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1,039 Apartments for rent in North Atlanta, GA

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Check out 1,039 verified apartments for rent in North Atlanta, GA with rents starting as low as $950. Some apartments for rent in North Atlanta might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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39 Units Available
Gables Brookhaven
4420 Peachtree Rd NE
North Atlanta, GA | Brookhaven
Studio
$1,185
575 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,360
733 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,790
1094 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:43 PM
Green-certified apartment community nestled between Route 400 and I-85. Also close to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. Community offers extensive amenities, including a theater room, fitness center and swimming pool. On-site bike storage and vehicle charging stations available.
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22 Units Available
Windsor at Brookhaven
305 Brookhaven Ave
North Atlanta, GA | Brookhaven
Studio
$1,295
655 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,470
877 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,765
1181 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:43 PM
Modern homes located close to Midtown Atlanta, featuring open kitchens, hardwood flooring, spacious walk-in closets, and oversized windows. A gated community with a state-of-the-art fitness center and a courtyard, among other resident amenities.
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18 Units Available
The Commons at Briarwood Park
3510 Buford Hwy NE
North Atlanta, GA | Brookhaven
1 Bedroom
$1,025
791 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,175
1098 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
1321 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:11 PM
Welcome to The Commons at Briarwood, an inviting apartment community seamlessly woven into the lively Brookhaven neighborhood, yet comfortably tucked away from the hustle and bustle.
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11 Units Available
The Atlantic Brookhaven
100 Windmont Dr NE
North Atlanta, GA | Brookhaven
1 Bedroom
$1,037
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,421
1080 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:11 PM
Established community in the newly formed city of Brookhaven. Adjacent to Clairmont Road and close to Buckhead and Druid Hills. Pet-friendly with a dog park. Hardwood floors, pool, 24-hour gym. Flexible lease options available.
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2 Units Available
Buckhead Plaza Apartment Homes
2822 Buford Highway
North Atlanta, GA | Pine Hills
1 Bedroom
$990
1000 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
1200 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 23 at 12:34 PM
Buckhead Plaza offers one bedroom apartments with one bath, 2 bedroom apartments with one and a half baths, and three bedroom apartments with two baths.
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18 Units Available
TwentyNine24 Brookhaven
2924 Clairmont Rd NE
North Atlanta, GA | Brookhaven
1 Bedroom
$1,341
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,420
1230 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,733
1362 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 12:30 PM
Luxurious and modern 1 to 3-bedroom apartments in a large, pet-friendly complex. Enjoy the pool, hot tub, playground, and gym. Nearby I-85 provides easy and quick access to Atlanta.
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6 Units Available
Sierra Gardens
3649 Buford Hwy NE
North Atlanta, GA | Brookhaven
1 Bedroom
$1,040
950 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
1450 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 11:00 AM
Luxury community has beautiful landscaping, premium services, and more. Units feature granite counters, brushed nickel fixtures, and designer ceiling fans. Located close to I-85, so easy for commuters.
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48 Units Available
The Bishop
5901 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA | Perimeter Center
Studio
$1,459
684 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,508
749 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,899
1145 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:44 PM
Welcome to The Bishop, a brand new apartment community in Atlanta, GA. With luxurious studio, one and two bedroom apartments and outstanding amenities, The Bishop offers exceptional features so that you can live the way you were meant to.
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20 Units Available
The Reserve at Lavista Walk
1155 Lavista Road NE
Atlanta, GA | Martin Manor
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,267
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,596
1236 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:44 PM
Furnished apartments just minutes from downtown Atlanta. Leisure amenities include two swimming pools, a fitness center and an outdoor living room with BBQ grills. Housekeeping assistance and 24-hour maintenance available.
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19 Units Available
Briarcliff Apartments
7000 Briarcliff Gables Cir NE
Atlanta, GA | North Druid Hills
1 Bedroom
$1,085
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
977 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:44 PM
Convenient location near CDC and I-85. In-unit laundry, fireplaces and walk-in closets. Community amenities include 24-hour gym, clubhouse and courtyard. Roommate matching available. Dog park, sports courts and pool.
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19 Units Available
The Keswick
5126 Peachtree Boulevard
Chamblee, GA | Sexton Woods
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,564
846 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,090
1273 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:44 PM
Those who yearn for luxury living in Chamblee, GA finally have a place to call home. Mirroring the elegance and refinement, The Keswick's setting beautifully captures serenity and grace.
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10 Units Available
One K
1000 Gables Way
Atlanta, GA | North Druid Hills
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,405
1221 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,004
1512 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:44 PM
Perfectly positioned in the Briarcliff Heights neighborhood. Close to many shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Apartments feature chef-inspired kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Resort-style swimming pool, business center and 24-hour wellness center located on site.
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15 Units Available
Audubon Briarcliff
3108 Briarcliff Rd
Atlanta, GA
1 Bedroom
$938
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,162
958 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,540
1200 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:44 PM
Newly renovated apartments with up to 4 bedrooms in a complex with a pool and gym. Near I-85. There are several restaurants within walking distance, including Mykonos Taverna.
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29 Units Available
Helios
2470 Cheshire Bridge Rd
Atlanta, GA | Martin Manor
Studio
$1,253
