This renovated Cape Cod around the corner from Emory University shows few traces of 1939, but its price is certainly indicative of 2014 Decatur. It'd make a swell nest for a family with high but reasonable standards who expects to use the hell out of each and every room. That's not to say it's tiny at 2,000 square feet, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, but the $549,000 price tag isn't diminutive, either. The marvelous kitchen manages to make a paneled fridge look smart, and behind that sits a cozy, screened back porch with a rare skylight. The master suite, with dual and totally separated sinks, is another top-flight highlight. The backyard is spacious and pleasant enough, though the listing agent's "oasis" claims are suspect. From here, the walkable splendors of downtown Decatur are a serious hike away. But there is a McDonald's within four blocks.
· 1020 Clairemont Ave. [Estately]