Located just 14 miles from downtown Atlanta, Chamblee is a vibrant urban city with a diverse community and international flair. The City of Chamblee began as a small rail town and was incorporated in 1908. Through multiple annexations, the city has grown to more than 7 square miles and has been named the Fastest Growing City in DeKalb County with over 30,000 residents.
The City of Chamblee operates under a mayor and council-city manager form of government. The services provided by the city under general governmental functions include police protection, planning and development, sidewalk and curb maintenance, parks operation, and sanitation. Chamblee is located in Northern DeKalb County and is bordered by Dunwoody to the north, Doraville to the east, and Brookhaven to the west.
Chamblee is uniquely situated between two major interstate highways, I-285 to the north and I-85 to the southeast, that provide easy roadway access to and from the metro Atlanta area. For commuters, the roadway access is complimented by a MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) rail station and several MARTA bus stops throughout the city. The city is also home to DeKalb Peachtree Airport (PDK), which is the second busiest airport in the state.
The downtown district has experienced significant commercial development including lofts and townhomes since 2000, while maintaining its vintage buildings and architecture. Centered around a historic downtown, Chamblee is home to the multi-cultural Buford Highway Corridor, Chinatown Mall, the Centers for Disease Control, and a thriving business community with an exceptional sense of entrepreneurship and optimism.
Whether you are a resident or visitor, we hope you get a chance to Discover Chamblee!