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Living in Atlanta

Atlanta has grand old manor homes, up and coming neighborhoods, and top notch tourist attractions like the Georgia Aquarium, the World of Coca-Cola (devoted to the iconic soft drink’s history), and the Atlanta Zoo. Atlanta is home to IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group), UPS, and Delta Airlines.

There’s a modern downtown, but Atlanta has lots of tree-lined streets that make for attractive neighborhoods, especially when those Georgia peach trees are flowering. Rail (MARTA) serves the airport and some commuter suburbs. Many of Atlanta’s neighborhoods have that “small town in a big city” vibe that makes it a pleasant place to live, even if you have to commute.

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Walk Score of Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is a Car-Dependent city

Most errands require a car.

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Historic Oakland Foundation

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Paint Shop Lofts

Atlanta is the 21st most walkable large city in the US with 420,003 residents.

Atlanta has some public transportation and does not have many bike lanes.

Find apartments in Atlanta's most walkable neighborhoods: Georgia State University, Peachtree Center and Buckhead Village.

Atlanta Apartments for Rent

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Rental info for 755 North in the Atlanta area
from $1,399
Studio
Walk Score 79
Rental info for Glen Park in the Atlanta area
from $1,055
1 bed
Walk Score 19
Rental info for CB Lofts in the Atlanta area
from $1,149
Studio
Walk Score 64
Rental info for Villas on Briarcliff in the Atlanta area
from $1,450
2 bed
Walk Score 34
Rental info for Vinings Corner in the Atlanta area
from $939
1 bed
Walk Score 34
Rental info for AMLI Arts Center in the Atlanta area
from $1,674
Studio
Walk Score 80
Rental info for 1660 Peachtree in the Atlanta area
from $1,399
1 bed
Walk Score 63
Rental info for Mariposa Lofts in the Atlanta area
from $1,655
Studio
Walk Score 81

