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These are the 10 most expensive ZIP codes in Atlanta for renters

Is the rent too darn high on your side of town? If you said yes, you may not be alone in that sentiment.

With a median rent of $1,140 a month (for all property types), Atlanta has seen an increase of roughly 8.2 percent year-over-year. This places the area among the top cities in the country for rent growth in 2015, according to RENTCafe. 

The online listing service analyzed rent charged in Atlanta apartment buildings with 50 or more units to determine median rents across ZIP codes.* The most expensive ZIP code? Atlantic Station 30363, where, for example, you would pay anywhere from $2,500 to $6,842 for a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment.  

10 most expensive ZIP codes in Atlanta, median rent

1. 30363, Atlantic Station, $1,846

2. 30326, north Buckhead, $1,659

3. 30305, south Buckhead and Peachtree Hills, $1,615

4. 30327, Buckhead, $1,550

5. 30306, Virginia Highlands and Morningside, $1,510

6. 30307, Candler Park and Druid Hills, $1,490

7. 30309 , Ansley Park and Midtown, $1,470

8. 30319, Brookhaven, $1,425

9. 30308, Midtown, $1,413

10. 30324, Pine Hills, $1,305

Heatmap showing median rents in Atlanta; Source:

Renters looking for more affordable options may want to consider those in 30315 (Lakewood Heights) and 30311 (southwest Atlanta), where median prices range from $550 to $650.

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10 least expensive ZIP codes in Atlanta, median rent

1. 30315, Lakewood Heights, $575

2. 30311, southwest Atlanta, $639

3. 30354, Blair Village, $675

4. 30310, West End, $750

5. 30314, Battle Hill Haven, $750

6. 30316, East Atlanta, $760

7. 30331, Ben Hill, $765

8. 30317, Kirkwood, $875

9. 30303, downtown, $1,150

10. 30342, Sandy Springs, $1,217

*Only ZIP codes where data is available for 200 or more rental units have been considered as valid selection areas for the top 10 lists. The ZIP codes that have been eliminated from the ranking due to low sample size have been included in a note below the table. The heatmap, however, was generated without the 200+ units per ZIP code restriction.

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