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City Guide
What'll ya have?

Atlanta's has an array of rental options. It is a sprawling place where land is not at a diamond premium as in other premier cities. Expect to encounter amenity-rich complexes with functions, fountains, and racquetball. There are downtown high-rises and bungalows in the social heart of the city. Also, with summer temperatures well over 90 degrees many of the apartment communities have awesome ways to help you beat the heat: outdoor areas with built in bbqs, pools and gyms. Some choose row houses near universities and in developing neighborhoods. Yes, you can even live near the Varsity if you crave those hot dogs that much... What'll ya have:

Cumberland-Smyrna: Edge cities to Atlanta, the Cumberland-Smyrna areas are scaled down amalgams of financial districts and mega-family centric zones. Home to offices (more space here than in Miami), malls, hotels, and, recently, The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. This area, especially if you work herein, is one of those places you may rarely leave. It's clean and has a little bit, but enough of everything to keep you content. Of course, if it's more of Hotlanta you seek, downtown is 10 miles Southeast. Complexes galore in this area with 1 BR apartments at $600 - $900 per month - be selective at the lower end; the higher end of this range can include non-standard features such as jacuzzi tub in unit, or bonus rooms. 2 BR pads available for around $1,050.

Emory-Deactur: Technically, one of the nation's premier universities has an Atlanta zip code, but it reaches into abutting Decatur to fulfill some of it housing, dining, and general entertainment overflow. This is a clean, historic district of Atlanta et al. With quaintly titled neighborhoods like Briarvista and Druid Hills, you can either expect this area to be green space peppered, comfortable and satisfying, or the setting of a David Lynch movie. From experience, I assure you it's the former. You'll find a smattering of cozy parks, restaurants, cafés, and tree-canopied walks in these environs. If you want nightlife, you can go either 2, 4, or 6 miles away (Brookwood, Virginia Highlands, and Buckhead Village, respectively) depending on the desired amount you wish to retain of memory, the next morning, in Emory. Expect to pay around $800 - $900 for a 1 BR in a professionally managed building. 2 BR places have a wide range of $1,000 - $1,500 and tend to feather into Atlanta's more tony nooks.

Brookwood: In between midtown Atlanta and its iconic Buckhead neighborhood, Brookwood lies magically close to downtown and major business districts, and has easy highway access. Brookwood has much big city appeal but is largely shielded from big city encroachment. This is especially true of Brookwood Hills - one of Atlanta's most exclusive neighborhoods, with a one-road-in, one-road-out design. What Brookwood Hills may lack in complex infrastructure, they more than make up for with a tireless enthusiasm for political ping-pong. In fact, putting a cold stop to Brookwood proper’s planned expansion is their pet (with emerald encrusted collar) project. Brookwood is a small, non-touristy area with a nice offering of walkable restaurants, parks, and nighttime outposts. Brookwood Hills... forget about it. Not without the password.One bedroom apartments starting around $900; two bedroom apartments around $1,250.

Buckhead: Originally dotted with estates and rolling hills, Modern Buckhead is now home to an abundance of mansions and has been known (at various times) as the wealthiest, most chic, most exclusive area of Atlanta with little exception, as well as the one most out of favor with other Atlantans. Buckhead apartments are known for being very well appointed, having the best amenities. It's almost a given that any unit you rent will have in-unit washer and dryer, hardwood floors and of course air conditioning. A lot of buildings in this area will also full time doormen to receive packages and let guests into the building.

Buckhead Village (the more urban section of Buckhead): received its share of funny looks when it began its pursuit to corner the market on Atlanta's nightlife. The good news - they succeeded. The bad news - they succeeded. For a short time, Buckhead Village was a destination in and of itself. That gave way to nightly, rowdy gatherings. While fun for a while, and certainly a boon to local coffers, Buckhead knew it was time for an utter rebranding. While this plan was taking effect, Buckhead Village became increasingly unpleasant with a "nobody really goes there anymore" feeling. Now, Buckhead, specifically the village, is thoroughly successful in its reinvention. It's fancy, and well heeled (it never stopped being the latter - its fall from grace was precipitous bet reversible). Still, and once again, the largest concentration of luxury hotels, dining, and shopping are within easy reach in Buckhead. 1 BR $900 - $1,200. 2 BR $1,200 - $1,550.

Virginia Highlands: Many cities refer to unique enclaves and niches within their limits as "villages." This usually translates into "small and wealthy". Virginia Highlands is a village, seven, in fact, that comprise a prism of residential settings with opportunities for relaxing, exercising, people watching, diversion, and money spending. With sidewalk cafés, bistros, trendy dining, parks, pets, boutiques featuring the sublime to the far out, Virginia Highlands has a deceptively comprehensive urban vibe. It's as if Epcot designed it - X paired oddly, but perfectly next to Y and it goes on for several blocks, then stops. Bungalows and craftily built homes largely define Virginia Highlands residential landscape - a sweet respite from big. Figure $850 per person per BR and you won't go wrong.

What won't ya have?

An unmanageable problem with paperwork or pets. Atlanta is large with a good combination of family, wealth, and bohemian - that translates into choice and general flexibility. Most non-home apartments have weight limits on pets that tend to run on the high side. Chances are Fido is welcomed. Some top it at 35 lbs. so assume nothing. Metro Atlanta has around 24 dog parks, making it one of the best cities to find a pet friendly apartment in. Cat parks - Zero - but millions of laundry hampers and windowsills.

