68 Cheap Apartments for rent in Decatur, GA

Last updated September 23 at 12:11AM
1698 Highland Place
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated September 21 at 12:25PM
2 Bedrooms
$850
4918 Walden Lake Sq
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated September 22 at 10:49AM
3 Bedrooms
$950
3142 Panthers Trce
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated September 22 at 6:42PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
2936 Vining Ridge Terrace
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated September 22 at 1:30AM
2 Bedrooms
$950
500 Allendale Dr
East Lake Terrace
Decatur, GA
Updated September 22 at 10:34AM
3 Bedrooms
$975
3575 Oakvale Road Unit 802
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated September 22 at 10:41AM
2 Bedrooms
$775
1598 Carter Road
Belvedere Park
Decatur, GA
Updated August 23 at 3:39AM
3 Bedrooms
$900
2094 Oak Park Lane
McAfee
Decatur, GA
Updated August 30 at 10:21AM
4 Bedrooms
$925
Tilson Rd
McAfee
Decatur, GA
Updated September 17 at 7:27AM
2 Bedrooms
$750
1607 Line Circle #3
White Oak Hills
Decatur, GA
Updated September 16 at 10:12AM
2 Bedrooms
$750
Belva Ave
Belvedere Park
Decatur, GA
Updated September 20 at 7:25AM
4 Bedrooms
$990
Vining Ridge Ln
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated September 20 at 7:26AM
2 Bedrooms
$982
2745 Vining Ridge Terrace
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated September 22 at 10:40AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
Glenwood Pkwy
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated September 21 at 7:43AM
3 Bedrooms
$850
Northstrand Dr
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated September 21 at 7:33AM
3 Bedrooms
$995
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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.