To most of the locals in Atlanta and those who live in Georgia and to many within the United States and the rest of the world, when you hear the word “Emory” you think of Atlanta. You think of the prestigious university. You also think of the world-renowned hospital. Many people don’t know or think of another “Emory”, in Emory Village. That’s where we begin.
Emory Village sits in Northeastern Atlanta alongside Emory University. On the main strip of the village there are a variety of eateries, pizza joints and coffee shops. As a coffee lover you can take refuge in the Starbucks for a while, but also check out Steady Hand Pour House. They have a small menu, but great coffee. Take in a shot of caffeine (literally) or a cappuccino yum. They have a unique look. Check them out on Twitter. Find their mobile coffee van too.
Checkout Rise-N-Dine for brunch and eats. The only negative thing I’d say about the village is the parking, which leaves a lot to be desired. Not many spots, but well-worth spending time there once you secure something.
You’ll find neighborhood residents hanging out, students studying and hospital staff relaxing keeping the streets and establishments busy.
The village history goes all the way back to the 1920’s, but you can tell it’s been remodeled recently. Actually just last year new sidewalks, street furniture and two new roundabouts were put in. The United States is catching up fast to the rest of world with these circular marvels.
Walk across the street from the village to the north and you’ll be on campus at Emory University.
Emory University, founded in 1836, is one of the more well-known research institutes in the world and one of the harder, more expensive schools to get into. It sits within the Druid Hills neighborhood of the ATL as does the village. Their mission statement says it all:
To create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity.
An interesting fact is that all students are required to live on campus their first two years. They can live on- or off-campus after that.
Emory University Hospital, opening in 1908, sits right on campus and is renowned as one of the nation’s leaders in cardiology and cardiac care and surgery, oncology, transplantation and diagnostic radiology. 🙂
The physicians are part of what makes up the Emory Clinic, also being faculty of the University School of Medicine. You’ll see these physicians, along with highly regarded nurses and residents, walking amongst the students throughout the campus. People from all over Atlanta, the southeast and beyond come here for treatment.
On a side note the Chinese food at Cox Hall Food Court to the right in the above photo in pretty tasty. Random I know, but always gotta give tasty food a shoutout. A couple more photos of the campus.
You’ll find lots of greenery between all the grass, flowers, plants and woods that make up the area. Keep an eye open, you new know when a great shot of the Atlanta skyline will open up. A tease haha. 🙂
When you’re in the ATL checkout the Druid Hills neighborhood and all the “Emory’s”. You’ll find great coffee, a real small-town college atmosphere and lots of green and you’ll be around great research and medical care.
What are your favorite Atlanta neighborhoods? What other urban university neighborhoods would you recommend checking out?