Why Choose Chamblee

Location, Location, LocationLocated 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.

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Why Chamblee?

The City of Chamblee has become the fastest growing city in DeKalb County because it offers a rich quality of life experience and economic opportunities. The job market grows annually, and the city's employment rate exceeds the national average. Along with household income opportunities, Chamblee has assets such as the following that attract businesses and residents alike.

  • Access to MARTA
  • Award winning festivals and events
  • Bicycle & Walking Trails
  • Buford Highway Cultural Corridor
  • Conveniently located inside of the perimeter and bordered by I-285 to the north and I-85 to the southeast
  • Reduction in crime
  • Restaurants with Diverse Cuisine
  • Shopping Facilities

Chamblee's adopted Strategic Plans

The first citywide Strategic Economic Development Plan was adopted in 2017 and targets the following elements for economic enhancement.

  • Town Center Improvements
  • Rezone Areas for Commercial Use
  • Expand the Downtown Business District

While these economic development strategies are designed to keep property taxes low, other efforts support an enhanced lifestyle. A prime example is the Downtown Renaissance Plan & Mural Art Program, which supported the creation of outdoor art and beautifying the architectural landscape. Some cities take a hands-off approach to the integrity of their surroundings. But maintaining streetscapes requires thought leadership, such as the Downtown Renaissance Plan & Mural Art Program.

The City of Chamblee has a wide range of strategic plans that create aesthetically pleasing surroundings and conveniences. They include programs such as the Rail-Trail Extension, Automated Shuttle, Chamblee Trails Master Plan, and Streetscapes, among others.