Atlanta Apartments Shrink While Marietta Apartments Grow β€” Sort Of

June 11, 2024
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🏠 The Gist: Atlanta and Marietta are experiencing significant shifts in apartment sizes. According to RentCafe, While Atlanta units are shrinking, Marietta has seen an increase, but future developments in both cities indicate a trend towards more compact living spaces.

πŸ“ The Details:

  • Atlanta: Apartments built in the last decade average 904 square feet, 61 square feet less than older units. Future units are expected to shrink further to 875 square feet.
  • Marietta: Recent apartments gained 30 square feet, averaging 1,025 square feet. However, future units are set to shrink dramatically by 264 square feet, reaching an average of 791 square feet.

πŸ”’ By The Numbers:

  • Atlanta:
  • Last decade: 904 sq ft
  • Future units: 875 sq ft
  • Marietta:
  • Last decade: 1,025 sq ft
  • Future units: 791 sq ft
  • National Ranking: Atlanta is 44th among the 100 largest U.S. cities in apartment size.

🌍 The Big Picture:

  • Nationwide, 41 of the top 50 cities with the largest apartments are in the Sunbelt. Only a few, including Atlanta, are seeing significant reductions in size.
  • Marietta’s sharp future decrease contrasts with its recent growth, indicating a pivot towards smaller units.

πŸ“ˆ Why It Matters: Renters in both Atlanta and Marietta face important decisions as newer apartments become more compact. This trend affects living conditions and could influence rental market dynamics as the peak season approaches.

πŸ› οΈ What You Can Do:

  • Consider older units for more space if you prioritize roominess.
  • Stay informed about upcoming developments and their projected sizes to make better rental decisions.

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