Emory University and the Emory Medical Center are among the highest employers in DeKalb County. Professors, faculty, residents, doctors, nurses, and staff live in the surrounding 3-5 square miles, generally designated as the Emory Area.
This area encompasses parts of Atlanta along Briarcliff Road and North Decatur Road, nearby Decatur and the City of Decatur. All of these neighborhoods are in unincorporated DeKalb County where the property taxes are lower, except those located in the City of Decatur, where both City taxes and Dekalb county taxes are required.
A casual drive through the Emory Area reveals the variety and dynamics of a college town, and the elegance and livability of its neighborhoods. Restaurants, shopping centers and major grocery chains are conveniently located within walking distance of many neighborhoods. Drop your laundry, pick up stamps, do your grocery shopping and copy your tax returns in one short trip.
In addition, the area boasts some of the most beautiful parks in Atlanta – Lullwater Park where the President of Emory resides, Medlock Park with ball fields and walking trails, and the wild Clyde Shepherd Preserve for bird watching.
Here are a few highlighted Townhome and Condo complexes located within the area:
Tuxworth Springs is a large gated community, located 2 miles from Emory on Scott Boulevard between North Decatur Road and North Druid Hills Road. Units range from $110,000 to $130,000 for 2 and 3 bedroom flats. The complex is well-run and has tennis courts, a gated pool and parking for RV’s. There is also a reading group and various planned functions. Medlock Elementary is closing this summer and the new school will be Laurel Ridge Elementary near North DeKalb Mall.
Heritage Two Townhomes
Heritage Two Townhomes is a small 20-unit Williamsburg-style complex with 2 and 3 bedrooms townhomes and a few 3 bedroom flats, 2 miles from Emory, located off Desmond Drive and adjacent to a new County Park. Priced between $198,000 and $250,000, these units are rarely available. The elementary school is Fernbank Elementary, one of the best in the County.
The Park at Emory is conveniently located on Briarcliff Road just beyond the Sage Hill Shopping Center and is on the free Cliff Bus route to Emory. The complex consists of two sections, one older section that was recently updated with new baths and kitchens, and one newer section constructed in the past 5 years. Units are 2 bedrooms with one or two baths and priced between $99,000 and $140,000. All have newer kitchens and baths and the lower floors have private patios. The Park at Emory is a popular site for Emory graduate students because of its close proximity – less than 2 miles – to Emory.
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