You think your rent is high? (…compare it to Poncey-Highlands)


So you think your rent is high.

Or maybe not. But one way or another, a report out today will give you a bit of perspective.

The city of Atlanta has the highest median rent in the metro area, but within the city prices run a dramatic gamut.

The median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Atlanta is $1,660, according to according to a monthly report released today by Apartment List, a San Francisco-based company that describes itself as an “apartment rental marketplace.”

But within the city, there is wide variation.

At the top is Poncey-Highland, in the southeast corner of the city, with a median, two-bedroom rent of $2,620 a month.

The least expensive areas to rent are West End and Mechanicsville, where the median monthly rent is just $980.

In contrast, the median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Savannah is $1,000, in Athens it’s $800, in Macon, $750, and in Valdosta, a very reasonable sounding $580 a month.

On its website, Apartment List provides rental information and provides a blog on rentals.

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Rents in the city of Atlanta

For the city of Atlanta, median rents by area and how that median has changed in the past year:

Atlantic Station ……………………………………. $2,060

Berkeley Park ………………………………………..$1,830

Blandtown …………………………………………….$1,550

Brookwood ………………………………………….. $1,640

Collier Hills …………………………………………..$1,780

English Ave.–Knight Park–Howell Station $1,180

Grant Park-Peoplestown ………………………. $1,980

Inman Park-Candler Park …………………….. $2,110

Lindbergh-Morosgo ………………………………$1,530

Lindridge-Martin Manor ……………………….. $1,530

Loring Heights ……………………………………..$1,920

Midtown ………………………………………………$2,260

Morningside-Lenox Park ………………………. $2,020

Old Fourth Ward ………………………………….. $1,790

Ormewood Park-East Atlanta ………………… $1,760

Peachtree Battle…………………………………….. $1,870

Peachtree Hills ……………………………………… $2,340

Piedmont Heights-Ansley Park ……………….$1,830

Poncey-Highland …………………………………..$2,620

Sweet Auburn ………………………………………..$1,540

West Midtown ……………………………………… $1,950

Underwood Hills ………………………………….. $1,490

West Midtown ……………………………………… $1,950

Vine City-Washington Park ………………………$1,250

Virginia Highland ………………………………….. $1,790

West End-Mechanicsville ………………………….$980

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Suburban rents

As for the suburbs, rents are generally lower than in the city, but in a number of areas, they are climbing.

City………………Median rent……. Change in past year

Alpharetta ………. $1,380 …………..up 5.6 percent

Athens ………………$800 ………….. up 2.3 percent

College Park ………$780 …………… up 3.2 percent

Conyers …………….$800 ……………..down 1.5 percent

Decatur …………. $1,060…………… up 5.4 percent

Duluth …………….$1,130 …………… up 9.4 percent

Dunwoody …….. $1,620 …………… up 5.0 percent

Kennesaw ………..$1,150 …………….. up 6.7 percent

Lawrenceville ….. $1,050 …………… up 6.3 percent

Macon ……………..$750 ………………. up 5.5 percent

Marietta …………..$1,000 …………… up 4.9 percent

Norcross …………..$950 ……………… up 7.8 percent

Roswell …………….$1,140 ……………. up 10.9 percent

Sandy Spring …….$1,400 …………….up 3.4 percent

Savannah ………….$1,000 ………….. up 0.5 percent

Smyrna ……………….$1,210 …………. up 7.1 percent

Valdosta ……………….$580 …………. no change

Vinings ………………..$1,790 …………. up 2.0 percent

Source: Apartment List


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