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4,801 Apartments for rent in Decatur, GA

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11 Units Available
The Slate
3841 Kensington Rd
Decatur, GA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,195
1065 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,325
1219 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:39 PM
Say hello to The Slate, a spacious apartment community located in beautiful Decatur, GA. Featuring 1, 2 & 3 bedroom floor plans, The Slate has plenty of new and upgraded interior features and community amenities fit for your lifestyle.
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95 Units Available
Alexan Avondale
2740 East College Avenue
Decatur, GA | Avondale Estates
Studio
$1,270
647 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,435
827 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
1240 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:27 PM
Craft brew around the corner and an artist market up the street - this is the neighborhood that you want. Our studio, one, and two bedroom apartments are loaded with extras and fashioned to your taste - Absolutely, Alexan Avondale.
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9 Units Available
The Clarion
10 Rimington Ln
Decatur, GA | Decatur Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,130
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,222
1105 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,387
1373 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:23 PM
Situated near DeKalb Industrial Way and the DeKalb County Public Library and farmers market. Recently renovated units with hardwood flooring and fireplaces. Get fit with the on-site racquetball court and gym.
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5 Units Available
Avana Druid Hills
3471 N Druid Hills Rd
Decatur, GA | Leafmore - Creek Park Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,142
947 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,885
1355 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:23 PM
Quiet community near Shamrock Forest, minutes from I-20, I-85 and I-285, and a short drive from Buckhead and downtown Atlanta. Resort-style amenities like 24-hour gym, pool and tennis court. Pet-friendly. Fireplaces available.
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35 Units Available
AMLI Decatur
120 West Trinity Place
Decatur, GA | Downtown Decatur
Studio
$1,425
585 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,530
827 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,197
1425 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:21 PM
AMLIs Downtown Decatur apartments are located in the heart of the hip and walkable town center. Our apartments in Decatur, GA boast first-class amenities in what may be the best location in Metro Atlanta.
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23 Units Available
Clairmont Reserve
1575 Clairmont Rd
Decatur, GA
1 Bedroom
$1,334
835 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$900
880 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 12:16 PM
Located minutes from I-285 and I-85. This charming, luxury community offers a clubroom, oversized fireplace, and a fitness center. Apartments offer a private balcony or patio, full-size washer, and gourmet kitchens.
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32 Units Available
Inkwell Decatur
2588 Decatur Village Drive
Decatur, GA | Medlock Park
1 Bedroom
$1,509
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,104
1156 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:42 AM
Welcome to Inkwell Decatur Apartments! Enjoy the upscale and inviting atmosphere of our brand new community, located in Decatur, Georgia. We offer beautiful one and two bedroom apartments infused with style and modern convenience.
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18 Units Available
The Life at Glen Hollow
3859 Flat Shoals Pky
Decatur, GA
1 Bedroom
$894
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,104
1108 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,323
1340 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:42 AM
Welcome home to The Life at Glen Hollow, where you can choose from spacious and stylish 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes.
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8 Units Available
1133 on the Square
1133 Commerce Dr
Decatur, GA | Clairemont-Great Lakes
Studio
$1,360
643 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,490
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,870
1154 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:42 AM
Apartments feature in-unit laundry, garbage disposal, granite counters and hardwood floors. Access to business center, game room and clubhouse. Swimming pool and fitness center. Smoke-free community.
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24 Units Available
The Place on Ponce
220 Ponce de Leon Pl
Decatur, GA | Clairemont-Great Lakes
1 Bedroom
$1,244
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,735
1070 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 04:41 AM
Just a short walk from Decatur Station, Adair Park, and courthouse. There is a community garden and a dog park, as well as pool, gym, and grilling area. Apartments have in-unit laundry and private patio/balcony.
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1 Unit Available
The Life at Pine Village
2889 Panthersville Rd
Decatur, GA | Panthersville
1 Bedroom
$1,013
750 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:41 AM
Make your way home to The Life at Pine Village and see what it means to Live Life Right. Our mix of newly renovated and refreshed one-bedroom lofts offer a unique layout featuring custom design packages.
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17 Units Available
Willis Avondale Estates
2700 East College Avenue
Decatur, GA | Avondale Estates
1 Bedroom
$1,164
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,959
1199 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:26 AM
Willis Avondale Estates apartments are nestled just outside Atlanta in Decatur, which was recently rated as the #1 place to live in Georgia.
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7 Units Available
Parkway Grand Apartment Homes
100 Woodberry Pl
Decatur, GA
1 Bedroom
$1,088
809 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,233
1300 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated November 24 at 05:25 AM
Parkway Grand Apartment Homes offer gracious southern-style apartment living in Decatur, Georgia. Updated interiors pair with beautiful landscaping, a tennis court and a fitness center.
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9 Units Available
Creekside Vista
3100 Lumby Dr
Decatur, GA | Panthersville
1 Bedroom
$1,012
774 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,138
