Oakhurst Real Estate - Decatur, GA
A small neighborhood within Decatur’s city limits, Oakhurst was built in the early 1900s as another “streetcar suburb.” Actually, the trolley lines crossed at the intersection of what is now the center of Oakhurst, Oakhurst Village. While only 100 people called Oakhurst home when it was founded in 1910, more than 5,000 people do today, a number large enough to make Oakhurst an important Atlanta neighborhood, yet small enough to retain that small-town feel.
Listing information last updated on December 1, 2020 at 12:15 PM EST.
More About Oakhurst
Oakhurst lies between the streets of West College Avenue, South McDonough Street, Hosea L Williams Drive and Second Avenue. Though small, there are plenty of reasons Oakhurst is growing in popularity.
For instance, the thriving business district provides unique offerings in the form of restaurants, a coffee shop, a cupcake bakery, and numerous art galleries. The building that houses many of these shops was the original Scottish Rite Hospital, built in 1917.
Buying In Oakhurst
If your goal is to purchase a home in Oakhurst, you’ll find mostly bungalow style homes with large front porches, expansive lawns, and brick construction. The neighborhood is walker friendly, with wide streets and sidewalks. Recently, newer homes have been constructed that carry a more traditional, two-story style.
Neighborhood Association, Festivals & Local Parks
Oakhurst is a tight-knit community with an active neighborhood association. Numerous festivals take place throughout the year, including the BBQ, Blues, & Bluegrass Festival, Jazz Nights at Scottish Rite, and the Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival, all of which keep residents engaged and bring new visitors to the neighborhood. There are several local parks, including one with a pool; there is a large community garden just off of Oakview Road.
Looking for a neighborhood that feels like a small town, but within Atlanta city limits? Check out Oakhurst. The shopping, dining, and community feel will make you reluctant to leave.
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