History

Demographics

The City of Chamblee covers 7.8 square miles and is nestled between Brookhaven, Dunwoody and Doraville.  Interstates 285 and 85 border the north and east sides of Chamblee.

Quiet subdivisions, condominiums, lofts and apartments provide the perfect diversity in living space for Chamblee’s 29,231 residents with 10,900 living in the original ‘old city’ area.  The city of Chamblee’s population is projected to steadily increase over the next decade.

Dresden East Community Association (DECA), Huntley Hills, Keswick Park and Sexton Woods comprise the primary single-family-home subdivisions.  Six elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools, including the Chamblee Charter High School are part of the DeKalb School System servicing Chamblee students.

Parks:  City Hall Park, Clairmont Park, Dresen Park, Huntley Hills Park, Keswick Park, Peachtree Park, Shallowford Park and Village Park.

Chamblee is known for its multi-cultural makeup.  Over 39 different languages are spoken in Chamblee households daily and 17 different languages are used in Chamblee businesses every day.  The following statistics reflect the diverse ethnic composition in Chamblee versus the United States overall:

Ethnicity Chamblee United States
African American 15.4% 12.7%
Anglo American 31.5% 62%
Asian 7.2% 5%
Hispanic 45% 17%

Source: US Census Bureau 2014; Nielsen 2014; EXPERIENCE 2014

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Chamblee’s Timeline

  • 1908 The City of Chamblee was incorporated.
  • 1917 Camp Gordon was built on the now PDK airport site.
  • 1945 General Motors purchased land and began construction of plant.
  • 1952 President Eisenhower signed the Refugee Resettlement Act
  • 2011- 2013 Annexation of Huntley Hills, Sexton Woods and DECA