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22 Units Available
Radius West Midtown
464 Bishop St NW
Atlanta, GA | Loring Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,390
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,880
1219 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Redefine your expectations! Featuring designer floor finishes, granite kitchen and bathroom countertops, and beautiful custom cabinetry, and walking distance to Westside, come and experience true luxury.
Verified
27 Units Available
The Reserve at Lavista Walk
1155 Lavista Walk NE
Atlanta, GA | Martin Manor
1 Bedroom
$1,063
714 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,540
1207 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,082
1405 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Furnished apartments just minutes from downtown Atlanta. Leisure amenities include two swimming pools, a fitness center and an outdoor living room with BBQ grills. Housekeeping assistance and 24-hour maintenance available.
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22 Units Available
Broadstone Midtown
811 Juniper St NE
Atlanta, GA | Midtown
1 Bedroom
$1,525
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,199
1239 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Community amenities include fitness club, grilling areas, bike room and courtyard. Apartments feature built-in USB ports, spacious walk-in closets and push-button disposals. Located minutes from downtown, near the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
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25 Units Available
Helios
2470 Cheshire Bridge Rd
Atlanta, GA | Martin Manor
Studio
$1,290
695 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,261
819 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1136 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:41 AM
Within minutes of Georgia State Route 400, I-85 and PATH400. Luxury 1-2 bedroom apartments with modern interior finishes, gourmet kitchens and spacious closets. Residents have access to a sky lounge, saltwater pool and gym.
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35 Units Available
The Bryant at Buckhead Village
400 Pharr Rd NE
Atlanta, GA | Buckhead Village
Studio
$1,280
513 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,606
859 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,164
1224 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Located in Buckhead Village, a popular location for shopping and dining. 1-2 bedroom residences featuring gourmet kitchens, spacious bedrooms and spa-like bathrooms. Labyrinth garden and 24-hour fitness center located in the community.
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40 Units Available
Modera Midtown
95 8th St NW
Atlanta, GA | Midtown
Studio
$1,550
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,675
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,315
1111 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:36 AM
Pet-friendly, high-rise apartment community in midtown Atlanta features an onsite pool, 24-hour gym, and conference room. Easy access to I-75/85 and within walking distance to Atlanta hotspots. Apartment features private patio, W/D hookup, and dishwasher.
Verified
16 Units Available
Millworks
1888 Emery St NW
Atlanta, GA | Wildwood
Studio
$1,352
646 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,365
732 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,816
1022 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Pet-friendly apartment in Atlanta features a private patio, dishwasher, and extra storage. This apartment complex is located near Northside Park with easy access to public transportation and I-75. Onsite amenities include a pool and gym.
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24 Units Available
Westside Heights
903 Huff Rd NW
Atlanta, GA | Blandtown
1 Bedroom
$1,245
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,759
1164 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Luxury apartments with beautiful urban design, near Highways 75 and 85. Customizable floor plans can include Juliet balcony, vinyl or wood flooring. 1 bed, 1 bath or 2 bed, 2 bath available.
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26 Units Available
Ansley Forest
1659 Monroe Dr. NE
Atlanta, GA | Piedmont Heights
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,485
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,715
932 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:41 AM
Ansley Forest is located at 1659 Monroe Drive NE Atlanta, GA and is managed by LPC RentCafe CRM , a reputable property management company with verified listings on RENTCafe.
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13 Units Available
AMLI 3464
3464 Roxboro Rd NE
Atlanta, GA | Lenox
1 Bedroom
$1,737
861 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,359
1436 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,812
2022 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:23 AM
Recently renovated. In-unit laundry. Granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Residents have access to swimming pool, fitness center, business center and media room. Dog park on location. Car charging station.
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23 Units Available
Reserve at the Ballpark
2875 Crescent Pkwy
Atlanta, GA
Studio
$1,242
620 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,576
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,683
1107 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Modern apartment complex with 24-hour fitness center, salt water swimming pool, bocce ball court and cozy reading room. Apartments have quartz countertops, designer plank flooring and washer/dryer in every unit.
Verified
13 Units Available
2460 Peachtree at Peachtree Battle
2460 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA | Peachtree Heights West
1 Bedroom
$1,625
814 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,685
1167 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Resort-like setting with swimming pool, dog park, 24-hour gym, sauna and community garden. Recently renovated apartments with in-unit laundry, granite counters and stainless steel kitchen appliances.