1095 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,211
1349 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:26 AM
Located just off the GA 155, pet-friendly community has spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes. Units have full size washer/dryer, full appliance package and private patio/balconies. Fitness center and pool.
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88 Units Available
Cortland Decatur East
2641 East College Avenue
Decatur, GA | Winnona Park Historic District
Studio
$1,398
581 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,361
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,811
1179 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:25 AM
Modern apartments with contemporary floor plans, bright white gourmet kitchens, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Community has a sky lounge and swimming pool. Located close to Emory and many top employers.
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334 Units Available
Scott Crossing
2550 Blackmon Drive
Decatur, GA | Medlock Park
Studio
$1,353
655 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,560
792 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,040
1084 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:26 AM
Scott Crossing unveils an exceptional portrait of living. A unique fusion of style and sophistication, our apartment residences reflect your contemporary flair.
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40 Units Available
Decatur Highlands
10 Highland Lake Cir
Decatur, GA | Mason Mill
1 Bedroom
$1,425
802 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,607
1227 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,207
1487 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:26 AM
This community is nestled by a beautiful lake and offers residents a game room, fire pit and putting green. Located within minutes of Highway 120 shopping and dining options. Units feature fireplaces and hardwood flooring.
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72 Units Available
Arcadia Decatur
240 North Arcadia Avenue
Decatur, GA | Decatur Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,350
777 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,793
1098 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:26 AM
Discover the newest apartment community in Decatur, Georgia managed by CF Real Estate Services! Arcadia Decatur is a boutique apartment community just minutes from the vibrancy of historic downtown Decatur.
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12 Units Available
Arlo Apartments
245 E Trinity Pl
Decatur, GA | Downtown Decatur
Studio
$1,256
540 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,510
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,839
1089 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:25 AM
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments available off highways 278 and 155. Just off Agnes Scott College campus. Hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, and captivating patio or balcony view.
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22 Units Available
Point on Scott
2532 N Decatur Rd
Decatur, GA | Ridgeland Park
Studio
$1,430
585 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,328
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,043
1157 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:25 AM
Situated in central Decatur. Close to a retail village and community park. Apartments feature high-end amenities like stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. Community facilities include a saltwater pool, hammock park and indoor spa.
Verified
13 Units Available
Cortland 3131
3131 N Druid Hills Rd
Decatur, GA | Leafmore - Creek Park Hill
1 Bedroom
$1,278
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,626
1011 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 05:25 AM
This community's outdoor amenities include cabanas, a pool, and an outdoor kitchen. Midtown Atlanta is a short drive, but Toco Hills Promenade is minutes away. Back home, recently renovated, pet-friendly units have granite countertops.
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15 Units Available
Avondale Station
703 Twin Oaks Dr
Decatur, GA | Avondale Estates
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,185
1083 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 04:41 AM
Peaceful community surrounded by greenery. Convenient location with easy access to everything you need and want. Apartments feature hardwood floors and bathtubs ideal for relaxation. Gym, pool and pet-friendly!
1 Unit Available
209 Hampshire Avenue
209 Hampshire Avenue
Decatur, GA | Adair Park
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
930 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 01:00 PM
209 Hampshire Ave, Decatur, GA is a single family home that contains 930 sq ft and was built in 1915. Recently updated kitchen and baths have created a stylish layout that creates a great atmosphere for a family or roommates.
1 Unit Available
409 Andover Dr
409 Landover Drive
Decatur, GA
2 Bedrooms
$975
1092 sqft
Last updated November 24 at 01:00 PM
NEW CONSTRUCTION! Available for move in December 2020. Beautiful 2bed/2bath home located in Cobblestone in Statesboro, GA. It includes stainless steel appliances spacious rooms and a fenced in back porch.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Decatur?
Apartment Rentals in Decatur start at $900/month.
How much is rent in Decatur?
Apartment Rentals in Decatur start at $900/month.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Decatur?
You can filter cheap apartments in Decatur by price: under $1,000, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Decatur?
You can filter cheap apartments in Decatur by price: under $1,000, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Decatur?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Decatur apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Decatur?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Decatur apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Decatur properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Decatur properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Decatur?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Decatur.
How much should I pay for rent in Decatur?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Decatur.
How can I find off-campus housing in Decatur?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Decatur. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Life University, Morehouse College, and Georgia Gwinnett College.
How can I find off-campus housing in Decatur?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Decatur. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Life University, Morehouse College, and Georgia Gwinnett College.

