Places to Visit

DeKalb has a number of sights, tastes and experiences that are sure to be fun for the entire family. We welcome you to truly Discover DeKalb and the honest-to-goodness experiences we have here. Located just six miles east of Downtown Atlanta, Discover DeKalb is convenient, fun and exciting! 

Avondale Estates

Home to the first ever Waffle House

Founded in 1924, this tight-knit community was named after Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. This neighborhood is home to the first Waffle House, now the Waffle House Museum, a charming downtown area, and a beautiful lake, Lake Avondale.

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DeKalb's largest city

Brookhaven, the gateway to Atlanta, is DeKalb's largest city --- officially incorporating in 2012. With more than 50,000 residents, this 12 square miles city is home to Oglethorpe University, the historic Capital City Club, the 135-acre Murphey Candler Park, and the historic Peachtree Golf Club, which was founded by Bobby Jones. Brookhaven offers 11  great hotels, restaurants, shops and even a dine-in movie theater. 


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The South's largest antique shopping area

Located north of Atlanta, Chamblee is home to the expansive Chamblee Motor Mile, the South's largest antique area, six city parks, and Buford Highway. A city with a rich history of dairies, railroads, and military, present-day Chamblee has been preserved as an early 20th-century community. 

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“The most diverse square mile in America” - TIME Magazine

Noted for its diversity, half of the City of Clarkston's population is from outside of the United States. That’s because in the 1990s refugee asylum programs identified Clarkston as a good fit for displaced persons of different backgrounds. Today, Clarkston is home to the Clarkston Tennis USTA 10 and under the facility, Perimeter College of Georgia State University, and Milam Park, an ADA walking trail, swimming pool, tennis courts, a dog park, nature preserve and Twin Lakes.  

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Small town charm

Doraville was put on the map when General Motors selected the city as the site for its new assembly plant in the 1940s. Today, the city of Doraville is home to one of the largest Asian communities in the country. This small city offers Atlanta's Internatonal Corridor, Buford Highway, a 20-acre park and the Buford Highway Farmers Market.

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Druid Hills

Urban neighborhood, unique landscape

This urban neighborhood was designed by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Its central corridor, Ponce de Leon Avenue, functions as the community's central promenade. This neighborhood is also noted for being the filming location for Driving Miss Daisy. Emory University, also calls Druid Hills home. 

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East Atlanta Village

Edgy, hip and "everything alternative"

As the third-hottest neighborhood in the country, this hip-edgy neighborhood is exploding with millennials and empty-nesters looking to experience trendy restaurants, bars, and boutiques. 

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The heart of Georgia's granite quarry country

Home to the amazing Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, the city of Lithonia, which means "city or town of stone," is in the heart of Georgia's granite quarry country.  The rich history and heritage of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area make Lithonia a must city adventure. From the top of Arabia Mountain, guest can see 400 million years..

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Pine Lake

Artistic talent and natural beauty

Pine Lake is a lakeside community of artistic talent and natural beauty. The beautiful lake and beach area are the center of many of the city's activities. Pine Lake has been described as one of the most neighborly cities in the state.

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Stone Mountain

Georgia's #1 Attraction

Stone Mountain is the home of 3,200 acre Stone Mountain Park. Georgia's #1 attraction is the world's largest site of exposed granite monolith. Stone Mountain Park, also the home of the famous giant carving commemorating military leaders also offers activities and attractions galore. 

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Home of the South's largest Sports Tourism Destination

The city of Stonecrest is one of Georgia's newest cities encompassing 29 square miles and nearly 50,000 residents. The area is home to the Mall at Stonecrest, AWARE Wildlife Rescue Center, Flat Rock Archives, Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve as well as the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. 

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Georgias best southern fried chicken

Tucker has the small town feel with a main street. Developed as a railroad community, Tucker has a number of local favorites including Matthew's Cafteria. Matthew's, recently featured on Food Network's Diners, Dives and Drives, has been rated as the #1 place in Georgia for southern fried chicken. Tucker also includes great shops and local community involvement. 

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