What You Can Rent in Any of These 5 Georgia Cities for $900/Month (or Less!)
Rightly nicknamed the Peach State, Georgia is one of the most desirable Southern locations to settle in. Whether you love the tranquil countryside, the vacation-like beaches, or the bustling city life, you’ll find them all in Georgia. Best of all, the state is warm all year round, so you’ll never need a heavy winter coat.
Georgia is also renter-friendly (according to data from Yardi Matrix), meaning that the average rent is quite reasonable statewide. While higher averages are recorded mainly in the thriving Atlanta area, $1,235/month, the rest of the state’s largest cities are much more affordable. So if you’re searching for a well-appointed apartment in Marietta ($980/month), a charming home in Augusta ($731/month), a cozy abode in Macon ($740/month), or a garden unit in Savannah ($941/month), you’ll be able to afford quite a spacious apartment in any of these locations.
To help you get a better idea of what you can get around the Peach State, here are 5 amazing apartments for rent in Georgia – one in each of its largest cities – all asking around $900/month! Make Georgia your new home and picture yourself living here:
Post Lindbergh, Lindbergh-Morosgo: $940/month for a one-bedroom apartment, 564 sq.ft.
Atlanta is by far one of the coolest cities in the South. Filled with history and plenty of entertainment options, ATL hosts the busiest airport in the world – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Whether you’re looking for a job in the airline industry or travel often for work (Coca-Cola, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention – are both in Atlanta), you’ll always have access to cheap flights and be able to fly to major cities in two hours or less. Atlanta is also a food and fun lover’s dream. There’s always something going on downtown, and there’s always something delicious grilling.
Atlanta is known for its higher-than-average rent rates, but at Post Lindbergh Apartments you’ll find both comfort and affordability and you’ll get the most bang for your buck. The gorgeous one-bedroom apartments are just steps away from the Lindbergh city center and minutes south of the newly developed Buckhead Atlanta, where you’ll find endless shopping and restaurant options. At home, enjoy the large windows with pool or courtyard views, cozy kitchens, carpeting, and built-in bookshelves. To relax, you can hit the pool, play tennis, exercise at the fitness center, or throw a barbecue with your friends and neighbors. All in a safe, secure, and green environment.
Stratford Ridge, Evergreen Forest: $813/month for a three-bedroom apartment, 1,576 sq.ft.
Those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city can settle in Marietta, where the average rent is $200 less. You’ll get more space, a host of amenities, and still be able to head over to Atlanta whenever you wish. This beautiful Southern town has a fun and vibrant downtown area with plenty of cool, historic places to visit. On warm summer nights, head down to Glover Park and catch a concert or cool off by the community pool.
Stratford Ridge Apartments is a wonderful place to call home, where you can enjoy plenty of space for you and your family. These stylish three-bedroom apartments boast beautiful hardwood floors throughout as well as large closets, and some apartments even have new renovated interiors and balconies. You’ll also enjoy window coverings and A/C to help you keep out that sweltering heat. When at home with some spare time on your hands, head to the fitness center or clubhouse, or take a dip in the pool. Stratford Ridge is also a pet-friendly rental community, featuring its own pet center for you and your furry friend to enjoy. With gated access, night patrol, and a playground, this is a great place to raise a family.
Walton Oaks, Richmond County: $773/month for a three-bedroom apartment, 1,324 sq.ft.
Historic Augusta is known for its picturesque golf courses. Unlike Atlanta and Marietta, Augusta is a much more natural city – hence it’s nickname, the “Garden City” – as there are so many things to do outside. Rent a boat or kayak for the day and head down the Savannah River for a relaxing stroll. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then stop in at Boll Weevil Cafe – the self-described “best bakery in Augusta.” Then head over to the annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta festival for fun and culture.
Chances are if you choose to live in Augusta, you’ll find many great rental communities. One of them is Walton Oaks, owner of an award-winning service. With its stunning three-bedroom apartments, the pet-friendly complex will see that your every need is met. Inside each apartment, you’ll find great hard surface plank flooring, electronic thermostats, efficient appliances, and hookups for your washer and dryer. The private gated community is family-oriented, with an emphasis on security and well-being. Children will love hanging out at the Adventure Center, where the community runs an after-school care program. There’s also a great playground for kids and an on-site family library. Grown-ups can head over to the clubhouse and fitness center, fire-up a barbecue, or enjoy a nice walk on the tree-lined streets.
Ansley Village, Bibb County: $795 per month for a two-bedroom apartment, 1,127 sq.ft.
And you thought Washington, D.C. had cherry blossoms. Forget about it. Macon is the ultimate cherry blossom leader and one of the most beautiful places to be in the spring. The city is also a music lovers’ paradise. Envy Nightclub is always spinning the hottest tracks, and bands are constantly coming to the The Hummingbird Stage and Taproom to perform. Best of all, Macon has an ideal location. You’re never too far from Atlanta, and you can easily get to all other Georgian cities.
For a spacious 1,127 sq.ft. two-bedroom apartment head over to Ansley Village, winner of the 2015 “Reaching for the Stars” Award from the Middle Georgia Apartment Association. The lovely village community offers apartments with character – crown molding, kitchen islands, and sleek black appliances. Within the pet-friendly community (with its very own dog wash center) you’ll find a luxurious clubhouse, a fitness center with free weights, and a resort-style swimming pool with a waterfall. The business and media center will cover most of your professional needs.
Presidential Plaza Apartments I, Pine Gardens: $695 for a garden three-bedroom apartment, 1,474 sq.ft.
Savannah may be nicknamed “America’s most haunted city,” but don’t let that scare you off. You’ll never run out of fun things to do in this awesome place. Take advantage of the creepy factor and try out one of the city’s haunted tours. There’s even a haunted pub crawl! When you’re not on a tour, head downtown to sample the local food (the city’s renown for it) and take in a minor league baseball game at the Sand Gnats’ stadium.
To stay right in the action of downtown Savannah, check out these beautiful three-bedroom apartments at the Presidential Plaza, located in close proximity to one of Georgia’s most popular beaches. Just like the name implies, you’ll be treated like a VIP in your own home equipped with hardwood floors, huge closets, and a private patio. The community has its own picnic and barbecue area for entertaining guests, and it’s located near public transportation so you’ll be just a short trip away from anywhere in Savannah. Did we mention that gas and water are included in the rent?
To escape the cold but not the fun, check out these amazing apartments for rent in Georgia‘s largest cities. You’ll find spacious units in amazing locations to live in, and most importantly, affordable rents!
Online content developer Nicky Iudean loves writing about real estate, interior design, and lifestyle topics for RENTCafé. She gets inspiration for a healthier and happier way of living from her 4-year old son. You can reach Nicoleta by email or Twitter.
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