Neighborhood Faves: Chamblee

Throughout the Atlanta area, dozens of amazing little cities and neighborhoods offer unique experiences for residents and visitors. Choosing the right neighborhood for you is as important as choosing the best house to fit your needs. As we take a look at the areas around Atlanta, one neighborhood at a time, we want to provide a big picture look at where you might find your next home. Today, we’re checking out the Chamblee area. 

Chamblee History 

In the 1940s, the Chamblee area boomed as a blue-collar community. The proximity to the General Motors plant in Doraville made it a perfect place for employees to create neighborhoods. Immigrant communities also settled in the Chamblee area, providing a multi-cultural touchstone in Dekalb county. 

In the 2000s, Chamblee underwent a revitalization and has become a popular community for families. 

Downtown Chamblee

Downtown Chamblee maintains its early 20th century roots as a railroad community. The buildings there remain historic preserving the early architectural structures. There has been a lot of commercial development since that time, including lofts and townhomes to provide city living for Chamblee residents. Downtown also has access to the MARTA station. 

Chamblee Neighborhoods

There are several neighborhoods throughout the Chamblee area, including several shared by the neighboring city of Brookhaven. Sexton Woods is a prime example of a neighborhood that straddles the city lines. It’s filled with 1950s ranch houses and infill building of newer craftsmen homes. 

Keswick Village, another 1950s neighborhood with the second-largest park in the city, Keswick park. Clairmont park is near the Peachtree Dekalb airport and Huntley Hills was established in the early 1960s. Beverly Hills, also known as Beverly Woods, is another 1950s neighborhood built specifically as housing for GM plant workers and features mostly mid-century ranch homes. 

Cultural Influence

The city also became a popular area for immigrant families and now boasts a large Chinatown area. Access to restaurants and bakeries provides residents of Chamblee a multi-cultural experience. There are plans to turn the current Chinatown into a cultural destination area. 


For families looking at schools before deciding what neighborhood is right for them, Chamblee is in the Dekalb County school district. Huntley Hills Elementary is a public Montessori school and there are several other elementary schools in the district. There are two middle schools and two high schools in the area. There is also the St. Pius X Catholic High School. 

Could Chamblee be the right neighborhood for you? 

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