Druid Hills

Druid Hills

The Historic Druid Hills neighborhood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Welcome to Druid Hills

It is a picturesque community in Georgia’s DeKalb County. This affluent, urban neighborhood was designed by landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmstead, who created a community with plenty of open and green spaces. Druid Hills is home to around 15,000 residents.

The Historic Druid Hills neighborhood, which was also designed by Olmstead, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To get in and out of Druid Hills, drive down Ponce de Leon Avenue, which runs right along the community.

History of Druid Hills, GA

Druid Hills was one of the first suburbs to be developed in Atlanta. Joel Hurt, a prominent Atlanta land developer, commissioned Frederick Law Olmstead in 1893 to create his “ideal residential suburb.” Olmstead, who previously worked on New York’s Central Park and the Stanford University campus, designed Druid Hills as the ultimate idea of suburban living. The project was completed in a few years and paved the way for suburban planning throughout Atlanta.

Druid Hills, GA real estate and property types

The single-family homes for sale in Druid Hills typically consist of generous-sized homes with large lots. These luxury houses for sale in Atlanta, Georgia come in a wide variety of architectural styles, namely Tudor, Georgian, Italian Renaissance, Traditional, Cape Cod, and Mediterranean.

Other property types that you’ll find in Druid Hills are upscale condominiums and townhomes, which are typically located near Emory University. Some of the condominium or apartment communities in Druid Hills are:

  • Briarcliff Normandy
  • Gables Emory Point
  • Marquis of North Druid Hills
  • Overlook at North Druid
  • Stone Creek Apartments
  • The Clairmont
  • The Clifton

Living in Druid Hills, GA

  • Druid Hills’ linear parks, which are longer instead of wider, are unique to the community. Shady Side Park, Druid Hills Park, and Dellwood Park are just some of the many linear outdoor spaces in the community. These parks are part of the Olmsted Linear Park Alliance and offer scenic walking and jogging trails.
  • Druid Hills boasts of cultural attractions such as the Fernbank Museum of Natural History and the Fernbank Science Center. These attractions are packed with exhibits, installations, and activities. The Fernbank Forest, which is part of the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, is a 65-acre forest with over two miles of walking trails and a large collection of native plants.
  • Golfing is a serious pastime in Druid Hills. The Druid Hills Golf Club is an exclusive by-invitation-only golf club. The club’s golf course was designed by renowned golf course architect, Bob Cupp. Members can also play a game of tennis at one of the 11 topnotch courts, go for a swim in any of the three pools, or workout at the club’s first-class fitness center.
  • Druid Hills is home to the esteemed Emory University, one of the leading research universities of the world. Founded in 1836, Emory University offers excellent undergraduate and graduate programs through its many partner schools and centers.

Find the right Druid Hills home for sale with the help of SET Real Estate Group; contact your go-to team for Atlanta real estate for sale. Explore your real estate options with us by calling us today at (404) 348-2373 or email [email protected].

Overview for Druid Hills, GA

8,611 people live in Druid Hills, where the median age is 39.7 and the average individual income is $88,939. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

39.7 years

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Brookhaven Housing Market Trends

What is the housing market like in Brookhaven today?

The Brookhaven housing market remains very competitive, with homes receiving an average of two offers and selling within approximately 24 days. Despite a slight dip in home prices, the market shows resilience and robust activity.

In April 2024, the median sale price of homes in Brookhaven was $670K, reflecting a 1.1% decrease from the previous year. However, the median sale price per square foot has increased by 1.4%, reaching $283. This indicates that while overall prices have slightly decreased, the value per square foot has appreciated, suggesting a continued demand for quality properties.

The market's brisk pace is evident as homes in Brookhaven typically sell after 24 days on the market, a slight increase from 22 days last year. This minor uptick in days on the market indicates a steady but highly active market where properties are still moving quickly.

Key Market Indicators

  • Median Sale Price: $669,950 (-1.1% year-over-year)
  • Number of Homes Sold: 76 (+40.7% year-over-year)
  • Median Days on Market: 24 (+2 days year-over-year)

Around Druid Hills, GA

There's plenty to do around Druid Hills, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Feed Atl, For Keeps Bookstore, and Taj Perfumes.

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Dining 1.33 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 3.91 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.61 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.89 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.38 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.72 miles 13 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Druid Hills, GA

Druid Hills has 3,660 households, with an average household size of 2.31. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Druid Hills do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,611 people call Druid Hills home. The population density is 2,895.31 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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52.01 / 47.99%

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Schools in Druid Hills, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Druid Hills. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Druid Hills High School
9th - 12th
Ben Franklin Academy
8th - 12th
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Fernbank Elementary School
PreK - 5th
K - 10th
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Union High School of Laurel Heights
2nd - 12th
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