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114 Apartments for rent in Decatur, GA

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Last updated September 23 at 12:14PM
3243 Valaire Drive
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated September 23 at 10:48AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
1475 W Austin Rd
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated September 22 at 6:42PM
2 Bedrooms
$750
831 Clairemont Avenue
Clairemont-Great Lakes
Decatur, GA
Updated September 19 at 2:15AM
4 Bedrooms
$2,350
2677 Woodridge Drive
Medlock Park
Decatur, GA
Updated September 14 at 3:02AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
Amelia Ave
White Oak Hills
Decatur, GA
Updated September 23 at 7:26AM
3 Bedrooms
$825
Glenwood Pkwy
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated September 23 at 7:26AM
3 Bedrooms
$850
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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!

Rent Report
Decatur

September 2017 Decatur Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Decatur Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Decatur rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro and nation.

Decatur rents increase sharply over the past month

Decatur rents have increased 0.9% over the past month, and are up sharply by 10.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Decatur stand at $1,010 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,160 for a two-bedroom. The city's rents have been increasing for 17 straight months - the last time rents declined was in March of last year. Decatur's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 3.5%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

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.

  • Douglasville has the least expensive rents in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,160; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 10.3%.
  • Over the past month, Newnan has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,190, while one-bedrooms go for $1,030.
  • Alpharetta has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,430; rents fell 0.2% over the past month but rose 3.1% over the past year.

Decatur rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased 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 also increased in other cities across the state, with Georgia as a whole logging rent growth of 3.5% over the past year.
  • Decatur's median two-bedroom rent of $1,160 is equal to the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 10.1% rise in Decatur.
  • While Decatur's rents rose over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.5%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Decatur than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, 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 $1,010 $1,170 0.6% 2.6%
Roswell $1,200 $1,390 0.4% 9.0%
Alpharetta $1,230 $1,430 -0.2% 3.1%
Marietta $1,120 $1,300 0.1% 6.5%
Smyrna $1,070 $1,230 0.2% 3.4%
Newnan $1,030 $1,190 -0.8% 6.1%
Douglasville $1,000 $1,160 0.9% 10.3%
Kennesaw $1,180 $1,370 1.3% 5.1%
Lawrenceville $1,130 $1,310 0.0% 4.5%
Duluth $1,220 $1,400 0.4% 3.7%
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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.

Decatur Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Decatur ranks on:
F Overall satisfaction
D Safety and crime rate
F Jobs and career opportunities
C- Recreational activities
B Affordability
C Quality of schools
C+ Weather
D Commute time
B- State and local taxes
A- Public transit
F Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released results for Decatur from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Decatur renters expressed very low satisfaction with their city,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Most categories received below-average scores.”

Key findings in Decatur include the following:

  • Decatur renters give their city an F overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated category for Decatur was its access to public transit, which received an A- score.
  • Renters in Decatur gave average scores to affordability/cost of living (B).
  • Some areas of concern were the quality of local schools (C), access to parks and community events (C-), safety (D), and commute times (D).
  • The largest sources of dissatisfaction for Decatur renters were local job and career opportunities (F) and pet friendliness (F).
  • Renter satisfaction in Decatur was lower than in nearby cities like Duluth (A), Lawrenceville (C-), and Norcross (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.