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164 Apartments for rent in Athens, GA

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Last updated January 21 at 6:25pm UTC
Serene at Woodlake
132 Woodlake Pl
Athens, GA
Updated January 21 at 3:18pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
1575 Cedar Shoals Road
Cedar Creek
Athens, GA
Updated January 14 at 10:39am UTC
4 Bedrooms
214 Eaglewood Court
Five Points
Athens, GA
Updated January 19 at 11:08am UTC
4 Bedrooms
1290 Barnett Shoals Rd
Athens, GA
Updated January 16 at 11:24am UTC
4 Bedrooms
935 Baxter Street , Unit 6
Five Points
Athens, GA
Updated January 18 at 7:57pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
2505 West Broad St.
Athens, GA
Updated January 18 at 7:56pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
141 Hunter's Run Rd
Athens, GA
Updated January 12 at 2:08am UTC
4 Bedrooms
193 Marlin Street
North Avenue
Athens, GA
Updated January 14 at 10:40am UTC
4 Bedrooms
1905 S Milledge Ave
Five Points
Athens, GA
Updated January 21 at 5:43pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
Athens, GA
Updated January 15 at 12:32pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
181 W. Cloverhurst Avenue
Midtown - Bloomfield
Athens, GA
Updated January 18 at 7:57pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
180 Mell St
Midtown - Bloomfield
Athens, GA
Updated January 11 at 1:37am UTC
1 Bedroom
1270 Barnett Shoals Rd
Athens, GA
Updated January 16 at 11:24am UTC
4 Bedrooms
170 Northview Drive #5
Five Points
Athens, GA
Updated January 12 at 12:14pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
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City Guide

A little money goes a long way in Athens, where cheap apartments definitely rule the roost (Four to six hundred bucks, tops, is all it takes to land a quality one or two bedroom apartment or townhouse in Athens). Amenities, meanwhile, tend to be top notch, as many apartment complexes come equipped with in-unit washers/dryers, oversized swimming pools, fitness centers, clubhouses, balconies, patios, garage parking, and magic elves who clean your house while you sleep (okay, perhaps we exaggerate).

Pet-friendly rentals are available in abundance as well (ditto for furnished apartments in Athens), and waiting lists are rare, so feel free to shop the market leisurely before deciding which humble abode is the best fit for you. Just arm yourself with a couple forms of I.D. (sorry, League of Justice cards don’t qualify), proof of income, and a list of previous residences when you’re ready to submit a leasing app, and you’ll be kicking back in your Athens dream pad before you know it!

Home to a quaint downtown shopping district, the walker-friendly George S. Houston Historic District, and a wide range of open spaces, parks, museums, historic sites, and eateries, Athens is a city with something to offer. So what are you waiting for, bold apartment scavengers? Start sifting through the listings for a primo crash pad in Athens, and happy hunting!

Rent Report

January 2018 Athens Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Athens Rent Report. Athens rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Athens rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Athens rents held steady over the past month

Athens rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up sharply by 7.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Athens stand at $750 for a one-bedroom apartment and $880 for a two-bedroom. Athens' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 3.5%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across cities in Georgia

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Athens, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Georgia, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 3.5% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Alpharetta is the most expensive of all Georgia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,400; of the 10 largest Georgia cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Athens experiencing the fastest growth (+7.0%).
  • Marietta, Roswell, and Savannah have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.5%, 5.8%, and 4.3%, respectively).

Athens rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased sharply in Athens, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Athens is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Athens' median two-bedroom rent of $880 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 7.0% rise in Athens.
  • While Athens' rents rose sharply over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.3%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Athens than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, which is nearly three-and-a-half times the price in Athens.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

Athens Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Athens ranks on:
B Overall satisfaction
B+ Safety and crime rate
B Jobs and career opportunities
A+ Recreational activities
A+ Affordability
C+ Quality of schools
A+ Social Life
A Weather
A+ Commute time
A+ State and local taxes
A+ Public transit
A+ Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Athens’ results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

"Athens renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above average scores."

Key Findings in Athens include the following:

  • Athens renters gave their city a B overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Athens were commute time, state and local taxes, affordability, public transit and social life, which all received A+ grades.
  • The areas of concern to Athens renters are the quality of local schools and jobs and career opportunities, which received C+ and B grades, respectively.
  • Athens earned similar scores compared to other cities in Georgia like Atlanta (B) and Savannah (B+), but earned higher marks than Augusta (D), Marietta (D) and Decatur (F).
  • Athens did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Philadelphia (C+) and Memphis (C).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at