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258 Units Available
Marketplace Vista
1486 Terrell Mill Road Southeast
Atlanta, GA
1 Bedroom
$1,335
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1239 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:41 AM
Live luxuriously at Marketplace Vista, a community of apartments in Marietta, Georgia.
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88 Units Available
Elan Madison Yards
230 Bill Kennedy Way SE
Atlanta, GA | Reynoldstown
Studio
$1,420
557 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,615
811 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,080
1228 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:38 AM
We are now offering a variety of curated tour experiences. Call today to schedule yours and ask about our leasing special!Tons to explore. Plenty to come home to.
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108 Units Available
SLX Atlanta
5211 Peachtree Boulevard
Atlanta, GA | Downtown Chamblee
Studio
$1,395
620 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,660
946 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1213 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:41 AM
Discover living at its finest at SLX Atlanta, the elite new residences in Northeast Atlanta.
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135 Units Available
The Skylark
1099 Boulevard SE
Atlanta, GA | Chosewood Park
Studio
$1,219
622 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,274
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,889
1334 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:20 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Skylark in Atlanta. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Entra West End
451 Lee Street Southwest
Atlanta, GA | West End
Studio
$1,155
467 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,305
602 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$805
924 sqft
Last updated May 8 at 05:37 PM
A decidedly higher level of residential living is coming to Historic West End – right in the heart of Atlanta University Center. Sleek, modern architecture that blends seamlessly with the surrounding structures and streetscape.
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80 Units Available
Generation Atlanta
369 Centennial Olympic Park Dr NW
Atlanta, GA | Centennial Hill
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,364
671 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,225
1232 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Generation unveils an exceptional portrait of living. A unique fusion of style and sophistication, our apartment residences reflect your contemporary flair. Enjoy the life you deserve. When you live at Generation, your address says it all.
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47 Units Available
Aspire Westside
900 Joseph E. Lowery Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA | Knight Park - Howell Station
Studio
$1,295
593 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,495
826 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,985
1169 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Aspire Westside is exactly what you've been looking for. A trendy new apartment community set in the urban & upscale West Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta. Enjoy easy access to the best restaurants, shops, and entertainment.
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6 Units Available
LullWater Apartments
1527 N Decatur Rd NE
Atlanta, GA | Druid Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,100
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1100 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
One & Two Bedroom Apartments just footsteps away from Emory Village, Emory University, CDC and City of Decatur. Contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment and one of our agents will be happy to meet you and provide a tour.
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80 Units Available
AMLI Lenox
3478 Lakeside Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA | Lenox
1 Bedroom
$1,605
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,349
1308 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,894
1916 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:10 AM
AMLI Lenox is ideally situated in Atlantas premier shopping and dining district. Our Lenox apartments are walking distance from Phipps Plaza, Lenox Mall and the Buckhead Financial district, and uniquely located next to Marie Sims Park.
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3 Units Available
Amberwood Village
180 Flat Shoals Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA | Reynoldstown
2 Bedrooms
$1,010
615 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:20 AM
Perfectly located in the heart of Atlanta's rapidly growing Reynolds town, this area has become a super walkable and biking location.
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1 Unit Available
Freedom Park Heights
478 North Highland Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA | Inman Park
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
800 sqft
Last updated August 3 at 11:37 AM
SUPER SUMMER SAVINGS!! 1/2 OFF 1st MONTH'S RENT!! Rent for your 1st Month would be 800 Includes water, weekly landscaping, monthly pest control and two trash pickups/week. Onsite Coin-Op Laundry.
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64 Units Available
The Irby
65 Irby Ave NW
Atlanta, GA | Buckhead Village
Studio
$1,530
542 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,595
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,070
1203 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
While our offices remain closed, we are happy to announce that we offer self-guided tours! All self-guided tours must be scheduled in advance. Please contact us to schedule your tour!
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32 Units Available
The Kirkwood
71 Howard Street Southeast
Atlanta, GA | Kirkwood
1 Bedroom
$1,406
886 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,816
1329 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:12 AM
Blending an urban lifestyle with small-town vibes, The Kirkwood is a Brand New Midrise Apartment Community in Atlanta, GA. Ideally located, on Howard Street, our luxury apartments in Atlanta are here to offer you the life you always wanted.
