So, you have a thing for Georgia's own little Rome, huh? Perhaps you like the country spin on an ancient Italian city, perhaps you were a Roman emperor in your former life, or maybe you just bought the wrong plane ticket. Either way, you're here, so let us guide you through the ins and outs of living and renting in this little city in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Read Guide >
Housing costs vary widely. With rental rates ranging from $75 (the poor quality of these short-term lease options shouldn’t be too surprising) to over $1,100, you have a wide selection of homes to choose from. Around the city center is where you will find the most expensive and the cheapest of rental homes. There are tiny single-family houses for rent in more rundown neighborhoods for $250 - $500. Then, there are more extravagant rental homes built in vintage Victorian style, with tons of space, lots of bedrooms, and beautiful interiors. These cost about $900 - $1,200. In both instances, the Historic Clock Tower District is within walking distance. On the outskirts of town, prices even out more. Here, you will see safer neighborhoods and mostly houses for rent in the $600 - $800 range. These ranch homes, old brick houses, and newer mason homes of west Rome are very popular among families looking to escape the crime rates of central Rome.
If you are looking for a long list of amenities in Rome's apartment complexes, then you might have a tough search. Around here, apartments provide only the most basic of amenities, if any at all. The most common extras include a laundry room, gym, and playground. If you think you need the luxury resort-style swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, state-of-the-art fitness centers, business centers, and the like then you may want to rethink your priorities.
Pet friendly apartments are basically nonexistent here. However, you may be able to schmooze your landlord into allowing a dog or cat when renting a single-family house. There are plenty of places with nice, big yards, not to mention some really great riverside parks to take the dog out for a game of Frisbee.
So, that's the looks of things in this fine Georgia city. You can go for the cheap or the opulent, but as they say, _when in Rome...
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