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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. Light 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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Westside Urban Market Bridge

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2500 Peachtree

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

View all Atlanta apartments on a map. The average rent is $1,299 and the average home price is $178,450.

Rental info for Galleria Courtyards in the Atlanta area
from $813
1 bed
Walk Score 57
Rental info for Artist Square Castleberry Hill in the Atlanta area
from $1,045
Rental info for Reserve at Brookhaven in the Atlanta area
from $860
2 bed
Walk Score 48
Rental info for Oakley Run in the Atlanta area
from $823
1 bed
Walk Score 51
Rental info for Magnolia Vinings in the Atlanta area
from $875
1 bed
Walk Score 23
Rental info for Sanctuary at Oglethorpe in the Atlanta area
from $1,064
1 bed
Walk Score 25
Rental info for Sterling Vinings in the Atlanta area
from $850
1 bed
Walk Score 41
Rental info for Tremont in the Atlanta area
from $1,379
1 bed
Walk Score 72

To view Atlanta homes for sale sorted by Walk Score, visit Trulia.com.

Atlanta Neighborhoods

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Population

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 2,030 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Atlanta.

People in Atlanta can walk to an average of 4 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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JCT. Kitchen & Bar

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Morellis Gourmet Ice Cream

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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 65 bus and 4 subway lines.

Transit Time

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

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Atlanta has about 79 car shares from RelayRides and Zipcar.

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

Jennifer Kjellgren

I'm a Midtown resident and an Intown Atlanta Realtor. Plain and simple - I'm an intown neighborhood fanatic and love the lifestyle that these neighborhoods bring. The walkability, parks, shops and restaurants of these communities make them all unique and special. I'm also a wife, mom, foodie, wine lover and shutterbug!

Ask Jennifer about Atlanta

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Piedmont Park

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Piedmont Park

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Ansley Golf Club

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Bike Score of Atlanta, GA

Atlanta is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Crime in Atlanta

= Lowest Crime

Each year in Atlanta, 12 violent crimes and 66 property crimes occur per 1,000 people.

Use our crime maps to find an apartment for rent in a safe Atlanta neighborhood.

Pick a neighborhood to see crime maps or type an address to see the Crime Grade for that location.

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805 Peachtree

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Centennial Station Condo Associates

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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 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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Copenhill Lofts & Condominiums

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Greenwood Lofts

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Grinnell Lofts

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Piedmont Park

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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Piedmont Park

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Freedom Park

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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