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Emory University is located in northeast Atlanta. It has 12,000 students with more than 40% of them living in off campus housing. Even though the area around the campus is very walkable, if you choose housing any distance away, you will want to have a car. Living off campus will give you more of a chance to feel part of Atlanta, which is such a great city.
Emory is the best of both worlds. It's in a more suburban neighborhood with small shops and restaurants yet malls and places like Five Points and Buckhead are close enough to be convenient too. Once in your Emory University apartment, you'll start working out which neighborhoods are your favorites.
Near campus, a favorite eatery is Doc Chey's, which is a great Chinese chain place. It's in the Village where you'll find a few other good places too. Atlanta is competitive with New York for restaurants, so a short car trip will get you into many fantastic places and not all are expensive either. In Buckhead alone, there are ten famous places.
At night, its all about Midtown or Buckhead. Both have large concentrations of bar and clubs. It's more relaxed in Buckhead, while if you go to Midtown, it's about dressing the part and paying cover charges. Near campus, there's always Maggie's Bar which is crowded with students every night.
Emory is a special place so read more about it at www.emory.eduand be up to date.
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Is Atlanta a town where I'll need a car to get to work?
You will most likely need a car to get to work and otherwise around the city of Atlanta. Public transportation is available through MARTA, the city's bus and rail system, but routes are limited and the city of Atlanta is very spread out. If you live and work in Buckhead, Downtown, Midtown, or downtown Decatur it is possible to get by without a car. However, in order to experience all that the city has to offer, or take a weekend getaway to explore nearby Callaway Gardens or hike up Stone Mountain Park, a car is a necessity.
What neighborhoods in Atlanta are good for eating out?
Midtown Atlanta is known for its vibrant nightlife and is home to many of the city's trendiest restaurants, with cuisines ranging from Asian Fusion to Southwestern and everything in between. Visit local-favorite the Flying Biscuit for some of the tastiest brunch in town. Buckhead Village and Lenox Square in Buckhead are also popular destinations for the Atlanta food-lover with scores of modern and also more traditional restaurants to choose from. Check out the legendary Buckhead Diner for a dressed-up version of the classic American diner fare.
what Atlanta neighborhoods are best for dogs when living in an apartment?
Atlanta has many areas that good for dogs and for pets in general. The best neighborhoods are Decatur, which has plenty of dog parks (for example: Adair Dog Park 716 W Trinity Pl Decatur, GA 30030-2962 or Glenlake Dog Park 1121 Church St Decatur, GA 30030-1618). Allegedly, the neighborhood of North Fulton has a higher population of dogs than people. Mailmen watch out!
Are there any good parks in Springlake?
Situated near the Piedmont Hospital, Ardmore Park is a small community park with new playground equipment, perfect for the neighborhood kids and local birthday parties. Just three miles down the road, Piedmont Park Conservatory is considered the "Central Park of Atlanta", with an array of athletic fields, a dog park, playground, running track, and public pool. This beautiful local park boasts a large duck pond and several picnic areas, and also hosts several concerts and festivals throughout the year including the famous Arts and Jazz Festival.
What is the crime rate in the Atlantic Station area? Good school for middle school age? A non denominational church? What is the average house price? --Low, Middle, High. Is it ethinically well mix?
Atlantic Station is a relatively safe place to live for Atlanta. It is close to Georgia Institute of Technology so man residents are students. There are many mix-used retail buildings with entertainment, shops and restaurants. The price of one bed and one bathroom apartments are $700~$1000, two beds and two bathrooms apartments are from $1000 and go up.
What's the weather like in Atlanta?
Atlanta has a humid subtropical, seasonal climate with hot summers and relatively mild winters. Summers bring comfortable weather with lows around 70 and highs in the 80s, while winters bring cooler temperatures with lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s. Annual rainfall is close to the national average at about 50", and is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year. The area sees little snowfall, about 2" per year on average. The temperate climate allows residents of Atlanta to attend all of the fun festivals held at Piedmont Park throughout the year including the Atlanta Dogwood Festival and Atlanta Pride.
I've got dogs. What are the best places in Atlanta for being outdoors with pets?
Atlanta is home to many designated, off-leash dog parks. Mason Hill Park, located on McConnell Drive is one of the local favorites with a large fenced-in area for pups to run around and play, as well as convenient amenities like benches, doggie waste bags, and trash receptacles. This half-acre park features a lovely water fountain as its centerpiece. Burger Dog Park is another great spot for pooches with separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, benches for the human patrons, and water fountains for both the two- and four-legged visitors. Many local restaurants allow leashed dogs on their patios including Bab's brunch joint on Juniper Street and Quattro Pizza in Midtown where they will even bring your favorite pup a bowl for water!
What would an ideal weekend be like in Atlanta?
Atlanta's nature lovers should be sure to check out the city's beautiful Botanical Gardens and the world class Atlanta Zoo. Local history buffs should head to one of the city's renowned museums like the Atlanta History Center, the Federal Reserve Bank, or the Martin Luther King Junior National Historic Site. During baseball season don't miss an Atlanta Braves games at the local Turner Field. During the summer months in Atlanta, Centennial Olympic Park is a favorite destination for outdoor concerts and other events. Wind down at the end of the weekend with a relaxing trip to the Buckhead Grand Spa.
What are some family friendly neighborhoods in Atlanta?
Family-friendly neighborhoods hinge on safety and high-quality public education. The top five safest neighborhoods in Atlanta are Embry Hills / Mercer U in Atlanta, Oak Grove, Route 236 / Briarlake Rd, Clairmont Rd / Buford Hwy, and Spalding Dr / Jett Ferry Rd. The top five neighborhoods for education, on the other hand, are Spalding Dr / Nesbit Ferry Rd, Spalding Dr / Jett Ferry Rd, Turner McDonald Pky / Northridge Rd, Route 400 / Glenridge Conn, and Powers Ferry Rd / Mount Vernon Hwy. One of the best neighborhoods for families in Atlanta, therefore, is Spalding Dr / Jett Ferry Rd.
Is Atlanta pet friendly?
Home to quite a few off-leash dog parks, Atlanta is quite pet friendly. The off-leash areas within Atlanta proper include Atlantic Station Dog Park, Piedmont Dog Park, and South Bend Dog Park. There are several other parks where you can take your pets as long as they are kept on leash, including Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta, Grant Park, Adams Park, Lionel Hampton Park, Anderson Park, Beecher Park, Mozley Park, and Maddox Park, among others. The largest green spaces in the area, such as Sweetwater Creek State Park to the west and Stone Mountain Park to the east, lie outside the city limits.