A guide to local favorites in the West Ponce District
- By Nneka M. Okona
- Photos by Kevin D. Liles
Five miles beyond the city proper, Decatur offers a slower pace from bustling Atlanta. The West Ponce District in its downtown area is especially charming and walkable, with small shops, locally owned restaurants and bars perfect for a nightcap. Don’t even bother ride hailing or driving here; it’s a quick ride on the MARTA. The Decatur station is minutes away from all the action and things to eat and see.
Meet Nneka Okona
Nneka has lived in Atlanta since 2016 — this go-round. She’s from Atlanta, by way of Stone Mountain, and returned after living in Madrid and Washington, D.C. She considers herself a true Georgia peach and can’t give up sweet tea and skillet cornbread.
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West Ponce District