The Atlanta campus is strategically situated near two major freeways and nestled in the midst of 29 apartment complexes within a 3-mile radius. This means students can access campus from virtually anywhere in the city in under 30 minutes or, if students desire to live near campus, they have a wealth of affordable options and amenities from which to choose.
While apartment pricing is never predictable, the common range for apartments near campus is:
- 1BR’s from $400 – $800/mo
- 2BR’s from $525 – $900/mo
- 3BR’s from $730 – $1,200/mo
A few locations in which students have lived include:
- Rockledge Apartments
- Wildwood Ridge
- Walton on the Chattahoochee
- Abbington Pointe
- Barrington Mill
- Wood Hollow
- Vinings Palisades
- Post Crest
Some locations are on the Chattahoochee River and have walking access to state parks, hiking, running, and biking trails. All locations are 5 minutes from the Vinings and Cumberland area as well as the intersection of I-75 and I-285.
In addition, we’re happy to encourage our students to consider partnering with ApartmentLife. ApartmentLife is a national ministry that provides missional opportunities for Christians in apartment complexes across Atlanta. This is an especially strategic option for seminary students; the apartment complex provides community and ministry opportunities and the ministry provides affordable housing (~$250/mo). If interested you can contact Katie Gordon at ApartmentLife for more information.
If you’re interested in renting a single family home, tranquil neighborhoods within a 5-10 minute drive from campus offer various floorplan accommodations. Two areas, in particular, offer a number of quality single-family homes with neighborhood parks, walking trails, and a more laid-back suburban feel. You can investigate them by driving northeast of campus to Terrell Mill Road, Lower Roswell Road, and Old Canton Road or you can drive west to Smyrna around the Smyrna Market Village.
Like any major metropolis, Atlanta offers something for everyone regardless of their age and stage. Unlike most major metropolis’, however, Atlanta also offers something for everyone regardless of their income level. Here is a brief list of different cities and neighborhoods in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area in which our students live. They’re listed by proximity to campus and accompanied by our perspective on which age and stage would feel most “at home” given the community and culture of that area. Due to the general and subjective nature of this list, we encourage you to further investigate each option before making any decisions.
Within 10 minutes* of campus
- Smyrna – great for young married couples and/or young families
- Vinings – great for singles and young married couples
- Sandy Springs – great for any age and stage
- South Marietta – great for young and established families
Within 20 minutes* of campus
- Marietta, Roswell, Alpharetta, Mableton, Kennesaw – great for young and established families as well as empty nesters
- Buckhead, Midtown – great for singles and young married couples
- Brookhaven – great for any age and stage
- Westside, Downtown – great for singles, young married couples and young families
Within 30 minutes* of campus
- Acworth, Cartersville, Canton, Norcross, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Tucker, East Atlanta, Woodstock – great for young and established families as well as empty nesters
- Decatur – great for any age and stage
Within 45 minutes* of campus
- Stockbridge, McDonough, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Douglasville – great for young and established families as well as empty nesters
Within 1 hour* of campus
- Rome, Dahlonega, Newnan – great for young and established families as well as empty nesters
*The closer you live to I-285 or another major freeway (I-75, I-85, or I-20), the shorter your commute time. There are some locations in Atlanta which are relatively close to campus, but if you live 5+ miles off the freeway in that geographic area, it may double your commute time. Take Alpharetta, for example. If one lives in Alpharetta near GA400, s/he can arrive at RTS in under 20 minutes, but if one lives ~5 miles away from GA400 it may take 35+ minutes.