Elon’s location, in the beautiful Piedmont region of North Carolina, gives you the best of both worlds – a small, friendly campus surrounded by large metropolitan areas that offer plenty of opportunities for having fun, living healthy and taking advantage of cultural attractions.
Elon is adjacent to Burlington, a city of about 50,000 with shopping centers, restaurants, parks, historic sites and more. The city was one of 184 to make it into Forbes magazine’s 2010 “Best Small Places for Business and Careers” list.
Greensboro is located 20 minutes west of the university. This city’s eco-friendly innovations and outdoor amenities were the topic of a recent column in The Washington Post by writer William Powers. Winston-Salem, Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh, all centers for entertainment, sports, the arts, museums and many other attractions, are within an hour's drive. A three-hour drive takes you to the beach and a 2 1/2 hour drive takes you to the mountains – perfect for weekend adventures.
The nearest major airport is Piedmont Triad International, located in Greensboro, just 30 minutes from campus. Raleigh/Durham International Airport is also convenient, about a 50-minute drive from Elon.
We invite you to browse this website to find out more about Elon and its surrounding areas.