“After a three month survey of thousands of renters nationwide, the data show that renters give Atlanta average grade for city satisfaction,” says Andrew Tam, Vice President of Data Science of Apartment List. “Creating an environment that is attractive to renters is more important now than ever, and Atlanta is doing a good job.”
- Atlanta renters give their city a B+ overall, which puts it at #32 out of 100 cities nationwide
- The city’s renters give the local economy a B-, with 24 percent saying its on the right track and 42 percent saying its on the wrong track
- 65 percent of Atlanta’s renters say they plan to purchase a home in the future, earning the city a B+ in this category
- Atlanta also scored above average in safety and crime rate, earning an A-
- Atlanta ranked near average in most other categories: taxes (B+), schools (B), commute (B-), and recreation (C+)
The top rated cities nationwide for overall satisfaction were Plano, TX; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; and Torrance, CA. The lowest rated cities were Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; and Columbia, SC. More than 18,000 renters participated in the Renter Confidence Survey nationwide.
You can see the full results of the Atlanta survey at this link.