With as many Fortune 500 companies as there are flavors of Coke, business is booming in the heart of the South. Forbes dubbed Atlanta one of the top five “Best Places for Business and Careers,” and by the end of last year, the ATL led the country for the fastest rate of job growth. Add in some rather affordable living expenses to the thriving economy, and you’ll see just why big corporations and young professionals alike are heading over to get a piece of The Big Peach.
Being a major commercial hub, the local rental market had no place to go but up. Developers are changing the skyline, with bold skyscrapers and massive rental projects sprawling all over town. Average rent for an apartment in the city now sits at $1,234/month, according to Yardi Matrix.
However, there are plenty of apartments in excellent neighborhoods for a lot less than the city’s going rate. And by less, we mean a whopping $400 in savings with these five handpicked one-, two-, and three-bed Atlanta apartments, renting for around $800/month:
The Residences At CityCenter Apartments, Vine City in Northwestern Atlanta: $815/month for a 1-bed apartment, 722 sq. ft.
Nestled in the bustling heart of Atlanta you’ll find the pet-friendly community at The Residences At CityCenter. Urban 1-bedroom units start at just $815/month and feature vaulted ceilings in select homes, bay windows, and large closets that only add to the spaciousness and comfort. The gated complex invites all residents to enjoy a host of amenities, like a sparkling pool, laundry facilities, a playground for kids, and a fitness center. A new bark park and a cyber cafe are underway. Best of all, a central location means work and play are never far from your home, with Interstates 75 and 85 close-by, Vine City MARTA station just next door, and Downtown nearby.
Highland Ridge, Intown Atlanta: $780/month for a 1-bed apartment, 450 sq. ft.
Breakfast bars, roaring fireplaces, linen closets, and private patios are just some of the cozy amenities featured in the 1-bedroom apartments at Highland Ridge. As a resident, you will also enjoy convenient access to the on-site business and fitness centers, laundry facilities, and the sparkling pool. This pet-friendly community has plenty of dining and shopping options nearby, and is just minutes north of Georgia Tech, downtown, as well as I-75 and US-41 for easy commuting.
The Preserve At Bent Creek Apartments, Campbellton Road in Southwest Atlanta: $752/month for a 2-bed apartment, $825/month for a 3-bed apartment, 1,364 sq. ft.
For highly affordable and spacious one-, two-, and 3-bedroom homes, head over to The Preserve At Bent Creek Apartments. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal. At just $825/month you get an impressive 1,364 square feet of floor space, while if you want to save even more, you can rent a 1,000 sq.ft. 2-bed unit for merely $752/month. The apartments impress with electronic thermostats, walk-in closets, mini blinds, plush wall-to-wall carpets, and wonderful views of the wooded landscape. Select units may come furnished and feature upgrades like nine-foot vaulted ceilings, hardwood faux floors, ice makers, and built-in computer desks. The cherry on top: added conveniences like a refreshing pool, a playground, and online rent payments.
Oak Knoll Apartments, Morningside – Lenox Park in East Side Atlanta: $844/month for a 1-bed apartment, 600 sq. ft.
Located in the prestigious Morningside district of Midtown, Oak Knoll Apartments offers renters both studio apartments and 1-bedroom units around $800/month. Lush landscaping and a garden-filled courtyard surround a charming 1940’s style building, while inside, bright and sunny apartments await. All units are equipped with intrusion alarm systems, new thermal pane windowns, window coverings, and electronic thermostats. To relax, just head over to the picnic and grilling area on-site, or take a nice walk in the courtyard. Piedmont Park, Amsterdam Walk, and many other attractions are just a short trip away.
Alta Coventry Station, Ben Hill Forest in Southwest Atlanta: $730/month for a 1-bed apartment, 656 sq. ft.
Renters looking for luxury living and resort-style amenities in 30331 will love the apartments at Alta Coventry Station. Some of these 1-bedroom units boast unique features like custom crown molding, over-sized garden soaking tubs, enclosed sunrooms, built-in computer desks, as well as more common conveniences like in-home washer/dryer units. With spacious, open-concept floor plans, there’s plenty of room for the whole family. The pet-friendly community has considered most renters’ needs, from a rec room to a business center, a playground, a pool, a picnic space with barbecue grills, and much more.
Whether you’re here to jumpstart your career, or just to enjoy a little Southern charm, there are plenty of reasons to love The Big Peach. For even more reasons to move here, check out a wide variety of low-cost apartments for rent in Atlanta, or check out what’s available in ATL’s suburbs and find your perfect fit.
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