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2 Units Available
Westside Townhomes
1514 Northwest Drive Northwest
Atlanta, GA | Monroe Heights
2 Bedrooms
$865
1100 sqft
Last updated July 10 at 12:17 PM
Located on the Westside of Atlanta, this area is bustling with new developments! Our property, Westside Townhomes sits in a very convenient location. With a MARTA bus stops on-site and the Hamilton E Holmes Station approximately 3.
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46 Units Available
Newbergh ATL
761 Morosgo Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA | Lindbergh - Morosgo
1 Bedroom
$1,455
868 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,080
1223 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,975
1543 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Newbergh ATL. Experience the revival.Lindbergh is changing. Experience the evolution that is Newbergh ATL. We’re turning up the volume of a once happening scene and introducing Atlanta’s newest apartment experience.
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54 Units Available
Revel Ballpark
2855 Crescent Parkway Southeast
Atlanta, GA
Studio
$1,430
623 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,545
832 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,025
1222 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
The Battery is a cultural hotspot, a unique mood that’s pure Atlanta. You’ll find that spirit at Revel Ballpark Apartments in Atlanta, GA, where luxury living is as eclectic and funky as the nightlife around it.
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86 Units Available
The Ashley
530 E Paces Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta, GA | Buckhead Village
Studio
$1,465
606 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,855
782 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,595
1254 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Located amidst the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood, within walking distance to the latest trends in shopping, dining and entertainment, our community will boast the finest in amenities and interiors to appeal to the most discriminating renter.
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1 Unit Available
Taco Town Apartments
714 Bryan Street Southeast
Atlanta, GA | Grant Park
1 Bedroom
$1,200
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated August 3 at 11:37 AM
Live close to the Beltline. Come home from work, park your car and walk every where. Two blocks from a brand new Publix and movie theatre. You are close to downtown, midtown. Easy drive to interstate.
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87 Units Available
Alexan on 8th
880 West Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA | Midtown
Studio
$1,830
658 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,860
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
1188 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:38 AM
We're Open! Private Tours By Appointment Only. Contact Us Today- We Can't Wait To Meet You! Our Virtual Office Is Open! Virtual Tours, Video Tours, Self-Guided Tours Available. Schedule Your Personalized Tour Today.
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21 Units Available
Alta Dairies
777 Memorial Drive Southeast
Atlanta, GA | Reynoldstown
Studio
$1,370
537 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,660
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,109
1247 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
At Alta Dairies, we know greatness when we see it. That’s why we took a beautiful vintage dairy plant built in 1945 and turned it into a multipurpose community in the heart of Atlanta, GA.
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Edge on the Beltline
670 Dekalb Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA | Inman Park
Studio
$1,399
593 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,499
745 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,399
1133 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:05 PM
Tucked between two of the most unique neighborhoods in Atlanta, Old Fourth Ward and Inman Park, EDGE™ on the Beltline is a visionary apartment community straddling the Beltline’s Eastside Trail offering a lifestyle unlike any other in Atlanta.
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33 Units Available
Hanover Midtown
888 Juniper Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA | Midtown
1 Bedroom
$1,706
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,970
1507 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$8,072
2451 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:14 AM
Rejuvenate in your new urban oasis in the center of convenient Midtown Atlanta. Hanover Company’s latest luxury residential community, Hanover Midtown, is located in the heart of Midtown.
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58 Units Available
Modera Buckhead
3005 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA | Garden Hills
Studio
$1,730
530 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,555
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,245
1069 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:31 AM
If you could live anywhere, what kind of place would you choose? A landmark destination for shopping, socializing and entertaining? A hotspot offering some of the finest restaurants and shops in the country? A luxury village with spectacular
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37 Units Available
The Sutton
2965 Peachtree Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA | Garden Hills
1 Bedroom
$3,500
1148 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,260
1845 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$5,325
2184 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
The Sutton is a new luxury apartment community in the heart of Buckhead Village, fully equipped residences of 1-3 bedrooms with exceptional amenities and a real sense of community.
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How much is rent in Atlanta?
In Atlanta, the median rent is $979 for a studio, $1,027 for a 1-bedroom, $1,186 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,557 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Atlanta, check out our monthly Atlanta Rent Report.
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Median Rent in Atlanta

