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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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48 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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Stacks At Fulton Cotton Mill

Atlanta is the 23rd 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, Buckhead Village and Sweet Auburn.

Atlanta Apartments for Rent

Atlanta Neighborhoods

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1 Georgia State University 96 79 80 1,040
2 Buckhead Village 93 42 54 1,604
3 Sweet Auburn 91 71 81 1,828
4 Peachtree Center 91 76 78 2,618
5 Midtown 87 62 74 16,790
6 Inman Park 87 57 82 3,983
7 SoNo 87 66 72 1,647
8 Poncey-Highland 86 43 80 1,966
9 Atlantic Station 83 53 79 2,180
10 Cabbagetown 83 61 87 1,299
11 South Downtown 83 78 59 1,851
12 Old Fourth Ward 82 55 85 10,496
13 Buckhead Heights 81 52 45 1,524
14 Home Park 79 53 75 4,894
15 Marietta Street Artery 78 45 81 715
16 Virginia Highland 77 41 73 8,890
17 Reynoldstown 77 57 80 2,430
18 Centennial Hill 76 67 72 5,524
19 Candler Park 76 55 71 3,229
20 Harris Chiles 75 58 56 740
21 Castleberry Hill 74 72 67 1,204
22 Georgia Tech 73 55 77 6,529
23 The Villages at Castleberry Hill 73 56 66 818
24 Buckhead Forest 73 44 48 2,436
25 Lindbergh - Morosgo 72 60 41 4,603
26 West End 71 54 65 4,291
27 Atlanta University Center 70 57 58 5,910
28 Berkeley Park 70 36 61 1,407
29 Mechanicsville 69 58 57 3,785
30 Ansley Park 68 54 66 2,264
31 Peachtree Hills 68 44 31 3,626
32 Garden Hills 68 45 37 3,582
33 Peachtree Heights West 68 33 44 4,851
34 Capitol Gateway 67 70 61 899
35 Piedmont Heights 65 31 38 2,338
36 Peachtree Park 64 50 38 1,315
37 Peachtree Heights East 63 43 33 1,071
38 Ormewood Park 63 39 58 4,043
39 Summerhill 62 50 52 1,974
40 Ridgedale Park 62 46 39 1,550
41 Edgewood 62 54 56 3,957
42 Ardmore 60 37 27 862
43 Ashview Heights 60 53 58 1,335
44 Pittsburgh 59 51 49 3,468
45 Peoplestown 59 43 47 2,654
46 Grant Park 59 45 60 6,573
47 Brookwood Hills 57 37 29 3,212
48 South Tuxedo Park 57 36 39 918
49 Lake Claire 57 44 61 3,124
50 English Avenue 56 46 59 3,321
51 Kirkwood 56 40 57 6,142
52 East Chastain Park 55 33 44 2,095
53 Brookwood 55 40 38 1,911
54 Vine City 55 60 51 2,817
55 Adair Park 54 57 63 1,411
56 Underwood Hills 52 35 54 3,223
57 Loring Heights 52 44 53 1,799
58 Springlake 52 31 39 1,060
59 Washington Park 51 57 62 1,115
60 South Atlanta 51 41 34 1,736
61 Westview 50 41 47 3,129
62 Hammond Park 49 43 32 2,754
63 Campbellton Road 48 43 28 4,868
64 Pomona Park 48 44 31 603
65 North Buckhead 48 33 35 8,348
66 The Villages at Carver 47 39 30 1,137
67 Collier Hills 45 35 34 635
68 Adams Park 45 42 33 1,676
69 Oakland City 45 53 50 3,418
70 East Atlanta 44 38 38 7,887
71 Peachtree Battle 44 33 36 2,265
72 Morningside - Lenox Park 44 34 38 10,591
73 Perkerson 43 43 30 2,390
74 Capitol View 38 51 45 2,026
75 Cascade Avenue 38 38 31 2,331
76 Harland Terrace 37 68 30 2,054
77 Adamsville 36 44 23 2,407
78 Capitol View Manor 36 42 33 672
79 Wildwood 36 34 31 2,541
80 Pine Hills 35 46 21 8,792
81 Lakewood Heights 35 39 24 1,958
82 Custer - Mcdonough - Guice 35 39 28 1,264
83 Venetian Hills 34 48 29 3,718
84 Bolton 33 38 22 3,191
85 Bankhead 33 49 38 1,810
86 Knight Park - Howell Station 33 47 38 2,635
87 Florida Heights 31 64 31 1,375
88 Ridgewood Heights 30 37 22 518
89 Center Hill 30 45 26 3,051
90 Joyland 29 39 20 653
91 Cross Creek 28 33 25 2,161
92 Sylvan Hills 28 52 30 4,577
93 Riverside 28 36 20 1,293
94 Benteen Park 28 37 23 756
95 Brookhaven 27 20 24 2,347
96 Greenbriar 26 40 18 3,796
97 Wisteria Gardens 26 43 20 535
98 Grove Park 26 42 26 5,486
99 Whittier Mill Village 26 36 18 647
100 Mozley Park 26 47 48 1,717
101 Old Gordon 25 40 21 828
102 Browns Mill Park 25 41 42 2,198
103 Betmar Lavilla 25 40 20 667
104 Chosewood Park 24 39 25 3,981
105 Princeton Lakes 24 38 23 2,494
106 Boulevard Heights 23 37 35 814
107 Collier Heights 22 43 14 5,678
108 Kings Forest 22 36 22 1,672
109 Glenrose Heights 21 35 20 3,996
110 West Paces Ferry 21 29 15 1,204
111 Southwest Atlanta 21 38 16 4,205
