The county is known for great beer and vibrant farmers markets.

Welcome to DeKalb

It brings you 268.3 square miles of breathtaking terrain – here you’ll find miles of scenic trails, granite outcrops, moss-covered rock gardens, wetlands, reflective lakes, and sparkling rivers and streams.

And if that’s not enough, it also harbors a few quirky gems, including the country’s first waffle house, one of the few remaining drive-in theatres in Georgia, and the largest antiques area in the South.

Not convinced? The county is known for great beer and vibrant farmers markets. The school system is superb, the housing market is diverse, and residents enjoy a wide range of services courtesy of the local government. Frequent fliers have easy access to the DeKalb – Peachtree Airport.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the 2017 population to be 753,253. The number continues to grow as more residents are drawn to the county’s steady growth and remarkable potential.


Incorporated in December 1822, DeKalb was formed from sections of Fayette, Gwinnett, and Henry Counties. It encompassed Atlanta and portions of Fulton County before the latter was established in 1853.

The cities of DeKalb are:

  • Avondale Estates
  • Brookhaven
  • Chamblee
  • Clarkston
  • Decatur
  • Doraville
  • Dunwoody
  • Lithonia
  • Pine Lake
  • Stone Mountain
  • Stonecrest

Named for Baron Johann de Kolb, a German native who served under the Continental Army, the county lives up to the heroics of its namesake – much of the Battle of Atlanta took place here in July 1864. The county seat, Decatur, was named after Stephen Decatur, a distinguished naval hero.

The county’s earliest inhabitants were the Cherokee before settlers of English, Scottish, and Irish descent arrived from Virginia and the Carolinas. Many of these settlers were subsistence farmers. Granite quarrying, dairy farming, cotton mills, and grain mills would flourish later on in addition to farming.

Lands located near the South River produced over 1,000 pounds of cotton per acre, and DeKalb became one of the biggest milk producers of the southeast. The county would also go on to supply vegetables to other parts of the region.

DeKalb County GA real estate and property types

The housing market offers an excellent selection of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. Buyers have a good mix of older homes and new construction homes to choose from. Many of the older homes in the county were built in the 1950s and 60s, and have been remodeled to include modern upgrades.

Prevalent architectural styles include Traditional, Ranch, and Bungalow.

Luxury houses for sale in Atlanta, Georgia are some of the most sought after properties in the state. These homes often come with gourmet kitchens, media rooms, finished basements, and more.

Some of the most coveted neighborhoods in the county are:

  • Druid Hills
  • Candler Park
  • East Atlanta
  • Morningside/Lenox Park

DeKalb property assessment estimates from 2017 showed home values rising in Atlanta, Clarkston, and Lithonia, with these cities outpacing the rest of the United States. Residential real estate increased by almost 8% in assessed value. In sections of Atlanta that are located within DeKalb, namely Druid Hills, East Lake, and Kirkwood, residential property values went up by about 16%.

Explore your real estate options with us by calling us today at (404) 348-2373 or email [email protected].

Living in DeKalb County

  • Stone Mountain Park

    Spanning over 3,200 acres, this theme park is Georgia’s most visited attraction. Go on the Summit Skyride and enjoy views of Atlanta’s skyline. Go for a hike through the treetops at Sky Hike, and see a gushing geyser from a suspended rope bridge at Geyser Towers.

  • Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area

    Experience 400 million years of history at the heritage area, which offers 30 miles of serene walking and biking trails and intricate granite ecosystems that you won’t see anywhere else in the state.

  • Downtown Atlanta

    The world is your oyster in Atlanta. Pick from a wide array of trendy shops and restaurants. The downtown area features major attractions like Phillips Arena, Georgia Dome, and College Football Hall of Fame.

Find the perfect home in DeKalb County! SET Real Estate Group would be glad to assist you. Explore your real estate options with us by calling us today at (404) 348-2373 or email [email protected].

Overview for Dekalb, GA

494 people live in Dekalb, where the median age is 45 and the average individual income is $61,379. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

45 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Brookhaven Housing Market Trends

What is the housing market like in Brookhaven today?

The Brookhaven housing market remains very competitive, with homes receiving an average of two offers and selling within approximately 24 days. Despite a slight dip in home prices, the market shows resilience and robust activity.

In April 2024, the median sale price of homes in Brookhaven was $670K, reflecting a 1.1% decrease from the previous year. However, the median sale price per square foot has increased by 1.4%, reaching $283. This indicates that while overall prices have slightly decreased, the value per square foot has appreciated, suggesting a continued demand for quality properties.

The market's brisk pace is evident as homes in Brookhaven typically sell after 24 days on the market, a slight increase from 22 days last year. This minor uptick in days on the market indicates a steady but highly active market where properties are still moving quickly.

Key Market Indicators

  • Median Sale Price: $669,950 (-1.1% year-over-year)
  • Number of Homes Sold: 76 (+40.7% year-over-year)
  • Median Days on Market: 24 (+2 days year-over-year)

Around Dekalb, GA

There's plenty to do around Dekalb, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walking Score
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Pride Physique, Landmark, and OneonOne Physical Therapy.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Active 3.94 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.32 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.48 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.36 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.82 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 1.53 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Dekalb, GA

Dekalb has 185 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Dekalb do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 494 people call Dekalb home. The population density is 12,414.34 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

43.12 / 56.88%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group


0-9 Years


10-17 Years


18-24 Years


25-64 Years


65-74 Years


75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree

Total Households


Average Household Size


Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status


Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Follow Us on Instagram

Work With Us

At SET Real Estate Group, they are passionate about helping clients fulfill their real estate goals. As a team, they don't look at every sale or purchase as just another transaction, but as opportunities to cultivate lasting and meaningful relationships with each of their clients.