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Atlanta Homes for Sale near Emory University

Red Brick Great Lakes Home with Steep Pitch

Homes near Emory University come in many varieties and the Emory Area encompasses a number of diverse neighborhoods.  Most are contained within a short driving distance to the University and Emory Hospital.  The area is popular with young families who are interested in excellent schools, like Fernbank Elementary.   Residents and Graduate students find this a convenient community.   Teachers, Professors and employees who live here can walk, bike, or catch a free bus to the University where they work.

Examining current Atlanta homes on the market near Emory, there appears to be three general age and style categories that prevail:

  • 1)  Historic homes  that were build between 1900 - 1936
  • 2)  Newer homes built between 1996 - 2017
  • 3)  Ranches and Bungalows built between 1940-1960
Red Brick Great Lakes Home with Steep Pitch
Red brick ranch located a top of drive in Leafmore Estates
Recent construction of red brick home with double garage in Leafmore Estates

To break it down, of 43 homes on the market near Emory today, approximately 20 are Historic homes built between 1900 - 1936; eight are newer homes built between 1996 - 2017; and 15 are Ranches or Bungalows built between 1940 - 1960.

Of the 68 Atlanta homes sold in the past six months near Emory,​ approximately 14 were historic homes (1900 - 1936), six were newer homes (1996 - 2017), and 48 homes were Ranches or Bungalows (1940-1960)

If you value convenience to shopping, great schools, diversity of homes to choose from, and being close to Emory University, Hospitals, etc., consider buying your next home in the Emory Area.

Neighborhoods Near Emory University

Black and white dairy cows grazing in Leafmore area

Leafmore Hills/Vista Grove/Oak Grove - Part 1

 History of Decatur Real Estate Near Leafmore/Oak Grove

  • The current Leafmore/Oak Grove area of Dekalb County has changed a great deal since 1822, when real estate sold here for 10 cents an acre.  The following year, Decatur was named the County Seat and the area began developing. Leafmore Hills and the surrounding Oak Grove area was a rural farming community with few homes and no 4-lane highways.  Dairy farms dotted the landscape and Clairmont Road, now a major artery, was part of an Indian Trail. There were no shopping centers, grocery stores or restaurants - just small crop farms and cows!
  • An expanding population pushed Atlanta eastward towards Decatur, which was becoming a prestigious suburb by the early 1950's.  According to history compiled by the Leafmore Civic Association, there was a country store with a single gas pump, pot-bellied stove and rocking chair, located at North Druid Hills Road and LaVista Road.  Development of Leafmore Hills began in 1952 and filled the neighborhood with young families, all new to the area.  Leafmore became a close-knit community with an active Garden Club, Clubhouse and Pool.

Location of Leafmore/Oak Grove Area

  • Located just 7 miles from downtown Atlanta and less than 2 miles from the Clifton Corridor where Emory Hospital, Eggleston Children's Hospital, Center for Disease Control (CDC and Emory University are situated.  Leafmore is one of the most convenient subdivisions in DeKalb County.

Local Leafmore/Oak Grove Architecture

  • Most of the homes in the area are well-kept mid-century ranches with large manicured yards, as well as some newer construction properties with garages and more modern features.  Many of the original ranches, however, have been tastefully renovated and updated with new kitchens and baths.​

    Leafmore/Oak Grove Amenities

    • Less than a half mile from Leafmore, two churches anchor corners of North Druid Hills Road and Clairmont Road - Clairmont Baptist and Druid Hills Presbyterian. Just beyond the churches, Toco Hills Shopping Center contains a variety of shops and restaurants, including two major grocery chains.  Four Banks and four bagel places are located along this section of North Druid Hills Road as well. 

    For Sale in Atlanta – Less Than Usual

    Pink hue Atlanta evening skyline

    Homes in Druid Hills and near Emory University have seen a decrease in real estate sales in the past several years, although not necessarily a decrease in sales price.  The Atlanta housing inventory is down approximately 12% from last year. 

    According to First Multiple Listing Service statistics and to the National Association of Realtors, lack of inventory in some areas of Georgia has led to a decrease in the number of Buyers who are able to find homes in certain areas, like Druid Hills, Virginia Highlands, City of Decatur and other close-in Atlanta neighborhoods.

    In talking with colleagues who work in these areas. it appears there are more Buyers who would purchase homes - if they could find one.  A number of Buyers have made multiple offers on homes in their desired area, only to be outbid when multiple offers are presented on the same property.

    On properties that are likely to produce multiple offers, some Realtors are requiring strict prerequisites for offers that are presented, such as:

    • ​All Cash offers, which go to the top of the list
    • Quick Closings
    • Shortened Inspection Periods or no Inspection Periods
    • And more rare, no property showing until offer is accepted

    High-end properties are not as affected as the middle and lower range, but homes in the $250,000 - $550,000 price range go quickly in Druid Hills, Decatur and other close-in Atlanta areas.

    ​Sellers may be reluctant to put their current home on the market for fear they will be unable to find another home in a crowded Buyers market.  Their home may sell quickly, but where will they go?

    ​Buyers who are looking for a home in Decatur and near Emory University may continue to experience competition when making an offer.  Here are some suggestions that may help:

    • ​Be Diligent if you lose one
    • Know there will be other houses coming on the market
    • Be willing to make compromises with the next house
    • Use a Realtor that knows your neighborhod!