City Guide

Decatur
Hey there, all you sweet Georgia Peaches! A little birdie told us you were looking to land the apartment of your dreams in Decatur, Georgia. Good call! One of the Atlanta area’s fastest growing, mostly family friendly communities, Decatur plays host to some truly amazing deals for apartments and townhouses for rent. Are you ready to join the roughly 20,000 proud peeps who call Decatur home? Then start sifting through the listings in this snazzy little apartment guide we’ve patched together fo...
Hey there, all you sweet Georgia Peaches! A little birdie told us you were looking to land the apartment of your dreams in Decatur, Georgia. Good call! One of the Atlanta area’s fastest growing, mostly family friendly communities, Decatur plays host to some truly amazing deals for apartments and townhouses for rent. Are you ready to join the roughly 20,000 proud peeps who call Decatur home? Then start sifting through the listings in this snazzy little apartment guide we’ve patched together fo...
Life in Decatur

Having trouble with Craigslist Decatur? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

You’ll find a wide range of rentals in Decatur, from basic studios and one bedroom apartments for $700 or less all the way up to sprawling luxury apartments and lofts for $1,500 or more. Are you a city dweller at heart looking to live it up in a more urbanized environment? You’ll be glad to know the downtown area serves up a plethora of flats, lofts, and luxury rentals in the $1,000-$1,500 range. Suburbanites, likewise, will find a plethora of apartments and townhomes in family-friendly ‘hoods like North Decatur, East Lake, and Decatur Heights.

City slickers and suburban Suzies alike, meanwhile, can take comfort in the fact that apartments in Decatur typically come equipped with first-rate modern amenities, often including renovated interiors, patios/balconies, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, on-site/in-unit washer and dryer, gym, clubhouse, covered parking, concierge service, scenic views, and more. You’ll also find plenty of pet friendly apartments and furnished apartments for rent in our listings, so no matter what your renting needs are, we’ve definitely got you covered here at apartmentlist.com. Just don’t forget to bring along proof of income, banking info, and a list of previous residences when you’re ready to seal the deal for your fancy new apartment, townhouse, or rental home in Decatur.

One reason Decatur continues to attract new residents in droves is that crime – especially the violent kind – is extremely rare in the city, and there’s certainly no such thing as an off-limits danger zone. Still, like pretty much any city, Decatur does see its fair share of property crime and petty theft. Obviously, make it a point to spend plenty of time in a neighborhood, getting a good feel for its vibes and its residents, before signing a lease.

Featuring a variety of entertainment options including a walker/shopper-friendly downtown area, a couple historic theaters, plenty of outdoors attractions, and a smattering of nightlife venues, Decatur is a city that has a lot more going for it than sweet apartment deals. Factor in a variety of safe, modern neighborhoods and easy access to ATL via public transit, and we get the feeling you’ll soon be loving life in this charming little Southern gem of a city.

So what are you waiting for, Peaches? Start clicking away, and happy hunting!

Life in Decatur
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Having trouble with Craigslist Decatur? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

You’ll find a wide range of rentals in Decatur, from basic studios and one bedroom apartments for $700 or less all the way up to sprawling luxury apartments and lofts for $1,500 or more. Are you a city dweller at heart looking to live it up in a more urbanized environment? You’ll be glad to know the downtown area serves up a plethora of flats, lofts, and luxury rentals in the $1,000-$1,500 range. Suburbanites, likewise, will find a plethora of apartments and townhomes in family-friendly ‘hoods like North Decatur, East Lake, and Decatur Heights.