695 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,362
819 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,766
1136 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:44 PM
Within minutes of Georgia State Route 400, I-85 and PATH400. Luxury 1-2 bedroom apartments with modern interior finishes, gourmet kitchens and spacious closets. Residents have access to a sky lounge, saltwater pool and gym.
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28 Units Available
Aspire Perimeter
5385 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Sandy Springs, GA | Brookhaven
1 Bedroom
$1,196
920 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,623
1505 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,832
1854 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:44 PM
Stunning interior design throughout this green community with five-star amenities that include a 24-hour gym, pool and more. Stylish, modern interiors. Minutes from GA-400, I-285 and Perimeter Mall.
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8 Units Available
Mirador at Peachtree
2203 Plaster Rd NE
Atlanta, GA | Dresden East
1 Bedroom
$1,215
900 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,330
1159 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated January 23 at 01:44 PM
Live Life Better at Mirador at Peachtree Apartments in Atlanta, where our residents enjoy an elevated lifestyle in a community located conveniently near a myriad of popular entertainment, shopping, and dining options.
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41 Units Available
Newbergh ATL
761 Morosgo Drive Northeast
Atlanta, GA | Lindbergh - Morosgo
1 Bedroom
$1,510
868 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,090
1223 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,975
1543 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:43 PM
Newbergh ATL. Experience the revival. Lindbergh is changing. Experience the evolution that is Newbergh ATL. We’re turning up the volume of a once happening scene and introducing Atlanta’s newest apartment experience.
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25 Units Available
The Oliver
5193 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA | Sexton Woods
1 Bedroom
$1,322
804 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,903
1193 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,812
2534 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:43 PM
Apartments available in Chamblee, located near a variety of shops, restaurants, and outdoor walking paths. This pet-friendly community features a pool, fitness center, clubhouse, and dog park. Apartment includes W/D hookup, granite countertops, and storage.
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17 Units Available
Windsor Parkview
5070 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA | Sexton Woods
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,585
795 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,830
1252 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:43 PM
Apartments featuring lofty ceilings, island kitchens, tiled bathrooms and stainless steel appliances. Close to Peachtree Golf Club, Oglethorpe University and DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. Enjoy resort-style pool, lobby service, open air dining space and nearby Whole Foods.
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13 Units Available
Anderson at Clairmont
2500 Northeast Expy NE
Chamblee, GA | Dresden East
1 Bedroom
$1,206
917 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,385
1192 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,751
1408 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:43 PM
Plush carpeting, modern kitchens and spacious bathrooms. Conveniently located with immediate access to I-85 and nestled in a secluded environment. Swimming pool with sundeck, fitness center and laundry facilities on site.
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13 Units Available
Morgan Place Apartment Homes
1680 Chantilly Dr NE
Brookhaven, GA | Lavista Park
1 Bedroom
$1,105
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,450
1125 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:43 PM
With excellent ties to the I-85, Morgan Place Apartment Homes near La Vista, GA offers great access to local college campuses of Emory University and Georgia State University. Enjoy on-site coffee bar and internet access.
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73 Units Available
The Huntley
1000 Park Ave NE
Atlanta, GA | North Buckhead
1 Bedroom
$1,999
912 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,400
1712 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,235
2310 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:43 PM
Prime location in the Buckhead neighborhood, units have stunning views, wood floors, large windows and lots of light. Complex has an elevated Sky Lounge, exclusive resident programs and is pet-friendly.
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13 Units Available
Bell Glenridge
111 Glenridge Point Pkwy
Sandy Springs, GA | Sandy Springs
1 Bedroom
$1,240
724 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,781
1191 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:43 PM
Convenient to I-285 and GA-400. Close to Buckhead, Ridgeview Park, Perimeter Mall and Georgia Tech. Community features pool, gym, yoga, fire pit and game room. In-unit laundry. Pet-friendly.
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26 Units Available
Gables Century Center
1740 Century Cir NE
Chamblee, GA | Dresden East
1 Bedroom
$1,195
785 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,590
1176 sqft
Last updated January 23 at 01:43 PM
Green-certified apartment community located in the center of an office park for an easy commute to work. Also offers convenient access to I-75 and Route 400. Apartments feature hardwood floors and modern appliances.
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How much is rent in North Atlanta?
Apartment Rentals in North Atlanta start at $950/month.
How much is rent in North Atlanta?
Apartment Rentals in North Atlanta start at $950/month.
How can I find a cheap apartment in North Atlanta?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in North Atlanta.
How can I find a cheap apartment in North Atlanta?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in North Atlanta.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in North Atlanta?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find North Atlanta apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find North Atlanta apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some North Atlanta properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some North Atlanta properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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How can I find off-campus housing in North Atlanta?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around North Atlanta. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Clark Atlanta University, Emory University, Georgia State University, Morehouse College, and Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus.
How can I find off-campus housing in North Atlanta?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around North Atlanta. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Clark Atlanta University, Emory University, Georgia State University, Morehouse College, and Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus.

