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Homes for sale in DeKalb County can be found from the beautiful historic mansions on Ponce De Leon avenue with addresses still firm in the City of Atlanta on the western side of the county to homes facing Stone Mountain park that gives the name to the quaint City that takes the same name on the east front…
Or from the City of Lithonia on the southeast borders of the county moving east the neighborhoods of Panthersville and Gresham Park to cover a few of nice area of south DeKalb where home prices will give you the most bang for you buck…
Or moving north you can extend your search to communities like Druid Hills and Emory or Tucker, Doraville and Chamblee all the way to newly minted City of Dunwoody on the north most border with many golf communities - DeKalb county homes for sale will cover it all.
DeKalb County Origins
DeKalb was so named after Baron Johann DeKalb, a hero from the Revolutionary War.
DeKalb County was created in 1822, by combining lands from parts of Henry, Gwinnett and Fayette counties. At one time it contained all of what in modern days became the City of Atlanta.
It so happen because in 1853 DeKalb itself was divided giving land to the formation of the original Fulton County [during the Great Depression of the 1930’s Milton County in the north and Campbell County in the south decided to merge to Fulton given its current shape and size – but clearly those track of land did not come from DeKalb]Decatur, the county seat, is named for naval hero Stephen Decatur who had died of a duel wounds just two year prior the formation of DeKalb County.
Has DeKalb Missed The Train?
In the pre-Civil War years DeKalb was already a transportation hub with busy train terminal.
However it “missed the boat” – or more properly the train - because the folks running the county at that point in time, did not want to host the “Terminus City” that would eventually accommodate all those connections associated with the train hub.
Eventually it was sent a few miles east to what briefly became the Terminus City and consequently - equally brief - known as Marthasville and then – and permanently – the City of Atlanta.
Through the years I have followed many large debates about zoning as well as part of my own education, I sat on a great number of zoning meeting where long reaching decisions are made.
So, at this moment I catch myself wandering to that zoning meeting where the board decided against the train terminal to be set in DeKalb …who knows Decatur could very well be the state capital today
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New Cities Blossom In DeKalb Co
In 2005 residents of - then unincorporated – Sandy Springs community won the long fought tug of war with Fulton county commissioner to have a referendum on whether or not to become a city… Residents voted overwhelmingly to go ahead with the incorporation of the city.
In more recent years, following the trend set by Sand Springs, other suburban areas around Metro Atlanta also put themselves through the same process and some communities in North DeKalb have incorporated.
Your Dekalb county homes for sale options now include homes in two brand new cities: Dunwoody & Brookhaven - the two largest municipalities in the county.
In 2009, DeKalb earned the Atlanta Regional Commission's "Green Communities" designation for its efforts in conserving energy, water and fuel; investing in renewable energy; reducing waste; and protecting and restoring natural resources.
If you are green oriented - do consider the DeKalb county homes for sale, you will find a lot in common here.
Looking for a diverse community to settle? Dekalb county homes for sale put you in the midst of it: DeKalb is said to be the most diverse in the Metro Atlanta area. Some 64 different languages have been identified as spoken within the county
Cities Within DeKalb County
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Main Attractions throughout DeKalb County:
Stone Mountain State Park—home to the world’s largest free-standing piece of exposed granite it virtually one piece.
Some of my friends around here call it the “world’s largest rock.”
A part that puzzles me is that Georgia is not known as a rocky area so how in the world did this big one ended up here?
Stone Mountain – to me it is one of the seven nature wonders of the world that is there for all of us to see and visit. It is one the attraction of Atlanta that I never miss taking my friends when they come to visit.
In any account geologists estimate that this marvel came to being some 291 million years ago (+/_ 7 m.y.) – but to me it does not look its age – in fact I think it looks more beautiful when I see it up close, from the air when eventually I ravel over it or for the many points around that it is visible.
Mountain Park hosts some of the largest events in the Atlanta area including
the Yellow Daisy Festival, Highland Games and the Indian Festival & Pow Wow
(this is a “Native American Indian”
Festival), Pumpkin Festival.
Other attraction for the park will include:
For much more attractions going on year round – and up to the minute info about the park’s schedule, please click here to visit their website
many nice DeKalb homes for sale just in view of this natural wonder – many are
very affordable - if you do not have an agent, please contact me if you in the market for a new home in that area: I can send you FREE daily updates of all homes in the market and the new ones just listed.
Note: Stone Mountain is a state park but it has been privately managed for many years
Arabia Mountain Park – although not as well know but it is well worth the visit also
DeKalb Farmer’s Market – bar none the richest market in all Metro Atlanta in variety of produce, spices, fish and all sea food Coffee lovers extravaganza - coffee beans from all corners of the world.
Excellent choices of breads and pastry galore, world wide selection of wine and beer are but a few other treats waiting for you at this landmark nestled right in the midst of all DeKalb County homes for sale that you will be considering as you new home.
