DeKalb County is Georgia’s most culturally enriched county, with a wonderful blend of ethnic groups and cultures where over 64 languages are spoken. The county includes the cities of Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain, Dunwoody and a part of Atlanta.
Dating back to 1822, the county was named in honor of Johann Baron de Kalb, a peasant mercenary who fought for the colonies in the Revolutionary War. Much of the Battle of Atlanta took part in DeKalb County.
Some of the distinctions of our county include: home to the nation’s second most affluent African-American population; home to the world’s largest indoor farmer’s market, Your DeKalb Farmers Market; home to the world’s largest dinosaur replicas, on prominent display at Fernbank Museum of Natural History; and – most notably – home to Stone Mountain Park, the world’s largest granite outcropping and the world’s largest relief carving. Mainstreet Community is located less than five miles from Stone Mountain Park, one of the United States’ most popular attractions. In our very own backyard, this popular attraction hosts over four million visitors annually and is home to the largest exposed piece of granite in the world.
Mainstreet Community consists of 1,164 homes and over 70 acres of land. Did you know that Mainstreet was developed by Cohn Properties, and according to the DeKalb Historical Society, was the first, and largest, planned community in Stone Mountain, Georgia?
As a matter of fact, our community is rich in significance. Demographically, in 2007 the 30088 zip code consisted of 48.0% White; 37.8% Black; 0.2% Native Americans; 5.7% Asian/Pacific Islanders; and 5.1% Latina. This covers 1,258,091 households in this selected geography. It is estimated that the number of households in this area will be 1,368,609 in 2012, representing a change of 8.8% from 2007. The average household size in this area is 2.78 persons.
Other interesting facts include:The average family size in the 30088 zip code area is 3.59 people, and the average number of vehicles per household in this geography is 1.8.The average household income in 2007 was 10% higher than the average per capita income of the $US per capita.The current population is 49.7% male and 50.3% female, and the median age of the population in this area is 34.6 compared to the US median age of 36.7.The population density in your area is 1,780.3 people per square mile.By the year 2012, over 40% of working adults will be at or near the minimum age to collect at least partial Social Security Benefits, which is age 62.
At the other end of the spectrum, we also have an above average percentile of school age children in our demographic base.By 2012, there will be as many people under the age of 25 as there are over the age of 55.Statistics put this number at about 32.8% respectively.Our community boasts ample accessibility to many of the support services and facilities that meet the basic day-to-day needs of these two diverse age groups.Preserving those amenities is the challenge we face as a mandatory homeowners’ association.
Our community was well planned for addressing the needs of core families and their lifestyles.For instance, Eldridge Miller (E.L.) Elementary School is located in the middle of Mainstreet Subdivision. The focus of E. L. Miller is to reach the “total child.”While focusing on a stimulating and positive environment in which students can maximize their potential, the aim of this approach is to develop a love of learning that will become a life-long endeavor.E. L. Miller has won the Red Cross Award for outstanding participation several years in a row.Programs available through Student Support Services include: community and corporate mentoring (i.e., IRS, Cox Enterprises, the John Harland Company, Center for the Visually Impaired, and VA Medical Center, among others).Also, school-based mentoring programs such as Peer/Friendly Helpers, & Teacher/Student are listed.
Mainstreet was developed in the “green peace” mind set, and currently maintains these standards for natural preservation. We are a family-oriented community that submits to Covenants designed to maintain a pleasing community that adheres to common design standards. This ensures the standards of home appraisal values, upkeep, and pride in ownership is maintained in a uniform fashion.
Future projects include programs that utilize grants developed for “natural preservation” communities such as ours. The Clock Tower, originally installed and provided by the Verdin Clock Company since 1973, is one of only a handful of historical clock towers in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Our subdivision was conceived by a developer with clear, visionary objectives that were years ahead of its time – of that we can be extremely proud. The J. Cohn & Co. architects have received numerous awards for encompassing aesthetics that speak to maintaining the natural beauty and amenities of the environment in which the community lies. Join us as we seek to concentrate future years on the areas of Pride and Safety in our own backyard.
Mainstreet is a mandatory Homeowners Association with monthly assessments and Protective Covenants that are enforced by the Board of Directors. The Management Staff is available to assist you in every possible way during normal business hours: Tuesdays-Fridays from 9am-6pm and Saturdays from 8:30am-3pm. Our office if CLOSED on Sundays and Mondays. Please feel free to call us at (770)469-7238 or visit us at the Clubhouse administrative office.
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as we would like to stay connected with our valued Mainstreet Residents! If you change your telephone number or email address, contact the Clubhouse administrative office at 770-469-7238 immediately, so that we can update your contact information in our database.