Named for Colonel George Washington Scott, Scottdale is an unincorporated community that settled around the Scottdale Cotton Mill in the late 1800s. It lies just inside of I-285 to the east of Atlanta between Decatur and Clarkston.

Key Features

Convenient and Diverse: Scottdale is home to more than 10,000 residents and benefits from the rich cultural diversity of the surrounding communities. It also enjoys a location convenient to Atlanta and other nearby cities via the transit corridor of I-285.

A Bustling Scene: The commercial district in Scottdale is focused on East Ponce de Leon Avenue. The Atlanta area favorite Your DeKalb Farmers Market is located in this area, alongside antique shops and other retail opportunities. Efforts to rehabilitate East Ponce de Leon Avenue commenced in 2007 and are still underway today.

Nest Picks

Dekalb Farmers Market

Originally founded in 1977, Your Dekalb Farmers Market (YDFM) is a 140,000 square foot food warehouse that supplies Scottdale and the surrounding areas with fresh produce, baked goods, seafood, meat, cheeses, spices, coffee, beer, wine, and more. YDFM calls itself a "world market," which is evident from their wide range of selections and staff that hail from a variety of countries. The large and bustling warehouse is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Caribbean Chicken & Fish

Locally renowned for its jerk chicken, Caribbean Chicken & Fish is an small and unassuming gem just off East Ponce De Leon Ave. Stop by as early as 9 a.m. most days—your taste buds will thank you!


With a beautiful dining room, farm fresh food, and talented acts, Piassa is more than a restaurant; it's a traditional Ethiopian dining experience. Open from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. daily, it's the perfect place to get your Ethiopian fix any time of day or night.

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