Emory is unmatched in its ideal location in Atlanta —a dynamic and bustling city that offers an incredible array of activities and events to keep you busy. With Emory as the heart of the public health capital of the world, a major center for healthcare and medical research, and a diplomatic and cultural hub, Atlanta is also home to 700 of the Fortune 1000 companies and a political capital for the New South.
But that’s not all! Cultural and recreational activities abound! Take in a Braves game, tour the Coca-Cola Museum (Atlanta is the “birthplace” of Coca-Cola, as well as home of the national headquarters), enjoy a free concert of the Atlanta Symphony at Piedmont Park, tour the CNN Center and visit the fountain at Olympic Park, attend an opening night gala at the Fabulous Fox Theater, stroll the streets during the Montreaux Atlanta International Music Festival, take in the latest IMAX film at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, or watch the nightly laser light show at Stone Mountain Park.
Dining options in Atlanta are equally as plentiful. From Sunday Brunch at the Ritz-Carlton to meat ‘n three at Mary Mac’s Tea Room, from fish ‘n chips in Virginia Highlands to nouveau comfort food at South City Kitchen, from southwestern fusion at Nava to a burger at the Vortex, from a Naked Dog at the Varsity to sushi at Twist, Atlanta’s restaurants offer nearly every dining experience you can imagine. And with new restaurants opening every week, four years of medical school won’t be enough time to try them all!
Atlanta has all the amenities of a major metropolitan city, but it is the neighborhoods that define the true personality of Atlanta . One afternoon spent driving around Atlanta will reveal the tree-lined streets and elegant homes in the quiet historic Druid Hills area that surrounds Emory, the sports-minded crowds and designer shopping of Buckhead, the art museums and performing arts in Midtown, and the kitschy, bohemian fun of Little Five Points. The neighborhoods of Atlanta are diverse, welcoming and never dull.
What’s more, Emory is centrally positioned in Atlanta . Our campus is within one to five miles from the city’s most popular areas and only six miles from downtown.
Interested in escaping to a warmer climate? The weather in Atlanta is very mild compared to most parts of the country. Spring and fall in Atlanta are close to perfect, and winters rarely bring more than a light dusting of snow throughout the entire season. In February, there will be cold days, but there are also many days in February when you’ll wear shorts! By the time March rolls around, the city is in full bloom.
Because of Atlanta’s popularity on the speaker and band tour circuit, Emory is able to host internationally renowned speakers such as Maya Angelou, Jimmy Carter, Oliver Stone, Desmond Tutu, and Sandra Day O’Connor, and recording artists such as the Goo Goo Dolls, Indigo Girls, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Free lectures and concerts are a common presence on the Emory campus.