City Guide

North Atlanta
"Atlanta is an incredibly cool city." -- Andrew Lincoln
"Atlanta is an incredibly cool city." -- Andrew Lincoln

Atlanta has an energetic yet-funky vibe that manages to combine the ambiance of gracious Southern living with the sophisticated, pulsating rhythm of an uber-modern 21st Century metropolis. Home to approximately 443,775 people, Atlantas genteel, antebellum past truly is gone with the wind after all, this is the world headquarters of those icons of modernity, Coca-Cola and CNN. Dont let the lingering vestiges of Southern hospitality fool you, however, because any city that can survive hosting the Centennial Olympic Games without losing a scrap of its southern charm is really a pretty tough cookie. Thanks to this dichotomy, North Atlanta has become a mecca for those who want to enjoy tree-lined boulevards and shady porch swings within just a few miles of one of the nation’s most exciting cosmopolitan centers.

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Relocating to North Atlanta

As with any big metropolis, the city planners have deliberately made relocating to North Atlanta a pretty streamlined process. After all, there are plenty of international corporations here that are only too happy to welcome all those employees coming in from across the country. Make sure you have all of your financial statements (including a record of your credit and employment history) in a handy place where you can get them at a bank managers or prospective landlords notice. This means investing in a few old fashioned supplies such as notebooks, folders, and perhaps a handy satchel or two. After this, its time to go apartment hunting.

Relocating to North Atlanta
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As with any big metropolis, the city planners have deliberately made relocating to North Atlanta a pretty streamlined process. After all, there are plenty of international corporations here that are only too happy to welcome all those employees coming in from across the country. Make sure you have all of your financial statements (including a record of your credit and employment history) in a handy place where you can get them at a bank managers or prospective landlords notice. This means investing in a few old fashioned supplies such as notebooks, folders, and perhaps a handy satchel or two. After this, its time to go apartment hunting.

Finding an Apartment

The good news is that Atlanta apartments currently have a 6 percent vacancy rate, which means that there’s some selection available in even the most desirable areas. The bad news: bargains are increasingly hard to find. Be prepared for sticker shock. Apartment rental prices in North Atlanta are much higher than the rest of the state. In addition, you won’t find many apartments for rent with paid utilities in North Atlanta, but thanks to the temperate climate, at least you won’t have to deal high heating bills caused by harsh winters.

Finding an Apartment
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The good news is that Atlanta apartments currently have a 6 percent vacancy rate, which means that there’s some selection available in even the most desirable areas. The bad news: bargains are increasingly hard to find. Be prepared for sticker shock. Apartment rental prices in North Atlanta are much higher than the rest of the state. In addition, you won’t find many apartments for rent with paid utilities in North Atlanta, but thanks to the temperate climate, at least you won’t have to deal high heating bills caused by harsh winters.

North Atlanta Neighborhoods

Overall, Atlanta has a total of 242 neighborhoods and subdivisions. Geographically speaking, North Atlanta encompasses the northern fifth or so of the city, which includes areas north of I-75 and I-85; but after this, it gets confusing. Locals consider areas along the Georgia 400 corridor, such as Alpharetta and Roswell, to be part of North Atlanta, even though they’re cities in their own right. On the downside, if you work in midtown or downtown Atlanta, then moving to these areas will involve a commute on Georgia 400, which can be clogged with traffic during rush hour. That half hour trip can take an hour or more in traffic. For many people, however, this often dastardly commute is well worth it because of the quality of life that these residential havens provide not to mention the large, lovely homes that cost a fraction of the price of Buckhead homes.

