Druid Hills Real Estate
Druid Hills is a metro-Atlanta suburb bolstered by big Atlanta names and big Atlanta real estate ideas. Dating as far back as the late 1880’s, Druid Hills and it’s real estate are considered one of the city’s oldest planned neighborhoods.
Joel Hurt – conceiver of Inman Park, Atlanta’s “first suburb” – subscribed famed designer Frederick Law Olmsted, Sr. to his vision for Druid Hills in 1892. Olmstead quickly conceived something far different for the Atlanta community – broad winding avenues; parks and meeting spaces defining a common median; a tree-lined roadway that was both streetcar and pedestrian appropriate; a revolutionary combination of functional and green spaces.
The Druid Hills real estate area was born, and still today, Atlanta residents and visitors alike enjoy beautiful, park-lined Ponce de Leon Avenue. However, they have also come to appreciate the more modern community anchors, such as Emory University and Emory Hospital; the Fernbank institutions, as well as other science and art museums; research facilities; prized public and private educational establishments; as well as the area’s diverse, historic real estate.
The Druid Hills Civic Association coordinates an annual tour of homes if you’re interested in seeing more of these grand private properties. The DHCA is also an excellent resource for artists looking to participate in the local market; parents hoping to connect over issues affecting their children; and those wanting to learn more about historic preservation efforts throughout the Druid Hills community.