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Old 03-03-2015, 08:19 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

I'm moving out to Atlanta mid to end of next month. I'll be working at the AT&T building in Midtown. I was originally looking for convenience and being able to walk to work, but looking at the prices I'm not sure if I can swing that. I'm a 23 years old looking to be around people similar in education/professional experiences. I've looked at Midtown exclusively so far and it all seems pretty pricey. I've heard Decatur is a nice area though. What about downtown ATL? Ahhh, as you can see I'm completely scatterbrained right now.

1. Budget - $1,000, maybe up to $1100.
2. House/Condo/Townhome? Renting, so anything that falls in that price range
3. Employment Status(commute/work from home) Working in Midtown, if commuting I'd like it no more than 15-20 mins
4. Children(public school vs. private) No kids!
5. Suburban or Urban lifestyle preference or a mix of the two I've always wanted to do the big city life. I want to be able to walk to restaurants and shopping
6. Easy access to public transit, important or not? If I need to commute, I'd like to live near a MARTA station, but not extremely important
7. Preferable demographics of desired neighborhood. Young professional

I appreciate any help you all can offer! Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2015, 08:36 PM
 
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Check out apartments in Lindbergh Center. You should be able to find a one bedroom in your price range. You can take Marta to work.

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Old 03-03-2015, 09:25 PM
 
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Check out Dunwoody southwest Dunwoody, Marta rail access, Perimeter Center, not far from MidTown or Buckhead (just a short drive or train ride to Midtown and Buckhead), Dunwoody is up and coming and poised to become the next Buckhead. Check for apartments along Peachtree Dunwoody rd near Perimeter Center and 285.

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Old 03-03-2015, 09:30 PM
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Dunwoody is perfect for you, Marta rail access, Perimeter Center, not far from Mid Town or Buckhead (just a short drive or train ride to Midtown and Buckhead), Dunwoody is up and coming and poised to become the next Buckhead. Check for apartments along Peachtree Dunwoody rd.
Good advice, Larry X.

I would add Ashford-Dunwoody Rd. to the mix of places to search.
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Old 03-03-2015, 09:59 PM
 
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Try Inman Park or Old Fourth Ward especially near the Beltline and Ponce City Market.
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:00 AM
 
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if you can find a spot downtown, go for it, but generally stay north of five points station. you might also try looking for spots along the route of the streetcar that goes between downtown and sweet auburn.
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Old 03-04-2015, 07:39 AM
 
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OP--you'll probably want to lean towards the Old Fourth Ward, Inman Park, West Midtown type neighborhoods, rather than Perimeter Center. The ones I mentioned don't have the train, but trust me, you want them, based on your criteria.

Also, you can probably still swing $1,100 in Midtown if you're willing to look at private rentals--ie the upstairs unit in an old house, a carriage house, an older brick 2-level. These are harder to find than complexes, however, and they go fast. Plus there are no amenities. But if you're looking at established lowrise rentals then you'll notice this bumps up the $1,300 or so, and new highrise rentals then start at $1,500.
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