Neighborhoods: Mountain Brooke, Belvedere Park
To the south, Interstate 20. To the north, Memorial Drive. To the east, I-285. This unassuming ZIP code, comprised primarily of a series of tiny neighborhoods and patches of lovingly maintained green space, has accessibility in spades, but is just far enough off the beaten track in DeKalb County to fly under the radar.
Candler Road is the main north-south surface street; cutting through the heart of 30032, this avenue offers direct access to downtown Decatur, barely a mile to the north. Inside this part of the city, the homes consist primarily of mid-century ranches and large lawns that are filled with potential. Small families, or soon-to-be small families in search of a deal that’s still close to the urban center would do well to give the area an afternoon’s drive.
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