Housing & Transportation

Housing & Transportation

Atlanta is a diverse city with many historic sites, big city perks, the world's largest aquarium, wonderful restaurants and a thriving cultural scene. A city punctuated by green spaces and unique neighborhoods—including Decatur, Druid Hills, Candler Park, Kirkwood, Avondale Estates, East Lake, Midtown, Virginia Highlands, Grant Park, Inman Park, Little Five Points, and Old Fourth Ward—Atlanta offers something for everyone.

Explore the city with our Atlanta map, which highlights individual neighborhoods surrounding Candler.

Emory University does not offer on-campus housing for graduate and professional students, nor does Candler School of Theology have a housing department, however there are a number of resources that graduate and professional students have found helpful in their housing search.

Apartment Complexes Near Emory

None of the listings are affiliated with Candler or Emory. They have been recommended by students based on their proximity to campus, amenities and cost.
  • Campus Crossings at Briarcliff is close to the Emory campus and local stores, offers state-of-the-art amenities and garage parking, is on the Cliff Shuttle line to campus, and offers roommate matching. ($)

  • Clairmont Reserve is on the Cliff Shuttle line to campus, offers roommate matching and a choice of furnished and unfurnished apartments, and includes washers and dryers in each unit. ($)

  • Emory Woods is in walking distance to the Cliff Shuttle line to campus and is conveniently located near restaurants and retail shops. ($)

  • Pines on Scott is also in walking distance to the Cliff Shuttle line to campus, offers both townhomes and 1- and 2-bedroom units, and is just minutes from Downtown Decatur. ($)

  • North Decatur Gardens is accessible to campus via MARTA, has plenty of parking at the complex, and offers hardwood flooring in its apartments. ($)

  • The Conservatory at Druid Hills has swimming pools and tennis courts, is only 2.1 miles from the Emory Park-n-Ride shuttle location at North DeKalb Mall, and is close to the South Peachtree Creek Trail System. ($$)

  • The Clarion is accessible to campus via MARTA, includes a washer, dryer, fireplace, and alarm system in each apartment, and has both tennis and racquetball courts. ($$)

  • Williamsburg is 2.1 miles from the Emory Park-n-Ride shuttle, offers apartments with fireplaces and private balconies, and has walking trails on site. ($$)

  • Highland Lake Apartments is a gated community on the Cliff Shuttle line to campus that has a putting green, onsite movie theater, and in-home washer and dryers in all units. ($$$)

  • Highland Square is nestled in the heart of Virginia Highlands and just minutes away from Emory University. Highland Square boasts brand new community amenities and apartment upgrades, such as rich granite countertops, stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, an updated fire pit, and more. ($$$)
  • Woodland Hills is a gated community in North Druid Hills just 1 mile from the Emory Park-n-Ride shuttle at North Dekalb Mall. It offers built-in bookshelves and a balcony/patio in all its units, and a saltwater swimming pool. ($$$)

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Additional Apartments, Rooms, Houses to Let, and Intentional Communities

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Roommate Matching Resources

  • The Emory University Graduate Senate roommate matching forum provides incoming students an opportunity to find other graduate students looking for roommates.

  • Both Campus Crossings at Briarcliff and Clairmont Reserve Apartments offer roommate matching at their complexes accessible via their application process.

  • Newly admitted Candler students can also coordinate housing options with other incoming students on the Candler Admitted Students Facebook page.

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Additional Housing Resources

Emory is well connected to the greater Atlanta area, so there are many ways to get to and from campus.

  • The Emory Cliff Shuttle system is free for students and offers routes to and from various apartments, hospitals, shopping centers, malls, the Clairmont campus, and many other locations. See if there’s a Cliff Shuttle stop next to your home.

  • Emory’s Park-and-Ride Shuttles are also a free service to students that pick up and drop off at both North Dekalb Mall and South Dekalb Mall. You may choose to park your car at either mall, for free, and catch the shuttle to Emory.

  • Emory University works closely with Georgia Commute Options to offer programs and incentives to help make your commute easier. Visit Emory’s Transportation Service site for information on carpool, vanpool, public transportation, and the Cliff shuttle system.

  • Also check out Bike Emory for bicycling programs.

  • If you choose to drive your own car to campus, note that parking on the Emory campus is either designated for visitors or requires a valid permit. Visit Emory’s Parking Services site for information on parking registration, locations, rates, and parking rules and regulations.

  • MARTA, Atlanta’s public bus and rail service, has stops throughout the city. Check out rates and find a stop near you.

  • Finally, Emory's Transportation and Parking Services office has compiled helpful resources for the Emory community. Review a complete list of Transportation and Parking Services' frequently asked questions.

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