Review of Decatur, Georgia

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Star Rating - 11/25/2011
Depending on where you live in Decatur, you will have a different view of the city. Here in Georgia, you have the peculiar situation of having both a city of Decatur and then there is the unincorporated portion of Decatur. Same with Stone Mountain. At any rate, if you live in the city of Decatur, you can't help but fall in love with the place. It has been named a "top city" several times by city organizations who rate cities for quality of life. It has a lot of appeal for the young and old alike. Lots of quaint shops and restaurants. Low crime, nice clean streets, and lots of nice residential communities within walking distance from the center of town. The only drawback for me is that they don't have a lot of affordable housing in the area and it's getting more exclusive than ever. In the unincorporated areas of Decatur it also depends on where you live as to what you will say. There is a mixture of "good neighborhoods" and "tough/bad neighborhoods." One thing that stands out to me is that there needs to be more (and better) recreational facilities in the city and the county (Dekalb). There are simply not enough good accessible facilities for kids here.
Tariq | Decatur, GA
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- 9/6/2010
sh--it on a stick
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- 6/25/2010
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