Here are some of the most popular neighborhoods in the North Atlanta area:

Buckhead:Considered the residential gem of Atlanta, Buckhead offers a fascinating, eclectic mix of high-rise apartments, luxury condos for rent, stately homes, and vibrant entertainment venues. Buckhead boasts a wealth of magnificently landscaped historic homes, yet is also home to Lenox Square, one of the premier shopping malls in the southeast. In the center of Buckhead is world-famous Peachtree Street, which is lined with luxury penthouse apartments and the city’s most glamorous nightclubs and restaurants. Urban diversity, however, doesn’t come easy; Buckhead is the most expensive area in Atlanta, so be prepared to pay for living the high life. If youre hankering to live in the heart of Buckhead, expect to dish out some serious cash.

Brookhaven:Just outside Buckhead you’ll find trendy Brookhaven, which has a personality all its own thanks to the local bars that seem to pop up at every street corner. You’ll also find a residential area with attractive homes, apartments, and plenty of duplexes for rent, all of which are much more affordable than their Buckhead counterparts. Note: we said "more affordable," not inexpensive. Your wallet will still feel pretty empty when renting here.

Mount Paran/Northside:Just down the expressway from Buckhead, the Northside/Mount Paran neighborhood offers its share of beautifully landscaped lawns and expansive muti-room homes, with prices just a bit less than youd pay in Buckhead.

Vinings:If youre looking for urban amenities in a small-town locale, check out Vinings. It’s just minutes from Buckhead, yet offers affordably priced homes and apartments. If youre into vintage, youll enjoy the retro vibe provided by the historic post-antebellum homes of the area, many of which are on the state’s historic registers. $$$

Alpharetta:Considered by most locals to be part of the North Atlanta district, Alpharetta is actually a city on its own. In recent years, however, this suburb has undergone a population explosion from people who want to enjoy all the amenities of Atlanta living without the high Buckhead prices. Rents are actually affordable in this area, well, at least compared to Brookhaven.

Roswell:Like Alpharetta, the city of Roswell is considered to be a suburb of North Atlanta, and its a popular destination for urban professionals and families who want a bit more bang for their housing buck. If you do a little searching you can find a bargain here.

North Atlanta Neighborhoods
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Overall, Atlanta has a total of 242 neighborhoods and subdivisions. Geographically speaking, North Atlanta encompasses the northern fifth or so of the city, which includes areas north of I-75 and I-85; but after this, it gets confusing. Locals consider areas along the Georgia 400 corridor, such as Alpharetta and Roswell, to be part of North Atlanta, even though they’re cities in their own right. On the downside, if you work in midtown or downtown Atlanta, then moving to these areas will involve a commute on Georgia 400, which can be clogged with traffic during rush hour. That half hour trip can take an hour or more in traffic. For many people, however, this often dastardly commute is well worth it because of the quality of life that these residential havens provide not to mention the large, lovely homes that cost a fraction of the price of Buckhead homes.

Here are some of the most popular neighborhoods in the North Atlanta area:

Buckhead:Considered the residential gem of Atlanta, Buckhead offers a fascinating, eclectic mix of high-rise apartments, luxury condos for rent, stately homes, and vibrant entertainment venues. Buckhead boasts a wealth of magnificently landscaped historic homes, yet is also home to Lenox Square, one of the premier shopping malls in the southeast. In the center of Buckhead is world-famous Peachtree Street, which is lined with luxury penthouse apartments and the city’s most glamorous nightclubs and restaurants. Urban diversity, however, doesn’t come easy; Buckhead is the most expensive area in Atlanta, so be prepared to pay for living the high life. If youre hankering to live in the heart of Buckhead, expect to dish out some serious cash.

Brookhaven:Just outside Buckhead you’ll find trendy Brookhaven, which has a personality all its own thanks to the local bars that seem to pop up at every street corner. You’ll also find a residential area with attractive homes, apartments, and plenty of duplexes for rent, all of which are much more affordable than their Buckhead counterparts. Note: we said "more affordable," not inexpensive. Your wallet will still feel pretty empty when renting here.

Mount Paran/Northside:Just down the expressway from Buckhead, the Northside/Mount Paran neighborhood offers its share of beautifully landscaped lawns and expansive muti-room homes, with prices just a bit less than youd pay in Buckhead.

