Life in Atlanta and at Emory

Life in Atlanta

Atlanta skyline

Emory University is located in a beautiful, wooded, section of northeast Atlanta about 4 miles from downtown. A sprawling city with masses of trees and rolling hills, Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and one of the South's leading cities. Atlanta is an international city as well, having hosted the Olympic Games in the summer of 1996. Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world. Downtown Atlanta is a center of political, legal and financial activity, and one of the top convention and tourism cities in North America.

Listed below are a number of resources to help you find whatever interests you, here in Atlanta.

  • Cliff Shuttles
  • Emory Transportation
  • Enterprise CarShare Program - Emory has switched from ZipCar to Enterprise CarShare program. The one-time application fee will cost $10 and the annual membership will be $35. Up until October 31, all vehicles will have an hourly rate of $5. 
  • Zimride - Ridesharing
  • Scooters are also a relatively common sight in Altanta and are a good option for getting around the area without a car.

Life at Emory

Emory Gate

The 704-acre campus is in a beautifully wooded area six miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. The city of Atlanta, populated by about 5 million people and widely considered the cultural and industrial center of the Southeast, offers a host of diverse opportunities. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Center and Library and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change are both internationally known educational service facilities. Culturally, Atlanta offers the Atlanta Ballet, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Alliance Theater, the High Museum of Art, and the Michael C. Carlos Museum on the Emory campus. The Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Zoo Atlanta, and the new Georgia Aquarium, which is considered one of the finest in the world, are also located in the city. The city has four major professional sports teams and is easily accessible by a convenient bus and rail system. For outdoor activities, the Appalachian Mountains are located just north of the city and Atlantic and Gulf Coast beaches are accessible by car.  National Geographic named Atlanta one of its 50 Places of a Lifetime, one of only 7 U.S. sites and the only major city among them.

Virtual tours of the campus can be found by following this link. 

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