How Does Rent in Midtown Stack Up?
Do you think your rent is high in Midtown? See how it compares to other parts of Midtown and other neighborhoods in Atlanta.
Everybody knows that rental rates vary across the city of Atlanta, and even within the Midtown community. But how much does it differ? Is your rent higher than just a few blocks away?
Thanks to the efforts of the website, Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks, it's easier to see the patterns in rental rates and income down to the Census tract level. The site uses data compiled from the 2006-2010 American Community Survey to show median household income and rental rates by census tract.
The data shows that Midtown's Census Tract 11, just west of Piedmont Park and bounded by 10th and 14th Streets, has a median monthly rental of $717 per month. (The median means that half of the rents in the area higher than $717 and half are lower.)
Farther West, the Census Tract that includes the Georgia Tech campus has a median rent of $1,009.
The highest median rental rates are in Census Tract 10.01, an L-shaped area that includes the Tech Square area. That area has a median rent of $1,297 a month.
To see the data on an interactive map and check our more metro Atlanta neighborhoods, visit the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks website.
What do you think? Are you surprised by the ranges in rent within the Midtown community? Tell us in the comments area below.