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Town Profile: Decatur GA

Decatur, Georgia is presumed by many to be a large city. However, it is more like a suburb of Atlanta. This college town is home to just over 20 thousand people. When you are in Decatur, you immediately feel the small town atmosphere. The city is so inviting, you will not be able to resist taking a leisurely walk taking in the scenery. Along the way, you are sure to meet many of your friendly neighbors. You will feel instantly like home here.

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Although Decatur may be small, it is not lacking in the least on history, culture, and amenities. There are many things to do here such as Fraser House, the Decatur Railroad Depot, High House, Historic Sycamore Street, Old Courthouse on the Square, and many others. The quaint streets are tree-lined and there are even walking tours. If you are looking to retire close enough to a large city, but do not want to deal with big city problems like traffic and high crime, Decatur is the solution.

Decatur is home to Emory University, the CDC and the Fernbank Science Museum with the dinosaur in the lobby and one of the first IMAX theaters in the area. There is Marta bus service and a Marta rail system station in downtown Decatur. Decatur is the seat of the courthouse for Dekalb County. Stone Mountain Park is location a short trip away. I-285, the perimeter highway that circles Atlanta, runs right by Decatur and it is only a short trip to Downtown Atlanta, the Fox, Georgia Dome and many other attractions.

Though this city is small, there are still a few retirement communities to choose from. In fact, there is even one right in Decatur. Here is more information about what the area has to offer baby boomers looking to retire here.

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The Regency House

This community is located just minutes away from shopping, entertainment, and health care options right in Decatur. You will enjoy excursions to venues such as Coca-Cola, Yellow River Game Ranch, and Stone Mountain. You will always have someone around should you need him or her with the live-in staff members. This independent living community will make you feel like home from day one from the included meals to the housekeeping services to the fun community activities.


The Renaissance on Peachtree

Less than 10 miles away, this retirement community is located in Atlanta. However, it is close enough to Decatur than your loved ones will be close by. This community offers retirees a long list of luxury amenities such as concierge services, a restaurant and café, included wellness programs, a theater, an arts and crafts studio, and much more. Baby boomers will feel like they have retired and gone on a permanent lavish vacation. This upscale community has something for everyone.

Decatur is a rich mixture of history and modern, with small town and sophistication. You get to know your neighbors, while being close to the metro Atlanta amenities. Here you can relax while taking a peaceful stroll or take a short drive to the city. Retiring here means you will have the best of both worlds.

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