The Druid Hills neighborhood is one of the oldest prehistoric communities located in DeKalb County of Atlanta, Georgia, this neighborhood was developed in 1907 by the Kirkwood Land Company. Amongst this neighborhood, there are a tremendous number of artifacts that lie within this community such as the prehistoric Druid Hills area that is located in Ponce de Leon. These artifacts are randomly scattered throughout portraying which houses belong to the wealthy and which belong to the middle- class and upper class. The more I observed this community I realized that there is a lot more than what meets the eye. However, I came across so much more as I began watching, listening, and feeling the area around me.
Upon entering Druid Hills, the first thing I noticed immediately was the horrendous traffic and how active this big community was. As I explored deeper into this community, I noticed that there was a lot to do throughout this neighborhood. There were beautiful stores and places to eat at, along with a wall fulfilled with a beautiful masterpiece of graffiti before passing through the Emory University Campus. The northeast side where Emory Hospital is located wasn’t that much of a hassle by people were able to move in and out of the area without many obstacles blocking their paths. After leaving the northeast side, I headed onto North Decatur Road to turn around to get back into the neighborhood to find more artifacts. There were strip malls to shop at along Decatur Road along with a lot of eateries. If you travel further down, you’ll see luxury apartments and townhouses. The vibe that the Druid Hills community gave off was a very pleasant and peaceful one despite the traffic.
Overall, Druid Hills is a pleasant and beautiful neighborhood that has a perfect combination of suburban and city living. I do not think this site targets a particular user since I saw an array of people as I explored. However, based on the layout of this community and the price point of the homes and certain shops, I would say the area is family oriented and obviously caters to the middle and upper class. This site made me feel welcome, and I would not hesitate to return again soon just to explore more.