Lithia Springs still has remnants of the Civil War, like the Manchester Mill ruins in the park. The word "ruins" should give you a clue that there is not a lot left, thanks to General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign in 1864, which involved destroying everything in his way, Terminator style. That was then, and this is now, and now you can fish to your hearts content in a peaceful area close to the ruins, where the average summer temperature is (surprise!) 77 degrees Fahrenheit.
Great Because of What it is Not
Also different today is the fact that renters can march right into a large selection of rental properties. In fact, the majority of housing in Lithia Springs consists of property rentals that include apartments, townhouses, and houses. Residents choose to live here for a lot of reasons, including the fact it is not Atlanta (hard to believe, isn't it?). It is also not difficult to find affordable places to live and even the premier apartments in Lithia Springs are not what some other areas would call expensive.
Getting Down to Dollars and Cents
There are one bedroom apartments available at tremendously affordable monthly rates with access to a swimming pool, clubhouse with Wi-Fi, garage access, and many other amenities. But who needs anything else other than Internet access by a pool? Take your pet along to sniff out a good deal, because pet-friendly apartments are easy to find. Good news for your Garfield and Odie pals.
To rent any of these gems, you will have to qualify. Its just the way it is today. You need proof of identification, proof of monthly income, verification of credit history, proof you are not a lazy bum and do hold a job, and have no serious felonies (or comical ones). The median rental rate is around average, 1-bedroom apartments are a bit cheaper and 3-bedroom apartments are dang-near steals. They can go on your list of options.
Lithia Springs neighborhoods can be broken down into sections based on the value of the homes. A word of caution: Sweetwater Creek has been known to flood. Here is a sample of how the neighborhoods can be broken down:
Sweetridge: Houses here range quite a bit in price, and the rents follow. So expect to rent an apartment for a relatively inexpensive rate per month. $$
Rosehill: Houses range a bit higher to purchase here, so rents are additionally higher. That makes sense. Crime rate is low, thanks to the sheriffs who frequent the area enough, you'll know their names. So you'll feel safe. $$$
Legacy Park: If you want some luxury, then look in the area of Legacy Park. If you look at a house and say, "Wow, thats a big house!" then you can bet your booty the apartment and house rents will elicit a few "wows" too. Plenty of wowing in this neighborhood. $$$$