DeKalb offers the most even balance of jobs and housing of any metro Atlanta county.
Industries find DeKalbs wide mix of transportation favorable for employees.
It is served by MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority), four
major interstates, numerous truck terminals and good rail sites; DeKalb
Peachtree Airport is the second busiest air facility in Georgia and home
to most of the regions corporate aircraft; Hartsfield International
Airport is just six miles away from the county line.
DeKalb has positioned itself to be in the forefront of biomedical technology.
Within a one-mile stretch of road on Clifton Corridor are
concentrated some of the Southeasts greatest biomedical organizations,
including the Centers for Disease Control (the only federal agency outside
Washington, D.C.), Yerkes Primate Center, Emory Universitys Rollins
Research Center and the American Cancer Society National Headquarters.
strong hospitality industry attracted many visitors during the Atlanta
1996 Olympics, along with Olympic venues at Stone Mountain Park.
has an international flavor, with the highest concentration of Hispanics
and Asians in Georgia, and is one of the largest refugee resettlement
locations in the country. The Chamber of Commerce is very involved with
its growing international community.
educational facilities are noted for excellence. The public school system
has the largest international student center for helping both students
and families adjust to life in the United States. DeKalbs outstanding
Special Education Program attracts students from other counties in need
of special services.
two technical schools and six other institutions of higher learning provide
an educational environment beneficial to both students and the community
buyers may choose from upscale Dunwoody, the small-town, artistic charm
of Decatur, the Victorian homes in Stone Mountain, and growing southeastern
DeKalb, where land is open and prices more modest. Emory University is
ringed by well-groomed apartments and small houses that are heavily populated
with students and staff.