Hi Y'all!!! One of the things that's stressing me out the most about moving down to ATL is apartment hunting!!!
When I was down there in July I decided that I wanted to live in the Perimeter/Dunwoody area. Of course my broke behind had to pick one of the more expensive parts of ATL.... Well there are like a zillion apartment complexes down there. I don't know where people in CT live but there aren't as many apartment complexes up here. I literally became a crazy ass person, looking for a place. Then while I was on citydata.com I found out about a company called PROMOVE. You email them and they call you and you tell them what part(s) your interested in, your budget, and any other criteria. Then they email you a customized profile. There services are free! They just ask that when you fill out a lease agreement you write that PROMOVE referred you. Drew (my Promove rep.) is really helpful and meet all my criteria! He also told me to STOP SEARCHING on the internet & to stay off of apartmentreviews.com! I'm obsessed with apartmentreviews.com. I like have to cross-reference everything I read on there. I also have to realize something that I know because I'm a marketer. Happy people are less likely to take the time to write a review. Why write a review if your happy? Angry people!! They will write a review. So Drew told me that not all but some reviews are from evicted tenets and rental properties bashing each other..... So based on my 'criteria' and Drew's profile I've narrowed down my choices to the following.
These are some of my favorites based on Drew's profile and my own research..
Those are my some of my favs within my budget & criteria. My PROMOVE custom profile had about 20 or so different properties so when I get down there in a few weeks my search will be a lot less hectic! So what's my criteria????
1# Safety! This is my first place & I'll be solo so safety is important, and I'm willing to pay a a little more to live in a nicer neighborhood.
2# My unit can't be on the 1st level! Nope Units on the 1st level are more prone to break-in's and I don't want people on top of me. I like to be on top.....
3# W/D on the property. Drew bumped it up a notch for me. Every property has w/d in the facility. Drew named places in my budget with w/d IN THE UNIT!!!!! Heyyyyy!!! If I don't select a unit with a w/d, all of the units in my profile have a space for w/d and connections! My friend Brooke who lives in Dunwoody gave me the name of a company that leases w/d and Drew confirmed that they are affordable and great to work with named Appliance Warehouse of America, Inc.