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Clarkston, GA

"If there was ever such a thing as a small town in a big city, Clarkston in the Atlanta metro area is it! Centrally located in Dekalb County, Clarkston's footprint in the Atlanta metro area is only 700 acres which is just barely 1.1 square miles. By finding an apartment in Clarkston, you will join a community that's not large by any stretch of the imagination. Many would argue, however, that it's this quality that makes it appealing and contributes to a distinct, Southern charm and hospitality.

Incorporated in December 1882, Clarkston was one of Atlanta's first suburbs. In fact, the majority of Clarkston homeowners worked outside of Clarkston. Commuting to the city of Atlanta during the work week was a novel concept at the time. As the Atlanta metro area developed and expanded beyond Clarkston, the city remained small. But it's desirability increased with a prime location that's convenient to the downtown district. Renting apartments in Clarkston also means access to public transportation that suburbs further from Atlanta don't benefit from.

Atlanta is home to a number of highly regarded post-secondary educational institutions. Clarkston apartment residents are located within minutes of a few of them. Emory University, a premiere research institution here has highly competitive programs including a school of law, a school of medicine, a business school and a school of theology. Other educational opportunities are available at Georgia Perimeter College, Dekalb Technical College and the Atlanta Campus of Mercer University.

A relatively new city amenity is the Clarkston Dog Park. A gem for Clarkston apartment residents, this dog park provides a wide open greenspace for dogs and their owners to run, play and socialize. Apartment complexes don't always have park areas and the Clarkston dog park fills that void.

Search Clarkston apartments on ApartmentGuide.com for a great apartment that has access to the best of the region, top colleges and great recreational parks. "