Druid Hills is a neighborhood that includes both a census-designated place in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, as well as a neighborhood of the city of Atlanta. The CDP contains the main campus of Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Atlanta section is the city’s ninth most affluent neighborhood. The neighborhood is bounded by Morningside/Lenox Park, Virginia-Highland, Poncey-Highland and the Candler Park. Druid Hills is also home to The Atlanta Boy Choir on S. Ponce de Leon Ave. and Callanwolde Fine Arts Center.
Druid Hills Civic Association
The Druid Hills Civic Association was founded in 1938. The DHCA is a “grassroots” organization 100% dependent on volunteers for the governing board, officers, and standing committees. Its goal is to preserve and protect Druid Hills’ residential heritage. The DHCA focuses on zoning matters, communicating with local and state officials, informing the residents about community issues and promoting the general welfare.
Druid Hills Golf Club
Established in 1912, Druid Hills Golf Club is a sanctuary just minutes away from the energy of downtown Atlanta. Its a modern, private, full-service club with a rich tradition. It offers golf, tennis, swimming and workouts in a first class fitness center. Dinner offers unique dishes focused on seasonal, fresh, farm to table ingredients.
Emory University runs an extensive fleet of shuttles, called the “Cliff”. Only public bus transportation is provided by the MARTA. The Clifton Corridor Transit Initiative is MARTA’s proposed light rail line linking the Lindbergh and Avondale Stations. It will provide service to Emory University, Emory Hospital, the Centers for Disease Control, Children’s Healthcare, and Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Its scheduled for construction beginning in 2022 with operation beginning in 2026.
Druid Hills is in the DeKalb County School District. CDP residents are zoned to Fernbank Elementary School while Non-CDP residents are zoned to Briar Vista Elementary School. All residents are zoned to Druid Hills Middle School. The Paideia School is a nearby preK–12 private school in the city of Atlanta. Emory University is located in the Druid Hills CDP.
Centers for Disease Control
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the top national public health institute of the United States. Its a federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. It builds the expertise, information, and tools for the US public’s health promotion, disease prevention, injury and disability and bio threat preparedness.
Emory University is a private research university in Atlanta, in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its one of the world’s leading research universities with a mission to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity. The primary focuses are medicine, law and public policy.
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fernbank Museum presents exhibitions and programming about natural history with a number of permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibitions in an expansive facility. Visitors can explore dinosaurs, hands-on science, ancient cultures and outdoor adventures.