Houses for Rent in Atlanta

Atlanta has thousands of available houses for rent with a wide range of sq ft and bedroom options. The average price for rental homes and other rentals in this area is $1,320.

Atlanta Rental Rates by Neighborhood

Below is a list of the average rental rates for Atlanta neighborhoods as of Sept 2018.

Ansley Park - $1,830
Ansley Park - $1,830
Ardmore - $1,830
Brookwood Hills - $1,830
Collier Hills North - $1,830
Colonial - $1,830
Piedmont Park - $1,830
Sherwood Forest - $1,830
Buckhead Heights - $1,813
Lenox - $1,813
Midtown Atlanta - $1,795
Atkins Park - $1,754
Virginia Highland - $1,754
Virginia Park Townhomes - $1,754
Poncey - Highland - $1,701
Southwest Druid Hills - $1,701
Virgilee Park - $1,701
Downtown Atlanta -$1,682
Candler Park -$1,654
Inman Park - $1,654
Lake Claire - $1,654

Atlanta Vacancy Rates

Since the economic downturn of 2018, Atlanta has seen a steady decrease in the vacancy rate as more occupants moved away from owner occupied to renter occupied. This and the fact that new construction of rentals slowed down rapidly in the years following 2010. The vacancy rate is slightly above the national average and most recent 2018 data show the rates at 4.8%.

Atlanta Neighborhoods

Atlanta has a variety of unique and diverse neighborhoods that make up the character of the city. Some unique Neighborhoods where you can find apartments and houses rent in Atlanta include: Downtown Atlanta (Centennial Hill, Fairlie Poplar, Five Points, Hotel District, Railroad District, SoNo), Midtown (the Midtown, Atlantic Station, Home Park, Berkeley Park, Knight Park Howell Station), Buckhead (Brookhaven, Brookwood Hills, Lindbergh Center, Paces, Pine Hills, Underwood Hills), Central East Atlanta (Ansley Park, Cabbagetown, Castleberry Hill, Grant Park, Inman Park, Loring Heights, Morningside Lenox Park, Old Fourth Ward, Ormewood Park, Piedmont Heights, Poncey Highland, Reynoldstown, Sweet Auburn, Virginia Highland), Eastern Atlanta (Candler Park, East Atlanta, East Lake, Edgewood, Kirkwood, Lake Claire), Northwestern Atlanta (Bankhead, Center Hill, English Hills, Mozley Park, Riverside, Vine City, Washington Park, West Lake), Southwestern Atlanta (Adair Park, Adamsville, Bankhead Courts, Ben Hill, Capitol View, Capitol View Manor, Cascade Heights, Collier Heights, Mechanicsville, Pittsburgh, Summerhill, West End, Westview).

Atlanta Culture and Living

Atlanta has a vibrant classical music scene that includes the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, New Trinity Baroque, the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Georgia Boy Choir and the Atlanta Boy Choir. The city has a well-known and active live music scene. The Fox Theatre is a historic landmark and one of the highest grossing venues in the world. The city also has a large collection of highly successful music venues of that play host to many top and emerging acts. Popular local venues include the Tabernacle, the Variety Playhouse, The Masquerade, The Star Community Bar and the EARL. Atlanta also has many popular art galleries. The most famous art galleries in the city include the renowned High Museum of Art, the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Atlanta Institute for the Arts, and the Georgia Museum of Contemporary Art. Atlanta is also the home of many modern musical influences, including many aspiring and upcoming hip-hop artists. Atlanta is home to many major recording studios and companies such as So So Def Recordings, Grand Hustle Records, BME Recordings, Block Entertainment and Konvict Muzik.

If you love professional sports, you will be glad to know that Atlanta is home to many professional sports teams, including: the Atlanta Hawks (National Basketball Association), Atlanta Falcons (National Football League), the Atlanta Braves (National League Baseball) and the Atlanta Thrashers (National Hockey League).

Piedmont Park hosts many of Atlanta's festivals and cultural events, including the annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival and Atlanta Pride. Atlanta Botanical Garden sits next to the park. Zoo Atlanta, in Grant Park, features a panda exhibit. Just east of the city rises Stone Mountain, the largest piece of exposed granite in the world.

During Labor Day weekend each year, Atlanta hosts the popular multi-genre convention Dragon Con, held downtown at the Hyatt Regency, Marriott Marquis, Hilton and Sheraton hotels. The event attracts an estimated 30,000 attendees annually. The entire month of August is dedicated to filmmaking when Atlanta hosts the month-long celebration of independent film known as Independent Film Month

Atlanta Colleges and Universities

Atlanta has one of the largest concentrations of of colleges and universities in the entire United States and. Some notable colleges and universities in the Atlanta area include: Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse School of Medicine, Emory University, Agnes State College, Clayton State University, Georgia Perimeter College, Kennesaw State University, Southern Polytechnic State University, University of West Georgia, Reinhardt College and the Savannah College of Art and Design. As a student you have many options for education in Atlanta. And students need student housing! 

Atlanta Public Transportation

Anyone who has ever traveled through Atlanta knows that the airport is VERY busy place! You will have no trouble reaching Atlanta since there are no shortage of flights heading in and out of Atlanta. In fact, Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport as measured by passenger traffic and by aircraft traffic. Atlanta mass transit consists of both buses and rail systems. The MARTA rail system has a station in the airport terminal, and provides direct service to Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead, and Sandy Springs. People in Atlanta rely on their cars as the dominant mode of transportation. This strong automotive reliance has resulted in heavy traffic and contributes to Atlanta's air pollution, which has made Atlanta one of the more polluted cities in the country. The Clean Air Campaign was created in 1996 to help reduce pollution in metro Atlanta. The Atlanta metro area has ranked at or near the top of the longest average commute times in the U.S. Also, the Atlanta metro area has ranked at or near the top for worst traffic in the country. 

Atlanta's subway system, operated by Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), is the seventh busiest in the country. MARTA also operates a bus system within Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett Counties. Clayton, Cobb, and Gwinnett counties each operate separate, autonomous transit authorities, using buses but no trains.

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