How much space does $1,500 get you in Atlanta?

by Emily Mack

Like the housing market, apartment rental prospects have transformed in recent years. Our expectations and desires have shifted, with renters searching for more space — often at a higher price tag. But, according to a new study from RentCafe, the costs in Atlanta are somewhat average.

Of the 100 largest cities in the U.S., Atlanta ranked at No. 59 when it came to affordable space. A monthly budget of $1,500, on average, affords you an 821-square-foot apartment. However, the average Atlantan opts for a larger apartment: 973 square feet for $1,777 monthly.

Additionally, other areas within the Atlanta metro offer less expensive alternatives. Clarkston is the suburb which offers the most living space for $1,500 —1,413 square feet — followed by Forest Park (1,347 square feet) and Morrow (1,293).

via RentCafe

In general, the South offers renters a good bang for their buck. Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla. Both cracked the top five cities for least expensive rentals.

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