Atlanta’s micro apartments are in high demand

Think of them as tiny houses, but with luxury amenities
Ponce City Market
Photograph courtesy of Ponce City Market

Atlantans love big houses, so wouldn’t the thought of living in 600 square feet (or less) induce claustrophobia? Hardly, say the managers of upscale new apartment communities from Buckhead to Inman Park, where micro rentals are in high demand at premium prices. Think of them as tiny houses, but with luxury amenities. At Midtown’s 77 12th apartments, 643-square-foot studios (with balconies) can fetch north of $2,000 per month on top floors. The smallest units at Ponce City Market (pictured) start at almost $1,500 and are a tad bigger than the 551-square-foot Plan A-1 units at Inman Quarter. Those manage to incorporate bedrooms with actual walls, for rents starting around $1,400. Phase two at Emory Point will include a handful of units under 400 square feet, with rents starting at $1,100.

This article originally appeared in our Winter 2015 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.