City slickers and suburban Suzies alike, meanwhile, can take comfort in the fact that apartments in Decatur typically come equipped with first-rate modern amenities, often including renovated interiors, patios/balconies, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, on-site/in-unit washer and dryer, gym, clubhouse, covered parking, concierge service, scenic views, and more. You’ll also find plenty of pet friendly apartments and furnished apartments for rent in our listings, so no matter what your renting needs are, we’ve definitely got you covered here at apartmentlist.com. Just don’t forget to bring along proof of income, banking info, and a list of previous residences when you’re ready to seal the deal for your fancy new apartment, townhouse, or rental home in Decatur.

One reason Decatur continues to attract new residents in droves is that crime – especially the violent kind – is extremely rare in the city, and there’s certainly no such thing as an off-limits danger zone. Still, like pretty much any city, Decatur does see its fair share of property crime and petty theft. Obviously, make it a point to spend plenty of time in a neighborhood, getting a good feel for its vibes and its residents, before signing a lease.

Featuring a variety of entertainment options including a walker/shopper-friendly downtown area, a couple historic theaters, plenty of outdoors attractions, and a smattering of nightlife venues, Decatur is a city that has a lot more going for it than sweet apartment deals. Factor in a variety of safe, modern neighborhoods and easy access to ATL via public transit, and we get the feeling you’ll soon be loving life in this charming little Southern gem of a city.

So what are you waiting for, Peaches? Start clicking away, and happy hunting!

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City Guide

Decatur
Hey there, all you sweet Georgia Peaches! A little birdie told us you were looking to land the apartment of your dreams in Decatur, Georgia. Good call! One of the Atlanta area’s fastest growing, mostly family friendly communities, Decatur plays host to some truly amazing deals for apartments and townhouses for rent. Are you ready to join the roughly 20,000 proud peeps who call Decatur home? Then start sifting through the listings in this snazzy little apartment guide we’ve patched together fo...
Hey there, all you sweet Georgia Peaches! A little birdie told us you were looking to land the apartment of your dreams in Decatur, Georgia. Good call! One of the Atlanta area’s fastest growing, mostly family friendly communities, Decatur plays host to some truly amazing deals for apartments and townhouses for rent. Are you ready to join the roughly 20,000 proud peeps who call Decatur home? Then start sifting through the listings in this snazzy little apartment guide we’ve patched together fo...
Life in Decatur

Having trouble with Craigslist Decatur? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

You’ll find a wide range of rentals in Decatur, from basic studios and one bedroom apartments for $700 or less all the way up to sprawling luxury apartments and lofts for $1,500 or more. Are you a city dweller at heart looking to live it up in a more urbanized environment? You’ll be glad to know the downtown area serves up a plethora of flats, lofts, and luxury rentals in the $1,000-$1,500 range. Suburbanites, likewise, will find a plethora of apartments and townhomes in family-friendly ‘hoods like North Decatur, East Lake, and Decatur Heights.

City slickers and suburban Suzies alike, meanwhile, can take comfort in the fact that apartments in Decatur typically come equipped with first-rate modern amenities, often including renovated interiors, patios/balconies, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, on-site/in-unit washer and dryer, gym, clubhouse, covered parking, concierge service, scenic views, and more. You’ll also find plenty of pet friendly apartments and furnished apartments for rent in our listings, so no matter what your renting needs are, we’ve definitely got you covered here at apartmentlist.com. Just don’t forget to bring along proof of income, banking info, and a list of previous residences when you’re ready to seal the deal for your fancy new apartment, townhouse, or rental home in Decatur.

One reason Decatur continues to attract new residents in droves is that crime – especially the violent kind – is extremely rare in the city, and there’s certainly no such thing as an off-limits danger zone. Still, like pretty much any city, Decatur does see its fair share of property crime and petty theft. Obviously, make it a point to spend plenty of time in a neighborhood, getting a good feel for its vibes and its residents, before signing a lease.

Featuring a variety of entertainment options including a walker/shopper-friendly downtown area, a couple historic theaters, plenty of outdoors attractions, and a smattering of nightlife venues, Decatur is a city that has a lot more going for it than sweet apartment deals. Factor in a variety of safe, modern neighborhoods and easy access to ATL via public transit, and we get the feeling you’ll soon be loving life in this charming little Southern gem of a city.

So what are you waiting for, Peaches? Start clicking away, and happy hunting!

