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Around Decatur ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Atlanta. It lies just west of Decatur. Atlanta has a population of 513,000 people.<1>.

The next largest community is South Fulton. It is located about 20 miles [ km] to the southwest of Decatur and has a population of 103,000 people.

For comparison, Decatur has a population of 25,700 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

  • Atlanta [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
    • Atlanta [Fulton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Decatur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 512,550 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlanta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlanta<3>
  • Avondale Estates [DeKalb County]
  • Belvedere Park [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belvedere Park
    • Belvedere Park [DeKalb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Decatur
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belvedere Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belvedere Park
  • Brookhaven [DeKalb County]
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    • Brookhaven [DeKalb County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Decatur
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
  • Cabbage Town [Fulton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabbage Town
    • Cabbage Town [Fulton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Decatur
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabbage Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabbage Town
  • Clarkston [DeKalb County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkston
    • Clarkston [DeKalb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Decatur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,627 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkston<3>
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Druid Hills [DeKalb County]
    • Glenwood Hills [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenwood Hills
      • Glenwood Hills [DeKalb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenwood Hills
    • Gresham Park [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gresham Park
      • Gresham Park [DeKalb County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gresham Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gresham Park
    • North Decatur [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Decatur
      • North Decatur [DeKalb County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Decatur
    • North Druid Hills [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Druid Hills
      • North Druid Hills [DeKalb County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Druid Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Druid Hills
    • Panthersville [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panthersville
      • Panthersville [DeKalb County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panthersville
    • Pine Lake [DeKalb County]
    • Scottdale [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scottdale
      • Scottdale [DeKalb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scottdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scottdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scottdale<3>
    • Turner Village [DeKalb County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turner Village
      • Turner Village [DeKalb County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Decatur
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turner Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turner Village

For more communities neighboring Decatur, please visit our County-by-County Page for Decatur.

DeKalb County ...

Decatur is located in DeKalb County<5> and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of DeKalb County: Clayton, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry & Rockdale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Decatur ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Decatur.

Airports Near Decatur ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Decatur and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Decatur.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Decatur ...

Looking for more information about Decatur? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Decatur. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Decatur, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Decatur.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

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About DeKalb County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Decatur: www.decatur-ga.com/

The official website for DeKalb County: www.co.dekalb.ga.us/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Decatur.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Decatur) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Decatur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DecaturOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Decatur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7748, Longitude: -84.2966    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including DeKalb, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Decatur), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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