If you're passing through on East Ponce de Leon Avenue, Clarkston feels like Anytown, USA. But stop for a minute, and you'll find a quaint borough that harbors a whole lot of ethnic diversity. Strategically positioned close to the Atlanta office of the International Rescue Committee, which helps refugees establish stable homes, Clarkston is also one of the metro area's most diverse melting pots of eastern European, African, and Middle Eastern communities. From its young mayor's welcoming attitude and its recently refurbished tennis courts and swimming pool to its close proximity to Your DeKalb Farmers Market, Clarkston is a cultural oasis amid Atlanta's urban sprawl. Clarkston Community Center is the heart of the neighborhood and ground zero to the notorious Clarkston Surf Fest and WRFG (89.3 FM)'s Peachblossom Bluegrass Fest each year.