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Old 08-06-2013, 03:20 PM
 
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I am moving to Atlanta in the upcoming months and would like to stay within the perimeter. I think I have narrowed it down to three primary areas - Inman Park, Atlantic Station, or West Midtown? Could someone provide the pros and cons about each area? I have listed my preferences below. I am a young professional in my mid-20s and would like to live somewhere upbeat but of substance since I am new to Atlanta. I also want a more urban feel since I'm moving from a smaller city. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated!

1. Budget: 950 - 1200
2. House/Condo/Townhome: Condo or Apartment (no white appliances)
3. Employment Status(commute/work from home): main office is on Peachtree; I travel A LOT for work!
4. Children(public school vs. private): NO KIDS!!
5. Suburban or Urban lifestyle preference or a mix of the two: Urban to a mix of the two
6. Easy access to public transit, important or not?: I think it would be nice to be near MARTA or Beltline but understand it may not be too reasonable.
7. Preferable demographics of desired neighborhood: lively, young professionals
8. Traffic: I would like to be relatively close to 85/75 with not too much traffic within the city. I understand the interstate gets backed up but I would like to limit sitting in traffic just to turn in to my condo/apartment complex.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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No white appliances?!
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:55 PM
 
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You would PROBABLY have to move to West Midtown.

I do not think you can find a one bedroom in Inman Park or Atlantic Station for $1200 per month
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:56 PM
 
Location: North Atlanta
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You would PROBABLY have to move to West Midtown.

I do not think you can find a one bedroom in Inman Park or Atlantic Station for $1200 per month
Not sure about Inman Park but I know many of the 1 BR condos in Atlantic Station (Art Foundry and Element) run in that range.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:13 PM
 
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You would PROBABLY have to move to West Midtown.

I do not think you can find a one bedroom in Inman Park or Atlantic Station for $1200 per month
I stated condo OR apartment. I guess I should have been a little more specific. I am willing to live in a studio apartment since I travel for work 50% of the time. Studio apartments do fall in that range.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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I stated condo OR apartment. I guess I should have been a little more specific. I am willing to live in a studio apartment since I travel for work 50% of the time. Studio apartments do fall in that range.

Try Inman Park, Atlantic Station and then West Midtown. You might be able to get a one bedroom in any of those areas. I just did a quick search.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:22 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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They are all great areas that will probably have most everything you are looking for. I would also add the Old Fourth Ward to your list - it's young, trendy, lots of nightlife, and great access to the beltline and public transportation.

Of those areas you listed, while all great, if traffic is a big concern, I would reconsider West Midtown. There is no rail access from West Midtown, and with all the new apartments going up, traffic is going to be even more horrendous than it already is in that area. For alternatives to driving, Inman Park is your best bet, as there is rail and bus access, as well as access to the freedom trail and the beltline for biking to work in midtown if that's something you like to do. If you travel a lot for work, rail access will be important for you - it's much more convenient than driving to the airport and paying to park. Atlantic station has a free shuttle to MARTA as well. All locations are convenient to midtown.

Like I said, each area is fun, young, and great overall. You really need to decide which fits your personality best, but none are a bad option. Each have their own distinct feel - Inman Ark is "classier" overall, with a mix of new, trendy restaurants and apartments and very large, stately Victorian mansions. West midtown is mostly old factories converted into restaurants and stores, with more options for loft living. Atlantic Station is planned community with high rise development, with lots of amenities in walking distance, but it lacks the unique character of the other two neighborhoods.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Rents are rapidly raising in Atlanta.
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