Decatur, the seat of Dekalb County, was founded in 1823 and was one of General Sherman's main targets in his quest to take Atlanta during the Civil War. Located just six miles east of Atlanta, Decatur offers prime access to the larger city while also preserving its own distinct culture and attractions. Come see what homes for rent in this unique area have to offer for your family.
In addition to housing Emory University, one of the most prestigious in the country, Decatur is also home to Agnes Scott College, a former girls' academy that is now a well-respected liberal arts school, and Columbia Theological Seminary. Additionally, the town features nine parks, over 200 shops, restaurants and galleries, and several well-known events. The Decatur Railroad Depot, the Mary Gay House and the Fraser House, which was built in 1870, are some of the city's historic sites.
Decatur draws a lot of visitors and attention for its unique and numerous festivals. Some of the most famous are the Decatur Book Festival, the Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival, the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival, the Decatur Green Fest, the Decatur Arts Festival and the BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass Festival.
If you're looking for houses for rent in Decatur close to Agnes Scott, try looking around Oakhurst, a neighborhood just south of downtown Decatur. For Decatur rental homes north of the city, look in and around Leafmore-Creek Park Hills and Chelsea Heights. Decatur Heights is another great neighborhood for Decatur homes for rent in the northeast section of the city.