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Atlanta is $1,027, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,186.
Studio
$979
1 Bed
$1,027
2 Beds
$1,186
3+ Beds
$1,557
City GuideAtlanta
Oh, Atlanta - I hear you calling. I'm coming back to you one fine day. No need to worry, there ain't no hurry 'cause I'm on my way back to Georgia." (Allison Krauss - "Oh Atlanta")
Oh, Atlanta - I hear you calling. I'm coming back to you one fine day. No need to worry, there ain't no hurry 'cause I'm on my way back to Georgia." (Allison Krauss - "Oh Atlanta")

It happens all the time. You're at a cocktail party. Granny Smith appletini in one hand, Crab Louie with hydroponic chive in mini puff pastry in the other. While musing about summers in the Hamptons, the tennis cad injects a social trump card with a devilish aphorism extolling the virtues of winter sailing in Catalina. And just like that, it's on. The East Coast - West Coast rivalry. A virulent, zealous, hopeless fight. That's why people like Atlanta. New York has the potency of Wall Street, L.A. has the glitterati of Hollywood. That's why people like Atlanta. Let Wall Street have its base of operations for entitled billionaires - I'm just a good ol’ hard working Josephine after all. Let Hollywood be the nerve center of flashbulbs and red carpets - I don't need daily affirmation to feel like a star. That's why I like Atlanta... headquarters to Coca Cola, Home Depot, and Cartoon Network... now that's what speaks to me!

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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'll ya have?
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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.

What won't ya have?
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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.

The view is great from Terminal D
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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.

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Oh, Atlanta - I hear you calling. I'm coming back to you one fine day. No need to worry, there ain't no hurry 'cause I'm on my way back to Georgia." (Allison Krauss - "Oh Atlanta")
Oh, Atlanta - I hear you calling. I'm coming back to you one fine day. No need to worry, there ain't no hurry 'cause I'm on my way back to Georgia." (Allison Krauss - "Oh Atlanta")

It happens all the time. You're at a cocktail party. Granny Smith appletini in one hand, Crab Louie with hydroponic chive in mini puff pastry in the other. While musing about summers in the Hamptons, the tennis cad injects a social trump card with a devilish aphorism extolling the virtues of winter sailing in Catalina. And just like that, it's on. The East Coast - West Coast rivalry. A virulent, zealous, hopeless fight. That's why people like Atlanta. New York has the potency of Wall Street, L.A. has the glitterati of Hollywood. That's why people like Atlanta. Let Wall Street have its base of operations for entitled billionaires - I'm just a good ol’ hard working Josephine after all. Let Hollywood be the nerve center of flashbulbs and red carpets - I don't need daily affirmation to feel like a star. That's why I like Atlanta... headquarters to Coca Cola, Home Depot, and Cartoon Network... now that's what speaks to me!

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MLK memorial fountain

Flags flying at Centennial Olympic Park

Swaminarayan Hindu Temple

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'll ya have?
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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.

What won't ya have?
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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.

The view is great from Terminal D
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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
Atlanta

September 2020 Atlanta Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Atlanta Rent Report. Atlanta rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Atlanta rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Atlanta rents increased moderately over the past month

Atlanta rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 1.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Atlanta stand at $1,027 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,187 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Atlanta's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.0%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents falling across the Atlanta Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Atlanta over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the Atlanta metro for which we have data, 7 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Newnan has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,252, while one-bedrooms go for $1,084.
    • Over the past year, Alpharetta has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 3.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,436, while one-bedrooms go for $1,243.
    • Roswell has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,474; rents grew 0.4% over the past month but fell 0.5% over the past year.
    • Atlanta proper has the least expensive rents in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,187; rents increased 0.3% over the past month but fell 1.6% over the past year.

    Atlanta rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen moderately in Atlanta, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Atlanta is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Although rents across cities in Georgia have been moderately on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in Augusta and 1.9% in Columbus.
    • Atlanta's median two-bedroom rent of $1,187 is slightly below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Atlanta fell moderately over the past year, the city of Memphis saw an increase of 1.2%.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Atlanta than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is nearly two-and-a-half times the price in Atlanta.

