Brian Carberry
most popular Atlanta neighborhoods

Atlanta is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

People are flocking to the Capital of the New South for its favorable weather and booming job market – which would grow even larger if Atlanta is awarded Amazon’s HQ2.

If you’re one of those people moving to the Peach State and want to live in one of the most popular Atlanta neighborhoods, we’re here to help.

We combed through Google data using generic keyword searches and combined those results with the most searched Atlanta neighborhoods on to determine which areas are most popular with renters.

Most Popular Atlanta Neighborhoods

most popular atlanta neighborhoods

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Our data found the most popular Atlanta neighborhoods include a mixture of traditionally sought after areas and locales that have become more trendy in recent years. These neighborhoods mostly appeal to young professionals and empty nesters looking for walkability, restaurants and green spaces.

Here is a quick overview of each neighborhood and what you’d expect to pay for rent in each area.


1. Midtown

most popular atlanta neighborhoods midtown

Midtown Atlanta comes in as the most popular Atlanta neighborhood for renters. The area is home to a large number of offices and high-rise apartment buildings and is walking distance from Piedmont Park – Atlanta’s version of Central Park. The neighborhood is a favorite for young professionals looking to be close to the action. However, be prepared to pay more for that convenience.

Property Size Midtown Average Atlanta Average
1 BR $1,783 $1,434
2 BR $2,678 $1,905


2. Buckhead

most popular atlanta neighborhoods buckhead

A historically ritzy and upscale neighborhood a few miles north of downtown, Buckhead remains a popular destination for recent college grads and young professionals. The area features some of the city’s best restaurants and shopping – if you can afford the top-dollar stores. Despite the wealthy perception of the neighborhood, rental prices in Buckhead are fairly in line with the city average.

Property Size Buckhead Average Atlanta Average
1 BR $1,513 $1,434
2 BR $2,088 $1,905


3. Downtown

most popular atlanta neighborhoods downtown

Once a considered a strictly commercial district, downtown Atlanta has gained in popularity among renters in recent years. New apartment buildings are popping up all across the downtown area, attracting tenants looking to live close to work and some of the city’s biggest tourist attractions. Be prepared to pay more to live in downtown – rent here is a little higher than the city average.

Property Size Downtown Average Atlanta Average
1 BR $1,529 $1,434
2 BR $2,088 $1,905


4. Virginia Highland

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Providing a small town feel in the city, Virginia Highland is a favorite for families and professionals looking for a slightly slower pace while still being close to Atlanta’s main attractions. The Highlands is one of the biggest bargains among the most popular Atlanta neighborhoods, at least for one-bedroom apartments.

Property Size Virginia Highland Average Atlanta Average
1 BR $1,301 $1,434
2 BR $1,995 $1,905


5. Inman Park

most popular atlanta neighborhoods inman park

Inman Park’s popularity among singles and young families has exploded in recent years, mostly thanks to the completion of the Eastside BeltLine. This paved recreational trail connects the neighborhood to premiere shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Due the newfound popularity of this area, it’s no surprise that rent in Inman Park is generally higher than the city average.

Property Size Inman Park Average Atlanta Average
1 BR $1,744 $1,434
2 BR $1,965 $1,905
The rent information included in this article is based on current rental property inventory on and is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein do not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.




About The Author

The managing editor of Apartment Guide and, Brian Carberry has more than 10 years' experience as a content creator and award-winning journalist. Brian's work has been featured on CNN, Search Engine Land, Randstad and a number of other organizations around the world. In his free time, Brian enjoys sports, cooking and debating the correct pronunciation of "gif."