If you would like to visit the DeKalb Farmer’s Mkt it is locate at 3000 East Ponce DeLeon Ave in Decatur
For more details do visit their website - please click here
Fernbank Museum of Natural History – it is wonderful to entertain and inspire youngsters: once they had a frog exhibit and I took my then 1st grader daughter to see it …from there on I think that I had to her back half a dozen of times to revisit what she “renamed” “the Frog Museum”
Martinis & IMAX® - Fridays - 6:30 pm to 11 pm : It is a great place for an entertaining date – have a martini and watch an exiting feature in Imax®
767 Clifton Road NE | Atlanta, GA 30307 | Ph: 404-929-6300
Monday – Saturday 10 am to 5 pm | Sunday: Noon to 5 pm
Of course that you do not need to be a county resident to enjoy this wonderful place, however if you are already considering the DeKalb county homes for sale this another extra amenity to consider.
Fernbank Museum website – please click here
Carlos Museum – each time I enter this place I just cannot help but feel the weight and sense of time that I do not feel in any other venue.
I once attended to an Egyptian exhibit with several sarcophagus and countless artifacts more than 4,000 years old – it was breathtaking – literally!
I still intend to visit Egypt and India to visit such antiquities in their native settings – but until I do, The Carlos, keeps educating my senses right here at home.
The Michael C. Carlos Museum is an art museum located in Atlanta on the historic quadrangle of Emory University's main campus.
The Carlos Museum is regarded as the largest ancient art collections in the Southeast, including objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Near East, and the ancient Americas.
The pre-Colombian artifact collection is also notable
The collections are housed in a Michael Graves designed building which is open to the public.
The Carlos Museum is part of Emory University campus that is one of the most sought after area amongst the DeKalb county homes for sale - buy here and you will be living really "uptown."
“The Carlos” website – please click here
DeKalb County’s Festivals
DeKalb county homes for sale searchers will be pleasantly surprised with the variety of entertaining and culturally diverse Festivals and Events in the Metro Atlanta area.
The county offers a variety of Festival to cover an array of tastes and heritages.
Stone Mountain Park, as pointed above, hosts some of the largest events in the Atlanta area including the Yellow Daisy Festival, Highland Games and the Indian Festival & Pow Wow.
Decatur Arts Festival, Beach Party and Concerts on the Square - Within DeKalb County, the City of Decatur hosts these well regards events.
AJC Decatur Book Festival - features books galore and the presence and book signing of many of our contemporary authors
Greek Festival – dances, god food and scrumptious baklava
Chinese New Year Festival in Chamblee – although [still] not as large in other parts of the US this local celebration adds flavor and diversity to all of the Metro Atlanta make up
Shakespeare Theater Summer Festival at Oglethorpe University – wonderful entertainment in a relaxed atmosphere.
"To buy or not to buy - that is the (only) question" that you will have when I send you the complete list of DeKalb County homes for sale around Oglethorpe University to include the newly minted City of Brokehaven, Chamble and Druid Hills neighborhood - please click here to receive FREE info
DeKalb County Higher Education
DeKalb Co perhaps presents the most density of higher education institutions of all Metro Atlanta counties:
Agnes Scott College is a private, all female, undergraduate liberal arts college.
Emory University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts university. It is a member of the Association of American Universities, an association of leading research universities in the US and Canada.
Here are some of the disciplines though at Emory is know for: Emory College of Arts and Science, Graduate School, Candler School of Theology, Goizueta Business School, Emory University School of Law, Rollins School of Public Health, and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.
Mercer University is a private, coeducational, faith-based university with a Baptist heritage. The main campus is in Macon but there is still an array of disciplines thought at the prestigious campus if DeKalb county.
Oglethorpe University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts school.
Georgia Perimeter College (formerly know as DeKalb College) has three campuses within the county and offers two-year associate degrees.
DeKalb Tech is the largest vocational institution in Georgia. DeKalb Tech trains students in business, engineering, technologies, health, human services, industrial arts, information systems, and transportation.
DeVry University offers Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Healthcare, Accounting, Business, and Management Technology.
Columbia Theological Seminary is a theological institution of the Presbyterian Church. It offers degrees in: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Master of Theology, Doctor of Ministry, and Doctor of Theology.
So if you plan searching DeKalb County homes for sale is to be in a striking distance from higher education facilities - you will feel home here.
DeKalb Useful Info and Links
County Government website – please click here
1300 Commerce Dr. - Decatur, GA 30030
Ph: (404) 371-2000 Fx: (404) 371-2750
DeKalb Public Libraries website – please click here
DeKalb Area: 268.3 sq miles / 701.9 Km2
DeKalb Population / 2011- 700,000
DeKalb county school system SAT 2012 outpaces the state
DeKalb School System – please click here
DeKalb County Tax Commissioner website – please click here
Water – DeKalb County water services application – please click here
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