Is an ideal destination for its world-class restaurants, shopping and arts venues, Dekalb County is easily accessible via four major interstates.
Encompassing part of the city of Atlanta, Dekalb County has become more urban from its agricultural roots. With an in ever-increasing population, Dekalb County is home to several institutions of higher learning including the prestigious Emory University, the all-women’s liberal arts school, Agnes Scott College and the largest vocational institution in Georgia, Dekalb Tech. Another consideration for home buyers and sellers is the proximity to the biomedical companies located here. Along a one-mile stretch of road, called the ”Clifton Corridor,” reside some of the most prestigious biomedical organizations:
Centers for Disease Control
American Cancer Society’s National Headquarters
Emory University’s Rollins Research Center
Yorkes Primate Center
Named for German Baron Johann deKalb, who fought on our side in the Revolutionary War, nowadays, it enjoys the fruits of its largest employers such as Emory University, Dekalb County School System, and the Internal Revenue Service.
The quintessential hub of Dekalb County, Decatur, features and old courthouse square where historical homes meet, office buildings, parks, shopping center, and universities. Druid Hills can be found in here, a Tudor- inspired neighborhood designed by the infamous Frederick Law Omstead who was also responsible for creating the landscape of New York City’s Central park and the grounds of the Biltmore Estate.
During the Civil War, much of the Battle of Atlanta was fought in Dekalb County. Now an expanding center of economic development and beautiful neighborhoods, Dekalb County is home to 700,000 residents.