Sweet Auburn, Atlanta, GA
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Sweet Auburn Neighborhood Guide Atlanta, GA


Sweet Auburn is a vibrant neighborhood located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Famous for its rich cultural and historical legacy, it's the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. The district is traversed by Interstate 85 and is also home to the historic Auburn Avenue, known as "the richest Negro street in the world."

What You Will Love about Sweet Auburn, Atlanta, Georgia

  • The rich history and culture of Sweet Auburn, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.
  • The vibrant nightlife in the area, with numerous bars, restaurants, and music venues.
  • The annual Sweet Auburn Springfest, one of the largest free outdoor festivals in the Southeast U.S.

What’s Nearby

Sweet Auburn is adjacent to the bustling downtown Atlanta, offering easy access to its multitude of attractions. Eateries, shopping centers, and the Centennial Olympic Park are all within a short distance. Also, the famous Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail is easily accessible for outdoor enthusiasts.

The Rental Market

In Sweet Auburn, the rental market has been relatively stable over the past year. The average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,630. Prices fluctuate between a minimum average of $1,539 and a maximum average of $1,729, indicative of the diverse rental options in this historic neighborhood.

Rental Price Stability

The relatively small standard deviation of $66.75 in rental prices over the past year indicates a stable rental market in Sweet Auburn. Prices have remained reasonably consistent, offering predictability for prospective renters.


Sweet Auburn offers a dynamic mix of history, culture, and modern city life. Residents enjoy a lively social scene with a plethora of dining and entertainment options. Simultaneously, the neighborhood's historical significance offers a sense of connection to Atlanta's rich past.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 349 restaurants, 30 grocery stores, and 57 parks within a mile of the Sweet Auburn neighborhood.

    PHresh and Funky

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.1 miles

    20 Jackson St SE

    Yourvitaminlady Herb Shop

    Dining and Drinking, Restaurant, Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store, Herbs and Spices Store, Furniture and Home Store

    0.1 miles

    392 Auburn Ave NE

    Municipal Market Company

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Farmers Market, Grocery Store, Health Food Store

    0.2 miles

    209 Edgewood Ave SE

    Miss D's Pralines

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Candy Store, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    209 Edgewood Ave SE

    Curb Produce

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fruit and Vegetable Store, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    209 Edgewood Ave SE

    Country Meat Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Butcher, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.2 miles

    209 Edgewood Ave SE

Sweet Auburn Apartments and Rentals

122 Rental properties in Sweet Auburn, Atlanta, GA.

  • Mariposa Lofts property


    Mariposa Lofts

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    683–1338 Sqft

    7 Units Available

  • Lumen at Grant Park property


    Lumen at Grant Park

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    589–1372 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • North and Line property


    North and Line

    Studio–2 Beds

    640–1602 Sqft

    5 Units Available

  • Highland Walk Apartments property


    Highland Walk Apartments

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    610–1431 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • West Inman Loft Apartments property


    West Inman Loft Apartments

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    709–1602 Sqft

    8 Units Available

  • McAuley Station property


    McAuley Station

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    660–920 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

Cost of Living

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Sweet Auburn Demographics

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Sweet Auburn Reviews

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  • Good Place To Raise A Family


    Say 7 of 7 renters

  • Noise Late At Night


    Say 6 of 7 renters

  • Area Has Litter


    Say 6 of 7 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings


    Say 6 of 7 renters

  • Pet Friendly


    Say 5 of 7 renters

  • Well Lit


    Say 5 of 7 renters

Sweet Auburn Transportation

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Walker’s Paradise

Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

Bike Score®

Good Transit

1 bus stop, 6 train stops, 1 other stop

Atlanta Streetcar - King Historic District

Train Stop

Auburn Ave NE

Atlanta Streetcar - Dobbs Plaza

Train Stop

Auburn Ave NE

Atlanta Streetcar - Sweet Auburn Market

Train Stop

Edgewood Ave SE

Source: foursquare.com

Sweet Auburn Schools

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