611.611,816
Johns Creek, GA8518.882,930
Peachtree City, GA8530.634,988
Alpharetta, GA8520.763,013
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Suwanee, GA8423.418,001
Peachtree Corners, GA8414.441,268
Woodstock, GA842627,964
Roswell, GA8418.893,968
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Decatur, Georgia: Something for Everyone

The overall experiences that I have had while living in Decatur, Georgia have overall been positive. Being that it is a suburb of Atlanta, you have tons of opportunities for things to do close by. You are also close to major airports should you find yourself in need of air travel.

The best areas of Decatur, Georgia are areas located in the food scene. In 2012, Decatur was named one of the “Tastiest Towns” in the U.S. Known for its restaurants like Brick Store Pub and The Pinewood Tipping Room, food lovers from all across Georgia will come to Decatur to get some yummy food.

Decatur overall can be considered to be a small town inside of a big city. You will find something to do year-round here and there is always something to do for everyone in your family. From a visit to the farmers market to walking and biking down the numerous trails that can be found, Decatur is a great place to live if you need to be close to the hub of Atlanta.
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Source: The Decatur, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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