Druid Hills

Suburban Living, Near Downtown
Druid Hills is known as a suburb with a tight-knit community that has developed into one of the city's most prosperous neighborhoods. In the late 19th century, the designer of this neighborhood, Joel Hurt, aimed to make his creation the “perfect suburb”. Located just about five miles east of Atlanta’s downtown, it is perfect for people who seek the suburban lifestyle while being near to the city’s amenities. Residents are proud of their neighborhood and stay connected with annual traditions including a Fourth of July parade, the Annual Home and Garden Tour, and a November festival called Druid Hills Day. Walking tours by the Atlanta Preservation Center feature the “Coca-Cola mansions” and filming locations for the film “Driving Miss Daisy”. Druid Hills is also home to Emory University. The quaint Emory Village for shopping is just opposite the university’s main entrance. For outdoor recreation, there is a golf course called the Candler Park Golf Course and the scenic walking trail Lullwater Preserve.

Bars and restaurants the residents of Druid Hills socialize in include Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Wrecking Bar Brewpub, The Porter Beer Bar, Manuel's Tavern, and Manuel's Tavern. Druid Hills is a beautiful neighborhood - perfect for students, professionals, and families - who enjoy living a residential lifestyle while being close to Atlanta’s attractions.
What Druid Hills Residents
Think About Their Apartments
overall
7.8
value
7.6
amenities
6.4
social
6.9
management
7.3
safety
5.3
Median rents in Druid Hills
Studio
$
1,470
1 Bedroom
$
1,580
2 Bedroom
$
2,030

Living in
Druid Hills

Residential and Quiet
Safe
Emory Students
Restaurants can be Scarce
Parks
Not Much Public Transit
Druid Hills — 8/10 Rating (based on 48 neighborhood reviews)
There are a lot of families who live in this complex. Numerous pet owners too, and a wonderfull green area for everyone to play and have fun in. We are right across the street from the Clairmont Campus.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Clairmont Reserve
Safe neighborhood. Easy to walk around if you want to, but things are a little spread out, so it's not a very walkable neighborhood like a more downtown neighborhood would be.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Montclair
I don't have any issues with the neighborhood. Seems really safe!
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9
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Neighborhood Rating
Gables Montclair
The Druid hills neighborhood is residential and you'll need a car or rideshare to get to most retail areas. It can be quite if you have good neighbors and is typically a safe neighborhood. Gables Rock Springs has experienced some break-ins over the past 6 months while I've been living there, but I don't know the circumstances and haven't experienced it myself.
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8
/10
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Gables Rock Springs
This isn't the most fun area to live in, but I've got a Target nearby so I can't complain. I do find it takes way too long to get to Trader Joe's for my taste, but there's a Kroger really close that partially makes up for that.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Clairmont Reserve
Close to school and to food many food options. Not necessarily where you want to live if you like going out.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Montclair
Quite, an quick Uber to most places. A Kroger is close. No restaurants or target-type places are close
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4
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Rock Springs
Safe neighborhood, filled with Emory students, employees and CDC was workers
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Emory Point
Close to Virginia Highlands which is good for nightlife.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Emory Point
Pros: Close to Campus and the Highlands. Nearby Grocery Stores
Cons: Briarcliff can experience alot of traffic
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square
Virginia Highland is the place you want to go if you want to have a relaxed night, or use it as a starting place for a bigger adventure. This is the closest neighborhood to school and will frequently run into classmates on the weekends. There are great restaurants and bars in the area, but it is not close to any major transportation; Uber/car is the best way to get there.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square
Druid Hills is quiet and terrific area that is walking distance to Emory University and within reasonable distance from areas that offer great nightlife (e.g. Virginia Highlands, Buckhead, Little Five Points, Midtown, Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park)
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Emory Point
The neighborhood where the apartment is located is great - it's very residential, and I feel safe walking to and from class.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square
It's right up Clifton Road form the law school. Haven't seen anything sketchy here.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Emory Point
Very safe neighborhood walking distance to school. Restaurants, CVS, Earth Fare, and cleaners downstairs makes more convenient living. Quiets down considerably at night.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Emory Point
Beautiful, safe neighborhood! It's a 20min walk to Morningside, 8min drive to Kroger, 10min bike to Emory and CHOA, all of which have worked out great for us.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Rock Springs
Neighborhood is fine - its the suburbs so there's not any super close restaurants/shops, etc. It's a 30 minute walk to Emory.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Rock Springs
Very safe, lots of families, close to school, not walkable to any major neighborhood/downtown areas.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
872 Oakdale Rd NE
Very nice neighborhood with many older single family homes with tree-lined streets.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Morningside
Perfect for getting to campus and avoiding most of the Atlanta traffic.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square
Very close to school, safe area, close to Kroger, mostly quiet
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square
Safe, quiet area. Near Emory and VA Highlands
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Rock Springs
Great, close to campus. Far from decent nightlife.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Emory Point
Not much around.
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Rock Springs
The neighborhood is great! This apartment is at the northern edge of Virginia Highlands and is a ten minute drive to Inman Park, Midtown, and Piedmont Park. Close to Emory as well (~8 min).
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5
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Rock Springs
Very convient to campus but a little far from most of the fun things to do in Atlanta
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
1885 Ridgewood Dr
Very nice area! It's perfect location for being close to school/Emory during the beginning of medical school. However, if I was not in school and not raising a family, I would want to live closer to a younger social scene. It's fine for now, and maybe for the future, but I always have to find a way to get to restaurants/bars to meet my friends.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Rock Springs
Living so only one mile away from Goizueta definitely has its perks but on Thursday nights and the weekends I end up taking Ubers to other parts of town because walking is not an option. Some of my classmates live in Virginia Highlands and Midtown and even though they are further away from campus they definitely have more lively neighborhoods. During the school week, however, I like the quiet space I have so I can put my head down, get my work done and get a good night's rest.
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10
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Emory Point
Toco Hills is great, and lots of food at North Decatur/Clairmont. Down Decatur is great, and is a short drive/Lyft/bus away.
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6
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Clairmont Reserve
Walking distance to Emory; biking distance to cafe's, Piedmont park, Candler Park

