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In Atlanta, Ritzy Rentals Abound for Micro Enthusiasts

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For those intrigued by the micro-living movement, but who appreciate the finer things in life, Atlanta's got no shortage of tiny but luxe rental options. With exorbitant rents and petite footprints — both by Atlanta standards — it may be hard for some to imagine shelling out up to $2,000 a month for 600 square feet of space ... or less. For these price-points, it's safe to assume all the apartments have high-end finishes; the locations and amenities are what separate the competition. We've compiled a list of some of the swankiest, most expensive micro-units in the city, and it's up to you to decide which is the best deal. Find five options — from Midtown in the north to Inman Park in the south — after the jump. (Note: While the absence of the Residences at Buckhead Atlanta might flabbergast some, to "micro" purists, even the smallest studios there don't fit the bill — simply put, Buckhead's bigger).

77 12th

Smallest Unit: Studio
Square footage: 643sf + 96sf balcony
Price: $1532-$2053/month
Walk Score: 95
Amenities: The sixth floor pool deck includes a saline pool with waterfall and ledges to tan on, cabana lounges, outdoor fireplaces, a bocce ball court and a sports bar loaded with TVs. From the club level on the 23rd floor, residents can enjoy a view across the city from the media lounge, library, or sports lounge, complete with billiards, poker, shuffleboard and theater seating. Located in the heart of Midtown, everything is just a short walk away. ...

SkyHouse South

Smallest Unit: Studio
Square footage: 621sf + tiny balcony
Price: around $1700/month
Walk Score: 90
Amenities: While featuring similar amenities as its neighbor six blocks north, SkyHouse features their pool deck high in the sky on the 23rd floor at the western end of the building with unobstructed sunset views. On the eastern end of the building is a roof deck with grills and views toward Piedmont Park. Downstairs, the building has a dog park area for residents with four-legged companions. ...

Flats at Ponce City Market

Smallest Unit: Studio
Square footage: 560sf + NO BALCONY FOR YOU
Price: around $1331/month
Walk Score: 82
Amenities: The only historic building among the options, its location within Ponce City Marketas well as its adjacency to the Beltline could be a big draw. However, unlike the first two options, there's no nearby MARTA station (though there is a free shuttle to North Avenue's), and there's slightly less walkability than central Midtown. The building features a full acre of nearby greenspace, which you won't find in the city, a gym with fitness classes, 200 dedicated bike parking spaces and a range of PCM restaurants, shops and offices within your building. Eventually. ...

755 North

Smallest Unit: Studio
Square footage: 560sf + patio
Price: around $1415/month
Walk Score: 74
Amenities: Located just east of Historic Fourth Ward Park, some studios have direct access to the Beltline from their patios. The pool, bocce courts and grilling area offer a view of the Beltline, the park and the Midtown skyline. Inside, the clubroom features not only billiards but arcade games along with a café/wifi lounge. Like the Flats at Ponce City Market, access to MARTA is much more difficult than the intown options, but with the Beltline at the doorstep, dining and shopping options aren't far away. ...

Inman Quarter

Smallest Unit: One bedroom
Square footage: 545sf + 77sf balcony
Price: starting at $1315/month
Walk Score: 83
Amenities: The smallest unit of the five, yet the only one to claim a "bedroom," the design ingenuity to shoehorn so much into so little is a feat — the washer and dryer in the closet means the hassle of lugging around clean clothes to put them away has ceased. The building hasn't opened yet, but the website touts a "modern" pool and clubhouse complete with catering kitchen, a rooftop deck and lounge and a large central public greenspace. For those who like to enjoy the spa with their four-legged friends, it promises to be pet-friendly.
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