About Druid Hills
Druid Hills is located just 5 miles East of Downtown Atlanta, nestled between Decatur and the Virginia Highland / Morningside neighborhoods. Considered Atlanta’s “second planned suburb”, Druid Hills abounds with history and charm. The wide, sweeping streets are lined with mature trees and deep lots. The Historic District of Druid Hills is one of Atlanta’s most affluent and beautiful areas. It is home to a number of the city’s grandest estates and mansions, many of which were designed by famed architects such as Neil Reed. Along Ponce de Leon, the southern boundary for Druid Hills, lies Olmstead Linear Park and the prestigious Druid Hills Country Club. Several notable employers are located in Druid Hills including Emory University (Law, Medicine and Business Schools), Emory Hospital, Center for Disease Control (CDC), and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Many of the residents actually work in the same neighborhood they live (imagine that!), making for a real sense of community. Small commercial areas like Emory Village and Emory Pointe offer residents a variety of boutique shopping, restaurants and other necessities. The Fernbank Museum of Natural History and Science Center is also an attraction for people of all ages.
The bulk of the housing mix is comprised of period homes from the early half of the 20th century. The Historic District’s architectural styles include English Tudors, European, Federal and Traditional. The rest of the neighborhood is a healthy mix of ranches, bungalows, townhomes and condos. New construction homes in Druid Hills are few and far between, and they usually stick to the traditional designs of the area.
Restaurants & Bars
General Muir – A contemporary take on the New York Jewish Deli. This highly awarded restaurant pays tribute to the classics such as hand rolled bagels and lox, house-cured pastrami sandwiches and the esteemed double-stack burger.
Tin Lizzy’s Taqueria – A local taqueria and cantina serving up over 25 gourmet tacos and refreshing margaritas. This location has lots of big TV’s for watching the game and trivia nights for getting together with friends.
Purple Corkscrew Wine Room – A locally owned wine joint for wine lovers of all stages. The cozy, eclectic atmosphere is the “perfect destination for an after-work drink, girls night out, or date night”.
Fresh to Order – A welcome change to the “fast-food” industry. Fresh to Order serves fresh & healthy food, at reasonable prices without having to “sit-down” at a restaurant and be waited on, although they do have seating should you choose to.
Ink and Elm – Simultaneously an upscale restaurant, cocktail lounge and tavern all in one. The seasonal menu portrays a modern take on Southern, American cuisine with a focus on local, organic and sustainable resources.
Burger Fi – No hormones, steroids or antibiotics ever! An All-Natural burger joint serving healthier and tastier burgers and hot dogs. They also have craft beer, wine and desserts.
Parks & Recreation
Olmstead Linear Park – Comprised of 6 smaller parks that run along the southside of Ponce de Leon. There is plenty of space to have a picnic and relax or get out on the well-maintained paths for a run. Originally designed by famed landscape architect, Frederick Olmsted.
Medlock Park – A 40-acre park with 9 baseball fields, 2 playgrounds, running/cycling trails and a swimming pool. The Druid Hills Youth Sports organization plays out of this park.
Lullwater Preserve – 154 acre nature preserve located in the heart of Emory’s campus. Features ample walking and running trails, acres of green space, a 210-foot suspension bridge and the Lullwater House estate, a 1926 Tudor style mansion.
Druid Hills Golf Club – One of the city’s premier, private country clubs. Founded in 1912, it features all the amenities of a modern day club including golf, tennis, swimming, fitness and dining. Known for its beautiful dogwood trees, it is the host of the Dogwood Invitational, an amateur golf championship.
Health & Fitness
LA Fitness – Nationwide chain offering members access to every location. These state-of-the-art facilities cover all your gym needs. Find group classes for yoga, cycling, aerobics etc, basketball/racquetball courts, heated pools, full locker facilities and personal training.
Orangetheory Fitness – Located in Druid Hills, Midtown and Buckhead. One of the most intense and effective workouts around with a focus on achieving the optimum heart rate. These fast paced workouts are great for tight schedules.
Powerlady Fitness – A fitness center offering group classes and personal training for women of every fitness levels. 20+ different classes ranging from pilates and kickboxing to cycling and Zumba.
Pink Barre – A barre-based total body workout. Classes combine the core elements of pilates, isometric strengthening, ballet, and yoga while using the ballet barre for support. They have several locations around Atlanta.
LOFT – A clothing and accessory destination. Offering versatile, accessible and affordable fashion with special and unexpected details and great fit.
Fab’rik Boutique – A women’s clothing store delivering high style without attitude or sticker shock. For those who appreciate a unique sense of style.
Francesca’s – Women’s clothing store with an eclectic mix of carefully-curated clothing, jewelry, bold accessories and fun gifts. New arrivals almost daily.
Jos. A. Banks – Menswear retailer offering an extensive selection of business and casual clothing in a variety of styles, materials and colors.
Sheilds Meat Market – An authentic, old-fashioned butcher shop. Sheilds offers an array of cut-to-order meats, cooked meats, fine wines and artisanal cheeses.
- Elementary – Fernbank Elementary, Springdale Park Elementary, Briar Vista Elementary
- Middle – Druid Hills Middle School
- High – Druid Hills High School
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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center – Offers classes and workshops for all ages in visual, literary, and preforming arts. It also hosts a number of special performances, gallery exhibits and fundraising events throughout the year.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History – A museum that presents exhibitions and programming about natural history to entertain and educate the public both young and old. Features some of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered and the biggest movie screen in Atlanta.
Martinis and IMAX – Atlanta’s most unique “culture and cocktails” opportunities. Enjoy special cocktail menus, small plates, live entertainment, dancing and a movie on the biggest screen in town.