College Heights, Decatur, GA
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College Heights Neighborhood Guide Decatur, GA

About

College Heights is a vibrant, diverse neighborhood situated in the heart of Decatur, Georgia. Bounded by the arterial roads of E College Avenue and E Howard Avenue, the neighborhood is best known for its proximity to Agnes Scott College and downtown Decatur. College Heights features a unique combination of suburban tranquility and urban accessibility, with an array of restaurants, shops, and parks within walking distance. Its picturesque streets lined with charming bungalows and mature trees make this neighborhood a desirable place to live.

What You Will Love about College Heights, Decatur, Georgia

  • The neighborhood's close-knit community and diverse range of home styles, ranging from Craftsman to mid-century modern, provide a unique charm.
  • Proximity to Agnes Scott College and its beautiful campus adds an academic vibe and offers cultural events to the community.
  • Walkability to downtown Decatur and easy access to public transportation makes getting around a breeze.

What’s Nearby

College Heights is a short walk from downtown Decatur, known for its eclectic mix of local eateries, boutiques, and nightlife. It’s also in close proximity to the Georgia State University - Decatur Campus. Moreover, the neighborhood is near scenic parks such as Glenlake Park and Dearborn Park, perfect spots for leisurely strolls and outdoor activities.

Lifestyle

Life in College Heights reflects a perfect balance of suburban calm and urban excitement. Residents enjoy a laid-back lifestyle, with lots of community engagement and family-friendly activities, while still benefiting from the bustling, vibrant energy of nearby downtown Decatur.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 89 restaurants, 11 grocery stores, and 22 parks within a mile of the College Heights neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Hop N Shop Food Store

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    710 E Lake Dr

  • GROCERY
    Oakhurst Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    650 E Lake Dr

  • GROCERY
    Kelly's Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store

    0.8 miles

    308 E Howard Ave

  • GROCERY
    Wahoo Wine & Provisions

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Cheese Store, Grocery Store, Liquor Store

    1.0 mile

    1036 W College Ave

  • SHOPPING
    Commerce Square

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    1.1 miles

    235 Ponce De Leon Pl

  • GROCERY
    Kroger

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    1.2 miles

    720 Commerce Dr

College Heights Apartments and Rentals

141 Rental properties in College Heights, Decatur, GA.

  • The Kirkwood Apartments property

    $1,666+

    The Kirkwood Apartments

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    699–1458 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Arcadia Decatur property

    $1,625+

    Arcadia Decatur

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    684–1314 Sqft

    4 Units Available

  • Ella Apartments property

    $1,100+

    Ella Apartments

    Studio–7 Beds • 1–6 Baths

    464–3257 Sqft

    8 Units Available

  • Candler Commons property

    $1,795+

    Candler Commons

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    830–860 Sqft

    4 Units Available

  • Avondale Station property

    $1,233+

    Avondale Station

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    850–1090 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • North Decatur Gardens property

    $1,295+

    North Decatur Gardens

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    685–1166 Sqft

    3 Units Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
16.3%
23.4%
utilities
5.2%
9.4%
food
2%
2.5%
transportation
0.4%
1.2%
healthcare
1.8%
9%

College Heights Demographics

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College Heights Reviews

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  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Near Schools

    Yes

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Mostly Newer Buildings

    Yes

    Say 3 of 4 renters

College Heights Transportation

walk bike and transit

Car-Dependent

32/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Bikeable

55/100
Bike Score®

MARTA - Decatur Station

Other

400 Church St

Marta

Other

915 E Ponce De Leon Ave

Source: foursquare.com

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