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Apartments in Decatur, GA

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City Guide for Apartments in Decatur
Decatur is considered one of the nicest of Atlanta’s suburbs. Its small-town feeling, abundance of excellent schools (both public and private), community events and civic participation set it apart not only from Atlanta proper, but many other cities and towns in the United States. In fact, it was named one of the best neighborhoods in America in 2013 by the American Planning Association.

Decatur prides itself on its quaint small-town atmosphere. The city only spans about 4 square miles and its downtown is only a few blocks, yet packs a punch. If you are looking for a community that you want to be a part of, Decatur is the type of place. There are always events going on such as the Decatur Book Festival, Decatur Craft Beer Festival, and the Decatur Wine Festival. Best of all, these events are mostly run by Decatur citizen volunteers which helps to further connect the community. Also, the city puts extra effort into connecting with its residents with The Decatur Minute and Be Active Decatur, Decatur’s two blogs that allow residents to stay updated on everything that is happening in town. Even to remind you to change your clocks for daylights saving time and check your fire alarm batteries.

Decatur ApartmentsDowntown Decatur is its entertainment centerpiece and has received very high reviews. The city has spent considerable effort in producing an attractive downtown which includes public art, 400 street trees, wide sidewalks, extra bike lanes which is easily accessible from Atlanta with the MARTA station located downtown. Boasting over 150 locally-owned services, retailers and restaurants, Decatur has named itself a destination for “foodies, fashionistas, and fun-lovers.” Also, if you are looking to live downtown, although it is small, there are several options for cheap apartments with all bills paid and studio apartments for rent.

Decatur may be tiny, but that does not mean its residents do not love the arts. If you ever feel the need to learn ballet, make sure to check out the Decatur School of Ballet where in addition to ballet, jazz, tap, modern dance and other dance classes are offered. Also, you cannot forget about the free Decatur Arts Festival hosted in downtown every year. Or, if you would like to experience original film and theater from Atlanta directors and writers, Push Push Theater is the way to go.

Education is an important part of Decatur’s community on many different levels. The Decatur City School Disctrict is considered some of the best in Georgia and in 2014, CSD’s overall K-12 was rated as 6th in the state of Georgia. Meanwhile, the Waldorf School of Atlanta is located in Winona Park (one of Decatur’s neighborhoods) and Dekalb School of the Arts (K-7th grade) is located in Avondale Estates. However, high school is not where Decatur’s education ends. With several schools such as Emory University, Agnes Scott College, and Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur is much more than your typical suburb. Students moving to Decatur ought to use an apartment guide when looking for homes for rent in order to find a good spot near their school.

Those attending Emory University will most likely be apartment finding in Druid Hills or Clairmont Heights. These neighborhoods are all located in North Decatur are comprised of many affluent residents which may seem a little off while you are attending college. Luckily, there’s still plenty to do such as visit the many trendy restaurants in Virginia Highlands while Fernbank Forest is a short drive to 65 acres of nature. Student that are apartment searching in the area will be happy to know that there are plenty of apartments with utilities included for those looking to cut costs.

Decatur is comprised of several main neighborhoods in its four square miles, and although they are all similar in most ways, they differ in a couple. Winona Park is within walking distance from downtown while Agnes Scott University and its beautiful campus is right in the neighborhood. Oakhurst in not much further from downtown, but has its own collection of retailers and shops as well as a central park for its community making it extra pet-friendly. Both neighborhoods have houses for rent and luxury apartments interspaced throughout their communities, perfect for those that would like to rent before buying a home. Just make sure to use a reliable apartment finder as opposed to craigslist for the best results.

