Housing - Renting
Note: The information here (prices, specifically) seem to be somewhat out of date. Add $50-$200/mo for a more realistic idea, I think. If any current Atlanta residents want to update, that would be awesome; just make sure to date-stamp your addition so we can tell what's what. Thanks! -arya@cc
Current Atlanta Residents
Put down some information about the place you live, including size, occupancy, rent, utilities, location, and contact information for yourself and the leasing office for your apartment complex. If someone who already lives in your complex has put down the info, just add your contact information.
If you have questions, don't hesitate to email the contacts for the given apartments. In return, we ask that you mention our names when you call the leasing offices, since many of us get bonuses if we refer people. Also, if you're looking for a roommate, put your contact info in the section below the apartment descriptions.
Graduate Living Center (GLC)
301 10th Street N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
Campus has several graduate housing options, GLC and Hemphill are the two major ones for single students. Cost will be about 650$ a month in 2006 (you pay a lump sum twice a year, at the begining of each semester). This cost includes all utilities, shared phone, ResNet Ethernet and basic cable. The format is "Quads" which means you and three other roommates share two bathrooms, a kitchen, and livingroom. Your bedroom is small (around 100-110 sq ft) but you are located on campus.
Tenth & Home is also currently open to single graduate students, although at some point it may become family-only.
Non-"Apartment" Rentals - Off Campus
If you want something more unique than a standard apartment, craigslist is a good place to look. There are a lot of rentals in the midtown/piedmont park area that are close to campus (especially for HCC/HCI students that will be in the Technology Square Research Building). Prices & quality vary widely.
Midtown - aside from looking on craigslist, actually walking around midtown (or driving around if you have a car) is a great way to find places. Most people put up signs in their yards and you can call them when you walk/drive past to get more info, sometimes they're even at the house so you can look at it right then and there. Posted 2-08-07
Apartment Information - Off Campus
Atlanta has a unique service called Promove. They help you search for an apartment, do the phone work to see if there's an opening, and in exchange you tell them Promove sent you when you sign your lease, and Promove collects the referral bonus. Free for you, and very helpful. You can work with them by phone or in person (check Google Maps for locations).
Colony Park Condominium, Unit #11
1112 Piedmont Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Studio condo for rent, directly across from Piedmont Park (between 12th and 13th Sts.). I lived there for 8 years. I now rent it. Last tenant was a grad student from Notre Dame who lived there for 3-1/2 years. Before that, young attorney lived there for about 6 years. $585/month for one-year lease. Lots of details available online.
Centennial Place Apartments
526 Centennial Olympic Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30313
I live in Centennial Place Apartments, right near the Coca Cola building. It's a 15 minute walk to the College of Computing and about 20-30 minutes to walk to CRB or TSRB. Rent is $860 for a 2-bedroom place. $400 non-refundable deposit if you have a pet. The apartments are fairly new, there are lots of other students living there, all in all very convenient. Contact them early, as I think there may be a waiting list.
A fairly inexpensive place with moderately nice apartments. The apartments range from one to three bedrooms, with costs between roughy $750 and $1350 depending on the place that you get. Advantages include a the ability to walk to and from the College in about 20 minutes and a large number of grad students living in the area. They also give a 10% discount to "Georgia Tech employees," but you have to make sure to ask about the discount. In the summer, you can walk to Centennial Olympic Park for free concerts with good bands (They Might Be Giants was a big shindig last summer). The disadvantages are that front office is not very organized about the application process and that one or two people have had one or two problems with crime, although I have had none. Please contact me for more information.
- Duke Hutchings: hutch@cc, 404-892-0772
Post Renaissance - Located in Midtown about a mile south east of campus, near Piedmont and Ralph McGill. Nice, gated community with nice-sized, decently priced apartments. Pools, fitness center, tennis court, nice staff, etc. My roommate and I pay about $1150 for a 1300 sq. ft. apartment. He showed the apartment on the housing tour for 2005, if you did that.
- Julie Kientz (julie@cc) and Arya Irani (arya@cc)
I live in the Hartford Place apartment complex, which is just a mile North of campus: 500 Northside Cir NW. The rent is $775 for two bedrooms and two baths.
Posted by Christoph Csallner (csallnch@cc) 3/3/04.
Post Biltmore Apartments (Walking Distance to CoC!)
855 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA, 30308
This is a brand new complex with nice-looking, big rooms. It takes me about 10 min. to walk to the CoC each morning. There's a courtyard and a nice workout facility. You can rent (or buy) washer/dryer. All partments have a/c. The best part of the deal is that they have uncapped, very high-speed, very low-latency, highly reliable internet available for about the same cost as cable or DSL, even though it's much faster. (The apartment complex has an arrangement with a local communications provider.) I live with two roommates, and our monthly expenses (utilities + internet included) come to just under what it costs to live on campus in an apartment.
