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Spectacular weather, nationally ranked health care, and an abundance of social and cultural events are just a few qualities that make Atlanta a choice destination for retirees. Atlanta undoubtedly has much to offer independent seniors, with unlimited shopping, an unrivaled food scene, and various community events throughout the year. We partner with several senior apartment communities within 10 miles of Atlanta’s downtown area.
Senior apartments offer the chance to enjoy a sense of camaraderie among neighbors in the same stage of life as you, all while being central to the bustling downtown scene. These apartments tend to offer fewer amenities than an independent living facility, and you can expect to pay much less than you would at any type of senior living in the Atlanta area.
This extensive guide is filled with useful information to help you find your new senior apartment in Atlanta, and it’s based on proprietary data, our expertise in senior living, and recent, high-quality reviews about the communities. You’ll find everything you need to know about Atlanta senior apartments, from the average costs and payment methods to the most desired amenities.
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Everybody was extremely nice and helpful in getting me in touch with the right resources to move my loved one into the place. I thought it was a good facility and I can not think of any improvements that need to be made.
I JUST REALLY LIKE THE PLACE THE FIRST VISIT TO IT THE STAFF WAS VERY HELPFUL AND MADE US FEEL LIKE WE WERE ALREADY AT HOME.
It has been wonderful. I don't go to many activities, but the ones I have been to are great and they have a lot provided. I have a one bedroom apartment and it is a little small, but the others I have seen are awesome size. I definitely recommend Annabelle on Main to others.
1861 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033
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The common areas are very clean and the staff and residents are very friendly and have tried to reach out to our loved one. There are plenty of activities provided such as pizza parties, coffee in the...
When looking for your next home, look no further than Clairmont Crest, an exclusive 55+ Active Living community designed with your comfort, convenience, and quality of life in mind. Our spacious, pet-friendly apartments in Decatur, GA provide the ideal sanctuary for you to embrace this exciting...
3520 Greenbriar Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30331
They are great .my godmother loves having her own space.I would like to thank you guys for assisting me in locating this beautiful home for my godmother
Park View at Coventry StationPark View at Coventry Station is an income restricted, senior apartment complex located within historic Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Our garden-style, one- and two-bedroom apartments are designed with the comfort of seniors 55+ and their pets in mind. Each unit...
372 Legacy Drive Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30310
The staff is nice and friendly and helpful. The tenants are friendly, and engaging. The facility is very maintained. The area is quiet. I'm glad to be here. The facility has social events for the tenants, an...
Veranda At College Town an Active Adult Community (62 years and up). Surrounded in the Historic West End Atlanta Area. We are close to shopping, banks and I-20 Highway. Our seniors enjoy a variety of activities that are planned daily by our on staff Resident Services Coordinator. We are minutes...
4687 Camp Creek Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30331
My husband and I have lived here several years and love it. Maintenance request are always answered in a timely and courteous manner. Staff is more than willing to address any concerns. The surroundings are...
Taking it to New Heights...South Fulton's Premier Apartment Community for Adults 55+ Imagine...an exciting and invigorating lifestyle and a beautifully appointed apartment home - all located within South Fulton County - one of Atlanta's most exciting and close-in suburbs.Benefits :: A private,...
3521 Blair Cir., Atlanta, GA 30319
Ashford Parkside has exceeded my expectations. The facilities are excellent and extremely well maintained. The complex is a warm, multicultural community where anyone and everyone can feel...
Ashford Landing is a senior housing complex in the Brookhaven suburb of Atlanta, which is located in western DeKalb County, Georgia. Brookhaven features a historic area, an urban town center, many safe residential neighborhoods, and numerous restaurants. The area offers close access to Atlanta...
441 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
I am very pleased with this community, the manager Maxine has been extremely wonderful to my family and I with being on top of everything and making the transition into the facility a smooth one. The staff...
Come home to the best in senior living. Much more than just a place to live, Clairmont Oaks is a caring community where residents and professional staff share mutual respect and concern for each other.It’s the ideal place to call home. Our inclusive, supportive environment has all the right...
2141 Springdale Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
I put a client in there. They have a couple of store trips, movies, and birtday parties on-site. She's doing well there.
218 E Trinity Pl, Decatur, GA 30030
I am very happy with the care here. The community is clean and enjoyable. He is very happy with the meals and the good variety. He is liking the activities and is happy that he is able to walk a lot. I would...
Daily Living at Philips Tower-Live in The Heart of Decatur Your Apartment A lease is required. Residents may cancel with a written thirty day notice. Each apartment is provided with carpet, window coverings, electric stove, a frost-free refrigerator, sink, and cabinets. Laundry facilities are...
1438 Church Street, Decatur, GA 30030
Overall I think they do a good job at Decatur Christian Towers, my loved one seems to be enjoying himself here. For the most part we've got no complaints, the people are friendly and it's a nice looking...
Decatur Christian TowersDecatur Christian Towers (often called DCT) senior apartments, is an attractive 14 story apartment community for seniors that is located just a mile from Decatur, GA in DeKalb County. Thanks to our close location to downtown Decatur, our residents are able to enjoy all the...
1881 Myrtle Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
My tour guide was extremely informative, and made me feel comfortable. Received application and was interested in the one bedroom which was moderate in size. Totally understood my needs.(Possibility)
3522 Blair Circle, Atlanta, GA 30319
My mother is doing fairly well here at this community. They do have a good staff here, they have been good to work with. It is a nice and clean community. They have a calendar with all the activities they...
The Ashford Parkside is a stunning senior housing for those over the age of 62 that live in North DeKalb County in Ashford, GA. Not only are the senior housing apartments an excellent choice for those who want the freedom of independence without any of the menial tasks, but they are located right...