Average Apartment Rental Prices Nearby

Studio $1,262
1 Bedroom $1,313
2 Bedroom $1,445
3 Bedroom $1,729

Average rent on Backpage and Craigslist Decatur, Georgia: $1,350

User reviews for apartments in Decatur, Georgia
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars, 21 reviews
unknown user
Great Intown neighborhood
Underwood hills is a great place to live and there are some of the best places to dine.
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Suburban Park
Great park for children and families. Love the rennovations!
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Georgia Tech, Kurt Salmon Associates
Midtown: Fun, vibrant, growing
Midtown is among the best neighborhoods to live in the city. Everything you could need is an easy walk away. It includes some of the best restaurants and is a short taxi to the Virginia-Highlands, Inman Park or Buckhead.
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UNC, Bain & Company
Perfect in-town neighborhood
Inman Park is an incredible place to live. Close to downtown, Midtown, the Highlands, and both major interstates (75/85 and 20). It has a residential area feel but is still convenient to all major parts.
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UVA, Yale
Great neighborhood - walk to almost everything
VaHi is a great neighbor that works for single, marrieds, young families, and well, pretty much everyone. If you're going to live in Atlanta, make the most of it and live in this historic neighborhood that combines quiet streets and lots of trees with easy walking access to great restaurants, bars, shops, and Piedmont Park. we love it here.
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UNC, Teach For America
Peachtree Hills is great
Walkable, great neighbors, and close to Treehouse!
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UNC, Teach For America
Channing
Great location for getting on/off I-75. Easy/quick/tasty food options. Howell Mill is a little sketchy.
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University of Vermont, UVA, Bain & Company
Candler Park/Lake Claire
This is a great neighborhood for being outdoors--lots of great parks and running areas, plus a short walk to several restaurants and coffee shops. I would recommend this area for young couples/families or for those who want to rent/buy a house since there aren't many apartment complexes around. Not an easy commute to Buckhead though!
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University of Vermont, UVA, Bain & Company
St. Charles and Highland
I think this area is the best place for young professionals to live in Atlanta. You're close to many fun bars, shops, and restaurants, and the neighborhood is perfect for running and walking. You're also close to Piedmont Park/Midtown and a short drive from Buckhead. It can be hard to find apartment/condos here with lots of amenities, and if you do, you will likely pay quite a bit for them.
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UNC, Bain & Company
Kinda sorta Buckhead
If you want to live in Buckhead on a budget or be close to the malls, then maybe this location is for you. Unfortunately, it's not really "in" Buckhead in my opinion, as most of the bars/restaurants are a solid 10-15 minute cab ride away with the traffic on Peachtree.
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UNC, Bain & Company
Great mid-point between Highlands and Midtown
Living on Monroe Drive on the west side of Va-Highlands neighborhood was a great place. It offered the walkability of a Highlands location, but it was also only a mile down 10th street from Midtown spots. Also, Piedmont Park and Park Tavern was right across the street!
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University of Vermont, UVA, Bain & Company
Highland Walk apartments
"This apartment complex is close to the Inman Park area, which is a great neighborhood for running/walking and for dining (Highland Bakery, Fritti, etc. are delicious). Also very close to I-85 access, which makes it easy to get to the airport or up to Buckhead. I wouldn't walk around by myself at night though!"
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Georgia Tech, Trinity High School, N. Georgia, Deloitte
Great Location, but careful about noice
Great location, great price, but be careful about unit. There are a couple of rooms that are by the rail tracks and those can be quite noise
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University of Florida
Wellington Buckhead
While these condos are a little older, it is a great place to live in the Buckhead area. The area is safe, has a lot of young people and is very central to many things in the city. Restaurants, bars and parks are all within a 5 minute drive. Some things are in walking distance, but probably not the best place for someone who does not have a car.
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UNC
Love the area.
Easy walk to midtown and downtown businesses and Piedmont Park. Lots of yummy restaurants and bars nearby.
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Duke
Living near Piedmont Park is great
Walking distance to a Marta stop or down into the Virginia Highlands, lots of bars and restaurants nearby, plus a huge park to run or relax in. Post Parkside had communal gas grills on a back patio that faced the park, which was an amazing spot for a BBQ almost any time of year. Also a lively LGBT community in the neighborhood.
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Harvard, Duke, Bain & Company
Great location
Lived in Virginia Highlands apartments for 2 years and had a great experience. Awesome location, 1 block from Piedmont Park, 0.5 mile to bars in the Highlands. While I never had a problem, apparently car break-ins are a problem.
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Duke, Bain & Company
Great neighborhood!
For anyone who works in Buckhead or who is looking for a great family neighborhood, this is the spot. We loved living hear and got a great house for a reasonable amount of money. You can walk to restaurants and spots for a late night drink. Really awesome!
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UVA, Bain & Company, Stanford
Peachtree Hills/Lindbergh
great parts of this area: super close to MARTA, charming peachtree hills neighborhood and easy access publix and some shopping. down side: middle of atlanta sprawl and not whole lot is walkable. can be tough to get in/out of this area when piedmont backs up. all in all a good area to live if you work in buckhead
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UVA
Rented a house in Brookhaven for a year, and it was an incredible location for a family, and someone working in Buckhead; affordable, exceptionally convenient (the town brookhaven development has a publix, a costco, a gym, and a bunch of great restaurants and shops), plus there is a great commercial area on dresden with more places to eat, etc; brookhaven is underrated; I would stay south of oglethorpe, though - beyond that starts to 'feel' far away (if you work in buckhead, in particular)
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University of Florida
Virginia Highlands is a great, walkable area of town with bars and restaurants. Great place to live :)
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