A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$253,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,046
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%

North Decatur Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$65,302
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    17%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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There is almost everything you need within a couple of miles: dry cleaners (friendly), pet store (friendly and helpful), restaurants, movies (multiplex), great Ace hardware store, Home Depot, shoe repair. In the city of Decatur, there is a variety of good restaurants, yogurt and ice cream shops, public transportation is easily accessible, and there is a variety of single, non-chain stores selling jewelry, art, children's products, etc. I would like some better stores to move into the small mall nearby, but there is a Marshall's, Ross's, Burlington, and Macy's that could expand their inventory a bit.
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I’ve lived here most of my life. I consider this to be a safe neighborhood with diverse culture and insight. Affordability unfortunately has become an issue.
We pay for a patrol staffed by off duty DeKalb police and that has lowered crime in our neighborhood. If not for that we would not see a patrol car. When we did have the occasional car pass through, they wrote tickets for parking facing the wrong way. This is not a pass-through neighborhood and that's not a relevant issue as it would be on a busy street.