101 Cheap Apartments for rent in Decatur, GA

Last updated July 22 at 11:37am UTC
3575 Oakvale Road Unit 108
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated July 22 at 11:37am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$925
1600 Line Cir
White Oak Hills
Decatur, GA
Updated July 22 at 9:43am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
3488 Brookfield Lane
Belvedere
Decatur, GA
Updated July 21 at 10:04am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$925
2028 Oak Park Lane
McAfee
Decatur, GA
Updated July 20 at 9:48am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$950
3573 Dove Valley Way
Decatur
Decatur, GA
Updated July 20 at 9:44am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$950
2891 White Oak Dr
White Oak Hills
Decatur, GA
Updated July 15 at 2:31am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$999
1675 Carter Rd
Belvedere Park
Decatur, GA
Updated July 13 at 9:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
3491 Cobbs Ferry Drive
Belvedere
Decatur, GA
Updated July 13 at 6:40am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$975
3280 Glenwood Road
White Oak Hills
Decatur, GA
Updated July 4 at 2:15am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
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Line Circle
White Oak Hills
Decatur, GA
Updated July 21 at 11:31am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$610
1621 Line Cir
White Oak Hills
Decatur, GA
Updated July 13 at 1:40am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750

July 2018 Decatur Rent Report

Welcome to the July 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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July 2018 Decatur Rent Report

Welcome to the July 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 increased moderately over the past month

Decatur rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Decatur stand at $1,000 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,160 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth 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 2.2%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

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 6.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,210, while one-bedrooms go for $1,050.
  • Over the past year, Peachtree City has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 5.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,320, while one-bedrooms go for $1,140.
  • Newnan has the least expensive rents in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,170; rents increased 0.9% over the past month but fell 1.8% over the past year.
  • Roswell has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Atlanta metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,430; rents were up 1.6% over the past month and 4.8% over the past year.

Decatur rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally 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 2.2% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.8% in Augusta and 0.5% in Columbus.
  • Decatur's median two-bedroom rent of $1,160 is slightly below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 0.8% rise in Decatur.
  • While Decatur's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.0%) and DC (-0.1%).
  • 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 $1,020 $1,180 0.4% 1.9%
Roswell $1,240 $1,430 1.6% 4.8%
Alpharetta $1,230 $1,420 0.3% 0.4%
Marietta $1,140 $1,320 0.1% 3.7%
Smyrna $1,110 $1,280 0.4% 4.9%
Mableton $1,050 $1,210 -0.3% 6.3%
Peachtree City $1,140 $1,320 2.4% -5.2%
Newnan $1,020 $1,170 0.9% -1.8%
Douglasville $1,040 $1,200 -0.2% 3.4%
Kennesaw $1,200 $1,380 0.4% 3.8%
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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.

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