A Diverse Community With Boundless Possibilities
DeKalb County is Georgia’s third largest county with more than 700,000 residents calling it home. The County consists of a portion of Atlanta, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain and Tucker and several unincorporated areas.
Four major interstates and MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) public transportation are easily accessible. DeKalb is also the home of Georgia’s second busiest airport - DeKalb Peachtree Airport.
A Business and Education Hub
DeKalb is the headquarters of some of the county’s most prominent businesses and organizations including the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the only federal agency based outside of Washington, DC; the Yerkes Primate Center; American Cancer Society and Emory University’s Rollins Research Center.
Emory University, considered one of the Ivy League schools of the South, is located in DeKalb as is Agnes Scott College, one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country.
Growing International Community
DeKalb has emerged as one of Georgia’s most culturally diverse communities. More than 64 languages representing Asian, Hispanic, European and African cultures are spoken. The county has also become a haven for African, Iraqi and Latino asylum seekers displaced by war or turbulent political circumstances.
One of DeKalb’s most well-known attractions is Stone Mountain Park, home to the world’s largest free-standing piece of exposed granite and the world’s largest relief sculpture. Another natural attraction is Davidson Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, 2,000 acres of granite outcrop, wetlands, pine and oak forests, streams, and a lake.
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