Druid Hills is a census-designated place (CDP) and a suburban neighborhood located in DeKalb County. It is generally considered a part of Atlanta’s East Side district, approximately 4 to 5 miles away from Downtown Atlanta.
Due to the presence of Emory University in the community, Druid Hills is also informally known as Emory. Other “Emorys” located in the neighborhood include Emory Village, a commercial district dating back to the 1920s, and Emory Grove, a historic district that features bungalow homes from the 1940s.
Druid Hills is recognized as one of Atlanta’s most affluent neighborhoods. It remains one of the most coveted addresses in Metro Atlanta.
History of Druid Hills/Emory
Druid Hills is the realization of developer Joel Hurt’s lofty vision – to create the “perfect suburb.” To turn this dream into reality, Hurt tapped the services of renowned landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. With support from other notable Atlanta residents (including Coca-Cola’s Asa Candler), the verdant neighborhood of Druid Hills was born.
Hailed as the father American landscape architecture, Olmsted previously designed New York City’s Central Park, the Stanford University campus, and the grounds of the United States Capitol. Druid Hills is both Hurt and Olmsted’s second collaboration and Atlanta’s second suburb, following the creation of Inman Park in 1889.
Druid Hills/Emory, GA real estate
The wide range of houses for sale in Druid Hills, GA will please buyers looking for luxury homes in the Metro Atlanta market. The housing stock consists of historic homes and residences designed by some of Atlanta’s most prominent architects like Ernest Ivey, Lewis Crook, Jr., Neel Reid, and Philip Trammel Shutze.
Druid Hills boasts four districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Here, vintage Georgian, Jacobean, Tudor, and Italian Renaissance estates abound.
New construction is also available as a Druid Hills/Emory, GA real estate option, as are contemporary apartments, townhouses, and condominium complexes.
Living in Druid Hills/Emory, GA
Druid Hills is served by the DeKalb County School District. Fernbank Elementary and Druid Hills High, two public schools zoned to this school district, are located within the neighborhood.
Expect casual golf weekends to become a habit with the Druid Hills Golf Club nearby.
Living in this community also makes you neighbors with the internationally acclaimed Atlanta Boy Choir, which is headquartered in a mansion on S. Ponce de Leon Avenue.
- Local attractions
Olmsted Linear Park is the best way to truly appreciate the unique architectural vision of this community’s designer, Frederick Law Olmsted. The 50-acre expanse features six other parks within it, each differentiated by a distinct landscaping style.
Are you ready to explore the impressive selection of Druid Hills homes for sale? Talk to Karafotias Realty today. Call us at 404.321.0030 or email karafotiasrealty(at)karafotiasrealty(dotted)com.
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