Oakhurst in Decatur Georgia
Oakhurst, Georgia – Oakhurst and its eclectic business district is a hidden gem in between the city of Atlanta and Decatur. Oakhurst is a historic neighborhood in the southwest corner of Decatur, Georgia. Decatur is a suburb less than 6 miles from the heart Atlanta, Midtown. The center of Oakhurst is considered East Lake Drive and Oakview Road. The typical zip code for Oakhurst is 30030.
Oakhurst has easy walking access to the East Lake Marta train station. Decatur’s family centric nightlife is less than a mile away while easy access to Kirkwood, East Atlanta, and Midtown guarantees a full entertainment experience.
Oakhurst is a liberal oasis in the heart of Decatur surrounded by highly ranked Decatur City Schools, a thriving downtown and Agnes Scott College. In 2013 Oakhurst was lucky enough to have the 44th President of the United States visit College Heights, one of its premiere early learning centers (view video of President Obama speaking about it here). Some of the other schools that service the Oakhurst community are – Oakhurst Elementary School, The 4/5 Academy at Firth Avenue, and Decatur Highschool.
At the center of the Oakhurst neighborhood is a business district popularly known as “Oakhurst Village” with over a half-dozen unique restaurants, a coffee shop, and a couple of grocery stores all within walking distance. A full and current listing of Oakhurst Businesses are provided here.
Oakhurst is surrounded by parks like Mead Road Park, Oakhurst Park, and McKoy Park. Oakhurst Park sports well maintained tennis courts and picnic areas. All of these parks are with a few blocks walking distance from the center of Oakhurst, Georgia.
McKoy Park (Oakhurst’s closest park) hides a pristine pool perfectly suited for young ones, an actively maintained skate park for the teens, and a baseball diamond that will make any weekend baseballer envious.
Oakhurst doesn’t forget about the four legged family members either, boasting a very well maintained dog park not more than a few blocks away from the heart of Oakhurst and two gourmet dog treat bakeries, it is easy to see why some think Oakhurst is the best kept secret in Atlanta intown living.