Druid Hills, just four miles northeast of Atlanta, is one of the city’s most affluent suburbs. The community, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to several outstanding homes.
One of the most recognized structures is 822 Lullwater, the house used in filming “Driving Miss Daisy.” The Irish-themed Callanwolde was built in 1920 for Coca-Cola’s heir Charles Howard Candler. Today it serves as the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. Other homes reflect Tudor, Georgian and Victorian styles.
The elegant mansions of Druid Hills sit atop winding roads amid rolling hills and meadows. The area is also home to aged oaks, magnolias, and dogwoods.
Druid Hills is located near Emory University, Emory Village, the Druid Hills Golf Club, and Fernbank Museum. Major expressways provide access to shopping, dining, and cultural events in Atlanta and neighboring suburbs.
Population & Demographics
Druid Hills is home to 12,741 people in more than 4,600 households. In 2000, 37.5% of households were composed of married couples, and 55.9% were non-families. Nearly 19% of all households had children under the age of 18 living with them, and 10% had someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older.
The median age in Druid Hills is 28. Ages range from 13% under age of 18, 30.2% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who are 65 years of age or older.
The median household income in Druid Hills is $62,953, and the median income for a family is $106,196. Just 7.7% of the population and 2.3% of families are below the poverty line.