Jared Kendall

The next city in our series about the cheapest apartments near the best public schools is Atlanta. The ATL makes it easy to tell where the best schools are – look to the north.

In every analysis that we did, the area of Atlanta north of I-20 came out on top. The neighborhoods with the best school scores are to the north. The neighborhoods with the best deals are found there as well. Some towns have widely scattered good schools. Atlanta keeps that scattering to one compass point only.

As well as identifying good parts of town to look, we will use average property rent and school ratings to identify properties throughout the area that are our picks to provide the best value for each grade level.

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Atlanta neighborhoods with the best public schools

Viewing school ratings by neighborhood allows us to find the areas with superb overall schools, rather than just identifying one-off instances of an individually exemplary school. By this metric, Cross Creek is the neighborhood in the Atlanta area that is closest to the best overall schools.

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Neighborhood Rank Neighborhood Neighborhood City and State Avg. School Rating
1 Cross Creek Atlanta, GA 7.7
2 Poncey-Highlands Atlanta, GA 7.7
3 Clairmont Heights Atlanta, GA 7.5
4 Northeast Atlanta Atlanta, GA 7.2
5 Briarcliff Heights Atlanta, GA 7.0
6 Downtown Chamblee Atlanta, GA 7.0
7 Dunwoody Village Atlanta, GA 7.0
8 North Brookhaven Atlanta, GA 7.0
9 Perimeter Center Atlanta, GA 7.0
10 Toco Hills Atlanta, GA 7.0



Atlanta area apartments near great schools

Having looked at the best overall neighborhoods, we now look to find the best individual properties near the best schools at the elementary, middle and high school level. Click on any location circle in our interactive maps to pull up info on properties for that location.

Elementary Schools

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Value Rank Property Name Avg. Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Defoors Crossing $1,375 10.0
2 Reserve at West Paces $1,585 10.0
3 Arbors at Berkeley $1,150 7.0
4 Clairmont Reserve Apartments $1,736 10.0
5 Marquis Midtown District $1,785 10.0
6 Lenox Woods $1,075 6.0
7 Uptown Buckhead $1,844 10.0
8 32 Hundred Lenox $1,313 7.0
9 Buckhead Town Homes and Gardens $1,157 6.0
10 Gables Midtown $2,033 10.0

Middle Schools

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Value Rank Property Name Avg. Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Winterscreek Apartments $953 7.0
2 Dunwoody Glen $976 7.0
3 Lenox Woods $1,075 7.0
4 Lacota $1,109 7.0
5 Bolton Park $1,128 7.0
6 Arbors at Berkeley $1,150 7.0
7 Buckhead Town Homes and Gardens $1,157 7.0
8 The Columns at Lake Ridge $1,261 7.0
9 Camden Vantage $1,667 9.0
10 32 Hundred Lenox $1,313 7.0

High Schools

cheapest apartments near best high schools atlanta
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Value Rank Property Name Avg. Rent Avg. School Rating
1 Regal Vista $920 7.0
2 Avenues Eighty Five $947 7.0
3 Sonoma Ridge $1,004 7.0
4 The Crossing at Henderson Mill $1,048 7.0
5 Shadow Lake $1,059 7.0
6 Brookside Park $1,422 9.0
7 KRC Vista $878 5.0
8 93 East $1,230 7.0
9 Lenox Woods $1,075 6.0
10 Regency Square $1,268 7.0
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About The Author

Jared is a Baton Rouge, La.-based freelance journalist focused on, in his words, "finding data, 'interviewing it' and then telling its story through interactive tools and traditional journalism." His past work includes analyzing pension shortfalls, looking at election results, tracking campaign finance contributions and analyzing educational and school system data. Some of his work has previously appeared on The Daily Advocate and unfundedmichigan.org.