Interesting Times in Druid Hills
Tradition and change are both conspicuous in Druid Hills as we near the end of 2013. Next May, the Tour of Homes & Gardens will celebrate its 46th year with seven beautiful homes, of which all but one hark back to the decades between World War I and II. Among the seven homeowners, three moved to Druid Hills within the past few years – signifying, we believe, that our community continues to draw new neighbors who appreciate its history and beauty. Please join them in participating in the Tour!
At the same time that we delight in the Tour, many residents of Druid Hills face uncertainty about governance because the cityhood movement has accelerated in DeKalb County during the past year. In the coming months, Druid Hills’ residents who live in unincorporated DeKalb County may hear from various groups who advocate staying put, becoming part of a new city called Briarcliff or being annexed into the City of Atlanta. The DHCA is not taking a formal position on the issue but we are attempting to provide as much information as possible on all of the options. Accordingly, we encourage you to keep up with the “Cityhood & Annexation” section of our website.
Established in 1938, the Druid Hills Civic Association passed its 75th birthday in November. In its own honor, the association has published an informal history that will be available at our annual meeting on January 26 at the Fernbank Museum.
In the meantime, we wish everyone happy holidays!