Groceries nearby.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Rock Springs
Not a ton of options, and generally on the pricey side, but a few solid restaurants and a convenient CVS
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Emory Point
Nice to be located walking-distance from school and Emory Village.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square
It’s fine. It’s definitely where you’ll want to be for your first year. Not the most #lit neighborhood in Atlanta but we don’t get out much anyways.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Emory Point
Quiet, residential area. 1.25mi walk from business school. 1.5-2mi walk from Virginia Highlands restaurants.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square
This is a great neighborhood if you attend Emory University. There are numerous grocery stores, many bars and restaurants within a short drive, and it's a pretty safe area. There can be a bunch of traffic on Briarcliff Road so if you have to go that way, budget some extra time.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square
Close to Emory. Short drive to Virginia Highlands, Ponce, Little Five Points, Ansley Park/Piedmont (for activities, restaurants, nightlife). Grocery: Kroger is closest; multiple Publix; Sprouts on Piedmont. Different routes to interstate.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Rock Springs
Good neighborhood for emory students. there isn't much to do here outside of the Emory Point scene, but it's very close to Virginia Highlands and everything is very accessible from here.
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
Gables Emory Point
The Druid hills neighborhood is beautiful and feels safe. It close to Emory University and most of things you need (groceries, shopping, restaurants, etc.) are within 5 miles.
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square
tucked back amongst beautiful houses, ask for phase 3 accomodations
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
Gables Rock Springs
Druid Hills is a very nice neighborhood and is convenient for Emory students. However, there aren't a ton of things to do or restaurants/bars in the area.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Emory Point
It's ok. I came from somewhere where it was a walkable city with lots to do without driving. Here, not so much.
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7
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square
Peaceful and serene; it is mostly residential, but restaurants and bars are not far at all...
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8
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Gables Rock Springs
Safe, close to Emory. Not a ton to do, but it is close by to other neighborhoods
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7
/10
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1273 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA
Safe, upscale neighborhood close to some good bars and restaurants.
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square
Close to campus, L5P and Va Highlands. Convenient.
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8
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Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square
Fun but expensive restaurants in the area
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10
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Neighborhood Rating
Gables Emory Point
Cute nice park
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9
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Neighborhood Rating
Oak Pointe
Great neighborhood
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9
/10
Neighborhood Rating
Highland Square


Getting to Know
Druid Hills

Neighborhood Boundaries
East to West Boundaries: Moreland Ave NE to Clairmont Rd
North to South Boundaries: South Fork Peachtree Creek to McLendon Ave NE
dining
Arden’s Garden
Panera Bread
The General Muir
Villaggio Gastro Italian
grocery
Publix
fitness
Emory Woodruff Physical Education Center
parks
Druid Hills Golf Club
Freedom Park
Lullwater Park
Olmsted Linear Parks
coffee
Aurora Coffee
Starbucks
bus
19 (bus)
2 (bus)
6 (bus)
rail
BLUE (metro)

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2 Beds $1,127
3 Beds $1,640

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