What Atlanta might lack in grand old apartment towers, she more than makes up for with quirky rental offerings. From mobile homes, to cloud-level studios, to former mill town houses, renters in the metro aren't lacking for options. After the jump, you'll find the most random-ass hodgepodge of architectural high and low-lights we could compile, from Cartersville to the Midtown Mile.
This Cabbagetown beauty (pictured above) dates back nearly a hundred years, and it's a good entrée into the historic neighborhood's blend of shotguns and Victorians. The entire home rents for $275 per night and sleeps up to 10 people. (It's marketed as perfect for Sweet 16 slumber parties, which could be strange.) Not a bad deal, though, if your preference is to slumber in neighborhoods on the National Register of Historic Places.
For lovers of vertigo-inducing windows, this 20th floor unit at Viewpoint in Midtown is asking $1,650 monthly. At 801 square feet, we're told (via Craigslist) it's the largest one-bedroom in the building — with the most windows of any comparable unit. But be warned: "No Pets, great credit credit without one late payment over the past year is a MUST."
Out in Clarkston, this 1,140 square-foot, two-bedroom apartment seems downright proud of its "faux hardwood floors," as it's listed in the Craigslist ad title. At $701 monthly, it's a steal, especially considering that the "open-flow kitchen features all new black appliances, stainless steel sinks, and freshly updated cabinets and countertops." That's right — stainless steel sinks.
It's amazing what an hour-long commute will save you in rent. In Cartersville, this "beautiful remodeled mobile home" has all the appeal of a double-wide at single-wide prices. Just $575 gets the whole shebang, and as the advertisement notes, "10 years and it is yours!!" Bonus: New carpet and vinyl. Good luck finding the word "vinyl" in a Buckhead listing.
· All Renters Week 2013 coverage [Curbed Atlanta]