A self contained housing unit that occupies only a part of a building is known as an apartment in the US. A similar housing unit in the UK would be referred to as a flat. Some apartment dwellers own their apartments while some people choose to rent the apartment. Apartments are of various types. The smallest ones are referred to as studios that mainly consist of one large room with an attached bathroom and a small kitchen that is incorporated into the large room. There are one, two and three bedroom apartments, as well, and even in rare cases, a four-bedroom apartment. Typical features common to all apartment buildings are buzzers for individual units, separate mailboxes, and appliances.
The availability of facilities like cable television, a telephone connection, air conditioners, storage space, parking space and the like will determine the rental rates.
If you are out apartment hunting in Atlanta, the main areas that you will be looking at can be classified as Central Atlanta, East Atlanta, Far East, Far Northwest, Far West, North Atlanta, Northwest Atlanta, South Atlanta, Southeast Atlanta, Southwest Atlanta and West Atlanta. Eleven zones in all.
A few of the well known apartment buildings in Atlanta are Alexan Leiox on East Paces Ferry Road, Gables Paces Northside Parkway Northwest, Oakwood Atlanta West Peachtree Street NW, Post Renaissance Central Park Place, Post Peachtree Hills Peachtree Hills Avenue to name a few.
While evaluating an apartment one should keep in mind one’s requirements and compare it with available facilities. If the apartment is to be shared it would be advisable to have an adequate number of rooms in addition to the common areas like the kitchen and living room. Other features to be evaluated would be air conditioning (if available, as well as how much it will cost to run it), appliances like a stove, dishwasher, washer/dryer units and the like. The community features offered in apartment buildings like a clubhouse, gym, fitness center, elevator, business center, garage, parking space, health facilities, laundry, pool, and other amenities will influence the price of the apartment.