Decatur is one of the 'best small towns' in the U.S.


Decatur is one of the 'best small towns' in the U.S.

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Jonathan Phillips

Decatur, Georgia, recently referred to as "Mayberry meets Berkeley" by the New York Times, is ranked No. 36 among Livability's Top 100 Best Small Towns.

The list was determined by analyzing multiple data points from the categories of economy, health care, housing, social and civic capital, education, amenities, demographics, and infrastructure. 

Here's what Livability had to say about Decatur:

Retaining a small-town feel despite its proximity to Atlanta, Decatur features four historic districts along with a vibrant entertainment and nightlife scene thanks to popular venues like Eddie's Attic, Wahoo Grill, Brick Store Pub, Carpe Diem and The Square Pub. This progressive community includes Agnes Scott College, Columbia Theological Seminary and Georgia Perimeter College, while Decatur City School District has earned several academic accolades.

The top 10 small towns are:

1. Lebanon, New Hampshire

2. Los Alamos, New Mexico

3. Durango, Colorado

4. St. Augustine, Florida

5. Bar Harbor, Maine

6. Louisville, Colorado

7. Hood River, Oregon

8. Spearfish, South Dakota

9. Sebastopol, California

10. Port Angeles, Washington

Click here to learn more about Decatur in our Living Intown insider's guide.

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