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Old 12-18-2006, 05:12 PM
 
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I am a 35 y/o single professional relocating to Atlanta looking to rent a condo in Midtown. What are the best buildings? I like to be able to walk to restaurants/shops. I am looking for a 1 BR and my price range is $1300-1400. I am interested in the Plaza Midtown and Spire. Are these good developments? Any others I should consider? Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:34 PM
 
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The big buildings are really nice but the units tend to be a little smaller. There are a lot of smaller buildings around midtown (5-10 stories) which are going to offer more floor space for the money. If you are intersted only in large buildings though you should also look at metropolis and the mayfair. Both of these buildings are nice, mayfair is a little older and is a little older of a crowd (although not old) but its very nice as well.
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:09 PM
 
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Default Condo market saturated

Catlanta20,

The condo market here is quite saturated. Jim Borders, the Novare developer, is Mr. Condo in Atlanta. Mr. Condo is not only building condos in Atlanta, but in quite a few Southeastern cities.

Many real estate professionals are sounding alarm bells, but Mr. Borders just keeps announcing more and more condo projects. The Donald ( Mr. Trump), himself, has announced plans to build two high-rise condo towers in Midtown.

Presently, many condos are taking months to sell, so you should be able to find a good deal. I was talking to a guy last week, and he said there is currently a two-year supply of condos. I'd look at a few condos before signing on the dotted line.

Mr. Condo built Spire. I have been there visiting a friend of a friend. I will say that I was NOT particularly in'SPIREd" with Spire. I was more focused on the conversation, but my overall impression of the condo can be summed up in basically one word: concrete. The ceiling is concrete which doesn't add a lot of warmth. I saw the gym and the party room which were nice.

I would view close proximity to MARTA as probably more important than close proximity to restaurants/shops near your condo. MARTA can take you up to Lenox and Phipps, or the Perimeter Mall, which expands your choices of restaurants and shopping considerably.

I'm not familiar with the Plaza, so I can't provide you with information.

Z
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:29 PM
 
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Default I agree

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The big buildings are really nice but the units tend to be a little smaller. There are a lot of smaller buildings around midtown (5-10 stories) which are going to offer more floor space for the money. If you are intersted only in large buildings though you should also look at metropolis and the mayfair. Both of these buildings are nice, mayfair is a little older and is a little older of a crowd (although not old) but its very nice as well.

I agree with xxman. Some high-rise one bedroom condo units can be quite small--700 square-feet or so. Other one bedroom units can be larger, but most are well under 1000 square-feet.

I have been in the newer Mayfair high-rise condo, and could easily call it home-- more so than Spire.

Z
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Old 01-21-2007, 11:58 PM
 
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I am considering relocating to Atlanta and would like a location where I can take marta to get around -- ie..restaurants, shopping, bars yet something a little more affordable then some of the true high rise condos. Would like a large 1 bedroom or a 2 bedroom. I am thinking $1,000 or less for rent or $190k or less to buy. Does this exist?
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Old 01-22-2007, 04:52 PM
 
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I am considering relocating to Atlanta and would like a location where I can take marta to get around -- ie..restaurants, shopping, bars yet something a little more affordable then some of the true high rise condos. Would like a large 1 bedroom or a 2 bedroom. I am thinking $1,000 or less for rent or $190k or less to buy. Does this exist?
There are several older buildings in mid-town having 1 or 2 bedroom condo units for sale. Locations are very convenient to many city amenities, and easy access to Marta stations. Search on line and you will find lots of information on condos for sale.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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Really? 4 YEARS after the OP starts the thread you post an advertisement for your services.

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I'm not sure if you are still looking but contact met at billy@billyhoward.net. I know the atlanta condo market well!

Have a great week!
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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Default coolest condo building ive seen!

Has anyone ever seen the older white/deco looking condos on Briarcliff? Its called "Briar Hills". I recently found out it was the first condo building in Atlanta. I always wanted to find a place in there. I love the big windows. I dont think there is much to rent, but there are good deals on purchases right now. This one that is for sale: http://www.estately.com/listings/info/1360-briarwood-drive-n (broken link)
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