Contact me if you'd like to see what my room looks like, or if you want more info.
Matthew Might: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leasing Office Contact Info:
Phone Number: 404 888 0822
1016 Lofts (was Alta West)
1016 Howell Mill Rd (Corner of 10th St.)
Atlanta, GA 30318
Comprable to Post Biltmore, a little farther from campus, but still walkable. The floor plans are bigger, and a washer and dryer is included in each unit for "free". Biltmore Communications provides Internet and TV for this complex as well - very fast connection, both upload and download, and both DirecTV and "Biltmore Cable" (resell a subset of DirecTV chanels) are both available. Biltmore is now marketing this service under a new name, PurDigital, and they are supposed to have some kind of new video on demand digital cable option available "soon." The building is looking into bringing Comcast in as well so there will be a little healthy competition. The complex is a very trendy "loft-style" block of 4 buildings, with exposed ductwork, big windows, concrete floors, walls & cielings, tile shower walls, tile backsplashes, black or stainless appliances. There is a big swimming pool (rarely crowded), and a courtyard in the center. Most of the residents seems to be 20-something professionals. The complex itself is pretty quiet, but there is traffic and noise from the Compound (huge nightclub around the block) on weekends. They are really flexible about lease terms, since they're now managed by Archstone. It was the only place I could find close to campus, that didn't take away the promo offer, or charge an extra fee for a 6 month lease. Also, the apartment complex covers all utilities, and then bills residents for electric, water and trash, which you then include with your rent payment each month. There is no gas bill. I found my bills to be significantly lower under this setup - my 2 br at 1016 Lofts had lower utilities than my 1 br at Centennial Place. Plus, you don't have to deal with setting up utilities or paying 5 different companies each month.
1016 Lofts: (404) 815-8877
Fulton Cotton Mill Lofts
170 Boulevard SE
Atlanta GA 30312
This is a really cool restored cotton mill near the intersection of I20 and I75/85. The rent is reasonable (under a dollar a square foot per month), and there is a pool and workout room. Most apartments have high ceilings (around 17 feet high), natural gas, a/c, and washer and drier hookups. There are porches on the roofs of the building that provide the best view of the Atlanta skyline that I've ever seen.
Daron Vroon: email@example.com
Cotton Mill: 404.522.5638
Web Site: http://www.lofts-atlanta.com/fcm/fcmloft.shtml
100 Akers Ridge Drive SE
Atlanta GA 30339
Located about 10 miles from campus up on 75N. Traffic on that stretch is never a problem (12-15min commute time). The apt complex is only 13 years old with 438 units. It is all electric, and the water bills are also very reasonable. With current specials, the 600 sq. ft. 1BRs are going for only $525/month with a 1 year lease. All apts have washer dryer connections, alarm system, and a little balcony. The area is very safe and wooded and the complex is gated. One has the choice of both cable and DSL for high speed. The complex is very close to the chattahoochee recreational area (the hike trails starts at the apt complex, the soft jogging trail is about a 1 mile away, and the cemented track for biking/roller-blading is also about a mile away).
Minaxi Gupta: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gables Mill: 770.952.7897
Web Site: http://www.gables.com/tour2.cfm?propid=70
Woods at Overlook (aka Vinings Peak, Wood Lake, Wood View)
100 Pinhurst Dr
Atlanta, GA 30339
The complex is located 10 miles north of campus very close to Gables Mill (just above). Its about 10-15 minutes to get into campus (without traffic) and about 20-30 minutes with traffic. Complex has easy access to both I-285 & I-75, Cumberland Mall and Cobb Parkway. Also near the Chattahoochie Recreation Area.
The complex is secluded by being on the backside of a hill, so only local traffic flow. DSL and Comcast Cable internet service are both available. My one bedroom (~ 700 sq. ft.) with washer and dryer connections and a balcony looking into the woods costs me $570 / month.
I looked at a couple of different places in the vinings area, so feel free to contact me about some of the other places nearby as I may can provide some comments about those as well.
Steve Marlowe: email@example.com
Woods at Overlook 770.436.6166
Amli @ West Paces
1401 W Paces Ferry Rd
Atlanta GA 30327
About a 10 min. drive up I75 from Tech. Almost never any traffic on the commute. Right in the middle of some very nice neighborhoods, including the governor's mansion down the street, but reasonably priced. It's recently renovated, so the apartments are fairly nice.
