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Government & Communities

        Chamblee                            refugees and immigrants who repopulated the   Community
                                            city’s neighborhoods and continued its growth.

        Global Appeal, Community Feel               Community Events                 Characteristics

                                               Each October, the eclectic epicenter of   •    Population around 30,000
        Chamblee began as a                 downtown Chamblee hosts a community and   •    Over 7 square miles
        small rail town known               food festival known as the Taste of Chamblee.   •    Urban city with
        as Roswell Junction and             In addition to amazing food, the event features   international flair
                                            the SEC college football games on two giant LED
        incorporated as Chamblee            screens and a family friendly kid zone. Visitors   •    Restaurants feature cuisine
                                                                                   from around the world
        in 1908. The city originally        can reach the festivities via MARTA by taking   •    I-285 and 1-85 border the city
        was made up of dairy farms,         the Gold Line to Chamblee Station and heading   •    MARTA rail station and several
        railways, and Camp Gordon –         north on Peachtree Road. For information, visit   MARTA bus stops
        a military operations site that                                          •    Home to DeKalb Peachtree
                                                                                  Airport (PDK) – the second
        served 40,000 military service      •  City Hall  |  Mayor R. Eric Clarkson   busiest in Georgia
                                             5468 Peachtree Rd., Chamblee, GA 30341
        members during WWI          • 770-986-5010       •    Home to Atlanta’s Chinatown
        and WWII.                           •  Parks & Recreation                •    Nine parks host a wide array

                                             3540 Broad St., Chamblee, GA 30341   of events
           The next phase of the Chamblee’s identity
        was industrial, but as manufacturing and indus-  •  Public Works Department   •  Chamblee Police
        try faded from the area, Chamblee’s affordable   3210 Cumberland Dr., Chamblee, GA 30341   3518 Broad St., Chamblee, GA 30341
        home prices and proximity to Atlanta attracted   770-986-5010            770-986-5005 (non-emergency)

                                                                        DeKalb Chamber of Commerce     404-378-8000
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