Life in Decatur
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Having trouble with Craigslist Decatur? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

You’ll find a wide range of rentals in Decatur, from basic studios and one bedroom apartments for $700 or less all the way up to sprawling luxury apartments and lofts for $1,500 or more. Are you a city dweller at heart looking to live it up in a more urbanized environment? You’ll be glad to know the downtown area serves up a plethora of flats, lofts, and luxury rentals in the $1,000-$1,500 range. Suburbanites, likewise, will find a plethora of apartments and townhomes in family-friendly ‘hoods like North Decatur, East Lake, and Decatur Heights.

City slickers and suburban Suzies alike, meanwhile, can take comfort in the fact that apartments in Decatur typically come equipped with first-rate modern amenities, often including renovated interiors, patios/balconies, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, on-site/in-unit washer and dryer, gym, clubhouse, covered parking, concierge service, scenic views, and more. You’ll also find plenty of pet friendly apartments and furnished apartments for rent in our listings, so no matter what your renting needs are, we’ve definitely got you covered here at apartmentlist.com. Just don’t forget to bring along proof of income, banking info, and a list of previous residences when you’re ready to seal the deal for your fancy new apartment, townhouse, or rental home in Decatur.

One reason Decatur continues to attract new residents in droves is that crime – especially the violent kind – is extremely rare in the city, and there’s certainly no such thing as an off-limits danger zone. Still, like pretty much any city, Decatur does see its fair share of property crime and petty theft. Obviously, make it a point to spend plenty of time in a neighborhood, getting a good feel for its vibes and its residents, before signing a lease.

Featuring a variety of entertainment options including a walker/shopper-friendly downtown area, a couple historic theaters, plenty of outdoors attractions, and a smattering of nightlife venues, Decatur is a city that has a lot more going for it than sweet apartment deals. Factor in a variety of safe, modern neighborhoods and easy access to ATL via public transit, and we get the feeling you’ll soon be loving life in this charming little Southern gem of a city.

So what are you waiting for, Peaches? Start clicking away, and happy hunting!

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

Here’s how Decatur ranks on:

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

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Decatur’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.

"Decatur renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received average scores, and many received below average scores."

Key findings in Decatur include the following:

  • Decatur renters gave their city an F overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Decatur were affordability and state and local taxes, which both received B grades.
  • The areas of concern to Decatur renters are recreational activities (D) and commute time (F).
  • Decatur did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Georgia, including Atlanta (B), Lawrenceville (A-) and Athens (B).
  • Decatur did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Miami, FL (C+), New York, NY (C+) and Los Angeles, CA (C+).
  • 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:

  • "It’s very cosmopolitan, with great food and retailers, yet a big suburban setting." – Anon.
  • "Decatur is extremely walkable and so safe! There are many cute coffee shops and cocktail bars. Really something for everyone!" – Lauren H.
  • "There are two different sides of Decatur, east or west of Ponce de Leon. West of Ponce features new shopping centers, night life, and a mix of new and older homes and apartments. Near a good university and very cosmopolitan. East of Ponce is less diverse and has older housing, but is close to expressways and public transportation." – Imogene H.
  • "I live in a decent neighborhood with friendly neighbors, but I don’t care for the schools or the traffic." – Raquel T.

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 Decatur’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.

"Decatur renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. ...

View full Decatur Renter Survey

Here’s how Decatur ranks on:

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

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Decatur’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.

"Decatur renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received average scores, and many received below average scores."

Key findings in Decatur include the following:

  • Decatur renters gave their city an F overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Decatur were affordability and state and local taxes, which both received B grades.
  • The areas of concern to Decatur renters are recreational activities (D) and commute time (F).
  • Decatur did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Georgia, including Atlanta (B), Lawrenceville (A-) and Athens (B).
  • Decatur did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including Miami, FL (C+), New York, NY (C+) and Los Angeles, CA (C+).
  • 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:

  • "It’s very cosmopolitan, with great food and retailers, yet a big suburban setting." – Anon.
  • "Decatur is extremely walkable and so safe! There are many cute coffee shops and cocktail bars. Really something for everyone!" – Lauren H.
  • "There are two different sides of Decatur, east or west of Ponce de Leon. West of Ponce features new shopping centers, night life, and a mix of new and older homes and apartments. Near a good university and very cosmopolitan. East of Ponce is less diverse and has older housing, but is close to expressways and public transportation." – Imogene H.
  • "I live in a decent neighborhood with friendly neighbors, but I don’t care for the schools or the traffic." – Raquel T.

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