We are a non-profit organization that is run by membership. Joining (or renewing your membership) helps ensure that we can do our best to advocate for and protect the neighborhood, keep residents in the know, and help build an even stronger sense of community.
doing better, together.
We’re working hard to be better. Your DHCA is re-crafting our vision to work better and you'll be starting to see signs of our work over the coming months.
We hope you will continue to support us or join us in being "better" today!
Published September 2020
seen bad Sidewalks?
The Emory Village Alliance (EVA) is a nonprofit community organization committed to the vitality of the historic, commercial heart of Druid Hills in Emory Village. Our alliance of volunteer stakeholders includes residents, businesses, property owners, and representatives of Emory University.
HISTORY OF THE DHCA
One of most active neighborhood groups in the South, DHCA was founded in 1938 to help residents preserve and protect the unique heritage of Druid Hills as envisioned by its creator, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. Much of our work involves exercising vigilance in land use and zoning matters, communicating with local and state officials, informing the residents about community issues, and promoting the general welfare of the neighborhood for the enjoyment of its residents today and in the future.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Druid Hills Historic District incorporates in its entirety the area formerly listed as the Druid Hills Parks and Parkways Historic District.
Learn some of our rich history as experienced by many of our long-time residents by watching the delightful "Druid Hills History Happens Here".
When passing through the various intown Atlanta area neighborhoods, you'll notice that Druid Hills shines apart from the others. Homes in each of our neighborhoods feel like they belong together, thanks to their designations as historic districts. Homeowners in Druid Hills who wish to make external changes to their properties must apply for and receive a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) before proceeding with their plans. The DHCA has a Land Use, Planning, Zoning & Historic Preservation Committee that can help guide homeowners through the process of applying for a COA. Read more about historic preservation in Druid Hills here.
This was the original plan for Druid Hills, as designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead in the late 1800's.