Druid Hills

Druid Hills was one of the first neighborhoods in Atlanta and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The community was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, the designer of Central Park and the Biltmore Estate. The neighborhood is one of the most affluent in Atlanta with homes constructed in the early 1900s with architectural styles like Georgian, Tudor, Jacobean and Italian Renaissance as well as early 20th Century Victorian mansions and bungalows.


Druid Hills is a close to the acclaimed Emory University and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). It is also just around the corner from Emory Point and Emory Village, quaint areas filled with an eclectic variety of shops and cafes. The neighborhood is home to the international Atlanta Boy Choir, a renowned choral group of boys and men. Druid Hills is also home to the mansion in the famous film, Driving Miss Daisy.


The public and private schools servicing Druid Hills are excellent. Located in the heart of Druid Hills, Fernbank is a highly-ranked elementary schools in DeKalb County and offers an International Baccalaureate curriculum. Briar Vista is one of only two public elementary schools in the state that offers a Montessori program. Druid Hills High is one of the oldest schools and has receive numerous awards, including the Governor’s Cup for the best SAT score improvement, a Georgia School of Excellence in Student Achievement and named a “Top U.S. High School” by Newsweek. Druid Hills is also close to Emory University.
  • Fernbank and Briar Vista Elementary Schools
  • Druid Hills Middle School
  • Druid Hills High School
  • Ben Franklin Academy
  • Paideia School
  • The Howard School

Things To Do

  • Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
  • Druid Hills Country Club & Golf Course
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History
  • Fernbank Science Center
  • Fernbank Forest Park, Deepdene Park and Dellwood Park
  • Historic Druid Hills Home & Garden Tour
  • Michael C. Carlos Museum
  • Olmstead Linear Park
From museums to walking trails, there’s plenty to do in Druid Hills. Visitors can check out the Fernbank Museum of Natural History or visit the Fernbank Science Center that hosts one of the largest celestial theaters in the nation. If you want to enjoy the arts, tour the Michael C. Carlos Museum or take an art class at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, the gothic Tudor-style home of Charles Howard Candler, the oldest son of Asa Candler, founder of Coca-Cola. Druid Hills is also home to several well-maintained parks including Fernbank Forest and Olmestead Linear, with a combined 100 acres of green space and walking trails.

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