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Living in Atlanta

Atlanta and Surrounding Area

Emory is located in the beautiful Druid Hills area of Atlanta. With a population of over 4 million people, Atlanta is one of the nation's most dynamic cities, serving as the business and transportation center of the Southeast. Located only one hour from Lake Lanier and two hours from the North Georgia Mountains, home to some of the best white-water rafting in the eastern US, Atlanta offers tremendous recreational opportunities for individuals, couples, and families. Atlanta is home to major league baseball, football, basketball, and hockey teams, and hosts the world's largest 10K race in the world, The Peachtree Road Race, held annually on July 4. Cultural offerings include the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, opera and ballet companies, the High Museum of Art, and Emory's Michael C. Carlos Museum, showcased in the cover story of the September/October 2001 issue of Archeology magazine, along with a variety of events in the visual arts, music, and theater. The Atlanta-Montreux International Music Festival is held here annually. Take a look at the King Center, the Carter Center, the Fernbank Science Center and Natural History Museum, as well as Atlanta's colleges and universities, arts organizations and museums, professional sports teams, outdoor activities and restaurants. Also of interest are the websites for nearby vacation spots including Hilton Head, South Carolina, Sea Island, Georgia, and Callaway Gardens.