Renter's Guide to Woodstock
Woodstock, Georgia is a large city on the suburban outskirts of Atlanta, and despite its small town feel, it’s one of the biggest cities in the state. Actually, if Woodstock were a county, it would be larger than over half of the counties in the state of Georgia.
The city is just a short 30 miles away from Atlanta, making it a fairly easy commute, and also sits just 100 miles south of Chattanooga, TN.
The weather here is fairly typical of most of the southeastern states, with warm, humid summer months, a cool spring and fall and a mild winter.
Woodstock, GA Demographics
- Total Population90,690
Female 44,454Male 46,235
- Median Age37
Cost of Living in Woodstock, GA
The cost of living in Woodstock is much cheaper than living in the downtown Atlanta area, making it a very desirable place for Atlanta commuters to live.
Two can grab a meal here just about anywhere for around $50, and utilities like gas, water, and electricity won't break the bank either, as the average Woodstock resident pays just $140 a month, right at the national average but well below the downtown Atlanta average.
Public transportation is also available in Woodstock, and is run by the Cherokee Area Transportation System (CATS) where tickets are less than $2 for a oneway trip.
Average Rent in Woodstock, GA
- Woodstock, GA Average Rental Price, November 2017$1,171/mo
- 1 Bedroom$1,079
- 2 Bedrooms$1,274
Woodstock, GA Apartment Rent Ranges
Woodstock, GA Rent Trends
|All rentals||Studio||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds|
|Jan / 2017||$1,188||$756||$1,025||$1,249|
|Sept / 2016||$1,196||$772||$1,055||$1,283|
|May / 2016||$1,084||$787||$1,026||$1,200|
|Jan / 2016||$1,077||$753||$964||$1,195|
|Sept / 2015||$1,047||$696||$983||$1,181|
|May / 2015||$1,029||$731||$952||$1,086|
|Jan / 2015||$1,056||$670||$959||$1,121|
|Sept / 2014||$1,017||$669||$932||$1,058|
|May / 2014||$930||$655||$884||$996|
Average rent is projected to grow by 5% in 2017 compared to 2016.
Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.
Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 3018830189
Living in Woodstock, GA
The city of Woodstock is a great place to live, as it has a small, diverse feel with a historic downtown area, making it very appealing to Atlanta area workers. The commute to Atlanta is also very reasonable, making Woodstock a prime area for those that don’t want to pay the expensive prices of living downtown.
There aren’t many cons to living in Woodstock, although being so close to Atlanta, the city does have some traffic issues during rush hour in the morning and the evening. But the commute is still relatively short to Atlanta, and the traffic out in Woodstock is considerably more manageable than traffic in and around the downtown area.
Things to do in Woodstock
There is a lot to do around Woodstock, including the beautiful historic downtown area where buildings date back as far as 1879. The brick paved sidewalks and stores that line the streets of the commercial downtown area are truly the heart of the city. The downtown area features tea rooms, antique shops, gift shops, coffee houses, and much more.
Woodstock also has several beautiful parks worth visiting, where residents can have some fun in the sun and do it for free. One of the most popular places to go is the Park at City Center, where residents can enjoy beautiful landscaping, picnic areas, and several community events, including The Woodstock Summer Concert Series and the Fourth of July FreedomFest.
Olde Rope Mill Park is another popular area park in Woodstock with lots of fun and familyfriendly activities. The park features multiple mountain biking trails, picnic areas, and a scenic overlook where visitors can relax and enjoy the view or take part in some fishing. The park even has a bridge that connects to the other side of the river so visitors can see pieces of the old Rope Mill!
For avid sports fans, it doesn’t get much better than living in Woodstock. Within just 30 miles of the city there is a pro sports team in every major league, including the Thrashers in the NHL, the Falcons in the NFL, the Braves in the MLB, the Hawks in the NBA, and even Atlanta United FC of the MLS.
Employment and Economy
Woodstock Georgia has no shortage of jobs, as its proximity to the Atlanta area makes it a hotbed of job potential. The unemployment rate here is 5.3%, and although it’s not much lower than the national average, job growth here is around 2% annually.
Within Atlanta there are also several notable companies, including CocaCola, Home Depot, Delta Airlines, The United States Postal Service, and Newell Rubbermaid.
Woodstock, GA Households
- Total Number of Households32,403
Family 24,019Non-family 8,385
Children 13,002No Children 19,401
- Average People Per Household2.79
- Median Household Income$74,383
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,276
Education in Woodstock
The Woodstock area has excellent options for public education, featuring several highlyranked schools as well as a prestigious school district.
And for options to pursue higher education, there are several schools near the Woodstock area, including Reinhardt College, Kennesaw State University, the University of Georgia Tech, and the very prestigious Emory University.
Woodstock, GA Education Statistics
- No High School2%
- Some High School29%
- Some College25%
- Associate Degree7%
- Bachelor Degree25%
- Graduate Degree11%
Tips for Renting in Woodstock
Georgia landlords are required to follow all state and federal laws when it comes to renting to tenants, and Georgia state landlordtenant laws cover everything from typical questions on a rental application to the minimum notice of eviction.
Landlords in Georgia are also required to keep the premises of all rentals “liveable” under a Georgia doctrine called the “implied warranty of habitability.” This doctrine allows tenants to actually refuse to pay rent or opt out of their lease agreement early if important repairs are not taken care of in a timely manner.
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