Insider Tips and Directions to Atlanta Destinations
Searching for an apartment in Atlanta? Explore Atlanta apartments and houses, townhomes and condos for rent near MARTA stations for a transit-accessible lifestyle. View our neighborhood guide to learn more about Atlanta’s different communities and the MARTA station map to see station locations.
Near MARTA (10 minutes or less walking distance from a station)
Downtown Atlanta is walkable, bikeable and transit-friendly and the home of Georgia State University. Currently there are limited grocery and shopping options besides several drug stores and the Sweet Auburn Curb Market. Rents tend to be cheaper downtown, but keep in mind many restaurants are closed on the weekends, but you can enjoy short walks to concerts at The Tabernacle, festivals in Centennial Olympic Park and sporting events at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium or Philips Arena.
The Civic Center MARTA station is next to Twelve Centennial Park, which often has condos for rent. A large Post apartment community is currently under construction that will provide new housing options. Otherwise, the other rentals are east toward the Civic Center. Keep in mind that there isn’t any parking at the station, so living in walking distance is important if you wish to commute on MARTA.
Popular with professionals, Midtown Atlanta is full of restaurants, nightlife, arts venues and recreation in Piedmont Park. Plus, it’s easy to groceries at Publix or Trader Joes. Be sure to also look for rentals in the historic Midtown houses and buildings south of 10th Street, where you’ll also find less expensive apartments outside the traditional apartment communities listed below.
The area around the Lindbergh Center station is full of apartment communities popular with college students and young professionals. Plus you can walk to Kroger and Target for necessities. The station also has daily and long-term parking options.
With Town Brookhaven and the Brookhaven Village, the Brookhaven MARTA station area is popular with students, young professionals and young families who want a quieter lifestyle close to the city. There are several apartment communities to choose from that are in easy walking distance to the station or rent a house in the tree-filled neighborhood.
The revitalized downtown Chamblee has one apartment community close to the station as well as condo rentals near several restaurants and a Walmart. Single-family homes are also available to rent further out.
Next to several hospitals, the Medical Center MARTA station is at Atlanta’s Perimeter. There are a few apartment communities nearby, though none less than a 10-minute walk away. However, there is daily parking at the MARTA station.
At the Perimeter Center, the Sandy Springs MARTA station is near several higher-end apartment communities. There is daily and long-term parking at the station if living further out from the station is preferred.
The North Springs MARTA station is at the end of the red line and is next to one apartment community and near several others. The area is heavily residential, with not many amenities in walking distance. There are also homes for rent in the area, and the station has daily and overnight parking if you don’t live in walking distance.
The King Memorial MARTA station has several newer apartment communities in walking distance. Condos and houses are also often for rent in nearby Grant Park and Cabbagetown. For groceries, Kroger is one MARTA stop away in Inman Park and the Intown Market is in the Pencil Factory Flats.
A hip area with a variety of amenities, Inman Park has apartment buildings and condos for rent in the Inman Park Village. Inman Court and Station Square are mid-century apartment buildings and several new apartments are under construction next to the BeltLine and the Edgewood Retail District.
On the line between Atlanta and Decatur, the East Lake MARTA station is near two older apartment communities in tree-filled neighborhoods. A handful of restaurants are on College Avenue near the station, otherwise the area is residential.
At the end of the blue line, the Indian Creek station isn’t in the most walkable area, but there are a couple apartment communities and stores/restaurants nearby. There is free parking at the MARTA station for parking and riding the train.
The Vine City MARTA station is next to the new Falcons stadium and Castleberry Hill, a historic and artsy neighborhood. The Vine City neighborhood often has higher crime than in other parts of Atlanta.
Near the Atlanta University Center, the Ashby MARTA station has a few apartment buildings with the rest of the neighborhood full of single-family homes. Washington Park and the BeltLine Westside Trail are both nearby. Note that this area is still transitional.
The West End MARTA station has convenient apartments near the Mall at West End and the Atlanta University Center. West End and Adair Park neighborhoods are both historic with houses for rent, although crime can be an issue, especially in Adair Park.
Columbia at Sylvan Hills can’t get any closer to the Lakewood MARTA station. The Sylvan Hills neighborhood has houses for rent, with some young professionals in the area, though it is mostly an older intown community.
Next to the East Point MARTA station is downtown East Point, a historic city with restaurants and a few businesses. Crime tends to be higher here than in Atlanta, but some revitalization is happening and there are affordable houses for rent and for sale.