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526 Apartments for rent in Decatur, GA

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Last updated December 17 at 7:50am UTC
Willis Avondale Estates
2700 East College Avenue
Decatur, GA
Updated December 17 at 1:54am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,290
2 Bedrooms
$1,840
Flats at East Atlanta
2522 Flat Shoals Rd
Decatur, GA
Updated December 16 at 6:11pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,025
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
3 Bedrooms
$1,325
735 Scott Boulevard
Clairemont-Great Lakes
Decatur, GA
Updated December 17 at 7:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
743 Scott Boulevard
Clairemont-Great Lakes
Decatur, GA
Updated December 17 at 7:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
1231 Church Street G
Glennwood Estates
Decatur, GA
Updated December 16 at 10:21am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1713 Coventry Rd
Druid Hills
Decatur, GA
Updated December 16 at 9:05am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
City Guide
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!

December 2018 Decatur Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Decatur Rent Report. Decatur rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Decatur rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Rent Report
Decatur

December 2018 Decatur Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Decatur Rent Report. Decatur rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Decatur rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Decatur rents declined moderately over the past month

Decatur rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 2.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Decatur stand at $1,020 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,180 for a two-bedroom. Decatur's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.9%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the Atlanta Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Decatur, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Atlanta metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Marietta has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.7%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,340, while one-bedrooms go for $1,160.
  • Roswell has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,440; rents grew 0.4% over the past month and 3.6% over the past year.
  • Newnan has the least expensive rents in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,180; rents were up 0.9% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

Decatur rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Decatur, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Decatur is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Georgia as a whole logging rent growth of 1.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.9% in Augusta and 0.8% in Columbus.
  • Decatur's median two-bedroom rent of $1,180 is equal to the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 2.8% increase in Decatur.
  • While Decatur's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Decatur than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Decatur.

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 price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Atlanta $1,030 $1,190 -0.1% 1.8%
Roswell $1,240 $1,440 0.4% 3.6%
Alpharetta $1,240 $1,430 -0.3% 1.0%
Marietta $1,160 $1,340 -0.6% 4.7%
Smyrna $1,130 $1,310 -0.2% 4.3%
Mableton $1,030 $1,190 -0.8% 2.3%
Newnan $1,020 $1,180 0.9% 0.2%
Douglasville $1,050 $1,220 -0.0% 1.8%
Kennesaw $1,200 $1,390 -0.7% 2.5%
Lawrenceville $1,150 $1,330 0.2% 3.3%
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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.

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. "Some categories received average scores, and many received below average scores."

Key finding...

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Decatur Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Decatur ranks on:
F Overall satisfaction
C+ Safety and crime rate
C Jobs and career opportunities
D Recreational activities
B Affordability
C+ Quality of schools
C+ Social Life
B- Weather
F Commute time
B State and local taxes
B- Public transit
C Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released 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.