About the Region
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.
The university is located in the Town of Elon, which has a downtown filled with locally owned businesses, conveniently located parks and is the 3rd safest city in North Carolina. Burlington is the next closest city being 10 minutes south of Elon.
Elon is adjacent to Burlington, a city of about 50,000 with shopping centers, restaurants, parks, historic sites and more. Greensboro is located 20 minutes west of the university. This city’s eco-friendly innovations and outdoor amenities are often covered by state and national media. 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.