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Old 09-14-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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Hey ya'll!

I'm a single, late 20s female moving to Atlanta pretty soon. My new job will be downtown Atlanta. I'm not too familiar with the ins and outs of the city, but I've heard Buckhead could be an option. I'd like to get some feedback here.

A couple desirables:
- I'd like to keep my commute at 30 minutes or less.
- My budget is a bit flexible, but I am hoping to stay in the 1,000 to 1,200 range.
- I'll be living alone so I would like an area that is relatively safe.

What would be the best area for me? And if you have any specific apartment referrals/suggestions, I'd absolutely appreciate that!

Please advise if you can, thank you!
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:43 PM
 
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Parts of downtown could work for you, but I'd suggest Midtown.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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I'll second renting in midtown as a safe place to land. Once you get a feel for the city and it's other neighborhoods you can decide what fits you best. Good luck with the move!
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:04 PM
 
Location: O4W
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Old Fourth Ward.

Check out Pencil Factory, Ashley Auburn, etc apartments and you can walk to work and party across the street at night on Edgewood. Plus MARTA and the streetcar are right there and you can take either into downtown if you dont feel like walking. You dont really even need a car except for grocery shopping

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Old 09-14-2015, 02:25 PM
 
Location: O4W
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If there aren't any apartments available in the O4W then check out Lindbergh Center. You can take the train to work daily
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Old 09-14-2015, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Decatur wouldn't be bad either since you could be downtown in 15 minutes on MARTA.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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I'll second renting in midtown as a safe place to land. Once you get a feel for the city and it's other neighborhoods you can decide what fits you best. Good luck with the move!
Good advice here. Midtown will put you in a pretty central location to start and you can get to work in less than 10 minutes using the trains. You can then get a feel for the unique character of the various neighborhoods, although I'm sure you will fall in in love with Midtown
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:53 AM
 
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Good advice here. Midtown will put you in a pretty central location to start and you can get to work in less than 10 minutes using the trains. You can then get a feel for the unique character of the various neighborhoods, although I'm sure you will fall in in love with Midtown

Do they have $1200 one bedroom apartments in Midtown? I know she might can find a few older apartments but I think she wants some up to date shyt
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:01 AM
 
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Do they have $1200 one bedroom apartments in Midtown? I know she might can find a few older apartments but I think she wants some up to date shyt
You can definitely find a newer 1BR apartment in Midtown for $1000-$1200 a month. Just a quick glance at the website for 131 Ponce, probably the newest apartment complex in Midtown, shows they have some availability for 1BR's in that price range.
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Old 09-15-2015, 09:02 AM
 
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Do they have $1200 one bedroom apartments in Midtown? I know she might can find a few older apartments but I think she wants some up to date shyt
Yeah, there's no way you're going to find a newer 1-bedroom in Midtown in that range. Maybe a studio...
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