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Old 10-02-2012, 01:06 AM
 
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Im a young adult 24 who will be living in Alpharetta with a friend until I can find my own place nearby. I really would like to live closer to the city but if I find somewhere on the outskirts for a good price Ill be fine with that. I only want to travel about 20min max outside of Atlanta.
The max I would like to pay for rent is about $650-$700
I would like a more updated unit, not to much carpet.
I have no children
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Sweet Home...CHICAGO
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Im a young adult 24 who will be living in Alpharetta with a friend until I can find my own place nearby. I really would like to live closer to the city but if I find somewhere on the outskirts for a good price Ill be fine with that. I only want to travel about 20min max outside of Atlanta.
The max I would like to pay for rent is about $650-$700
I would like a more updated unit, not to much carpet.
I have no children
If you are single, Alpharetta is not a good choice because it is mostly families, there is no nightlife, it's more than 20 minutes away, traffic is horrible if you have to come in town to work, and an udpated apartment in Alpharetta or any part of metro Atlanta that is in a good area isn't going to be cheap.

You may be able to find a one bedroom for that price but it will most likely be old or far out. Do more reasearch.

Where will you be working and what kind of lifestlye are you seeking?
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Dunwoody
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Prices like that could get you a 1 BR Apt/Condo around SS/Dunwoody, slightly better than Alpharetta as far as night-life, but still going to be an older crowd primarily 30s,40s,50s since it's the burbs, but it would put you within striking distance of Mid/Downtown. There are plenty of places in-town that have built up with rents around that, just depends where inside the city you want to be...
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Try Promove - you can search by location and budget.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Try Promove - you can search by location and budget.
I second this.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Try Promove - you can search by location and budget.
Third suggestion for Promove. They helped me when I moved to Atlanta 3 years ago looking for apartments.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: ATL
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Check out apartments on 85 north from the druid hill exit north to 285
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Sandy Springs is your best bet. It's fairly cheap (but rental prices are rising back to pre-2008 rates). However there has been more people who are lower income moving to Sandy Springs, and with that they're bringing crime with them. So don't be surprise if rates in Sandy Springs start to soar up again to get that element to flee. Also there is a such thing as Sandy Springs OTP and Sandy Springs ITP. If you go pass the 285 overpass on Roswell Road, you're in either one. OTP Sandy Springs is a little cheaper, but you're further out, and further from the freeway. Also public transportation gets worse out there. If your Sandy Springs ITP, you're about 5 minutes from Buckhead for nightlife, and about 10 or 15 minutes from downtown and midtown. The cheapest you'll find a place there is about 800 to 900 for one bedroom. So it gets pricey, but I would recommend it is you're single. Also public transportation is pretty consistent the more ITP you are in case you don't want to drive.

I would say it's worth the extra 100 or 200 a month you want to pay for the convienience. You'll get bored quick in Sandy Springs OTP, and definitely will get bored in Alpharetta.
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:15 PM
 
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Dunwoody Gables had apts at around 800 earlier in the year. I actually used to live there 6 years ago, and consider moving back from buckhead to save on some $$
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