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32 Units Available
Spectrum on Spring
1270 Spring Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA | Midtown
Studio
$1,400
578 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,525
678 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,299
1066 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Thrive at Spectrum on Spring.Redefining luxury urban living, come and experience the newest community of apartments in Midtown Atlanta, Spectrum on Spring.
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78 Units Available
The Bishop
5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA | Perimeter Center
Studio
$1,430
684 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,420
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,990
1145 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:34 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at The Bishop in Atlanta. View photos, descriptions and more!
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132 Units Available
The District at Windy Hill
2245 Interstate North Pkwy W
Atlanta, GA | Downtown Cumberland
1 Bedroom
$1,300
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,935
1200 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:34 AM
At The District at Windy Hill, high-class amenities combine with chic interiors and a truly amazing location to create the home you’ve been looking for.
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15 Units Available
AMLI Westside
1084 Howell Mill Road Northwest
Atlanta, GA | Home Park
Studio
$1,203
533 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,461
771 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 06:37 AM
In the Westside Revival area. On-site rooftop deck with games, TV, and lounges. Residents can work in private offices on-site. Park-like setting with a fire pit and saltwater pool. Luxurious interiors, and valet dry cleaning.
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21 Units Available
Platform
290 Martin Luther King Jr Drive SE
Atlanta, GA | Oakland
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,440
793 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
1171 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Smoke-free homes with walk-in closets, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances. This pet-friendly community has bike storage, a 24-hour gym, and a clubhouse. Only four short minutes from Krog Street Market.
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23 Units Available
North and Line
385 North Angier Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA | Old Fourth Ward
1 Bedroom
$1,730
817 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,520
1136 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
BE YOUR OWN TRUE NORTH. At the intersection of North Avenue and Atlanta’s BeltLine sits the Eastside’s most refined apartment living. Exactly where you want to be with the most sought-after restaurants, retail and recreation.
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89 Units Available
The Huntley
1000 Park Ave NE
Atlanta, GA | North Buckhead
1 Bedroom
$2,001
912 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,900
1712 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,875
2310 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Prime location in the Buckhead neighborhood, units have stunning views, wood floors, large windows and lots of light. Complex has an elevated Sky Lounge, exclusive resident programs and is pet-friendly.
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3 Units Available
The Vic at Buckhead
3518 Roswell Rd NE Suite A-03
Atlanta, GA | South Tuxedo Park
2 Bedrooms
$1,299
980 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Newly Renovated! Take A Virtual Tour Today! Live in the most exciting neighborhood in Atlanta when you make your home at Vic at Buckhead Apartments.
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24 Units Available
LUMEN Grant Park
465 Memorial Drive Southeast
Atlanta, GA | Grant Park
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,383
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,732
1070 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Vintage industrial styling in Atlanta's Grant Park neighborhood. Units with quartz countertops, Bluetooth-distributed audio, designer plank flooring and stainless steel appliances. Draft beer and coffee bar on-site.
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200 Edgewood
200 Edgewood Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA | Inman Park
Studio
$1,450
2 Bedrooms
$1,899
Last updated September 23 at 09:13 AM
Discover 200 Edgewood Welcome to 200 Edgewood, with upscale apartments located just steps away from the best that Downtown Atlanta and the historic Edgewood arts district have to offer.
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30 Units Available
AMLI Arts Center
1240 West Peachtree Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA | Midtown
Studio
$1,305
650 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,486
827 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,307
1267 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:42 AM
Two bedroom apartments available for immediate move in! Perfect for couples and friends.
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15 Units Available
Alexan Buckhead Village
361 Pharr Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA | Garden Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,462
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
1204 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:30 AM
Brand-new apartment community in fashionable Buckhead featuring social spaces, a gym and a yoga room. The one- and two-bedroom pet-friendly homes boast keyless entry, wood-like flooring, NEST thermostats and spacious closets.
