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Average Rent in Athens, GA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Athens Studio - $1,500-
Athens 1 Bed - $1,602+27%
Athens 2 Beds - $1,595+11%
Last updated 6/17/2024

Local Guide

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Local Reviews

It's quiet because it's a mile off the highway, but close enough to go shopping. The complex itself is a great place to walk for exercise because of the tall, shady trees and the slightly rolling roadways.

It is close to downtown but still very safe for families and children this is important to me . We also have low crime

This is a college community. There are a lot of restaurants to go to which my friends and I enjoy. There are a lot of places to get groceries nearby, so I don't have to travel far to get what I need.

My neighborhood is relatively close to downtown with lots of bars, eateries, and clubs. I currently have no favorite local business as of yet. There a good tacos spots around that are most definitely worth it

My neighborhood has cows, chickens and pigs. Bur you can walk to the gas station. It's a fun place for a kid to grow up.

I like how close it is to downtown and shops/restaurants. One of my favorite local coffee shops is walking distance. It's also near the college with open spaces and parks to safely walk in.

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/17/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Athens, GA

In Athens, GA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,500 to $1,602. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Athens, GA is $1,500. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,602. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,595.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-

Changed from $1,500 to $1,500
1 Bed

+27%

Changed from $1,261 to $1,602
2 Beds

+11%

Changed from $1,437 to $1,595
Last updated 6/17/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
1%
7%
30%
34%
28%

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CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Duluth$2,1890%
Norcross$1,988+6%
Suwanee$1,915+13%
Flowery Branch$1,590--
Lawrenceville$1,532-1%
Covington$1,337--
Tucker$1,309+1%
Buford$1,079+2%
Gainesville$1,075--
Stone Mountain$1,057-17%
Lilburn$885--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Johns Creek$2,230+6%
Loganville$1,973--
Duluth$1,910+13%
Gainesville$1,779-3%
Cumming$1,750-7%
Flowery Branch$1,572--
Suwanee$1,530-17%
Lawrenceville$1,514+1%
Dacula$1,500--
Buford$1,470-15%
Jefferson$1,457--
Tucker$1,375-10%
Norcross$1,370+5%
Peachtree Corners$1,299-4%
Stone Mountain$1,282-2%
Lilburn$1,250+20%
Lithonia$1,133-14%
Covington$1,103+13%
Conyers$1,001-24%
Winder$1,000--
Commerce$861--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Loganville$2,623--
Johns Creek$2,594+5%
Cumming$2,380+9%
Duluth$2,349+14%
Gainesville$2,049+32%
Suwanee$2,016-7%
Flowery Branch$1,869--
Buford$1,837-11%
Lawrenceville$1,780+1%
Jefferson$1,712--
Norcross$1,616+3%
Peachtree Corners$1,550-7%
Tucker$1,500-19%
Lilburn$1,500+18%
Monroe$1,425+10%
Covington$1,410+18%
Oakwood$1,400--
Stone Mountain$1,397-5%
Snellville$1,395-5%
Conyers$1,307-14%
Lithonia$1,305-7%
Commerce$1,027--
Winder$8350%

Compare Neighborhoods

Beechwood

$924

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Five Points

$995

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Abbey West

$1,020

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Athens, GA?

For renters in Athens seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Beechwood, Five Points, and Abbey West, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $924, $995, and $1,020 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Rock Springs and Eastside Athens, where the rents are $1,050 and $1,099, a favorable comparison to Athens's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,602.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Athens, GA?

In Athens, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Downtown Athens, River District, and Pulaski Heights. A 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown Athens averages at $1,995, in River District it averages $1,995, and in Pulaski Heights, the average is $1,695. For additional high-end living options, Kingswood offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,666, and Newtown at $1,635. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,602 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Athens, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Athens, GA?

