A Close-Knit Neighborhood
Many neighborhoods in Atlanta were originally streetcar suburbs, and
Oakhurst is one of them. The Atlanta City Street Railway Company built
the North Decatur trolley line in 1892, which brought businesses and
residents into Oakhurst. Eventually, Oakhurst was incorporated and began
expanding and developing.
Numerous homes and buildings that were constructed during the early days of Oakhurst still stand; the city is known for its craftsman bungalows with large front porches.
Each year, the residents of Oakhurst come together and host festivals, including BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival, Earth Day in Oakhurst, Jazz Nights at Scottish Rite, and the Oakhurst Arts & Music Festival. Four parks also lie within Oakhurst's city limits, one of which includes the city pool. Oakhurst's town center includes numerous restaurants, shops, and local businesses; a community garden is located within walking distance of most of the homes in Oakhurst.
Oakhurst Fun Fact: The original Scottish Rite hospital was located in Oakhurst; the building is currently used as an event space and community gathering place.