    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.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Atlanta
    $1,030
    $1,190
    0.3%
    -1.6%
    Roswell
    $1,280
    $1,470
    0.4%
    -0.5%
    Alpharetta
    $1,240
    $1,440
    0.1%
    -3.8%
    Marietta
    $1,200
    $1,390
    1%
    -0.7%
    Smyrna
    $1,150
    $1,330
    0.5%
    -1.6%
    Peachtree City
    $1,210
    $1,400
    2%
    -0.3%
    Newnan
    $1,080
    $1,250
    1.5%
    4.1%
    Douglasville
    $1,090
    $1,260
    1.6%
    3.3%
    Kennesaw
    $1,240
    $1,430
    1.4%
    -1.5%
    Lawrenceville
    $1,200
    $1,390
    0.8%
    0.1%
    Tucker
    $1,220
    $1,410
    0.4%
    3.1%
    Duluth
    $1,300
    $1,500
    0.9%
    -0.6%
    Stockbridge
    $1,350
    $1,550
    1.1%
    11.2%
    Woodstock
    $1,170
    $1,350
    0.9%
    -1.3%
    Canton
    $1,060
    $1,220
    1.4%
    5.5%
    McDonough
    $1,370
    $1,580
    2.1%
    2.8%
    Acworth
    $930
    $1,080
    0.3%
    0.8%
    Union City
    $890
    $1,020
    0.6%
    4.1%
    Decatur
    $1,030
    $1,190
    -0.2%
    -0.8%
    Forest Park
    $870
    $1,010
    -0.1%
    1.7%
    Snellville
    $1,300
    $1,510
    -0.2%
    -0.2%
    Lithia Springs
    $1,150
    $1,320
    1.1%
    2.9%
    Suwanee
    $1,630
    $1,880
    0.4%
    -2.3%
    Conyers
    $1,060
    $1,230
    1.8%
    6.4%
    Riverdale
    $1,070
    $1,230
    0.6%
    4.3%
    Fairburn
    $980
    $1,130
    0.8%
    13%
    Dallas
    $1,000
    $1,150
    0.6%
    1.8%
    Norcross
    $1,200
    $1,390
    0.9%
    -1.3%
    Clarkston
    $930
    $1,080
    0.3%
    4.5%
    Austell
    $990
    $1,140
    0.8%
    4.7%
    Stone Mountain
    $1,020
    $1,180
    0.2%
    3.7%
    Cumming
    $1,400
    $1,610
    0.7%
    12.7%
    Jonesboro
    $1,120
    $1,290
    1.5%
    6.7%
    Lithonia
    $1,290
    $1,490
    1.1%
    16.1%
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    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.

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    September 2020 Atlanta Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Atlanta Rent Report. Atlanta rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Atlanta rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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    September 2020 Atlanta Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Atlanta Rent Report. Atlanta rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Atlanta rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Atlanta rents increased moderately over the past month

    Atlanta rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 1.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Atlanta stand at $1,027 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,187 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Atlanta's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.0%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents falling across the Atlanta Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Atlanta over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the Atlanta metro for which we have data, 7 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Newnan has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,252, while one-bedrooms go for $1,084.
      • Over the past year, Alpharetta has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 3.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,436, while one-bedrooms go for $1,243.
      • Roswell has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,474; rents grew 0.4% over the past month but fell 0.5% over the past year.
      • Atlanta proper has the least expensive rents in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,187; rents increased 0.3% over the past month but fell 1.6% over the past year.

      Atlanta rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have fallen moderately in Atlanta, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Atlanta is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Although rents across cities in Georgia have been moderately on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in Augusta and 1.9% in Columbus.
      • Atlanta's median two-bedroom rent of $1,187 is slightly below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Atlanta fell moderately over the past year, the city of Memphis saw an increase of 1.2%.
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Atlanta than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is nearly two-and-a-half times the price in Atlanta.

