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Old 08-24-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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My mom has gotten a job offering from Emory University, and she would like to move fairly close to the campus. What is the area around Emory like? Is it nice, historic, and safe. Or is it crime ridden?
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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Nice, historic and safe...
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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IMO the neighborhoods around Emory are some of the best in the metro area.

Druid Hills
Decatur
Toco Hills
Briarvista
LaVista Park
North Decatur
Leafmore Hills/Creek Park
Sagamore Hills
Oak Grove
Northlake
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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My mom has gotten a job offering from Emory University, and she would like to move fairly close to the campus. What is the area around Emory like? Is it nice, historic, and safe. Or is it crime ridden?
It is 'very nice', safe and rather historic. The 'Druid Hills' neighborhood is adjacent to Emory University, the City of Decatur, VA Highland/Morningside and Candler Park. 'The Emory Corridor' is now thought to include Chamblee and Tucker/Stone Mountain, I believe. As much as 20 miles.?? An estimate.

The Executive Park/Toco Hill area is convenient to the main campus. Older/renovated homes, condos, apartments and townhomes are available. This is a very safe area and the CLIFF bus/Emory shuttle runs through the area as well as many MARTA routes.
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Old 08-24-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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My mom has gotten a job offering from Emory University, and she would like to move fairly close to the campus. What is the area around Emory like? Is it nice, historic, and safe. Or is it crime ridden?
The Emory area can be thought of as fairly large, but the immediate area is called Druid Hills. It is a very nice area.... lots of greenery, trees, big old historic homes.


Pricey, too. If you can afford it, definitely go for it...
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Old 08-24-2008, 02:10 PM
 
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The Emory area can be thought of as fairly large, but the immediate area is called Druid Hills. It is a very nice area.... lots of greenery, trees, big old historic homes.


Pricey, too. If you can afford it, definitely go for it...
Druid Hills>>

Druid Hills Neighborhood
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:12 PM
 
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My mom has gotten a job offering from Emory University, and she would like to move fairly close to the campus. What is the area around Emory like? Is it nice, historic, and safe. Or is it crime ridden?



Maybe you've seen the movie, Driving Miss Daisey.

Parts of the movie were filmed at the stately home on Lullwater Road in Druid Hills, and the home is fairly close to the Emory campus.

Not all of the homes, near the Emory campus, are that stately and expensive but the area is indeed very nice.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:23 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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IMO the neighborhoods around Emory are some of the best in the metro area.

Druid Hills
Decatur
Toco Hills
Briarvista
LaVista Park
North Decatur
Leafmore Hills/Creek Park
Sagamore Hills
Oak Grove
Northlake
Yikes, we talking about Emory and for some reason I omitted the Fulton Co neighborhoods near Emory. My comrades in those neighborhoods will put me in the stocks:

Virginia Highland
Candler Park
Morningside
Inman Park
Lake Claire
Poncey Highland

A lot of Emory personnel live there as well.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta/Decatur/Emory area
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The entire Emory area is excellent and encompasses a wide range of neighborhoods with widely varying home styles and prices. The Druid Hills neighborhood adjacent to Emory is one of the city's most expensive with many of the single family homes priced well above $1 million. However, there are very reasonably priced homes (some even under $200k) within a couple of miles of the campus as well as a large selection of condos and townhomes in the area. Your mother should have no problem finding a good home in a great neighborhood within a very short drive of the campus.
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Old 08-25-2008, 11:12 AM
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Yikes, we talking about Emory and for some reason I omitted the Fulton Co neighborhoods near Emory. My comrades in those neighborhoods will put me in the stocks:


Candler Park


Lake Claire

I don't mean to nit-pick, but aren't those neighborhoods in Dekalb?
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