Living in Atlanta

Whether you are new to the city or have been here for awhile, we hope our Living in Atlanta page can help you find your way around as well as give you some new places to check out! 

Be sure to visit the "Recommended by Emory Graduate Students" section for student recommendations on housing, restaurants, culture, night life and more, all powered by Google Maps.

For general information, visit the About Atlanta page on the Emory University website or the Atlanta City Visitors Guide.

Housing

Main Campus Map

Emory's main campus is located a few miles from downtown Atlanta in the Druid Hills neighborhood, between the Virginia Highland neighborhood and the small city of Decatur.

The Haygood-Hopkins Memorial Gateway, the traditional main entrance to campus, overlooks the intersection of North Decatur and Oxford roads.



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Driving directions to main campus

From Interstate 20 Eastbound

Take exit 60-A, the Moreland Avenue exit. Turn right on Moreland and follow it approximately 3 miles. Moreland will change to Briarcliff Road once it crosses Ponce de Leon Avenue. Continue straight on Briarcliff approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur one mile, passing through one roundabout, to the Oxford Road intersection. Turn a soft left to enter by the main gates of the campus.

From Interstate 20 Westbound

Take exit 60, the Moreland Avenue North exit. Turn right on Moreland and follow it approximately 3 miles. Moreland will change to Briarcliff Road once it crosses Ponce de Leon Avenue. Continue straight on Briarcliff approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur one mile, passing through one roundabout, to the Oxford Road intersection. Turn a soft left to enter by the main gates of the campus.

From Interstate 75 North or South

Take exit 248-C, the Freedom Parkway exit. Cross Boulevard; continue on Freedom Parkway; veer left at split; continue until it ends at Ponce de Leon Avenue; then turn right. Off Ponce, turn left on Briarcliff Road. Go approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur Road one mile, passing through one roundabout, to the Oxford Road intersection. Turn a soft left to enter by the main gates of the campus.

From Interstate 85 North and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

The airport is located in the southwest section of the city, approximately 25 minutes from the Emory University campus. Visitors driving from the airport should take I-85 North.

To Emory from Interstate 85 North, take exit 248-C, the Freedom Parkway exit. Cross Boulevard; continue on Freedom Parkway; veer left at split; continue until it ends at Ponce de Leon Avenue; then turn right. Off Ponce, turn left on Briarcliff Road. Go approximately 2 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur Road one mile, passing through one roundabout, to the Oxford Road intersection. Turn a soft left to enter by the main gates of the campus.

From Interstate 85 South

Take exit 91, the Clairmont Road exit. Turn left (east) on Clairmont and follow it approximately 3 miles to North Decatur Road. Turn right and follow North Decatur approximately one mile to the Emory campus and the Oxford Road intersection. Turn right to enter by the main gates of the campus.

Public Transportation

Bus routes (#6, 19, 36, 245) to and from several train stations (Avondale, Arts Center, Brookhaven, Decatur, Inman Park, Kesington, Lindbergh) connect the Emory community to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).

MARTA routes and schedules

MARTA information: 1 (404) 848-5000

The Emory Cliff Shuttle provides free transportation around campus and to its off-campus locations.

Emory Cliff Shuttle routes -- Check out their real-time shuttle tracker!

Transportation Services at Emory -- Parking at Emory, Transportation alternatives, incentives, and more!

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