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Old 10-06-2012, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Triangle, NC
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My husband has been offered a job in Atlanta. He will be working (and commuting to) near Georgia Tech.

We were thinking about finding an apartment in the Decatur or Druid Hills area.

Our budget is $900. House/condo/townhome no preference, just want a safe area. We would prefer two bedrooms, but I know with our budget it will be tough.

Are there any other areas we should consider? Any apartment suggestions? It is hard to tell from online reviews if an apartment is really as bad as past tenants made it sound.
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:56 AM
 
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My husband has been offered a job in Atlanta. He will be working (and commuting to) near Georgia Tech.

We were thinking about finding an apartment in the Decatur or Druid Hills area.

Our budget is $900. House/condo/townhome no preference, just want a safe area. We would prefer two bedrooms, but I know with our budget it will be tough.

Are there any other areas we should consider? Any apartment suggestions? It is hard to tell from online reviews if an apartment is really as bad as past tenants made it sound.
When I lived in Decatur I commuted to the Ga. Tech area. It took about 30 min. I think you could find a 2 bedroom in that price range. Without knowing exactly what you're looking for it's hard to suggest anything. You could definitely find an older apartment near downtown Decatur for that price. Any apartments in the Druid Hills area are going to have a lot of Emory students living there.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Triangle, NC
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We're trying not to be too picky about an apartment. We would like to have a washer/drying in unit or at least hookups. A dishwasher is preferred, but we don't care too much about other amenities (pool, gym, business center, etc).

We have found several older apartments online that we plan to check out in Decatur. I wasn't sure if we should consider another area that would have a comparable commute. We don't really want to be in the city (Buckhead, Midtown). I haven't found much information about North Atlanta? Is that a good place to live?
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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You may want to take a look at Riverside - it's technically in the city but has a neighborhood feel. It would offer a super easy commute to GA Tech, and you can probably find something in your price range. Be sure to look at location carefully though, in person if possible. Parts of Riverside are really nice and others are...transitional.

If Riverside is still too much city for you, check out Vinings or Smyrna.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:09 PM
 
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Look into west midtown, thats where I live. From my apartment complex to Georgia Tech is no more than 6mins.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Triangle, NC
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Thanks! We are coming this weekend and will check out the places mentioned.
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:05 PM
 
Location: ATL
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30329 area code….just make sure he is on the road by NLT 8am
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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Unfortunately there aren't a ton of rentals in Decatur proper. We had a tiny 1br for a while for $799, but the landlord didn't keep it maintained, so now we're paying twice that much to be in a townhouse downtown (and it's worth it). I'd keep an eye on Craigslist and jump on any rentals you see offered. Good luck!
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