112 West Lake 20 50 29 1,282
113 Cascade Heights 20 38 20 1,135
114 Thomasville Heights 20 38 15 2,829
115 Beecher Hills 19 32 21 645
116 Hunter Hills 19 47 38 2,214
117 Tuxedo Park 19 23 15 1,094
118 Fairburn Heights 19 37 15 1,104
119 Carey Park 19 40 14 1,798
120 Westminster - Milmar 18 30 13 521
121 Fairburn Mays 18 39 19 3,233
122 Almond Park 18 36 16 1,013
123 Hills Park 17 32 18 945
124 Audobon Forest 17 31 26 802
125 Baker Hills 16 37 16 761
126 Lincoln 16 39 16 601
127 Paces 16 21 8 2,635
128 Arlington Estates 15 25 17 802
129 Chastain Park 14 6 19 2,170
130 Ben Hill Terrace 13 29 14 987
131 Scotts Crossing 13 40 10 1,165
132 Rosedale Heights 13 41 37 914
133 Dixie Hills 12 56 26 1,718
134 Mays 12 39 10 777
135 Penelope 12 53 28 516
136 Westwood Terrace 12 33 19 762
137 Monroe Heights 11 38 10 880
138 Rockdale 11 31 18 595
139 Orchard Knob 11 37 19 610
140 Swallow Circle - Baywood 10 41 38 556
141 Peyton Forest 10 41 10 823
142 Brandon 9 30 12 916
143 West Highlands 9 28 21 1,124
144 Argonne Forest 9 28 10 601
145 Carroll Heights 9 35 17 1,192
146 Heritage Valley 8 33 12 913
147 Norwood Manor 8 41 15 885
148 Lakewood 8 42 23 1,331
149 Polar Rock 8 40 19 988
150 Kingswood 7 16 12 654
151 Wilson Mill Meadows 7 33 11 1,131
152 Deerwood 7 39 9 594
153 South River Gardens 6 33 15 2,246
154 Fairway Acres 6 26 12 514
155 Castlewood 5 30 5 744
156 Carver Hills 4 37 9 699
157 Mt. Paran 4 9 4 1,528
158 Margaret Mitchell 4 25 6 1,174
159 Leila Valley 4 42 16 872
160 Midwest Cascade 3 27 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 2,163 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Atlanta.

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

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Moe's & Joe's Bar & Grill

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JCT. Kitchen & Bar

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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

44 Transit Score of Atlanta, GA

Atlanta has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Atlanta apartments for rent on Redfin.

Public Transit Routes

Atlanta has some public transportation and about 110 bus, 4 subway and 2 light rail lines.

Transit Time

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

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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 walkable and bikeable properties. Guide to BeltLandia -- the quilt of historic neighborhoods stitched together by the Atlanta BeltLine.

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Martin Luther King Junior National Historic Site

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Historic Fire Station No. 6

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O4W Tower

42 Bike Score of Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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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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The Artisan

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Central City

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

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Central Park Loft

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City Heights Condominiums

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Copenhill Lofts & Condominiums

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Greenwood Lofts

thumbnail for SpireSpire is a high-rise condo in the heart of Midtown. Its amenities include concierge, fitness center, a pool, and a clubroom.

Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
on Spire

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Grinnell Lofts

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Hand

thumbnail for Moe's & Joe's Bar & GrillWith a history that goes back to 1947, this beer and 'dogs joint is reliable and tasty. Popular with the college crowd but not to the point of obnoxiousness.

Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
on Moe's & Joe's Bar & Grill

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