Vinings:If youre looking for urban amenities in a small-town locale, check out Vinings. It’s just minutes from Buckhead, yet offers affordably priced homes and apartments. If youre into vintage, youll enjoy the retro vibe provided by the historic post-antebellum homes of the area, many of which are on the state’s historic registers. $$$

Alpharetta:Considered by most locals to be part of the North Atlanta district, Alpharetta is actually a city on its own. In recent years, however, this suburb has undergone a population explosion from people who want to enjoy all the amenities of Atlanta living without the high Buckhead prices. Rents are actually affordable in this area, well, at least compared to Brookhaven.

Roswell:Like Alpharetta, the city of Roswell is considered to be a suburb of North Atlanta, and its a popular destination for urban professionals and families who want a bit more bang for their housing buck. If you do a little searching you can find a bargain here.

Living in North Atlanta

Atlanta’s "something-for-everyone" dynamic has served it well over the years. If you love sports, you’ll find two top-notch teams in baseball’s Atlanta Braves and football’s Atlanta Falcons. If culture’s your bag, Atlanta is home to the world-famous Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well as the internationally-acclaimed Atlanta Ballet. If you love rustic scenery, you’ll find plenty of nearby rural byways to explore, especially in areas of extreme North Atlanta, which rests in the foothills of the beautiful North Georgia mountains.

Weather

Even though it boasts a temperate climate, Atlanta does have seasons so don’t expect to wear your shorts and sandals past Labor Day -- besides isn't that a fashion problem? Average highs in July are officially charted at 89, but you can expect temperatures well into the 90s throughout the summer, with lows in the low 70s. Likewise, average highs in January are 52, with average lows at around 34. You can also expect an ice storm or two every January or February. Mild by northern standards, these can paralyze the city because of its lack of ice/snow melting equipment, so stock up on batteries and expect to take a few days off from work.

Getting Around

If youre relocating because of a job, consider this: commuting is no picnic in Atlanta, despite the city’s awesome expressway system -- you may be stuck in a traffic jam long enough to eat a sandwich or two. Before you choose a place to live, check out commute times and look at traffic demographics online; this may greatly influence your decision. On the plus side, Atlantas comprehensive rail transportation system (MARTA) includes large portions of North Atlanta, so you’ll definitely want to live near a MARTA station if you plan on commuting to the downtown or midtown area.

Nightlife

If you love the night life, then you won’t be missing out on anything. North Atlanta has a huge selection of ultra-trendy nightclubs and restaurants. North Atlanta is considered to be ultra-chic even by Atlanta’s most hardened partygoers, so don’t picture yourself out in the boondocks waiting for the sun to set every night. But, if you aren't into cool, we're sure you can find a non-cool hole in the wall to visit if you want.

Whether you prefer highbrow evenings in a concert hall or lowbrow evenings in a western bar riding a mechanical bronco, you’ll find all of these and everything in between within minutes of your North Atlanta apartment.

Living in North Atlanta
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Atlanta’s "something-for-everyone" dynamic has served it well over the years. If you love sports, you’ll find two top-notch teams in baseball’s Atlanta Braves and football’s Atlanta Falcons. If culture’s your bag, Atlanta is home to the world-famous Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well as the internationally-acclaimed Atlanta Ballet. If you love rustic scenery, you’ll find plenty of nearby rural byways to explore, especially in areas of extreme North Atlanta, which rests in the foothills of the beautiful North Georgia mountains.

Weather

Even though it boasts a temperate climate, Atlanta does have seasons so don’t expect to wear your shorts and sandals past Labor Day -- besides isn't that a fashion problem? Average highs in July are officially charted at 89, but you can expect temperatures well into the 90s throughout the summer, with lows in the low 70s. Likewise, average highs in January are 52, with average lows at around 34. You can also expect an ice storm or two every January or February. Mild by northern standards, these can paralyze the city because of its lack of ice/snow melting equipment, so stock up on batteries and expect to take a few days off from work.

Getting Around

If youre relocating because of a job, consider this: commuting is no picnic in Atlanta, despite the city’s awesome expressway system -- you may be stuck in a traffic jam long enough to eat a sandwich or two. Before you choose a place to live, check out commute times and look at traffic demographics online; this may greatly influence your decision. On the plus side, Atlantas comprehensive rail transportation system (MARTA) includes large portions of North Atlanta, so you’ll definitely want to live near a MARTA station if you plan on commuting to the downtown or midtown area.