Michael Holmes: mph @ cc
Web Site: http://www.amli.com/comm/apartments-atlanta-westpaces-am.htm
355 Tenth St
Atlanta, GA 30318
Walking distance from campus. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, living
room, full kitchen $1300 plus Utilities. Dishwasher, central heat & air,
NEWLY RENOVATED!, off-street parking. Available August
1206 Francis St.
Atlanta, GA 30318
A Block away from campus. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, living room, full kitchen $
900 PLUS electric. Dishwasher, NEWLY RENOVATED! Available August.
Tammy Soulakos: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collier Ridge Apartment Homes
100 Noble Creek Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Collier Ridge has 2 and 3 bedroom garden-style and townhome-style apartments. The apartments are very roomy, and will probably run in the $750-900 range for a 2-bedroom for August move-ins. These apartments are about a 10-15 minute drive from campus any time of day, and are located on the 37 route bus line, which stops directly in front of the complex and on 10th street next to GA Tech. The neighborhood is reasonably quiet and lightly wooded.
Justin Jang: jang at cc dot gatech dot edu
Collier Ridge: 404-351-8548
Highland Ridge Apartments
499 Northside Cirle
Atlanta, GA 30309
The apartments are only two miles from GA Tech. They have a new fitness center. New management is now in place, and are doing a great job. Lots of specials going on right now for students. The apartments were offering three months free with a twelve month lease too. Business center is being upgraded to provide 24 hour access. DSL and Cable Modem are available...and the deposit is only $99! Nice floorplans, but not all units have washers and dryer connections...but there are three laundry rooms onsite.
The River Apartments
2075 Powers Ferry Rd. SE, Marietta
For those who want to get slightly out of Atlanta, there are several apartment complexes near the intersection of I-75 and I-285. If you look in apartment guides, the area is called Cumberland. The drive is usually 15-20 minutes, even at rush hour. Its a very wooded setting, and on the Chattahoochee river trail for jogging, biking, and hiking. My complex has nicely sized 1 bedrooms for $715, 2 bedrooms around $830-$900, and 3 bedrooms around $1000 I believe, and they're running some incredible specials right now, with one or two free months of rent (as are just about all apartments in the area). If you want any info on this, or other apartments in the area, email me. I can also comment on apartments in the Vinings area, which is on the other side of I-75.
Heather Richter: email@example.com
River Apartments: 770-955-2513
Unusally affordable apartments for their locations. Mine is at 1200 14th place, smack in the middle of Midtown, one block from Piedmond park, and I only pay $550 for a 1-bedroom around 500 square feet. Management is really good at cleaning the common areas, fixing whatever's broken. Very safe area as it's surrounded by high-price condos. Walkable to lots of bars/restaurants. A parking spot comes with the apartment. 1.5 miles from the CoC. You could walk, I suppose. But Atlanta can be rather hilly, so get a parking pass, or a bike.
Shan Shan Huang: ssh AT ccDOTgatechDOT.edu
At Habersham: ask for Lee Grey
250 10th St NE, Atlanta
If you're looking to live within walking distance of Georgia Tech and some of Atlanta's best restaurants & clubs, look no further than Post Parkside. Just 1 mile away from GT on 10th Street, it makes a great location. The complex borders directly on Piedmont Park (Atlanta's version of Central Park). The complex is also right beside six restaurants and a coffee shop. Apartments here are modern in style, and they include two-story lofts on the 4th floor. Designed for true city living, some apartments even have sidewalk patios and enterances. There is a nice courtyard in the middle of the complex, as well as a large patio with grills along the park side. A 5-story parking deck lets to park securely right at the same level as your apartment. Rent here is higher than at complexes further away from midtown, but you get a good value for the money with the location, quality of construction, and Post's commitment to resident satisfaction. Studios start around $700 a month, one bedrooms around $900. They have move-in specials quite often, but sometimes you'll have to ask.
Todd Miller: firstname.lastname@example.org
Post Parkside: 404-817-8030
Apartments within walking distance to campus
- Post Biltmore - THE closest apartment to campus hands down except for maybe the crappy places on state street that undergrads are sometimes subject to living in. Its right on 5th avenue, straight across from GaTech over the highway, 15 minute walk to the CoC building. Good points - its brand new, thus its bug free, and very nice. Cost about $1k a month but I think they have move-in deals so you can do better. Drawback is that its not in the greatest section of midtown, and its right across from a nightclub. I never lived there but looked at it and was impressed. Internet is a complex-shared T1 line, interesting..
Also close from above is Centenial place and a bit further is the other post property.. the other post may take you 25-30 min walking.
A bit further away...
- New apartments just went up on the corner of juniper and ponce de leon. The name slips my mind, but its a good location, only about ~20 min walk to campus and brand new.
