Welcome to DeKalb County
This large urban county is both private and populous.
One of the 14 Atlanta Metro Counties, DeKalb County is composed of 12 cities (Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stonecrest, Stone Mountain, and Tucker), each with its own unique character.
This close-knit community is diverse and convenient for Atlanta commuters and features many local attractions, including Stone Mountain Park, Emory University, and Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area.
As the fourth-most populated county in metro Atlanta, the area features top restaurants and hip bars, and it contains many diverse architectural styles, though mid-century modern homes dominate.
What to Love
- Home to many popular local attractions
- Close-knit community full of a diverse mix of residents
- Convenient Atlanta commute
People & Lifestyle
A popular option for young professionals, students, and business executives, DeKalb County is home to the headquarters of many Fortune 500 companies.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
Weekend recreation in DeKalb County consists of several popular restaurants and theaters. At the Starlight Drive-In Theatre and Flea Market, residents can catch a double feature and buy concessions. The site doubles as a flea market on Saturday and Sunday.
Il Giallo Osteria and Bar
is a popular spot for traditional Italian food, and Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is a highly trafficked outpost of this national franchise.
Things to Do
Residents of DeKalb County often visit Stone Mountain Park, a vast, scenic area featuring golf, lodging, and a cable car ride to a historic carved peak. There’s also Fernbank Museum, which showcases dinosaur bones and other remnants of natural history.
Callanwolde Fine Arts Center offers classes and workshops in visual, literary, and performing arts for all ages. There are also special performances, gallery exhibits, outreach programs, and fundraising galas presented throughout the year.
The DeKalb Farmers Market is a gathering spot and purveyor of produce, meat, seafood, dairy, cheese, beer, wine, and more.