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Leasing Lifestyles: Apartment Living in Atlanta

The High Rise at Post Alexander

No matter what your lifestyle and housing needs, there’s an apartment in metro Atlanta that’s sure to feel just like home. From high-rises and live-work-play communities in bustling Intown to all the comforts of suburbia around the Interstate 285 perimeter and metro corridors, we at KNOWAtlanta have compiled some great apartments to give you some starting points — or to move into right away.

In Atlanta, every neighborhood has its own gems to discover, from parks and art communities to thriving local businesses and restaurants for every cuisine imaginable. Apartment complexes in any of the Intown neighborhoods are in the center of the action and often easily accessible via public transit, so you’re sure to be where the action is. The city cultures outside I-285 are as diverse and unique as those within, each with their own distinct attractions.

Many leasing options in Atlanta now include benefits for pet owners like dog parks, and you can’t beat the low cost of living the city provides with the average monthly rent for two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments in Atlanta averaging $948. Discover what some of the city’s best apartments have to offer as you consider housing options for your new move.

The Rocca

3280 Northside Parkway

Atlanta, GA 30327

Brand new apartment residences in the West Buckhead area, The Rocca was completed in September 2014 and consists of five mid-rise stories and 11 high-rise stories. Currently, 200 units are still available for lease. One- and two-bedroom units are offered in phase two, with one month free and realtors can take advantage of a locator bonus.

The Rocca boasts upscale modern fixtures, private balconies with stunning views and European-inspired architecture throughout. Close proximity to interstates 75 and 285 give residents easy access to Midtown and Downtown Atlanta. Soaking tubs, espresso cabinetry and stylish stainless steel and black appliances ensure residents live in luxury in the country’s richest zip codes. 404-262-0510;

Nesbit Palisades

8520 S. Holcomb Bridge Way

Alpharetta, GA 30022

Recently, Nesbit Palisades underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation that included adding a resident clubhouse, two dog parks, two saltwater pools, two playgrounds and much more. With three floors and 437 units starting in the low $900s, Nesbit Palisades is close to Georgia 400 and North Point Mall.

Their upgraded fitness center and sports courts as well as location close to the Chattahoochee River recreation area inspire active lifestyles, while unique, spacious sunrooms, energy-efficient air conditioning and heat, vaulted ceilings and sliding glass doors offer bright home lives for residents. 855-349-3580;

Aspire Dunwoody

7150 W. Peachtree Dunwoody Road

Atlanta, GA 30328

Aspire Dunwoody features 25 floor plans with sizes ranging from studio (522 sq. ft.) to three-bedroom carriage style townhomes (1624 sq. ft.). Residents enjoy two pools, two tennis courts, one play court, a fitness center with Fitness on Demand, a huge clubhouse for rental and easy access to the North Spring Marta Station. 770-671-1590;

Aspire Perimeter

5385 Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE

Atlanta, GA 30342

Aspire Perimeter features three floors and 296 units of one-, two- and three-bedrooms apartments and townhomes. Residents enjoy attached garages, brand new designer finishes, gas cooktops and more. Aspire Perimeter is conveniently located within walking distance to Northside Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, in close proximity to Georgia-400 and Interstate 285 and access to the Medical Center Marta Station and from Perimeter Mall. (404) 257-1380;

Aspire Lenox Park

1050 Lenox Park Blvd. NE

Atlanta, GA 30319

Aspire Lenox Park is located in “Buckhaven,” the cusp of Atlanta’s Buckhead and Brookhaven, allowing residents access to vibrant, upscale city living and the delights of a suburban retreat. Composed of four floors and 407 units and across the street from Lenox Park, this location boasts the largest pool in the city limits, a sparkling social atmosphere and convenient commuting options: Interstate 85 and Georgia 400. This established community has unmatchable personality with fresh, modern interior design. 404-869-1000;

The High Rise at Post Alexander

600 Phipps Blvd. NE

Atlanta, GA 30326

The High Rise at Post Alexander blends Post’s legacy of exceptional customer service with the latest design elements and upscale amenities. Featuring stunning views of the Atlanta skyline, this new phase of Post Alexander is redefining the standard for luxury living in Buckhead. All homes feature contemporary design elements, including custom elfa closet systems, quartz countertops, glass tile backsplash in kitchens, drop zone docking stations and more. From the rooftop terrace with outdoor kitchen, fire pit and grill pavilion, residents can enjoy spectacular views of Buckhead and Midtown. These upscale residences are within walking distance of One and Two Alliance Center, Phipps Tower and Monarch Centre office buildings. Phipps Plaza and AMC Theaters, Lenox Mall, Publix, Target, the Buckhead MARTA Station and the PATH400 Greenway Trail are also within walking distance. 404-841-0872;

Mount Vernon Flats at the Perimeter

1265 Mount Vernon Highway

Atlanta, GA 30338

With all the comforts and conveniences the Perimeter area has to offer, Mount Vernon Flats at the Perimeter offers a luxe lifestyle. Currently leasing, there are 412 pet-friendly units, newly renovated with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and more. Relocators are offered a one-time referral bonus of 50 percent of the effective rent paid once the resident they referred moves in. Residents also enjoy garden tubs, pre-wired intrusion alarms, washer and dryer, custom wall colors, an athletic studio, cyber café, tennis courts, valet dry cleaning and a poolside fireplace. (770) 512-0220;