Since early November, there has been a series of home burglaries and attempted home burglaries in Druid Hills. This follows a similar spike earlier in the fall.
With holidays on the horizon, we must be especially vigilant!
Please be aware of what is happening in and around our neighborhood. The only real way to fight this type of crime is to stay informed and communicate with each other and the police. If you see anything suspicious, please call 911. Don’t hesitate even if you are unsure. Read more
During the past year, a dedicated team of volunteers has created a 12-acre park from a reclaimed industrial waste site near the border of Druid Hills. Zonolite Park, named for the road that leads to it, was a thicket overgrown with kudzu and privet. With support from the EPA and DeKalb County, the park now comprises a meadow, a pond, and wooded trails that lead to a creek which meanders along for about one-third of a mile. Read more
Three years ago, the City of Atlanta Urban Design Commission initiated a text amendment project to clarify and simplify historic and landmark district ordinances. In less than a month, the Druid Hills Landmark District ordinance will come up for neighborhood review.
Please take the time to read the executive summary that appears on the DHCA website, as well as the Tree and Landmark District ordinances to which there are links (City of Atlanta Municode). The full text amendment also is posted. City of Atlanta residents should have received a copy of the executive summary by mail. Read more
In November 2012 the Druid Hills Civic Association conducted its first major neighborhood survey since 1999. Respondents totaled 650 or 14% of the 4,622 households within the boundaries of Druid Hills. Among respondents, 225 were DHCA members, 323 were not members, and 102 were former members.
Members and prior members have lived in the neighborhood much longer, are much older, and have the fewest number of children living at home. Read more
Since the death of Mary Angela Whyte, longtime editor of the Druid Hills News, many of us have reflected on the void that she has left. Dedicated to the quarterly newspaper that many of you receive through the mail, Mary Angela knew the importance of getting the word out to the neighborhood. Read more