The city of Decatur spans four square miles inside Atlanta’s I-285 perimeter highway. Ponce de Leon Avenue is the main street connecting Decatur to the city of Atlanta, just six miles to the west, and to historic Stone Mountain, just six miles to the east. Decatur is the home to two colleges, Agnes Scott College and Columbia Theological Seminary. Emory University is close by with a free shuttle carrying students and residents between campus and downtown Decatur. Decatur offers more than 200 mostly independent shops, restaurants, galleries, salons and other service businesses, The charming downtown draws students, office workers, residents and visitors who love to “shop local” in our walkable tree-shaded downtown.