Housing, Transportation & Schools

Housing, Transportation & Schools

Attending Candler gives you the opportunity to experience Atlanta, one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the Southeast. Emory's campus is located in the historic intown neighborhood of Druid Hills, close to the heart of a major urban center.

Explore the city with our Atlanta map, which highlights individual neighborhoods surrounding Candler, and check out the Emory Graduate Sustainability Group's Responsible Mover’s Guide with tips on how to make your transition to Atlanta environmentally friendly.

Whether you're looking for a group house within walking distance to campus, a townhome in the suburbs with plenty of space for your family, or a high-rise apartment with all the amenities, there are lots of options for housing in and around Atlanta. Here are some resources to help you find your perfect home away from home.

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. ($$)

  • 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

  • Newly admitted Candler students can 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.

If you are moving to Atlanta with your family, you may want to learn more about the schools and childcare facilities located nearby. Emory University is committed to connecting parents with the resources they need. For information about local schools, childcare, and other services available for graduate students, please visit the Emory Worklife Resource website.

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