Nightlife

If you love the night life, then you won’t be missing out on anything. North Atlanta has a huge selection of ultra-trendy nightclubs and restaurants. North Atlanta is considered to be ultra-chic even by Atlanta’s most hardened partygoers, so don’t picture yourself out in the boondocks waiting for the sun to set every night. But, if you aren't into cool, we're sure you can find a non-cool hole in the wall to visit if you want.

Whether you prefer highbrow evenings in a concert hall or lowbrow evenings in a western bar riding a mechanical bronco, you’ll find all of these and everything in between within minutes of your North Atlanta apartment.

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North Atlanta
"Atlanta is an incredibly cool city." -- Andrew Lincoln
"Atlanta is an incredibly cool city." -- Andrew Lincoln

Atlanta has an energetic yet-funky vibe that manages to combine the ambiance of gracious Southern living with the sophisticated, pulsating rhythm of an uber-modern 21st Century metropolis. Home to approximately 443,775 people, Atlantas genteel, antebellum past truly is gone with the wind after all, this is the world headquarters of those icons of modernity, Coca-Cola and CNN. Dont let the lingering vestiges of Southern hospitality fool you, however, because any city that can survive hosting the Centennial Olympic Games without losing a scrap of its southern charm is really a pretty tough cookie. Thanks to this dichotomy, North Atlanta has become a mecca for those who want to enjoy tree-lined boulevards and shady porch swings within just a few miles of one of the nation’s most exciting cosmopolitan centers.

Having trouble with Craigslist North Atlanta? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Relocating to North Atlanta

As with any big metropolis, the city planners have deliberately made relocating to North Atlanta a pretty streamlined process. After all, there are plenty of international corporations here that are only too happy to welcome all those employees coming in from across the country. Make sure you have all of your financial statements (including a record of your credit and employment history) in a handy place where you can get them at a bank managers or prospective landlords notice. This means investing in a few old fashioned supplies such as notebooks, folders, and perhaps a handy satchel or two. After this, its time to go apartment hunting.

Relocating to North Atlanta
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As with any big metropolis, the city planners have deliberately made relocating to North Atlanta a pretty streamlined process. After all, there are plenty of international corporations here that are only too happy to welcome all those employees coming in from across the country. Make sure you have all of your financial statements (including a record of your credit and employment history) in a handy place where you can get them at a bank managers or prospective landlords notice. This means investing in a few old fashioned supplies such as notebooks, folders, and perhaps a handy satchel or two. After this, its time to go apartment hunting.

Finding an Apartment

The good news is that Atlanta apartments currently have a 6 percent vacancy rate, which means that there’s some selection available in even the most desirable areas. The bad news: bargains are increasingly hard to find. Be prepared for sticker shock. Apartment rental prices in North Atlanta are much higher than the rest of the state. In addition, you won’t find many apartments for rent with paid utilities in North Atlanta, but thanks to the temperate climate, at least you won’t have to deal high heating bills caused by harsh winters.

Finding an Apartment
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The good news is that Atlanta apartments currently have a 6 percent vacancy rate, which means that there’s some selection available in even the most desirable areas. The bad news: bargains are increasingly hard to find. Be prepared for sticker shock. Apartment rental prices in North Atlanta are much higher than the rest of the state. In addition, you won’t find many apartments for rent with paid utilities in North Atlanta, but thanks to the temperate climate, at least you won’t have to deal high heating bills caused by harsh winters.

North Atlanta Neighborhoods

Overall, Atlanta has a total of 242 neighborhoods and subdivisions. Geographically speaking, North Atlanta encompasses the northern fifth or so of the city, which includes areas north of I-75 and I-85; but after this, it gets confusing. Locals consider areas along the Georgia 400 corridor, such as Alpharetta and Roswell, to be part of North Atlanta, even though they’re cities in their own right. On the downside, if you work in midtown or downtown Atlanta, then moving to these areas will involve a commute on Georgia 400, which can be clogged with traffic during rush hour. That half hour trip can take an hour or more in traffic. For many people, however, this often dastardly commute is well worth it because of the quality of life that these residential havens provide not to mention the large, lovely homes that cost a fraction of the price of Buckhead homes.

