The Best Apartments in Atlanta for Art Lovers

The city is a vibrant arts hub with big and small galleries filled with emerging artists, world-class art conferences, an impressive symphony hall, a nationally-recognized art museum, multiple grassroots art and dance movements and more.

We looked deep into neighborhood data and highlighted the best apartments in Atlanta for art lovers. Ready to be inspired every time you walk out of your apartment?

10. The Brady

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A recent luxury mid-rise built in the Westside, The Brady‘s rooftop pool deck overlooks one of the best views of the city. The property has 230 units and boasts great amenities like a full fitness center and clubhouse. You’re only a few steps from the neighborhood’s boutiques and tasty grub.

Only a hop and a skip from The Brady, you’ll find modern art gallery KAI LIN ART and the Atlanta Contemporary. The art galleries have monthly group openings and events with the city’s emerging artists.

About a block down Howell Mill Road, you’ll find local coffee spot Octane, which doubles as an art gallery where you can buy the pieces of its brick walls.

9. Morningside Courts

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Near the bustling Midtown neighborhood, Morningside Courts offers a quiet, pet-friendly apartment community with newly-updated units. Sit back and relax by the scenic picnic area and large pool or head over to the fitness center to accomplish those wellness goals.

The apartment building is only a few minutes away from the city’s Atlanta Botanical Gardens and its many one-of-a-kind plant sculptures. After your tour of the gardens, jump on the Atlanta BeltLine through Piedmont Park to see the colorful murals and sculptures along the trail.

8. Solace on Peachtree

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Wake up to stunning views of Atlanta at Solace on Peachtree, a high-rise building in Midtown, with a roof deck with modern furniture. Built in 1952, the historic building underwent renovations a few years ago and its large number of one-bedroom units make it a great location for single people or couples. Better yet, it’s only two blocks from a MARTA station, making it extremely walkable.

Only a block from your apartment, you can find the Fox Theatre and its Moorish architectural design details. The performing arts venue hosts Broadway plays, music concerts, entertainment events and every once in a while, even Hollywood premieres. If you’re more into laughing until you cry, head down Peachtree Street to the Laughing Skull, a comedy spot inside the Vortex Midtown.

7. Biltmore at Midtown

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Near public transportation, a grocery store and with a relaxing courtyard after a long day, each apartment at Biltmore at Midtown comes with hardwood floors, oversized closets, garage parking and stainless steel appliances.

Take a break from your private balcony and walk down Peachtree Street to 14th Street for a date at the SCADShow performing arts theatre, a two-stage academic theatre with features and plays.

Across the street, you can find the Alliance Theatre for more plays or grab tickets to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. You’re also close enough to see the latest art opening at the High Museum of Art right next door.

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6. Trace

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Just down the street from the Biltmore at Midtown Apartments, Trace boasts a few different floorplans to fit any resident’s lifestyle, including four penthouse floor plans available.

Even your pup will enjoy the amenities with a pet park on the grounds. It has easy access to MARTA through the Midtown station and you’re one station away from the Woodruff Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

You can also ride your bike down 10th Street and head over to the Atlanta BeltLine to enjoy the art and sculptures along the trail.

5. Dwell ATL (student housing)

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Located in the historic Sweet Auburn District, Dwell ATL gives its student residents access to history and entertainment in Downtown Atlanta. The Dwell ATL, an off-campus option for Georgia State University students, offers one- and two-bedroom apartments with stainless steel appliances, private parking and a rooftop tennis court with breathtaking views of the city.

Just down the street, you can find the African American-centric Apex Museum, where you can learn more about the history of the area. Take the Atlanta Streetcar to Castleberry Hill and walk around the eclectic neighborhood with one of the highest concentrations of art galleries in the city. Be sure to stop by Marcia Wood Gallery and ZuCot Gallery.

4. Post Midtown Atlanta

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With 356 units, Post Midtown Atlanta offers several floor plans for every need, a dog park, a fitness center equipped for yoga, pilates and kickboxing and a rooftop with a pool and a view of the city that will be the envy of all of your friends. It’s also one block away from the Midtown MARTA station.

Walk over to MOCA-GA and the Woodruff Arts Center or jump on your bike to follow the Atlanta BeltLine to Old Fourth Ward’s Facet Gallery. On the way, you’ll see murals by annual events like the Outerspace Project and Living Walls, so get those Instagrams ready.

3. Sixty 11th

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Not too far from Post Midtown, you’ll find high-rise community Sixty 11th boasting engineered hardwood flooring, glass-paneled balconies, quartz countertops, in-unit washer and dryer and more.

The High Museum of Art most recently exhibited world-renowned artist Yayoi Kusama to great feedback and demand and revamped their permanent exhibitions. A few streets over, stop by Hi-Lo Press on Charles Allen Drive, an art gallery and letterpress combo spot that exhibits emerging artists.

If you’re looking for something different, stop by adults-only nights at the Puppetry Arts Center and take a look at their vast Jim Henson collection.

2. Post Centennial Park

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Post Centennial Park is next door to Centennial Olympic Park, built for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. The apartments have luxury finishes from NEST thermostats to LED lighting and energy-efficient fans. There’s a resort-style pool on site with private cabanas and public transportation nearby via the Atlanta Streetcar and MARTA.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights is worth a visit as it explores difficult subjects through different installations. A few blocks away, in the neighborhood of Castleberry Hill, you can catch different artists showing their work at local galleries. Murals also adorn the streets of this vibrant community.

1. The Byron

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The Byron‘s 65 units were formerly housing for nurses at the nearby Emory Midtown Hospital. Now after many renovations, the building has started leasing one- and two-bedroom apartments. Amenities in the loft-style apartments include Nest thermostats, modern kitchens, balconies, granite countertops and glass tile backsplashes.

Only a few blocks away, the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse offers performances of the Bard’s works, along with a good beer selection and British pub food fare. You can catch more productions at the nearby Fox Theatre as well.

Methodology

We looked at all apartments in Atlanta and rated them on the number of art-related businesses within a half-mile radius. We used an exponentially decreasing scale based on distance from the apartment. For instance, galleries located across the street from a specific property would carry more weight than those a quarter-mile away. Our establishment counts come from commercially available business listings and may not reflect recent openings and closings.

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Muriel VegaMuriel Vega is an Atlanta-based journalist and editor who writes mostly about technology and its intersection with food and culture. She’s the managing editor of tech news publication Hypepotamus, and has contributed to The Guardian, Atlanta magazine, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, VICE and more. She spends her time eating her way through Buford Highway and exploring Atlanta's arts scene.

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