Living in Atlanta
As the state capital of Georgia, Atlanta is one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the south. In fact, Atlanta has always been a major cultural and economic center; in the 1960’s, it was a major organizing center during the Civil Rights movement. In 1996, Atlanta hosted the summer Olympics. Now, the city is experiencing exponential growth as new residents flock from sprawling suburbs to urban townhomes and apartments in Atlanta.
Weather wise, Atlanta is one of those special cities that experiences all four seasons. The city receives just under two inches of annual snowfall, with an average annual temperature of about 61 degrees. While you can’t hit the slopes, you can enjoy more than 100 golf courses, 200 public tennis courts, and hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails—practically year-round!
Renting an Apartment in Atlanta
Average rental rates in Georgia come in 15% lower than the national average rental rate. For instance, a 1-bedroom apartment averages $890 and a 2-bedroom apartment averages $890. Within the metropolitan area, though, rental rates tend to be higher. As of February 2016, 1-bedroom apartments for rent within 10 miles of Atlanta averaged $1,183 and 2-bedroom apartments averaged $1,552. Popular neighborhoods for renting an apartment in Atlanta include East Atlanta Village Buckhead, Brookhaven, Emory, Druid Hills, Reynoldstown, Inman Park, and Little Five Points.
Moving to Atlanta
Relocating to Atlanta for work? You’re not alone. While many cities face a stagnant job market, Atlanta job postings have grown two-times faster than postings nationally. Hospitality jobs have grown more than 200% in three years, with internet security jobs and wireless mobility job postings on the rise as well. Technology isn’t the only industry that has people scrambling for apartments in Atlanta. Healthcare continues to be a fertile and growing industry, along with engineering, taxes, and auditing.