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In a city with plenty of history, amazing food and tons of family-friendly activities to enjoy, Atlanta houses for rent are more popular than ever. This city offers a wide variety of rental homes for potential residents to choose from, including renovated Victorian houses in the historic districts to the sprawling and stylish residences in Buckhead. With ATL properties currently offering much more space for the price you pay, there is no better time to rent in this major Southern city.

Rental houses are not available in Downtown Atlanta, as this area contains more multi-family types of housing to accommodate the high population density. However, nearby Midtown offers a few homes for rent, as it is slightly less restricted as far as space. This is an option for renters who want easy access to the city’s biggest attractions, like the World of Coca-Cola museum or the Mercedes Benz Stadium, but require more space than an apartment or condo rental provides.

Expect to pay at least $1,000 a month for a house around Midtown, depending on the amenities and location. In general, prices for homes of different sizes here are as follows:

  • One bedroom rental: $1,000 – $2,500
  • Two bedroom rental: $2,200 – $3,000
  • Three bedroom rental: $2,700 – $3,800

A major benefit of renting a home in Midtown is the access to local amenities. Many of these neighborhoods are within walking distant of popular bars, restaurants and entertainment venues like Piedmont Park. Renters here also have easy access to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transport Authority (MARTA) stations, which make commuting to work or school in the city a breeze. Consider these popular Midtown neighborhoods during your search:

  • Sherwood Forest
  • Tech Square
  • Home Park
  • Ansley Park

Most of the houses for rent in Atlanta are located in neighborhoods outside of the main metropolitan areas. How much monthly rent costs and what style of houses you have to choose from depends on which side of the city you choose to live.

Communities with rental properties in the East region of the city still maintain a bit of the trendy, urban feel of Downtown, but allow for a greater variety of housing options. Many of these neighborhoods are considered ATL historic districts, with some residences dating back to the late 1800s. Choose between a renovated home in the Victorian or industrial style, or go for a more modern option, but expect to pay prices similar to Midtown, as these are some of the most up-and-coming areas.

With plenty of local amenities like the BeltLine, yoga studios, coffee shops and festivals like the annual Inman Park Festival, there is always something fun to experience. Explore some of these picturesque neighborhoods, enjoyed by both young individuals and families alike:

  • Virginia Highland
  • Atkins Park
  • Cabbagetown
  • Grant Park

Houses for rent in the West region of the city are a little less glamorous, but a lot more affordable. The majority of homes here are available to rent for less than $1,000 a month, as they have less amenities and are farther from local attractions. Schools are not rated as highly here as those in Buckhead or even Downtown, but these neighborhoods generally have better safety ratings. Check out these neighborhoods and their median rent costs:

  • Hunter Hills: $658
  • Westview: $903
  • Rockdale: $787
  • Heritage Valley: $920

When renting a house in ATL outside of the main city center, you are less likely to find hip bars and brunch places nearby, but there are still plenty of unique restaurants to enjoy like Smokey Shack and Greens and Gravy Restaurant. The western neighborhoods are good areas for families on a budget, who do not mind relying more on personal vehicles for transportation in and around the city.

Atlanta homes for rent in the Buckhead region are known as some of the most extravagant in the city. You are more likely to find houses for sale in this area, but rentals are also available, particularly around the Buckhead business district. These upscale neighborhoods are well-suited for larger families who do not mind paying higher prices for additional amenities. Below are some of the top neighborhoods for rentals, with their median monthly rent:

  • Pine Hills: $1,268
  • Buckhead Heights: $1,794
  • Peachtree Heights East: $1,719
  • North Buckhead: $1,309

Most listings north of the city center are for at least three bedroom homes, with costs sometimes reaching as high as $6,500 per month. In addition to more spacious rooms, Atlanta homes in Buckhead offer several luxury amenities that you might not find elsewhere in the city, including:

  • Hardwood floors and cabinets
  • Updated bathrooms for each bedroom
  • A private pool and/or garden
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Granite countertops

Houses for rent in these neighborhoods are great for families with children, which boast some of the best schools and communities in the city. Other perks include plenty of fine dining and shopping options along Peachtree Road, from The Shops Buckhead Atlanta to Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza.

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