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    Don't just live here. Enjoy it here! Experience dining, shopping, entertainment, arts & culture, and more.


Life isn’t meant to be merely lived; it’s meant to be experienced. You’ll find endless opportunities to enjoy life without limits here in Decatur and Macon County.


Sample the duck bacon pizza at The Gin Mill or try some amazing Thai at Anna Thai. Chill on the lakeside deck at The Beach House or chow down on a double crust special delight pizza from Crawford’s.


Explore the bold, the boutiques and the beautiful across the area’s expansive landscape of eclectic appeal. From Merchant Street’s chic kitsch to Mt. Zion’s ever-moving markets and Forsyth’s retail renaissance, not to mention downtown’s urbane elegance, filling your bags won’t be a challenge. Want more? Check out The Guide to Gifting – a series that highlights just a few of our favorite local stores and their personable wares.


Catch the latest production on our own Great White Way with troupes like Theatre 7; or soak in the symphony, Broadway and all walks of performing arts at Kirkland. Spend a weekend on the shores of Lake Decatur on a paddle board, test out the high ropes course at Overlook Adventure Park, or canoe Big Creek.

Arts & Culture

Access arts in the park and beyond with the Decatur Area Arts Council, take your first walk on a Friday or any day with Gallery 510 or supersize your off-time with a tour through Heroic Age Art Studio. The arts are alive all around Decatur and beyond! In fact, click here to access an interactive map that allows users to find outdoor public artwork, such as sculptures, murals, electrical box wraps, and mosaics, throughout Decatur.

Around here, we’re living life for all it’s worth. Some call us a small town with a big attitude. We wear it proud and tell it loud – Macon County’s momentum just might be unstoppable.

Live life outside the lines. Live limitless.