Founded in 1823, Decatur is only six miles northeast of Downtown Atlanta, but this dynamic city of 22,000 enjoys a unique history and eclectic style all its own. A thriving year-round festival and event scene attracts thousands to the historic town square for events ranging from craft beer and art festivals to book fairs, concerts and barbeque cook-offs. In 2016, The New York Times anointed Decatur as “Atlanta’s gastronomic equivalent of Berkeley or Brooklyn,” which explains why residents and visitors alike flock to the area’s numerous award-winning restaurants. Similar to Atlanta, Decatur is a city of smaller neighborhoods, each with their own distinct look and feel. Housing styles range from 100-year-old Victorian mansions to Craftsman style bungalows, mid-century modern ranches, historic townhomes and new mid-rise condominium buildings.