Decatur, Georgia, located just a few miles east of downtown Atlanta off tree-lined Ponce De Leon Avenue, has many lovely neighborhoods. One of the most desirable is a small community of older bungalows appropriately named Great Lakes after the famous Great Lakes of the Northeast.
The original Great Lakes were discovered by French explorers in the 1600's. Decatur's Great Lakes neighborhood was developed between 1913 - 1930's.
According to Wiki: How to Remember the Five Great Lakes, an easy way to recall the names of the five lakes is to use a handy word association.
- H - Huron
- O - Ontario
- M - Michigan
- E- Erie
- S - Superior
To remember Great Lakes in Decatur, Georgia, you only have to drive through this delightful area along Superior, Michigan, Erie, and Huron - and think HOMES.
Decatur Homes are well-tended and situated on landscaped lots with sidewalks along the roadway. The main architecture in Great Lakes consist of bungalows, tudors and some newer design homes that seem to fit in seamlessly. Earlier exterior styles have been retained, but many Great Lakes Homes have been renovated to update older kitchens, or to add additional baths or space.
A close inspection of Great Lakes shows how much pride owners take in their community and their homes. It is truly a beautiful place to live!
There are many other factors that attact Buyers to Great Lakes as well. Decatur is considered one of the most "walkable" small cities in the Nation. It is close to downtown Atlanta, a few miles to Emory University, CDC, and Emory Medical Center, has easy access to an international airport, and enjoys numerous cultural and civic events throughout the year. Clairemont Elementary is located within the neighborhood on Erie Avenue and is part of the respected Decatur School District.