      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.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Atlanta
      $1,030
      $1,190
      0.3%
      -1.6%
      Roswell
      $1,280
      $1,470
      0.4%
      -0.5%
      Alpharetta
      $1,240
      $1,440
      0.1%
      -3.8%
      Marietta
      $1,200
      $1,390
      1%
      -0.7%
      Smyrna
      $1,150
      $1,330
      0.5%
      -1.6%
      Peachtree City
      $1,210
      $1,400
      2%
      -0.3%
      Newnan
      $1,080
      $1,250
      1.5%
      4.1%
      Douglasville
      $1,090
      $1,260
      1.6%
      3.3%
      Kennesaw
      $1,240
      $1,430
      1.4%
      -1.5%
      Lawrenceville
      $1,200
      $1,390
      0.8%
      0.1%
      Tucker
      $1,220
      $1,410
      0.4%
      3.1%
      Duluth
      $1,300
      $1,500
      0.9%
      -0.6%
      Stockbridge
      $1,350
      $1,550
      1.1%
      11.2%
      Woodstock
      $1,170
      $1,350
      0.9%
      -1.3%
      Canton
      $1,060
      $1,220
      1.4%
      5.5%
      McDonough
      $1,370
      $1,580
      2.1%
      2.8%
      Acworth
      $930
      $1,080
      0.3%
      0.8%
      Union City
      $890
      $1,020
      0.6%
      4.1%
      Decatur
      $1,030
      $1,190
      -0.2%
      -0.8%
      Forest Park
      $870
      $1,010
      -0.1%
      1.7%
      Snellville
      $1,300
      $1,510
      -0.2%
      -0.2%
      Lithia Springs
      $1,150
      $1,320
      1.1%
      2.9%
      Suwanee
      $1,630
      $1,880
      0.4%
      -2.3%
      Conyers
      $1,060
      $1,230
      1.8%
      6.4%
      Riverdale
      $1,070
      $1,230
      0.6%
      4.3%
      Fairburn
      $980
      $1,130
      0.8%
      13%
      Dallas
      $1,000
      $1,150
      0.6%
      1.8%
      Norcross
      $1,200
      $1,390
      0.9%
      -1.3%
      Clarkston
      $930
      $1,080
      0.3%
      4.5%
      Austell
      $990
      $1,140
      0.8%
      4.7%
      Stone Mountain
      $1,020
      $1,180
      0.2%
      3.7%
      Cumming
      $1,400
      $1,610
      0.7%
      12.7%
      Jonesboro
      $1,120
      $1,290
      1.5%
      6.7%
      Lithonia
      $1,290
      $1,490
      1.1%
      16.1%
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      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.

      Atlanta Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Atlanta ranks on:

      B
      Overall satisfaction
      B-
      Safety and crime rate
      B+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B+
      Recreational activities
      B-
      Affordability
      C+
      Quality of schools
      B+
      Social Life
      B
      Weather
      D
      Commute time
      B
      State and local taxes
      B-
      Public transit
      B+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

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

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

      Key findings in Atlanta include the following:

      • Atlanta renters gave their city a B overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Atlanta were jobs and career opportunities, social life, recreational activities and pet-friendliness, which all received B+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Atlanta renters are commute time (D) and quality of local schools (C+).
      • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B+, while renters who are parents are less satisfied, giving it a C+.
      • Atlanta earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Athens (B) and Savannah (B+), but earned higher marks than Augusta (D) and Decatur (F).
      • Atlanta relatively poorly compared to other Southern cities, including Charlotte, NC (A-), Nashville, TN (A-) and Virginia Beach, VA (A-).

      • 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.

      Renters say:

      • "I love that it’s got the look and style of a big city but the warmth and friendliness of a small town." – Stanis M.
      • "The city is continually growing. It’s great to see local business thriving. Though they can be more expensive, I’m willing to pay more for the unique local shops." – Katie M.
      • "Anything you could want is right at your fingertips. So many opportunities are available. Traffic is terrible, but that comes with being in an ever-growing city." – Lauren R.
      • "Love the diversity and available social activities. Hate the traffic and high rent prices in the city." – Donyule S.

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

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

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

      "Atlanta renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Th...

      View full Atlanta Renter Survey

      Here’s how Atlanta ranks on:

      B
      Overall satisfaction
      B-
      Safety and crime rate
      B+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B+
      Recreational activities
      B-
      Affordability
      C+
      Quality of schools
      B+
      Social Life
      B
      Weather
      D
      Commute time
      B
      State and local taxes
      B-
      Public transit
      B+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

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

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

      Key findings in Atlanta include the following:

      • Atlanta renters gave their city a B overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Atlanta were jobs and career opportunities, social life, recreational activities and pet-friendliness, which all received B+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Atlanta renters are commute time (D) and quality of local schools (C+).
      • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of B+, while renters who are parents are less satisfied, giving it a C+.
      • Atlanta earned similar scores compared to other nearby cities like Athens (B) and Savannah (B+), but earned higher marks than Augusta (D) and Decatur (F).
      • Atlanta relatively poorly compared to other Southern cities, including Charlotte, NC (A-), Nashville, TN (A-) and Virginia Beach, VA (A-).

      • 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.

      Renters say:

      • "I love that it’s got the look and style of a big city but the warmth and friendliness of a small town." – Stanis M.
      • "The city is continually growing. It’s great to see local business thriving. Though they can be more expensive, I’m willing to pay more for the unique local shops." – Katie M.
      • "Anything you could want is right at your fingertips. So many opportunities are available. Traffic is terrible, but that comes with being in an ever-growing city." – Lauren R.
      • "Love the diversity and available social activities. Hate the traffic and high rent prices in the city." – Donyule S.

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

      View our national survey results here.