Verified
35 Units Available
Venue Brookwood
2144 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA | Peachtree Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,517
812 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,115
1360 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,981
1643 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Smoke-free, furnished units with granite counters, hardwood floors and private balconies. Community offers 24-hour gym and yoga studio. Outdoor pool with grills and fire pits. Secure garage and bike storage.
Verified
5 Units Available
Alexan EAV
1205 Metropolitan Ave SE
Atlanta, GA | East Atlanta
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,320
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Wonderful community with gardens, outdoor swimming pool and extravagant common areas. Apartments have in-unit laundry, hardwood floors and granite counters. Private patio or balcony. Quick access to I-20.
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30 Units Available
Azure on the Park
1020 Piedmont Ave NE
Atlanta, GA | Midtown
Studio
$1,369
560 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,951
704 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,375
1211 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Just blocks from Piedmont Park and Atlanta Botanical Garden, with quick access to I-85. Luxury units include penthouse option, breakfast bar/island with pendant lighting, floor-to-ceiling windows. Rooftop saltwater pool, spin studio, Starbucks coffee bar.
Verified
31 Units Available
Station R
144 Moreland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA | Reynoldstown
Studio
$1,195
635 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,380
766 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,805
1132 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Along Route 23, studio, one- and two-bedroom urban apartment units are pet-friendly with spacious floor plans. This green community features amenities including a gym, courtyard, fire pit and pool.
Verified
46 Units Available
The Local on 14th
455 14th St NW
Atlanta, GA | Home Park
Studio
$1,270
615 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,375
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,005
1080 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:28 AM
1-3 bedroom units with modern aesthetic. Near Highways 19 and 41 and Georgia Tech campus. Clubhouse on site with 24-hour gym, swimming pool and yoga classes. Cats and dogs welcome.
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10 Units Available
City View Vinings Apartments
3340 Cumberland Blvd SE
Atlanta, GA | Downtown Cumberland
1 Bedroom
$1,389
828 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,875
1180 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Highly modern 2-bedroom units available just off I-75 and route 41. Giant walk-in closets and plenty of extra storage. Luxurious amenities include gym, swimming pool and private yoga classes.
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51 Units Available
Atlantic House
1163 W Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA | Midtown
Studio
$1,560
693 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,775
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,448
1190 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Studios and 1-2 bedroom units in luxurious high-rise complex. Stylish interiors offer stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. Just of I-75 and route 19, convenient to Woodruff Arts Center.
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3 Units Available
841 MEMORIAL
841 Memorial Dr SE
Atlanta, GA | Reynoldstown
1 Bedroom
$1,265
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,975
1157 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
An uber-modern apartment block, close to Atlanta's world-famous cultural attractions. Residents can relax on the building's rooftop terrace and take in views of downtown or work out in the fitness center. Rooms have air conditioning.
Verified
25 Units Available
1824 Defoor
1824 Defoor Ave NW
Atlanta, GA | Underwood Hills
Studio
$1,350
716 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,450
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,795
1205 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
One- to three-bedroom apartments with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and in-unit laundry. Balcony or patio offers view of on-site swimming pool. Clubhouse with gym and outdoor grill.
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10 Units Available
CoHo
177 N Colonial Homes Circle
Atlanta, GA | Colonial
2 Bedrooms
$1,479
1125 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 07:00 AM
Two-bedroom units available in the heart of Atlanta, between Midland and Buckhead. Minutes away from restaurants and shopping. Sleek stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and hardwood floors.
Verified
32 Units Available
The Monroe
222 Colonial Homes Dr NW
Atlanta, GA | Colonial
1 Bedroom
$1,415
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,035
1071 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
1342 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 06:34 AM
Close to Georgia Institute of Technology and Atlanta Botanical Garden. Floor plans feature balconies with skyline views. On-site amenities include an athletic club with yoga spa and a rooftop club room with golf course views.
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Bell Buckhead West
3201 Downwood Cir NW
Atlanta, GA | Westminster - Milmar
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 03:40 AM
Spectacular views available from the private balconies of 1-2 bedroom units at this property. In addition to the inspiring location, tenants enjoy hardwood floors, walk-in closets and an on-site gym.
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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:

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    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.