Druid Hills

Located about five miles east of Atlanta's downtown lies Druid Hills, the neighborhood known as Atlanta’s “Second Suburb.” Druid Hills has evolved into one of the city's most affluent neighborhoods while retaining the feel of a tight-knit community. Druid Hills has been the address of many notable Atlanta residents. The neighborhood has four National Register districts: Druid Hills, Cameron Court, Emory Grove and University Park-Emory-Highlands-Emory Estates. Home styles include Georgian, Tudor, Jacobean, and Italian Renaissance as well as early 20th Century Victorian mansions and small bungalows.

Joel Hurt, the developer of nearby Inman Park, developed Druid Hills during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In his quest for the "perfect suburb," Hurt employed the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, the founder of landscape architecture and designer of landscapes for Inman Park, the U.S. Capitol, Central Park in New York City and the Biltmore Estate in Ashville, N.C. Hurt was also assisted by Asa Candler, the founder of the Coca-Cola Co.

Wide, shady streets, oversized lots and graceful homes are found throughout Druid Hills and draw thousands of visitors each year to the community’s annual home and garden tour.


  • Springdale Park
  • Druid Hills Middle School
  • Druid Hills High School