Lack of traffic. The Weather Channel ranks Atlanta the third worst city in the U.S. for traffic, which is like Hooters stating that Montpelier, VT is the third hardest state capital to spell. Both companies are based in Atlanta anyway. Yet Atlanta doesn't balance out choking road congestion with a welcoming, convenient public transit system. It's good, but not Atlanta Braves, 11 playoff appearances in a row good. Keep your car. And if you're keeping your car, make sure that you've got your parking options at your apartment covered. Assigned parking and covered parking are common, but finding a garage is more unusual, unless you are looking to live in the more dense downtown area.

An ability to buy beer, wine, or liquor in stores on Sundays.

That pretty much covers it.

The view is great from Terminal D

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the world's largest in terms of passengers. In fact, the number of passengers annually transiting through ATL (88,000,000) is over 200 times the size of the ATL itself. What does that mean? In a nutshell, a peanut shell (this is Georgia after all) Atlanta is big and small. The metropolitan area is enormous statistically, while the city itself is relatively compact (around 420,000). As such, some of the desirable neighborhoods in Atlanta, aren't actually in The Big Peach - but close enough to easily be called the peach fuzz.

Rent Report
April 2017 Atlanta Rent Report

Atlanta rent prices decreased over the past month

In Atlanta, rents decreased by 0.1% this past month, though rent prices have grown by 2.4% in the past year. 1-bedrooms in Atlanta have a median rent of $1,370, while 2-bedrooms cost $1,700.

Atlanta is the most expensive city for renters

  • Dunwoody: Trailing only Atlanta, Dunwoody has the 2nd highest rent prices in the metro. 2-bedrooms in Dunwoody cost $1,580, and 1-bedrooms rent for $1,270. Dunwoody rents have grown by 4.8% in the past year.
  • Sandy Springs: Sandy Springs is the 3rd most expensive city for renters in the Atlanta metro. Median rents there are at $1,570 for 2-bedrooms and $1,240 for 1-bedrooms. Rent prices grew by 0.8% this past month.
  • Roswell: With prices 10.0% higher than they were last year, Roswell shows the fastest-growing rents in the metro. 2-bedrooms in Roswell go for $1,150, while 1-bedrooms cost $1,020.

North Buckhead is the most expensive neighborhood

  • North Buckhead: The highest rent prices in Atlanta are in North Buckhead. 2-bedrooms there have a median rent of $2,270, and 1-bedrooms cost $1,550. Rents grew by 0.7% over the past month, though prices are 6.4% lower than last year.
  • Midtown: Midtown is the 2nd most expensive neighborhood for renters, with 2-bedrooms running $2,250. Rents in Midtown decreased by 1.6% over the past month, although prices have grown by 4.1% in the last year.
  • West End - Mechanicsville: West End - Mechanicsville shows the highest year-over-year rent growth, at a 9.3% increase over last year. Median rents there are at $940 for 2-bedrooms and $1,050 for 1-beds.

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.

Neighborhood Median 1 BR price Median 2 BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
North Buckhead $1550 $2270 0.7% -6.4%
Midtown $1570 $2250 -1.6% 4.1%
Morningside - Lenox Park $1380 $2070 1.8% 7.3%
Inman Park - Candler Park $1620 $2070 0.4% 3.1%
Old Fourth Ward $1540 $1980 1.0% -1.9%
West Midtown $1360 $1930 -0.1% 0.9%
Lindbergh - Morosgo $1430 $1780 -1.0% 1.0%
Lindridge - Martin Manor $1230 $1610 1.5% 0.4%
Underwood Hills $1240 $1390 1.0% -4.0%
West End - Mechanicsville $1050 $940 2.3% 9.3%


Apartment List Rent Report data is drawn monthly from the millions of listings on our site. 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rents are calculated as the median for units available in the specified size and time period. Price changes are calculated using a “same unit” methodology similar to the Case-Shiller “repeat sales” home prices methodology, taking the average price change for units available across both time periods.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List’s Rent Reports cover rental pricing data in major cities, their suburbs, and their neighborhoods. We provide valuable leading indicators of rental price trends, highlight data on top cities, and identify the key facts renters should know. As always, our goal is to provide price transparency to America’s 105 million renters to help them make the best possible decisions in choosing a place to call home.

Atlanta Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Atlanta ranks on:
B+ Overall satisfaction
C+ Safety and crime rate
B+ Jobs and career opportunities
B Recreational activities
B+ Affordability
C+ Quality of schools
B+ Weather
C+ Commute time
B+ State and local taxes
B- Public transit
C+ Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Atlanta's results from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters nationwide, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters across the country.

"Atlanta renters expressed general satisfaction with the city, with average or above average scores across most categories," says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “This city seems to be especially popular for young renters.”

Key findings in Atlanta include the following:

  • Atlanta renters give their city a B+ overall for satisfaction.
  • The city's renters give Atlanta a score of B+ for weather, state and local taxes, and cost of living. These are the city’s highest ratings.
  • Other well-rated aspects of the city were its access to major roads and freeways, and access to parks. Both of these received a B rating from Atlanta’s renters.
  • Renters here seem to be primarily concerned about the quality of local schools and safety (C+), as well as commute times. Toni G., a renter in Atlanta, shared: “I love how convenient/close it is to get anywhere but the traffic is always bad at all times of the day.”
  • Millennial renters seem to really enjoy living in Atlanta, giving it an above average rating of A- satisfaction overall. Renters who are parents gave the city an average satisfaction rating of C overall.
  • Renters in Savannah, GA gave the city an overall satisfaction rating of A-. Nashville, TN received a B+, and Charlotte, NC received an A-.
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.

Renters say:

  • “Atlanta is the land of opportunities. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone. The city isn’t too big or too small. Although the weather is so bipolar.” —Stefanii
  • “I appreciate the cost of living in my city…Since I am a senior, my income seems to go further, primarily because of lower taxes and rents, especially with the amenities you receive at many of the rental properties.” —Yvonne S.