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Decatur named best place to live in Georgia by Niche.com

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Decatur named best place to live in Georgia by Niche.com

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Chantelle Rytter (center) kicks off the third annual Decatur Lantern Parade. File photo: Jonathan Phillips


For anyone with creeping doubts about whether Decatur is the right place for you, let Niche.com put those doubts to rest.

If you are living in the city of Decatur, you are living in the best community in Georgia, Niche.com says.

Decatur placed No. 1 on Niche’s annual list of Best Places to Live in Georgia.

“Decatur is a suburb of Atlanta with a population of 22,022,” Niche.com says. “Decatur is in DeKalb County and is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Decatur offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Decatur there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Decatur and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Decatur are highly rated.”

The city received an overall Niche grade of A+, on the strength of its public schools, family atmosphere, diversity and overall low crime rate. (Crime and cost of living were the city’s lowest scores. It received a C+ in both categories.)

The median home value is $418,700. The median rent is $866 a month.

To read the full report, click here.

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