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Average rent in McDonough, GA

$1,695/mo McDonough, GA average rental price, January 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in McDonough, GA is $1,695.

McDonough, GA apartment rent ranges

About 60% of apartment rents in McDonough, GA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 16% of apartments. Around 22% of McDonough’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 2% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

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Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in McDonough, GA last updated?

Prices and availability in McDonough, GA were last updated on 27 Jan 2023.

What are the best apartments in McDonough, GA?

The best apartments in McDonough, GA are: Crossings at McDonough, Mandalay Villas, Echelon Park, The Corwyn South Point and Canyon Springs Apartments.

What is the average rent in McDonough, GA?

The average rent in McDonough, GA is $1,695. Start your search for apartments in McDonough, GA now.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in McDonough, GA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in McDonough, GA is between $1,289 and $3,599. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in McDonough, GA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in McDonough, GA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in McDonough, GA is between $1,380 and $5,042. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in McDonough, GA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in McDonough, GA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in McDonough, GA is between $1,595 and $5,042. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in McDonough, GA.

What type of rental buildings are in McDonough, GA?

In McDonough 50% of the housing is rented out compared to 50% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 7% of McDonough’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 60% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 33% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in McDonough, GA?

The average age of rental buildings in McDonough is 17 years old, with 71% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 2 stories, of which 72% are garden-style apartment communities, none are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in McDonough, GA?

Rental apartments in McDonough come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 0.9% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 33% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 52% of all rentals in McDonough. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Renter's guide to McDonough, GA

If “quaint” and “small” are some of the words you'd use to describe your ideal place to live, look no further than McDonough, Georgia.

Here you'll have the best of small town life, while being only 35 miles from the big city of Atlanta – which is 11 times larger.

According to Safewise.com, McDonough is the 36th Safest City in Georgia, due in large part to its commitment to revitalizing its historic downtown and focus on economic development. AreaVibes.com called McDonough the 73rd Most Livable City in Georgia because of its cost of living, available amenities, and weather.

Speaking of weather, the average temperatures in McDonough range from a high of 91°F in July to a low of 33°F in January. With 214 sunny days every year and very little snow – less than an inch – it’s easy to see why so many people are flocking to the city.

Plus, not only is it convenient to Atlanta, it’s just 49 miles from Marietta, 56 miles from Macon, and 65 miles from Athens, leaving you with plenty of options for daytrips.

Tips for renting in McDonough, GA

Moving to McDonough is much like moving to any other new place. That being said, there are also some specifics that you should be aware of.

If your new landlord requires a security deposit, you have the right to inspect the unit before moving in. They should also provide a list of any problems or damages to the unit.

But once you sign that lease, you're locked in. Some states offer a 72-hour back-out period, but not Georgia.

On the plus side, Georgia does have a “repair and deduct” law that gives you the right to hire someone to do repairs if your landlord fails to provide them in a timely manner. You can then deduct the cost of the repair from your rent.

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McDonough, GA demographics

McDonough, GA has a population of 25,572 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 13,704 of McDonough’s residents are women and 11,868 are men. The median age of those who live in McDonough, GA is 29.9.

Living in McDonough, GA

McDonough was named the 45th best city in Georgia for young families by NerdWallet, based on home affordability, education quality, and percentage of families with school-age children.

Niche.com called McDonough the 65th best suburb in the Atlanta Metro area.

Some of the disadvantages of living here include the influx of new residents. The city's seen a population growth of 105% since 2000, which has contributed to increased traffic and longer commute times. The heat in the summer is a point of concern for some residents as well, since temps can sometimes climb into the 100s.

McDonough, GA households

  • 5,508 Family
    2,528 Non-family
  • 3,371 Children
    4,665 No Children
  • 8,036Total Number of Households
  • 3.06Average People Per Household
  • $69,916Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 8,036 households in McDonough, GA. 5,508 are family households and 2,528 are non-family households. There are 3,371 households with children in McDonough and 4,665 households without children. On average, about 3.06 people live in a household in McDonough, GA.

Things to do in McDonough, GA

If you're going to be spending time in McDonough, you'll need some things to do.

Every spring, the city hosts a Geranium Festival to celebrate its locally grown flowers, which is a must-see.

Another popular activity is shooting 18 holes at Cotton Fields Golf Club or Crystal Lake Golf & Country Club.

For family fun in McDonough, check out the Sky Zone Trampoline Park or inflatables and games at Woody’s Jump N' Play. Or if you're in the mood for something a little more competitive, a trip to Hot Shots Paintball is definitely in order. 

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For family fun in McDonough, check out the Sky Zone Trampoline Park or inflatables and games at Woody’s Jump N' Play. Or if you're in the mood for something a little more competitive, a trip to Hot Shots Paintball is definitely in order. 

For a little outdoor enjoyment, head to one of the city’s many parks, like the 129 acre Heritage Park. With two playgrounds, lighted adult softball fields, a walking track, community gardens, library, and Senior Citizen Center, it’s a virtual oasis in the middle of the city. Then there's the Red Hawk Nature Preserve Park, which features a remote control airplane strip, and Windy Hill Park, with its obstacle course, paint ball complex, and even a lawn mower racing section.

Of course, if you’re a professional sports fan, nearby Atlanta is the place to be, with Braves, Falcons, and Hawks games throughout the year. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta is the largest aquarium in the Western Hemisphere, and a perfect family activity for a day trip. Or stop by Zoo Atlanta and keep the critters company for a while.

McDonough Arts is a non-profit that promotes the arts in McDonough, hosting juried art shows and Art in the Parks. The Henry Players perform theatre on a professional level, and were voted Metro Atlanta’s Best Theatre Experience by Access Atlanta magazine.

McDonough Arts is a non-profit that promotes the arts in McDonough, hosting juried art shows and Art in the Parks. The Henry Players perform theatre on a professional level, and were voted Metro Atlanta’s Best Theatre Experience by Access Atlanta magazine.

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McDonough, GA employment & economy

The unemployment rate in McDonough, GA is slightly above the U.S. average, at 6.6%. But much of that is due to the city's rapid population growth.

Transportation and warehousing are top industries in McDonough, followed by manufacturing and construction.

Goya Foods, Inc. also runs its Atlanta offices out of McDonough.

Speaking of Atlanta, the city is home to Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Home Depot, UPS, CNN, and BellSouth.

Education in McDonough, GA

Both Gordon State College and Mercer University have campuses in McDonough. Several other colleges and universities are within driving distance, such as Clayton State University in Morrow; Georgia Perimeter College in Decatur; Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State UniversityMorehouse and Spelman in Atlanta. 

The public schools in McDonough are part of Henry County Schools, which is the 12th most Diverse School District in Georgia, according to Niche.com. And the city's Union Grove High School ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the 41st best high school within Georgia. Other high schools in the district include Eagle’s Landing High School and Henry County High School.

McDonough, GA education statistics

The level of education of the population of McDonough, GA is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 34% completed some high school, 30% partially completed college, 9% have an Associate Degree, 17% have a Bachelor Degree, and 8% have a Graduate Degree.

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