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194 Apartments for rent in Athens, GA

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Last updated December 11 at 6:18pm UTC
230 Fern Ridge Ct
North Avenue
Athens, GA
Updated November 10 at 6:02pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
141 Hunter's Run Rd
Athens
Athens, GA
Updated December 9 at 2:19am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
2064 Prince Ave.
Oglethorpe
Athens, GA
Updated October 29 at 9:56am UTC
Studio
$700
155 Artisan Pl
North Avenue
Athens, GA
Updated December 5 at 6:11pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
156 Trail Creek St
Chicopee - Dudley
Athens, GA
Updated November 29 at 2:22am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
543 Morton Ave
Five Points
Athens, GA
Updated December 5 at 6:11pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
150 The Preserve Dr
Forest Heights
Athens, GA
Updated December 11 at 5:43pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
200 E Rutherford St
Five Points
Athens, GA
Updated December 7 at 2:15am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
260 Northside Dr
North Avenue
Athens, GA
Updated November 3 at 7:01pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
451 Bridgewater Way
North Avenue
Athens, GA
Updated November 5 at 1:24am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,080
118 Katydid Dr
North Avenue
Athens, GA
Updated November 4 at 1:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
117 Hunter's Run Rd
Athens
Athens, GA
Updated December 5 at 6:11pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
240 Bridgewater Way
North Avenue
Athens, GA
Updated November 5 at 1:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,335
135 Hunter's Run Rd
Athens
Athens, GA
Updated December 7 at 10:22am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,300
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City Guide
Athens

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
Athens

December 2017 Athens Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2017 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 7.1% 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 3.4%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

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 3.4% 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 $1,410; 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 (+7.1%).
  • Marietta, Roswell, and Savannah have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.9%, 5.5%, and 5.2%, respectively).

Athens rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased sharply in Athens, other 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 2.7% over the past year compared to the 7.1% rise in Athens.
  • While Athens' rents rose sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including DC (-0.4%), Miami (-0.4%), and New York (-0.1%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Athens than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,050, 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.

Methodology:

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.