14 Apartments under 800 for rent in Decatur, GA

Last updated August 21 at 6:48am UTC
Results within 5 miles of Decatur, GA
480 Hambrick Rd
Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain, GA
Updated July 14 at 9:43am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$735
Results within 10 miles of Decatur, GA
Woodcrest Village
2325 Woodcrest Walk
Lithonia, GA
Updated August 21 at 3:23am UTC
1 Bedroom
$757
2 Bedrooms
$1,042
5187 Ridge Forest Drive
Stone Mountain
Stone Mountain, GA
Updated August 8 at 9:49am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
275 W. Lake Dr
West Lake
Atlanta, GA
Updated July 10 at 10:45pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$750
1171 Sells Ave
West End
Atlanta, GA
Updated July 6 at 7:24am UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
2905 Third Avenue
Hammond Park
Atlanta, GA
Updated March 25 at 5:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$595
36 Le Parc Fontain
Lithonia
Lithonia, GA
Updated August 20 at 2:35pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
1066 Center St NW
Home Park
Atlanta, GA
Updated August 18 at 1:22am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
615 Parsons Street
Atlanta University Center
Atlanta, GA
Updated August 3 at 10:15am UTC
8 Bedrooms
$750
1409 Rock Cut Rd
Forest Park
Forest Park, GA
Updated June 19 at 5:40pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700

August 2018 Decatur Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Decatur Rent Report. Decatur rents increased 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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August 2018 Decatur Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Decatur Rent Report. Decatur rents increased 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 increase sharply over the past month

Decatur rents have increased 1.0% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Decatur stand at $1,010 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,170 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Decatur's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.0%, but exceeds the national average of 1.2%.

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, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Mableton has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,200, while one-bedrooms go for $1,040.
  • Over the past year, Peachtree City has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 4.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,340, while one-bedrooms go for $1,160.
  • Alpharetta has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,430; rents increased 0.7% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.
  • Newnan has the least expensive rents in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,170; rents decreased 0.4% over the past month and 2.4% over the past year.

Decatur rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Decatur, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Decatur is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Georgia as a whole logging rent growth of 2.0% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.8% in Augusta.
  • Decatur's median two-bedroom rent of $1,170 is slightly below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 1.4% rise in Decatur.
  • While Decatur's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Virginia Beach (-0.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Decatur than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, 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 $1,020 $1,180 0.5% 1.8%
Roswell $1,230 $1,420 -0.3% 2.7%
Alpharetta $1,240 $1,430 0.7% 0.3%
Marietta $1,150 $1,330 0.8% 3.0%
Smyrna $1,120 $1,290 0.7% 4.8%
Mableton $1,040 $1,200 -0.5% 5.3%
Peachtree City $1,160 $1,340 1.4% -4.3%
Newnan $1,010 $1,170 -0.4% -2.4%
Douglasville $1,050 $1,210 0.3% 3.1%
Kennesaw $1,210 $1,400 1.0% 3.5%
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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.

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