This metro Atlanta county is the third most populous in the state, behind Fulton and Gwinnett, with about 10% of the city of Atlanta within the county. The county has all the amenities and culture of Atlanta, and is one of the most diverse in the nation. DeKalb has the highest population density of any county in the Atlanta metropolitan area. But it also has something that many urban areas of the country do not- trees and green space! Through concerted public and private efforts, Dekalb County has able to uphold its reputation as one the nation's "best nature friendly places to live". It is also the second most affluent county with an African-American majority in the United States, just behind Prince George's County, a suburb of Washington D.C. It is also home to Dekalb-Peachtree Airport, the second busiest in the state.
The county was created in 1822 from portions of Henry, Gwinnett, and Fayette Counties. The county was named for Baron Johann de Kalb, a German soldier that fought with the Americans in the Revolutionary War. At that time, Atlanta- or rather, the community that would become Atlanta, was entirely in Dekalb County. To preserve the neighborhood feel of Decatur, the railroad terminus was built in the west part of the county. Terminus became Marthasville, and eventually Atlanta. Muc of the battle of Atlanta was fought in Dekalb. Until the 1960s, the county was largely agricutural, but as Atlanta grew, Dekalb became increasingly urbanized. But as with all of Georgia, trees are valued here and it shows. Parks abound throughout the county, as do colleges. The county is one of the most educated in the nation- over 80% of Dunwoody residents have a college degree, with Decatur, and Chamblee not far behind. With 4 private universities, 2 public colleges, and 2 seminaries, Dekalb places a strong emphasis on higher learning.
The neighborhoods of Decatur remain today much as then. Charming old bungalows and stately Georgian and Greek Revival homes are located throughout the town. Avondale Estates has the look and feel of a Bavarian village with Tudor styles prevalent. The many different styles of architecture are certainly influenced by the many different countries and cultures represented in Dekalb County.Hispanic, Asian, Irish, and African cultures are all well represented in Dekalb County contributing to its rich diversity in culture, food, religious opportuntities and charm. As the county moves forward, its history is being written in a multitude of languages and welcomes you to be a part of it.
For those wishing to take full advantage of all that Dekalb County has to offer year round, Southland Custom Homes is a Georgia Builder that specializes in custom home building for the Dekalb County area. Southland Custom Homes is an on-your-lot custom home builder, meaning that they build the home of your dreams in the location of your choice!
With over a 100 floorplan options to choose from and an array of top-of-the-line interior appointments, Southland Custom Homes is among the premier Georgia Builders. In addition to providing a huge selection of plan options, Southland Custom Homes will even work with new homebuyers to alter a specific floorplan so that it is exactly what the buyer wants. If you are looking for a custom builder in Dekalb County, Southland Custom Homes is sure to meet and exceed your expectations.
Southland Custom Homes, a custom builder in Dekalb County, GA has model showrooms located in Dawsonville(98 Bethel Drive., Dawsonville, GA 3053), Macon(3956 Bloomfield Village Drive, Macon, GA 31206), and Marietta(265 N. Cobb PKWY, Marietta, GA 30062). Stop by or call us today at 1-866-56-BUILD* to see all that Southland has to offer!
If you are looking for a home builder in GA, Southland Custom Homes builds in the following locations:
Ben Hill County
Jeff Davis County
We also build in the following cities in Georgia:
North Druid Hills