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About Decatur

Decatur is a suburb of Atlanta. With a population of approximately 19,000, Decatur provides a smaller town feel while providing students with quick access to Atlanta, just a short drive or MARTA ride away.

Decatur is known for its historical buildings, many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Decatur's proximity to the city allows sports fans easy access to games featuring the Braves, Hawks, and Falcons. And cultural outings include visits to the Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Alliance Theatre. The city's High Museum of Art is one of the most visited museums in the world according to The Art Newspaper.

Atlanta is a prominent business center with major employers including The Coca-Cola Company, CNN-Time Warner, Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, AT&T, and Georgia Pacific. Many students at The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur take advantage of internship opportunities with these companies to build experience in their field of study.

About Decatur

What makes Atlanta and Decatur special?

In 2014, the Atlanta area claimed the top place in Penske’s list of Top 10 Cities that people are moving to. It's the 4th year in a row that the region has been named #1.

The Art Institute of Atlanta–Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

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