Atlanta has an abundance of off-campus housing options for students at fairly reasonable prices. The area around campus, Druid Hills and Decatur, have very reasonable housing and apartment rates. Students can find four- to five-bedroom houses fairly easily and will not have to pay more than $500 a month or so per person, a price much cheaper than any housing options that Emory has to offer. Clairmont Tower apartments are nearly $800 a month. There are very many nice areas to live off campus that are only a few miles from campus as well as downtown Atlanta. There are several shuttle routes that have stops near various shopping centers, such as Toco Hills and other areas, but you are better off having your own car if you plan on living off campus.
While sophomores are required to live on campus, many students apply for off-campus housing claiming that they are "commuting." Students who live nearby in Georgia can do this fairly easily, while others from out of state have to come up with a nearby family member's address in order to have their request approved. Students often give a bogus address, resulting in a denied request.