- Savanah Midtown - this is where I live now. Good points - brand spanking new, washer and dryer in the apartment, bug free, georgeous interior. Its about $1100 a month, but again they have move in specials. The internet IS restricted to AT&T Dsl (very expensive business dsl, and all other DSL is blocked out unfortunately) or cable modem. It is about 25-30 min walk to campus, pretty long, but on the upside its a really fast drive hehe. They are extremely anal about policies like Trash put out only at such and such a time, but other than that and the internet policy they are an ok place. There have also been crime issues but thats something you can't avoid in midtown...
- Highlands on Ponce - right across the street from savanah midtown, they have competitive prices and similar to savanah midtown, my fiance said not as pretty :) they are a much larger complex. same distance ~25-30 min walk to campus, or a really fast drive.
If your going outside of midtown, my advice is to go west my child. If you go north, so is everyone else, which means your traffic ride will suck, and in case it hasn't been said already, people in atlanta can't drive, not only can't they drive, they get into accidents seemingly more than any other city I've lived in. The places to live in the north are by far the nicest but everyone else knows this as well. If you go east there is nothing there except decatur, and well decatur hasn't impressed me as a city, its pretty cheap but also quite run down, its very close though. South is basically big trouble, nothing but very dangerous neighborhoods.. dont do it its not worth it...NE and NW are some nice places but again the traffic on both routes sucks and you'll have to end up going pretty far to get the same value as midtown. West there aren't many places until you come to lithia springs. I lived in lithia springs last year, its about 25 min drive to campus, not bad, and not a lot of traffic until AFTer lithia springs in douglasville, dont go that far its bad. Rents are DIRT cheap, and the area is very nice. A nice compromise if you want to trade off distance to campus for a bit of cost.
I am the apartment master, feel free to email me for advice.
Condo's for Sale
Downtown has several buildings with condos that may be in the
price range of a graduate student who has saved up a bit of money
for a down payment and can get somebody with real income to co-sign. (e.g. 5-8K down, $650-800 a month mortgage & Assn. fees)
Peachtree Towers - 300 Peachtree St. 1bedrooms: 80K-110K
The William Oliver - Studio's and 1BR's: 100K-105K
The Landmark - 1BR's: 90-110K
The Metropolitan - 20 Marietta - Studio's & 1BR's: 55-90K
Midtown also has condos, but they are about 50% more expensive, and can really only be afforded by people who have saved up a considerable
amount of money (perhaps by working before going to school for thier PhD).
Tamarron at Vinings
285 and S. Atlanta Rd
- Tamarron is a 20 minute drive to campus any time of day.
- It is just outside the Cumberland / Vinings area, so it's a little less congested.
- The place has a nice workout center, tennis court, and racquetball court that are rarely used.
- The location is perfect if you have a roommate who works in the Marietta, Mableton, or Austell.
- The buildings are 15 years old, so there are occational minor maintainence problems.
- The kitchen is quite small.
Housing in Duluth/Norcross Area
If you don't mind living a little farther out, there are many suburban neighborhoods in Gwinnett Co situated close to I-85 (approximately 20-25 miles N of campus – not as far as it sounds). There are decent houses (less than 20 years old with at least 3 bedrooms) for $100,000 - $125,000. If you are interested in these areas, send me an e-mail at email@example.com, and I can at least tell you about where I live.ddddddddddddd
1BR/1BA APARTMENT (4 months: February 1 to May 31) near CUMBERLAND MALL, 1-bedroom 750 sq. feet apartment in safe complex, 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta on I-75, $400
I am graduating from Ga Tech in January and subleting my apartment for 4 months, February 1 to May 31, since I am relocating. It's a really nice apt in the nice and safe complex with beautiful lake and fountain, pool, gym with new equipment, etc, and it's just 15 mins away from downtown Atlanta and Ga Tech and 5 mins from Cumberland Mall (Rich's, Macy's...), Target, Circuit City, Wal-Mart. Bus station is at the complex.
You can check the complex (pictures, online tour, etc.) - Crescent at Windy Hill - out on the http://www.apartmentguide.com. Just select GA/Atlanta area, then type crescent. Details are below.
Apartment for February 1 to May 31, 2005
spacious 1 bedroom (750 sq. feet),
carpeted, with dishwasher, air-conditioning,
private balconies/patio with extra storage,
fitness center, 2 lighted tennis courts, sand
volleyball court, Olympic size pool, laundry facilities,
beautiful landscaping and lake with fountain,
neighboring Fox Creek golf course (http://www.legacyfoxcreek.com/),
quiet family community
15 minutes from downtown Atlanta on I-75,
near intersection of I-75 and I-285, on Windy Hill Rd, near Cumberland Mall and Cobb Galleria
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 770-319-1528
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