Anyone live in Atlanta? I just accepted a position there, and will be moving in a few months. Where are some good places to look for apartments, aside from craigslist? I’ve been looking mostly downtown area, so I can be within walking distance to work, but is there any other spots I should be looking at instead? Any other tips for an Atlanta transplant? Many thanks
Where is your office?
Florida_Gator Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Anyone live in Atlanta? I just accepted a > position there, and will be moving in a few > months. Where are some good places to look for > apartments, aside from craigslist? I’ve been > looking mostly downtown area, so I can be within > walking distance to work, but is there any other > spots I should be looking at instead? Any other > tips for an Atlanta transplant? Many thanks Assuming you are relatively young, I would stay away from Downtown. There is nothing going on down there at night. Midtown is a little bit better, but I would definitely live in Buckhead if I were you. You can easily jump on 400 to 85 and be downtown in 10 minutes by car. If you really don’t want to drive you could live near one of the Marta stations in Buckhead and train it from there.
^Agree. There is TRUELY nothing in downtown. I would go with midtown, you are not that far from all the action. Where is your office loacted?
Steer clear of downtown for sure. . . it really sucks. B’head, Midtown are cool. . . I also like Vinings/Smyrna. . . a little more of a drive. There are a few cool spots closer to downtown like the Inman park area. It is a pretty weird spot but has a lot of character.
Midtown or Virginia Highlands are the top places for a younger person to live in Atlanta, IMO.
Lindbergh area is also relatively nice with restaurants and area night life. Buckhead, imo, is a little too outdated and run down. Midtown or Lindbergh. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO WALK TO WORK IN DOWNTOWN!! You will be mobbed by beggars.
I’ve lived in Buckhead all of my life, 23 now, and always loved it. The apartment complexes are definitely filled with the young 20s crowd. Good bars and restaurants. Midtown and Virginia Highlands are comprised more of the late 20s early 30s singles crowd. I can’t think of a single person I know who lives and works in downtown. You could consider Atlantic Station, it’s a pretty cool new area with a lot of Ga Tech folks. Atlanta is not NYC or Chicago, very few people walk to work. Typical lazy southerners. Where are you working?
This is great. Move to buckhead, “where old money lives and new money parties.” How does the Buckhead/Downtown commute make sense? Maybe I’m missing something, but isn’t Buckhead just that strip of Peachtree that runs from Piedmont to Collier? The traffic getting downtown from there is horrible. He’d be better off living just a little further west closer to Northside Dr., where he could jump on and off I-75 in an instant. Check out the neighborhoods around Peachtree Battle, Bohler Rd, DeFoors Ferry, and Howell Mill - the closer to 75 the better. If you want to live closer to downtown, then you should consider Ansley Park behind Colony Square, which you can google map to give you a sense of location. It’s a great old neighborhood, but a little pricey. Also watch out for poofters. Full disclosure: I am native Atlantan of 27 years, and I’ve lived in Buckhead, Dunwoody, and now reside in Brookhaven.
Hah, so downtown sucks that much? I thought it looked cool from what I saw, but I was only there for a day. My office is around Peachtree Center. How much is parking at the Buckhead Marta station vs. parking downtown? It doesn’t look like I can walk to the Buckhead Marta from the map, as it’s surrounded by huge streets. Similarly, how much faster would the Marta get me to downtown vs. driving? I lived in both Tokyo and London for a few years in the military and in college, and I loved how you could take the train anywhere and absolutely didn’t need a car. Commuting is so much better (less stress) on a subway.
There are several stops in/around Buckhead. The Buckhead, Lindbergh and Lenox stops are all essentially in Buckhead. As someone mentioned earlier Lindbergh has a lot of apartments close by. Maybe not walking distance, but the parking is only $1-2 a day. Not sure how much it costs to park downtown.
Cars rule the A-Town (think LA). . . mass transit is the worst for a major U.S. city.
Come on, Marta is full of friendly and fun persoanlities, like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NZtGz_7WI0 I think as long as you are not an old lady you should be ok. PS. Midtown condo market has largely crashed, so there are some great prices; nice condos in new high-rises with full amenities (pool, gym, parking). Close enough to downtown, far enough from crackheads/bums/etc. As posters before me said, there are some nice houses in Inman park near downtown, but crime there is pretty high (home invasions/break-ins mostly).
Also consider Decatur, which is to the east of downtown. It’s a pretty cool area, not as pricy as Buckhead, more laid-back and definitely liberal. There’s been a lot of growth there in recent years. From the Decatur station, it’s a straight shot on Marta to Five Points, and if you don’t care to connect to another train, it’s an easy walk from there to Peachtree Center.
The best thing about downtown in the summer are the smog tornados. . . There’s nothing quite like a 99 degree smog tornado packing 60-70 mph winds. Plenty of trash comes with it. FYI: The city’s infrastructure is literally crumbling and the city is asking for TARP dough. . . many tax payers have left or been annexed from the city of Atlanta. Watch out if you buy a place. . . city taxes are going much higher.
I thought this thread was going to be about the SEC Championship game.
The test is across the street from the game. Nothing like carrying around a calculator in the middle of an SEC Championship tailgate.
On the other hand, the “scenery” at a Florida-Alabama tailgate should be pretty good.
Wow, after watching that Marta video and several others, I think I’ll be fine driving!! Gators are going to ruin the Tide on Saturday.
Atlanta is kinda small, so you should be fine in either Downtown/Midtown/Brookwood. Not much difference in any of them. All pretty cool. Again, Atlanta is not that big…stay somewhere in the central city to avoid traffic. Crime isn’t too bad. Nightlife isn’t what it used to be.