Atlanta Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Georgia State University 97 79 80 1,040
2 Peachtree Center 91 77 76 2,618
3 Buckhead Village 91 44 54 1,604
4 Sweet Auburn 90 69 82 1,828
5 South Downtown 89 80 58 1,851
6 Midtown 88 62 72 16,790
7 SoNo 88 66 69 1,647
8 Inman Park 84 59 80 3,983
9 Castleberry Hill 84 75 66 1,204
10 Old Fourth Ward 82 54 84 10,496
11 Cabbagetown 81 59 87 1,299
12 Poncey-Highland 80 44 77 1,966
13 Atlantic Station 79 52 79 2,180
14 Marietta Street Artery 78 45 86 715
15 Centennial Hill 78 68 71 5,524
16 Buckhead Heights 77 56 44 1,524
17 Home Park 77 52 78 4,894
18 Harris Chiles 76 61 58 740
19 Virginia Highland 76 40 70 8,890
20 The Villages at Castleberry Hill 74 59 65 818
21 Atlanta University Center 74 60 58 5,910
22 Buckhead Forest 74 46 46 2,436
23 Candler Park 73 57 71 3,229
24 Reynoldstown 73 59 80 2,430
25 West End 72 57 67 4,291
26 Vine City 70 63 50 2,817
27 Georgia Tech 70 55 78 6,529
28 Peachtree Heights West 70 34 45 4,851
29 Berkeley Park 68 41 56 1,407
30 Ansley Park 67 53 64 2,264
31 English Avenue 66 46 62 3,321
32 Piedmont Heights 66 29 41 2,338
33 Washington Park 66 58 61 1,115
34 Garden Hills 65 47 36 3,582
35 Edgewood 65 56 55 3,957
36 Lindbergh - Morosgo 64 63 42 4,603
37 Ashview Heights 64 55 57 1,335
38 Ardmore 64 38 31 862
39 Mechanicsville 64 61 56 3,785
40 Peachtree Hills 64 45 31 3,626
41 Capitol Gateway 64 71 65 899
42 Peachtree Park 63 53 36 1,315
43 South Tuxedo Park 62 37 39 918
44 Pittsburgh 60 53 48 3,468
45 Ormewood Park 59 40 58 4,043
46 Kirkwood 59 41 54 6,142
47 Ridgedale Park 59 48 38 1,550
48 Grant Park 58 45 61 6,573
49 Adair Park 58 59 61 1,411
50 Peachtree Heights East 58 46 30 1,071
51 Brookwood Hills 58 36 31 3,212
52 Lake Claire 57 46 52 3,124
53 Underwood Hills 56 37 53 3,223
54 Summerhill 56 52 54 1,974
55 Brookwood 54 42 35 1,911
56 The Villages at Carver 54 41 30 1,137
57 South Atlanta 54 43 33 1,736
58 Westview 52 43 48 3,129
59 Bankhead 52 51 39 1,810
60 Capitol View 52 53 48 2,026
61 Campbellton Road 51 44 28 4,868
62 East Chastain Park 51 34 47 2,095
63 Pomona Park 50 44 27 603
64 Peoplestown 50 46 44 2,654
65 North Buckhead 48 35 37 8,348
66 Hammond Park 48 45 30 2,754
67 East Atlanta 46 39 37 7,887
68 Springlake 46 32 29 1,060
69 Harland Terrace 46 71 33 2,054
70 Morningside - Lenox Park 46 34 37 10,591
71 Loring Heights 45 45 42 1,799
72 Lakewood Heights 44 41 25 1,958
73 Adams Park 44 45 33 1,676
74 Oakland City 43 56 49 3,418
75 Capitol View Manor 43 43 27 672
76 Betmar Lavilla 43 42 24 667
77 Florida Heights 42 67 32 1,375
78 Joyland 42 40 24 653
79 Pine Hills 42 50 27 8,792
80 Peachtree Battle 41 34 29 2,265
81 Cascade Avenue 41 42 33 2,331
82 Sylvan Hills 41 55 33 4,577
83 Collier Hills 41 38 28 635
84 Perkerson 40 45 29 2,390
85 Grove Park 38 43 30 5,486
86 Custer - Mcdonough - Guice 38 40 30 1,264
87 Adamsville 37 49 25 2,407
88 Venetian Hills 37 51 31 3,718
89 Penelope 37 55 37 516
90 West Lake 37 51 31 1,282
91 Knight Park - Howell Station 37 48 38 2,635
92 Hunter Hills 36 49 38 2,214
93 Wildwood 34 37 34 2,541
94 Mozley Park 34 48 48 1,717
95 Old Gordon 34 43 26 828
96 Whittier Mill Village 34 35 23 647
97 Center Hill 33 46 26 3,051
98 Dixie Hills 32 58 34 1,718
99 Riverside 32 39 23 1,293
100 Carey Park 31 42 15 1,798
101 Princeton Lakes 30 38 26 2,494
102 Benteen Park 29 36 23 756
103 Cross Creek 29 32 26 2,161
104 Boulevard Heights 29 38 33 814
105 Chosewood Park 29 39 25 3,981
106 Brookhaven 28 19 27 2,347
107 Greenbriar 26 43 19 3,796
108 Glenrose Heights 25 37 20 3,996
109 Thomasville Heights 25 39 18 2,829
110 Browns Mill Park 24 43 42 2,198
111 Bolton 24 39 22 3,191
112 Westminster - Milmar 23 30 15 521
113 Collier Heights 23 43 15 5,678
114 Wisteria Gardens 23 48 23 535
115 Almond Park 23 38 21 1,013
116 Fairburn Heights 22 40 16 1,104
117 Tuxedo Park 22 21 17 1,094
118 West Paces Ferry 21 29 15 1,204
119 Scotts Crossing 21 41 12 1,165
120 Southwest Atlanta 21 41 17 4,205
121 Ridgewood Heights 21 38 21 518
122 Orchard Knob 20 38 21 610
123 Fairburn Mays 20 46 20 3,233
124 Rosedale Heights 19 42 39 914
125 Beecher Hills 18 34 21 645
126 Mays 18 45 15 777
127 Lincoln 18 39 15 601
128 Norwood Manor 17 44 17 885
129 Peyton Forest 17 44 12 823
130 Cascade Heights 16 41 20 1,135
131 Polar Rock 16 42 18 988
132 Rockdale 16 32 26 595
133 Kings Forest 15 39 20 1,672
134 Monroe Heights 15 37 10 880
135 Audobon Forest 15 34 26 802
136 Hills Park 15 30 15 945
137 Chastain Park 14 6 19 2,170
138 West Highlands 14 30 35 1,124
139 Argonne Forest 13 25 12 601
140 Swallow Circle - Baywood 13 43 37 556
141 Brandon 12 31 14 916
142 Westwood Terrace 12 35 21 762
143 Paces 12 22 9 2,635
144 Lakewood 12 45 25 1,331
145 Deerwood 12 41 9 594
146 Leila Valley 12 44 19 872
147 Baker Hills 11 41 16 761
148 Carver Hills 11 39 12 699
149 Carroll Heights 10 36 18 1,192
150 Margaret Mitchell 10 25 7 1,174
151 Castlewood 9 31 7 744
152 South River Gardens 9 34 16 2,246
153 Arlington Estates 8 25 19 802
154 Ben Hill Terrace 8 31 13 987
155 Wilson Mill Meadows 7 39 12 1,131
156 Kingswood 7 15 12 654
157 Mt. Paran 6 9 6 1,528
158 Heritage Valley 4 38 11 913
159 Fairway Acres 3 26 13 514
160 Midwest Cascade 1 30 7 1,899

