Atlanta is one of the larger metropolitan areas within the United States with over 230,000 housing units. The overall cost of living within Atlanta is relatively low compared to other similar sized metropolitan areas which means there is a good amount of inventory of rentals that fall below $1,000.
Houses for Rent in Atlanta Under $1,000
Atlanta is one of the larger metropolitan areas within the United States
Atlanta has over 230,000 housing units
U.S. News and World Report ranked Atlanta as one of the Top 50 Best Places to Live in the United States predicated upon affordability, job availability, and quality of existence. Atlanta is home to a flourishing jobs marketplace and there are plenty of properties to rent or buy in the surrounding suburbs and town.
Atlanta Rental Data
The average rental rates in the Atlanta area are as follows:
Studio - $1,111
1 Bed - $1,213
2 Beds - $1,377
3 Beds - $1,542
All Rentals - $1,320
Atlanta- City Information
Atlanta is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2008, Atlanta is the 33rd largest city in the United States, with an estimated population of 540,921. The Atlanta Sandy Springs Marietta, GA MSA (commonly referred to as Metropolitan Atlanta) is the ninth largest metropolitan area in the country, having approximately 5.5 million people. Atlanta is the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as the world's most popular soft drink: Coca Cola. Atlanta was originally created in 1830 as a railroad junction. Due to its strategic importance, it was razed by Union General William Sherman's army forces during the Civil War. This famous fire is depicted in the movie Gone With the Wind. Today, the city symbol is the Phoenix, a legendary bird from Egyptian mythology that rose from its own ashes as a stronger, more beautiful creature. Atlanta has a humid subtropical climate, with hot, humid summers and mild, but occasionally cold winters by the standards of the southern United States. Snow storms are rare but possible; one hit Atlanta in March 1993. Frequent ice storms can cause more problems than snow in Atlanta. The ideal times of year to visit Atlanta, weather wise, are the spring and fall. Atlanta is home to the tallest hotel in the western hemisphere: The Westin Peachtree Plaza which stants 73 stories or 723 feet tall. Atlanta is also home to the tallest building in the American Southeast: NationsBank Plaza which stands 55 stories or 1,023 feet tall!
Considered a top business city and transportation hub, Atlanta is the world headquarters of companies such as The Coca Cola Company, Georgia Pacific, ATT Mobility, CNN, Delta Air Lines, and Turner Broadcasting. Atlanta has the country's fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies inside it's city limits (although UPS, Home Depot, and Newell Rubbermaid are not in the city limits) and more than 75 percent of the Fortune 1000 companies have a presence in the metro area. Atlanta has a gross metropolitan product of 270 billion dollars, accounting for more than two thirds of the Georgian economy. Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is located seven miles south of downtown Atlanta, is the world's busiest airport and the only major airport to serve the city.
Delta Air Lines is the city's largest employer and the metro area's third largest. Atlanta has a sizable financial sector and is also home to a growing Biotechnology sector, gaining recognition through such events as the 2009 BIO International Convention.
Atlanta is also a major cable television programming center. Ted Turner began the Turner Broadcasting System media empire in Atlanta, where he bought a UHF station that eventually became WTBS. Turner established the headquarters of the Cable News Network at CNN Center, adjacent today to Centennial Olympic Park. As his company grew, its other channels, the Cartoon Network, Boomerang, TNT, Turner South, Turner Classic Movies, CNN International, CNN en Espanol, HLN, and CNN Airport Network entered their operations in Atlanta as well. Turner Broadcasting is a division of Time Warner. The Weather Channel, owned by a consortium of NBC Universal, Blackstone Group, and Bain Capital, has its offices in the nearby suburb of Marietta. With all of the economic boom of Atlanta, both housing and apartment rentals are very popular.