Find Townhomes for Rent in Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta townhouses offer lots of options for singles or families who want to live downtown. Townhouses are a good middle ground for housing. While they share a common wall with another home, they're typically only limited to 2-4 units, making them perfect for those who don't want the expense of a larger home or to be part of the apartment scene.
You can make your search easier by making a few decisions up front. For example, do you need to be near public transportation? Or do you commute via freeway and need easy access to an on-ramp?
If you like to walk to restaurants, shops and bars, that'll put you in one part of the city; if you want to be within an easy drive of Lenox or Phipps Plaza malls, you'll need to consider another. And do you like a touch of luxury? Many townhomes for rent in Atlanta offer amenities similar to apartments—like fitness centers and swimming pools—for the right price.
Here are some popular neighborhoods for townhouses to help you pinpoint the location that's right for you.
Buckhead—the jewel in Atlanta's crown—features luxurious rentals that serve a variety of renters. If you're looking for a larger house, especially for an executive home or one for a larger family—this is a good place to start. Lenox and Phipps Plaza malls are located nearby, and the local public schools rank at the top.
The Virginia Highland/Morningside neighborhood is a favorite with locals. Loaded with popular shops and restaurants, there are several townhouses mixed in with single-family homes in the area. Schools in this area are excellent, too.
Midtown is booming, and while this is primarily an area for apartments and condos, you can find townhomes that offer easy access to downtown and the neighborhood's hopping restaurant and museum scene. Buildings like the Winnwood and 705 Piedmont Ave. offer 1-2 bedrooms in an affordable range for downtown living.
Glenwood Park, located a few miles east of downtown, is a great place to live if you want to be near Grant Park, Oakland Cemetery and the Beltline. Popular restaurants like Gunshow and the Shed are an easy walk from the homes in this neighborhood.
For a district that's even closer to downtown, consider Castleberry Hill. Located just southwest of the central business area, the rents are surprisingly reasonable, and tenants can often choose between new construction and renovated spaces. Young families take heed, though—the school ratings aren't the greatest.
Once you've targeted your neighborhood, we recommend searching for a townhouse through sites like Zillow and Trulia, through the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's classifieds and on Craigslist. You may also have some luck locating a realtor who handles townhouses—try realtor.com.