Where To Live

Atlanta has many distinct, diverse areas that are fun to explore and perfect for living. Emory University does not offer on-campus graduate student housing, but there are several apartment communities very close to campus that offer affordable rental rates. Many communities offer discounts specifically to Emory students and are accessible via the Emory Cliff Shuttle.

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RSPH students tend to live in Druid Hills, Decatur, and the Morningside/Virginia-Highland areas.

Druid Hills 5-10 minutes from campus Emory is located in the Druid Hills neighborhood. This area is mainly residential with several large gated apartment complexes and some duplexes students live in.
Decatur 10-15 minutes from campus This “small town” is located 10-15 minutes away from Emory. Downtown Decatur has restaurants, bars, and boutiques that Emory students frequent. Most students who live in Decatur rent duplexes or houses.
Morningside/Virginia-Highland 10-15 minutes from campus At the center of the Morningside/Virginia-Highland neighborhoods is North Highland Ave, a trendy street with a lot of bars and restaurants. Many young people live in this area in one of a few large apartment complexes, small older apartment buildings, or in duplexes and houses for rent.
Candler Park/Inman Park 10-15 minutes from campus These artsy neighborhoods have houses and small apartments for rent. Located between these two neighborhoods is the Little Five Points district with restaurants, hipster bars, and second-hand shops.
Midtown 20 minutes from campus Midtown consists of mostly high-rise living or duplexes near Piedmont Park - a large park located close to downtown with biking and walking trails and a lot of open green space. The main drag in Atlanta, Peachtree Road, runs through Midtown, and there are bars and clubs along both Peachtree Street and nearby Crescent Avenue.
Buckhead 20-25 minutes from campus Buckhead is Atlanta’s main shopping district and most ritzy neighborhood. Many new college graduates live in one of the many large apartment complexes near Lenox or Phipps Malls.

Housing Guide and Area Map

Housing Guide
Our 2022 Housing Guide, which provides information on local apartments, highlights of area neighborhoods and data on where current students live can be found here.

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Accessibility Map

The following map was developed by Helen Lim, MPH '11 as a component of her capstone project. It is designed to highlight transportation options and amenities in and around the neighborhoods close to Rollins. Click on the image to take a closer look!


Apartment Communities

There are several apartment communities nearby that offer affordable, comfortable living spaces. Listed below are the apartment communities where many RSPH students call home!

Campus Crossings at Briarcliff
Campus Crossings is located in the Emory area along Briarcliff Road, approximately one mile from RSPH. The complex offers fully furnished apartments, roommate matching, mostly graduate student residents, and 0.2 miles from Kroger grocery store, along Cliff Shuttle route B.

Rent Information:
Available in 1bed/1bath, 2bed/2bath, 3bed/3bath

President Park
President Park is located in the Decatur area. This complex is on the Cliff Shuttle line, 1.3 miles from RSPH, walking distance from Publix supermarket, several restaurants/coffee shops, and offers furnished rooms available for extra charge.

Rent Information:
Available in 1bed/1bath, 2bed/1bath, 2bed/2bath, 3bed/2bath

Highland Lake
Highland Lake Apartments is located in the Decatur Area. RSPH is within walking distance and there are shuttles to main campus and grocery stores. The complex is also close to Lullwater Park and Toco Hills.

Rent Information:
Available in 1 bed/1bath, 2bed/2bath, 2bed/1bath, 3bed/2bath

Clairmont Reserve
Clairmont Reserve is located in the Decatur area. It is 2 miles from campus and close to the Cliff Shuttle line.

Rent Information:
Available in 1bed/bath or 2bed/2bath

Post Briarcliff
Post Briarcliff is located on LaVista Road in the Druid Hills neighborhood, and is 2.2 miles away from RSPH, and is on the Cliff Shuttle line. Graduate student friendly, close to Rollins and less than 1 mile from Toco Hills and Whole Foods.

Rent Information:
Available in 1 bed/1bath, 2 bed/1bath, 2bed/2bath, 3bed/2.5 baths


Below are some other options in the area to explore.

Community Name



Gables Emory Point



Gables Sheridan

Druid Hills/Emory Area



Druid Hills/Emory Area



Druid Hills/Emory Area


Highland Square

Druid Hills/Emory Area


Harwood Condominiums

Druid Hills/Emory Area


Calibre Woods

Druid Hills/Emory Area


The Peninsula at Buckhead

Lindberg/Buckhead area


The Sidney at Morningside

Virginia Highlands / Emory Area


MLC Properties

Inman Park / Virginia Highlands


Kenco-Lavista/ Briarcliff

Druid Hills/Emory Area


Emory Woods



3131 Apartments



Gables Montclair



Jackson Square



This listing is offered as a starting point for your own research into housing options. It does not represent an endorsement from RSPH or Emory.