Travel about 10 miles east of Greensboro and you’ll find the town of Elon, a charming community with a tiny gem of a downtown, complete with brick sidewalks and tree-lined streets. Elon is on the outskirts of Burlington, a larger metro area with several major businesses, including LabCorp, the largest employer in Alamance County.
Elon began in 1881 with little more than a train depot and a dirt road. It was a quiet, rural area that finally established enough of a population to gain a post office in 1888. That all changed in 1890, when Elon College, built by an area Christian assembly, opened its doors. Today, Elon University is a private, selective liberal arts university, ranked among the nation’s best.
Rent an Elon apartment and you’ll enjoy this appealing Piedmont-area town. And when you crave big-city excitement, Greensboro and Burlington are both a short drive away. But with its quaint shops, restaurants, and historical charm, you may decide to stay home in Elon.