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30 Units Available
The Atlantic Briarcliff Apartment Homes
1901 Briarcliff Rd NE
Atlanta, GA | Woodland Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,145
910 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,316
1312 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:08 AM
With easy access to I-85 and close to shopping malls, Little Five Points and Fox Theatre, this apartment community shines with walk-in closets, fireplaces and sunrooms. Pet owners will love the fenced-in bark park.
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38 Units Available
Spoke
1450 La France St NE
Atlanta, GA | Edgewood
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,444
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,947
1127 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Luxurious studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments in the heart of Edgewood close to the Edgewood-Candler Park MARTA rail station. Units feature open floor plans with modern kitchens and fixtures.
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42 Units Available
Hanover Buckhead Village
3150 Roswell Rd NW
Atlanta, GA | Buckhead Forest
Studio
$1,411
661 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,727
807 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,215
1407 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:10 AM
Next to the historic Buckhead Theater. On-site amenities are numerous and include a TechnoGym, spa-inspired bathrooms, and a resort-like pool with an outdoor grilling area. Spacious interiors with modern fixtures provided.
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34 Units Available
Tens on West
1010 W Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA | Midtown
1 Bedroom
$1,258
779 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,157
1166 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Community residents enjoy Skydeck views of the city, a clubhouse and resident pantry. Apartment features include in-unit laundry, big bedrooms and private terraces. This Midtown location is convenient to Piedmont Park and all of Atlanta.
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16 Units Available
Lilli Midtown
693 Peachtree St NW
Atlanta, GA | Midtown
1 Bedroom
$1,835
911 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,415
1334 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$8,165
2118 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:01 AM
Located in the heart of Atlanta. Amenities include a rooftop pool, rooftop terrace and resident lounge with fireplace. Available services include housekeeping, full-service concierge and electric car charging stations.
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39 Units Available
The Leonard & The George
275 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA | Grant Park
1 Bedroom
$1,246
580 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,638
885 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
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16 Units Available
Windsor Old Fourth Ward
608 Ralph McGill Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA | Old Fourth Ward
Studio
$1,440
566 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,685
804 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,395
1319 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Windsor Old Fourth Ward offers luxury living in a prime location.Our ideal location in the popular Old Fourth Ward neighborhood puts you close to excellent shopping, entertainment, dining, and employment options.
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20 Units Available
Piedmont House
205 12th St NE
Atlanta, GA | Midtown
1 Bedroom
$2,881
938 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,431
1546 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
Stunning, penthouse-inspired apartments in Midtown Atlanta. Floor-to-ceiling windows and designer interiors. Within walking distance to the museums and shopping. Private demonstration kitchen, baby grand piano and a resort-style pool.
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8 Units Available
The Byron
549 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA | SoNo
1 Bedroom
$1,499
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,790
971 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Modern community with controlled access, concierge service, and in-house pup wash. Gated parking, gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and faux-wood plank flooring. Fantastic skyline views.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Ansley at Princeton
3871 Redwine Rd
Atlanta, GA | Princeton Lakes
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,617
1219 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 24 at 03:48 AM
A welcoming community near the water and green spaces. On-site amenities include a large pool, grill area and dog park. Apartments feature nine-foot ceilings, walk-in closets and gourmet kitchens.
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23 Units Available
AMLI Buckhead
3450 Roxboro Rd NE
Atlanta, GA | Lenox
1 Bedroom
$1,577
813 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,099
1313 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 06:13 AM
Green community. Super sleek apartments with solar shades and wine storage. High ceilings. Resort-style pool and Starbucks coffee bar on site. Rooftop deck with movie screen. Near Marie Sims Park.
Verified
15 Units Available
Collier Ridge
100 Noble Creek Dr NW
Atlanta, GA | Perimeter Center
1 Bedroom
$1,693
1366 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,507
1370 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,944
1632 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 03:47 AM
Situated in the Buckhead neighborhood and within the Morris Brandon school district. Flats and townhomes with smart home features in a community with multiple recreational amenities. Perfect for those seeking easy access to Highway 285.
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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.