In Athens, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Five Points, River District, and Downtown Athens. In Five Points, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $995. River District sees average rents of $1,995 for a 1-bedroom unit. Downtown Athens offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,995. For those seeking other popular areas, Rock Springs presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,050, and Pulaski Heights at $1,695. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,602 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Athens, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown Athens$1,995+4%
River District$1,995+4%
Pulaski Heights$1,695+134%
Kingswood$1,666+17%
Newtown$1,635+126%
Atlanta Highway$1,595--
North Avenue$1,364+11%
Oak Bend$1,262-1%
West Side$1,209+4%
Eastside Athens$1,0990%
Cedar Creek$1,0990%
Rock Springs$1,050-12%
Abbey West$1,020-12%
Five Points$9950%
Beechwood$924-5%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Atlanta Highway$1,795--
Kingswood$1,670+6%
Pulaski Heights$1,650+40%
Newtown$1,650+40%
Normaltown$1,550--
Five Points$1,450--
Boulevard$1,400--
Oak Bend$1,387-3%
North Avenue$1,364-3%
West Side$1,347-5%
Abbey West$1,324+2%
Beechwood$1,1490%
Eastside Athens$1,099-5%
Cedar Creek$1,099-14%

Transportation

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3535

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 16 of 20 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 11 of 20 renters

Percentage: 3838

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 10 of 20 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Athens gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 27% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 41% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 93% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Athens.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 13% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Athens.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 64% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Athens doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 14% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Athens doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 85% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Athens.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 20% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 98% more fine art centers than average
  3. 26% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 19 of 20 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 19 of 20 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 17 of 20 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 17 of 20 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 17 of 20 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 16 of 20 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 15 of 20 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 15 of 20 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 14 of 20 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 14 of 20 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 13 of 20 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 11 of 20 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 11 of 20 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 12 of 20 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 12 of 20 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 12 of 20 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 15 of 20 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 15 of 20 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 16 of 20 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 17 of 20 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Athens

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About

Athens, GA

Overview of Athens

Below the Blue Ridge Mountains and about 70 miles from Atlanta lies Georgia's fifth-largest city, Athens. Those interested in Athens apartments for rent will likely be attracted by the city's eclectic mix of old and new. Athens' Victorian-era downtown area is offset by the progressive art, music and culinary scenes that stay fresh partly because of the vibrant collegiate presence - the University of Georgia is located here, and it is site of the first chartered university in the nation. Athens is well known as the hometown of the B-52s, and the city is full of a rich tradition mixed with the vibrancy of a college town that creates a culture unlike any other. Grab one of the many Athens apartments today.

Living in Athens

Downtown Athens is an attraction in itself, boasting specialty retailers, eateries and nightspots that nurture the area's strong musical identity, including the historic 40 Watt Club. For fans of fresh produce and local wares, the Athens Farmers Market is located near Athens apartments for rent and is held every Saturday during the summer. According to Visit Athens, the city is home to America's first garden club, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, and one of the most diverse collections of specialty nurseries and gardens in the southeastern United States. If you're looking for apartments for rent in Athens, you can take a step back in time and discover some of the city's cultural history while you're here. According to Visit Athens, the city boasts 15 neighborhoods on the National Register, including four house museums open for public tour.  

Athens Apartments and Cost of Living

You'll be glad to know in your search for Athens apartments for rent that this college town receives high marks and exceptional livability from AreaVibes. Your new home scores an "A+" for cost of living standards, with AreaVibes reporting that it falls at 10.1 percent less than the national average. Being so close to University of Georgia, you'll find that there are plenty of local amenities available. As for rental rates, AreaVibes reports that apartments here cost 8.9 percent less than the national average.

Apartments in Athens Work and Study

If your path to apartments in Athens lands you at the University of Georgia, you'll soon find that the university is Athens' most well-known educational institution, as well as its biggest. The main campus is comprised of 389 buildings on 759 acres. It is also the area's largest employer next to Athens Regional Medical Center, Benson's Bakery, Dial America and Athens-Clarke County Government. UGA isn't the only local educational institution available to residents of apartments for rent in Athens - Piedmont College is also a viable option.

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