The Perfect Match The best apartment complexes for college students and recent graduates
While finding a great living environment for studying and starting a new career might be at the top of the checklist for college students and recent graduates, they also want to create meaningful experiences and live where they can enjoy the amenities that best serve their needs. Fortunately, metro Atlanta has lots to offer, whether it’s an apartment community in the heart of the city that serves students at the Georgia Institute of Technology or a complex in the suburbs that’s ideal for students at Kennesaw State University. There is a little something for everyone. Here, KNOWAtlanta introduces you to a few of the apartment communities that just might be the perfect match for college students and recent graduates.
The Flats at Atlantic Station
450 16th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363
Types of residents served: College students
Number of units: 281
Types of units: 2 bedrooms/2 baths, 3 bedrooms/3 baths and 4 bedrooms/4 baths
Monthly price: Between $880 and $1,275 per bedroom
Property description: Units are fully furnished, offering student residents from Georgia Tech, Georgia State, SCAD, John Marshall Law School, Spelman, Morehouse and Clark Atlanta universities a contemporary midrise living experience in the comfortable Atlantic Station neighborhood. The Flats offers many of the amenities found most desirable by college students, including each apartment coming stocked with a full-size washer and dryer, in-suite full bathrooms for every bedroom, Wi-Fi, a clubhouse with billiards, a resort-style swimming pool, a 24-hour fitness center and free gated parking.
- Rooftop lounge with spectacular views of Midtown
- Resort-style swimming pool
- Easy access to all Atlantic Station restaurants, shops and entertainment
- Free high-speed Wi-Fi and cable in every apartment
- Free secured parking
Why do you believe The Flats is an ideal location for college students?
“As a resident of The Flats at Atlantic Station, you are within walking distance of Starbucks, Publix, Target, Regal Theaters, Old Navy and H&M and in a location that is serviced by a free Atlantic Station shuttle to MARTA,” says Patrick Baumer, Regional Vice President of JMG Realty, which manages the property. “World-famous furniture and lifestyle retailer IKEA is also located directly across the street from the property. And if you’re hungry, check out other local restaurants like Yard House, The Pig & The Pearl, Meehan’s Public House and Lobby Bistro & Bar.”
The Haven at Kennesaw
1805 Shiloh Road NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Types of residents served: Undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates
Number of units: 32 units/148 bedrooms
Types of units: 4 bedrooms/4 baths and 5 bedrooms/5.5 baths
Monthly price: Between $745 and $760 per bedroom with a monthly allowance for electricity and water each month
Property description: The Haven at Kennesaw, which opened in August 2017, is a boutique, off-campus, student housing development comprised of 32 cottage-style homes. The interiors feature bed and bath parity, custom cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and hardwood-style flooring.
- Swimming pool with lounging deck
- Business center inside the leasing office
- Larger-than-average outdoor living space with each unit, including front balconies, porches and rear patios or decks
Why do you believe The Haven is an ideal location for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates?
“The property is located within 1.5 miles of Kennesaw State University and with minimal traffic congestion to the campus,” says Blake Underwood, principal and developer for the property. “It is also located in close proximity to restaurants, retail and nightlife.”
800 West Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Types of residents served: College students, recent graduates and young professionals
Number of units: 1,218
Types of units: 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms and 4 bedrooms (the complex leases by the bedroom, not unit)
Monthly price: Between $818 and $1,028 per bedroom
Property description: Westmar Lofts is located in the West Midtown neighborhood, local to coffee shops, smoothie shops, taco shops, biscuit stores and bowling alleys. The convenience of restaurants and activities makes the Westmar Lofts community a home away from home. It is also less than 13 minutes away from Georgia Tech, Georgia State and the Atlanta University Center Consortium, with free shuttles servicing these areas.
- Resort-style pool
- 24-hour marketplace
- 24-hour gym
- Two study lounges
- Game room
Why do you believe Westmar Lofts is an ideal location for college students, recent graduates and young professionals?
“WestMar Lofts is conveniently located in the heart of West Midtown and within walking distance to some of the most popular eateries,” says Ashley Miller, resident service manager for the property. “We also provide all-inclusive prices and amenities at the most affordable rates you can find in Atlanta, including shuttle services to Georgia Tech, Georgia State and the Atlanta University Consortium—and furniture, cable and Wi-Fi are included.”