Two Cities Battle for Champion of Apartment Living

Group of young friends watching football game in living roomIt didn’t take long after the conference title games for residents of both cities heading to the football championship to start arguing over which city is better. For Boston, this is just “once more unto the breach,” whereas for Atlanta, this is only the second time they’re competing in the final NFL game of the season (last time was in 1999, but they were defeated by Denver). Both are proud cities with storied traditions of sports and apartment-style living. So which city will bring home the trophy?

Atlanta may be an upstart on the pro-football scene, but when it come to apartments in Atlanta, there are few cities in the South that can compete. With nearly one million residents filling 346,000 apartment homes, it is the renters who helped make Atlanta the southern hotspot that it is today.

And, with apartment prices averaging a reasonable $1,200 per month, this budget-friendly city is seeing droves of new residents flocking to the area to work with companies like Delta, AT&T, and UPS. With 20,000 new apartment units scheduled to open this year, Atlanta is one place you’re sure to be able to find a job and apartment that’s right for you. All that’s left for you to do is get your Falcons gear and learn to dance “the Dirty Bird.”

Just like Boston’s beloved New England Patriots refuse to be outdone, so does their apartment scene. More than 334,000 apartments in Boston house more than 624,000 residents. What makes this number even more impressive is that Boston takes up half the area of Atlanta, meaning there’s a lot of apartment love in a lot less space.

Living here will set your wallet back around $2,300 per month, but the cost of living (average wage versus average rent) balances out the lifestyle equation. There are 15,000 new apartment homes opening this year and they are going fast. If you plan on moving to Boston to work for any of the numerous tech, healthcare, or banking companies that call the city home, you better move fast to score your next apartment home.

Both cities have a great food scene, drawing food lovers from across the U.S. and the world. Both have easy access to all sorts of entertainment options beyond football and other sports. And the residents of both cities wear their city with pride. So who wins? For apartment living, it is a close match and anyone’s ballgame—er, guess! As for who will be crowned football champion, we’ll find out on February 5.

And, regardless of which city you choose—or any other city in the U.S. for that matter—the fastest way to find your next apartment is to use Narrow your list online using our free search engine, and select the things that matter to you most. You can even earn up to $200 in rewards when you let your next apartment community know that you found them on ApartmentSearch. That will go a long way towards food and drink for your next championship football party!

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