Rome is a city that stands on seven hills with a river running through. It is inspiring, and fun for all those outdoors types. With two rivers -- the Etowah River and the Ooostanaula River -- coming together to form the Coosa River, there are lots of waterside parks with hiking and biking trails that will knock your socks off. There are also a few small colleges, a decent little downtown scene, and plenty of places for shopping, dining, drinking some brews, and enjoying the mix of natural and historic views. Speaking of historic, there are tons of quaint little houses built before 1950 that rent at very affordable rates, as well as some older brick buildings that house inexpensive apartment rentals. Or, if you want new and pricey, Rome has got some of that for you too!
Housing costs vary widely. With rental rates ranging from $75 (the bad quality of these short-term lease options shouldn’t be too surprising) to over $1,100, you have a wide selection of homes to choose from. Around the city center is where you will find the most expensive and the least expensive of rental homes. There are tiny single-family houses for rent in other neighborhoods for $250 - $500. Then, there are more extravagant rental homes built in vintage Victorian style, with tons of space, lots of bedrooms, and beautiful interiors. These cost about $900 - $1,200. In both instances, the Historic Clock Tower District is within walking distance. On the outskirts of town, prices even out more. Here, you will see neighborhoods and mostly houses for rent in the $600 - $800 range. These ranch homes, old brick houses, and newer mason homes of west Rome are very popular among families.
If you are looking for a long list of amenities in Rome's apartment complexes, then you might have a tough search. Around here, apartments provide only the most basic of amenities, if any at all. The most common extras include a laundry room, gym, and playground. If you think you need the luxury resort-style swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, state-of-the-art fitness centers, business centers, and the like then you may want to rethink your priorities.
Pet friendly apartments are basically nonexistent here. However, you may be able to schmooze your landlord into allowing a dog or cat when renting a single-family house. There are plenty of places with nice, big yards, not to mention some really great riverside parks to take the dog out for a game of Frisbee.
So, that's the looks of things in this fine Georgia city. You can go for the inexpensive or the opulent, but as they say, when in Rome...