Average Home Features

According to HomeAdvisor Data, these characteristics make up the average home in Atlanta

Average square footage 2500
Homeowners have 3.6 bedrooms
Homeowners have 2.7 bathrooms
Age of home 26 years
Average time living in home 11 years

Check out HomeAdvisor’s Atlanta Home Happiness Survey.

Eating & Drinking

There are about 2,576 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Atlanta.

People in Atlanta can walk to an average of 6 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Hand In Hand

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Moe's & Joe's Bar & Grill

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thumbnail for Historic Oakland FoundationOne of Atlanta's most interesting historic sites, this cemetery is the final resting place of several "notable residents": Bobby Jones, Margaret Mitchell and Maynard Jackson, to name a few. Self and guided tours are available.

Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
on Historic Oakland Foundation

Transit Score of Atlanta, GA

Atlanta has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Atlanta apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Atlanta has some public transportation and about 84 bus, 4 subway and 1 light rail lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Atlanta on public transit.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Atlanta? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

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High Museum of Art

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Mellow Mushroom

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The Barrelhouse

Burke Sisco

Real Estate consultant focused on Atlanta's most location-efficient, walkable, and bikeable properties.

Ask Burke about Atlanta

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Historic Fire Station No. 6

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LittleFreeLibrary

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Elizabeth St. Wall Mural

Bike Score of Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Stacks At Fulton Cotton Mill

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Spire

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Westside Urban Market Bridge

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2500 Peachtree

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805 Peachtree

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Centennial Station Condo Associates

thumbnail for Paint Shop LoftsThe local community contains many historical buildings which have been converted to condos and lofts. The converted buildings maintain a sense of classic architecture while balancing the needs of the modernizing neighborhood.

David Danger Howell
on Paint Shop Lofts

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The Artisan

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Central City

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Central Park Loft

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City Heights Condominiums

thumbnail for Stacks At Fulton Cotton MillOne word for these lofts: rustic. And the building fits perfectly with its neighbors in Cabbagetown. Built in 1881, this five story building holds more history than any other loft building can. And there's nothing cooler then living in history (plus there's a pool and fitness center too)!

Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
on Stacks At Fulton Cotton Mill

Atlanta is Talking About...

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Copenhill Lofts & Condominiums

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Greenwood Lofts

thumbnail for Hand In HandGreat Va-Hi location and pub atmosphere - the food is decent bar food, but the specials make up for it. $1 draft PBRs and $1 fish tacos on Sundays!

Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
on Hand In Hand

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