Here are some of the most popular neighborhoods in the North Atlanta area:

Buckhead:Considered the residential gem of Atlanta, Buckhead offers a fascinating, eclectic mix of high-rise apartments, luxury condos for rent, stately homes, and vibrant entertainment venues. Buckhead boasts a wealth of magnificently landscaped historic homes, yet is also home to Lenox Square, one of the premier shopping malls in the southeast. In the center of Buckhead is world-famous Peachtree Street, which is lined with luxury penthouse apartments and the city’s most glamorous nightclubs and restaurants. Urban diversity, however, doesn’t come easy; Buckhead is the most expensive area in Atlanta, so be prepared to pay for living the high life. If youre hankering to live in the heart of Buckhead, expect to dish out some serious cash.

Brookhaven:Just outside Buckhead you’ll find trendy Brookhaven, which has a personality all its own thanks to the local bars that seem to pop up at every street corner. You’ll also find a residential area with attractive homes, apartments, and plenty of duplexes for rent, all of which are much more affordable than their Buckhead counterparts. Note: we said "more affordable," not inexpensive. Your wallet will still feel pretty empty when renting here.

Mount Paran/Northside:Just down the expressway from Buckhead, the Northside/Mount Paran neighborhood offers its share of beautifully landscaped lawns and expansive muti-room homes, with prices just a bit less than youd pay in Buckhead.

Vinings:If youre looking for urban amenities in a small-town locale, check out Vinings. It’s just minutes from Buckhead, yet offers affordably priced homes and apartments. If youre into vintage, youll enjoy the retro vibe provided by the historic post-antebellum homes of the area, many of which are on the state’s historic registers. $$$

Alpharetta:Considered by most locals to be part of the North Atlanta district, Alpharetta is actually a city on its own. In recent years, however, this suburb has undergone a population explosion from people who want to enjoy all the amenities of Atlanta living without the high Buckhead prices. Rents are actually affordable in this area, well, at least compared to Brookhaven.

Roswell:Like Alpharetta, the city of Roswell is considered to be a suburb of North Atlanta, and its a popular destination for urban professionals and families who want a bit more bang for their housing buck. If you do a little searching you can find a bargain here.

North Atlanta Neighborhoods
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Overall, Atlanta has a total of 242 neighborhoods and subdivisions. Geographically speaking, North Atlanta encompasses the northern fifth or so of the city, which includes areas north of I-75 and I-85; but after this, it gets confusing. Locals consider areas along the Georgia 400 corridor, such as Alpharetta and Roswell, to be part of North Atlanta, even though they’re cities in their own right. On the downside, if you work in midtown or downtown Atlanta, then moving to these areas will involve a commute on Georgia 400, which can be clogged with traffic during rush hour. That half hour trip can take an hour or more in traffic. For many people, however, this often dastardly commute is well worth it because of the quality of life that these residential havens provide not to mention the large, lovely homes that cost a fraction of the price of Buckhead homes.

Here are some of the most popular neighborhoods in the North Atlanta area:

Buckhead:Considered the residential gem of Atlanta, Buckhead offers a fascinating, eclectic mix of high-rise apartments, luxury condos for rent, stately homes, and vibrant entertainment venues. Buckhead boasts a wealth of magnificently landscaped historic homes, yet is also home to Lenox Square, one of the premier shopping malls in the southeast. In the center of Buckhead is world-famous Peachtree Street, which is lined with luxury penthouse apartments and the city’s most glamorous nightclubs and restaurants. Urban diversity, however, doesn’t come easy; Buckhead is the most expensive area in Atlanta, so be prepared to pay for living the high life. If youre hankering to live in the heart of Buckhead, expect to dish out some serious cash.

Brookhaven:Just outside Buckhead you’ll find trendy Brookhaven, which has a personality all its own thanks to the local bars that seem to pop up at every street corner. You’ll also find a residential area with attractive homes, apartments, and plenty of duplexes for rent, all of which are much more affordable than their Buckhead counterparts. Note: we said "more affordable," not inexpensive. Your wallet will still feel pretty empty when renting here.

Mount Paran/Northside:Just down the expressway from Buckhead, the Northside/Mount Paran neighborhood offers its share of beautifully landscaped lawns and expansive muti-room homes, with prices just a bit less than youd pay in Buckhead.

Vinings:If youre looking for urban amenities in a small-town locale, check out Vinings. It’s just minutes from Buckhead, yet offers affordably priced homes and apartments. If youre into vintage, youll enjoy the retro vibe provided by the historic post-antebellum homes of the area, many of which are on the state’s historic registers. $$$

Alpharetta:Considered by most locals to be part of the North Atlanta district, Alpharetta is actually a city on its own. In recent years, however, this suburb has undergone a population explosion from people who want to enjoy all the amenities of Atlanta living without the high Buckhead prices. Rents are actually affordable in this area, well, at least compared to Brookhaven.

