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Atlanta is a big city that often feels like a small town. With areas in and out of the perimeter, it can often be difficult to choose where you’d like to call home. Is it important for you to be close to shops and restaurants or for you to know your neighbors? Do you care more about the size and space of your home or the accessibility to the highway? We created a list of Atlanta areas to explore plus rent prices by area from the most expensive to the least. 

Virginia Highland  – Rent Average: $2697


The Virginia Highland neighborhood is situated northeast of Downtown Atlanta and ¼ mile from Midtown/Atlanta Beltline. Here you’ll find Atlanta’s favorite restaurants, legacy bars, trendy shops, world class fitness and wellness, as well as annual events such as Summerfest and Tour of Homes. It has an old town feel with artsy vibes and friendly neighbors.

Midtown – Rent Average: $2325

Vibrant. Innovative. Sustainable. A community at the epicenter of life and business, urban and natural, technology and culture. Home to the city’s premier green space, historic neighborhoods and Southern landmarks. This is Midtown Atlanta – in the heart of it all, where all are welcome. Midtown is the literally center of the city with skyscraper buildings, museums, and some of the city’s most prominent businesses.

Buckhead – Rent Average: $1972

Atlanta’s Buckhead is full of remarkable architecture and tasty eats. Visitors will find trendy fashions and a variety of popular brands at Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza, and Buckhead Village District. Buckhead dining ranges from casual to gourmet fare and as the sun sets, Buckhead’s hotel bars and rooftop lounges mix the right ingredients for a memorable night out on the town.

North Atlanta – Rent Average: $1770

North Atlanta is filled with some of the finest public and private schools, professional office parks, up-scale shopping centers as well as top Hollywood entertainment and professional sports venues. As a result of North Atlanta’s affluent growth, it contains some of the finest luxury Golf Course, Country Club and Lakefront communities found anywhere in the country. All of these neighborhoods reside within a unique blend of distinct North Atlanta communities, including many that have undergone major revitalizations to their historic downtown districts.

Edgewood – Rent Average: $1505

Living in Edgewood offers residents an urban suburban mix feel with a historic legacy and a rising flare. Edgewood houses many bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks where many families and young professionals live and enjoy the variety. It’s easy for locals to hit the bars, check out restaurants or enjoy the scene in both spots, but then return home to a quiet neighborhood.

West End  – Rent Average: $1138

Atlanta’s West End is a vibrant community known for the diversity of its residents, who represent many different economic, cultural, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.  The spirit of the neighborhood is reflected in a strong sense of community and enthusiastic resident involvement. The historic community of West End is quickly becoming one of Atlanta’s most talked about and sought after neighborhoods for young professionals and families. Whether you are seeking a pedestrian and bike-friendly community along the Atlanta BeltLine  or you’re looking for a neighborhood convenient to major thoroughfares, West End has it all. 

South AtlantaRent Average: $1000

Historic South Atlanta has a rich history of higher education, performing arts and community development. The south side of metro Atlanta is a dynamic community that houses a diverse economy, high quality of life, and a unique mixture of neighborhoods.With new businesses choosing the area, existing businesses expanding operations, easy access to Hartsfield-Jackson, plus the countless cultural and outdoor amenities, south Fulton is the ideal destination for those looking to relocate to our great county.