Roswell:Like Alpharetta, the city of Roswell is considered to be a suburb of North Atlanta, and its a popular destination for urban professionals and families who want a bit more bang for their housing buck. If you do a little searching you can find a bargain here.

Living in North Atlanta

Atlanta’s "something-for-everyone" dynamic has served it well over the years. If you love sports, you’ll find two top-notch teams in baseball’s Atlanta Braves and football’s Atlanta Falcons. If culture’s your bag, Atlanta is home to the world-famous Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well as the internationally-acclaimed Atlanta Ballet. If you love rustic scenery, you’ll find plenty of nearby rural byways to explore, especially in areas of extreme North Atlanta, which rests in the foothills of the beautiful North Georgia mountains.

Weather

Even though it boasts a temperate climate, Atlanta does have seasons so don’t expect to wear your shorts and sandals past Labor Day -- besides isn't that a fashion problem? Average highs in July are officially charted at 89, but you can expect temperatures well into the 90s throughout the summer, with lows in the low 70s. Likewise, average highs in January are 52, with average lows at around 34. You can also expect an ice storm or two every January or February. Mild by northern standards, these can paralyze the city because of its lack of ice/snow melting equipment, so stock up on batteries and expect to take a few days off from work.

Getting Around

If youre relocating because of a job, consider this: commuting is no picnic in Atlanta, despite the city’s awesome expressway system -- you may be stuck in a traffic jam long enough to eat a sandwich or two. Before you choose a place to live, check out commute times and look at traffic demographics online; this may greatly influence your decision. On the plus side, Atlantas comprehensive rail transportation system (MARTA) includes large portions of North Atlanta, so you’ll definitely want to live near a MARTA station if you plan on commuting to the downtown or midtown area.

Nightlife

If you love the night life, then you won’t be missing out on anything. North Atlanta has a huge selection of ultra-trendy nightclubs and restaurants. North Atlanta is considered to be ultra-chic even by Atlanta’s most hardened partygoers, so don’t picture yourself out in the boondocks waiting for the sun to set every night. But, if you aren't into cool, we're sure you can find a non-cool hole in the wall to visit if you want.

Whether you prefer highbrow evenings in a concert hall or lowbrow evenings in a western bar riding a mechanical bronco, you’ll find all of these and everything in between within minutes of your North Atlanta apartment.

Living in North Atlanta
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Atlanta’s "something-for-everyone" dynamic has served it well over the years. If you love sports, you’ll find two top-notch teams in baseball’s Atlanta Braves and football’s Atlanta Falcons. If culture’s your bag, Atlanta is home to the world-famous Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, as well as the internationally-acclaimed Atlanta Ballet. If you love rustic scenery, you’ll find plenty of nearby rural byways to explore, especially in areas of extreme North Atlanta, which rests in the foothills of the beautiful North Georgia mountains.

Weather

Even though it boasts a temperate climate, Atlanta does have seasons so don’t expect to wear your shorts and sandals past Labor Day -- besides isn't that a fashion problem? Average highs in July are officially charted at 89, but you can expect temperatures well into the 90s throughout the summer, with lows in the low 70s. Likewise, average highs in January are 52, with average lows at around 34. You can also expect an ice storm or two every January or February. Mild by northern standards, these can paralyze the city because of its lack of ice/snow melting equipment, so stock up on batteries and expect to take a few days off from work.

Getting Around

If youre relocating because of a job, consider this: commuting is no picnic in Atlanta, despite the city’s awesome expressway system -- you may be stuck in a traffic jam long enough to eat a sandwich or two. Before you choose a place to live, check out commute times and look at traffic demographics online; this may greatly influence your decision. On the plus side, Atlantas comprehensive rail transportation system (MARTA) includes large portions of North Atlanta, so you’ll definitely want to live near a MARTA station if you plan on commuting to the downtown or midtown area.

Nightlife

If you love the night life, then you won’t be missing out on anything. North Atlanta has a huge selection of ultra-trendy nightclubs and restaurants. North Atlanta is considered to be ultra-chic even by Atlanta’s most hardened partygoers, so don’t picture yourself out in the boondocks waiting for the sun to set every night. But, if you aren't into cool, we're sure you can find a non-cool hole in the wall to visit if you want.

Whether you prefer highbrow evenings in a concert hall or lowbrow evenings in a western bar riding a mechanical bronco, you’ll find all of these and everything in between within minutes of your North Atlanta apartment.