479 E Paces Ferry Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305
At the beginning of [date removed], my aunt had the opportunity to move from [removed] to Calvin Court Georgia. The staff helped us with the paperwork, making it simple for her to move in right away. What a...
Step inside Calvin Court and feel the energy. Located in dynamic Buckhead Calvin Court offers affordable living for senior adults from all walks of life. Here you might meet a professional artist sketching on the patio, yoga enthusiasts stretching in the gym, friends gathering for a night of...
2973 Butner Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
Staff was very friendly, this community is very clean. We aren't able to rate the activities as she moved in right when COVID started. The location is a little to far away from where we live.
Affordable Senior Retirement Community accepting applications from those 62 and older. 47 cozy, cottage style apartments, approx., 550 sq. ft. peaceful, wooded setting close to I-285. NO SMOKING. No application fee. Rent based on income. Professionally managed by Catholic Housing Initiatives, Inc.
1830 Campbellton Road, Atlanta, GA 30311
They are excellent. The staff is friendly, and they keep it very clean. The advertising on the pricing was a little unclear, and misleading. They have quite a few activities. I liked that it was nice and...
Lillie R. Campbell House was founded with a mission to provide Senior Adults a luxurious and carefree living experience, at a realistic and affordable cost. We stop at nothing to provide our residents an opportunity to take advantage of everything life has to offer. Once you take your first...
2731 Woodland Terrace, Smyrna, GA 30080
As a current resident and one of the first to move here I would like to response to the review of July 2005. In regard to the parking situation it had become a nightmare for many elderly residents coming...
3033 Continental Colony Pky SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
My mother is doing very well here at these senior apartments. Everything has worked out well for her here and I'am pleased. They do a very good job with the cleaning and maintenance of the community. They...
Asbury Harris Epworth Towers is a senior apartment complex located in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia in Fulton County. The local community is chock full of interesting sights and services, including Sage Hill Shopping Center, Emory University, Candle Lake, Johnson Park, and Wesley Woods Health...
2611 Springdale Rd SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
3633 Howard Drive, College Park, GA 30337
Princeton Court SeniorPrinceton Court apartments offer affordable senior housing in College Park, Georgia, located in the heart of Fulton County. Located in a former neo-classical elementary school building, our renovated, unique one- and two-bedroom apartments offer eco-friendly, custom home...
435 Joseph E Lowery Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310
Our high rise community features ten floors of modern and newly renovated one and two bedroom apartments for senior citizens. We offer such amenities as a new fitness center, computer lab, fully equipped arts and craft center and a cozy library. We are on the Marta line too! These are just a few...
1900 Peary Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Columbia Heritage Senior Residence is a beautiful Senior Living community nestled in the heart of Atlanta. It is convenient to Midtown, Atlantic Station, Downtown and the Art Center. Imagine living at one of Columbia Residential most luxurious communities...the most sought after features and...
115 Hilliard St, Atlanta, GA 30312
Veranda at Auburn Point The Veranda at Auburn Point is senior living community located in the bustling city of Atlanta, Georgia in Fulton County. This popular city is home to many world renown restaurants, and is a known arts and cultural hub. This city is rich in history and extremely diverse....
1900 Perry Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
400 Ralph Mcgill Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
1050 Ponce de leon Ave NE, Atlant, GA 30306
1200 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30316
Senior apartments in Atlanta cost around $1,240 per month, according to A Place for Mom’s 2022-2023 proprietary data. This amount includes the cost of rent as well as any additional expenses, such as a community entrance fee, monthly parking fee, or pet fee.
Senior apartments are usually much more affordable than other senior living communities because they typically don’t provide as many services or amenities. A person’s rent may be higher or lower depending on the following:
Below, you can find the initial costs of Atlanta senior apartments. This figure doesn’t include the cost of additional fees or optional amenities.
Aging adults pay for Atlanta senior apartments just like they would for a standard apartment community. Residents mainly rely on personal funds to cover their monthly rent, though there are VA benefits and public assistance resources that may be available to help eligible seniors pay for an apartment.
Many seniors solely use their finances to pay for senior apartments in Atlanta. This is pulled from a savings account or retirement income, such as Social Security benefits, pensions, or an IRA or 401k.
Some people’s retirement income may stretch to cover a variety costs, thanks to Georgia’s tax-friendly policies for seniors. In addition to Georgia’s tax-free Social Security benefits, the state also offers deductions for all pensions and retirement income:
The following resources can also be used to help pay for rent or other expenses like utilities and household essentials.
For the most part, Atlanta senior apartments are regulated similarly to conventional apartment communities. However, senior apartments located in an assisted living community may be regulated differently. You can find state-specific details in our guide to assisted living regulations.
Rental properties typically have a lease agreement between a landlord and tenant, which lets the tenant temporarily live in the property. Leases can be different depending on the landlord, but many will likely hold a landlord responsible for the following:
It’s important for tenants to thoroughly read through a lease agreement before signing, as it’s a binding contract. Tenants can ask a landlord to change some terms of a lease before signing, but a landlord can choose to deny any requests. There are some conditions that a landlord legally can’t amend in a lease that you should be mindful of. All Atlanta landlords must abide by the following:
You can find a full list of the state’s rental laws in the Georgia Landlord Tenant Handbook.
Most, if not all, housing in Georgia must comply with the Fair Housing Act, which protects prospective homebuyers or renters from discrimination because of the following:
There’s a slight exception to the family status protections, which is the Housing for Older Persons exemption. This exemption applies to these property types:
Facilities that qualify for the exemption can refuse to sell or rent property to families with minor children. To qualify, a community or facility has to meet all of the requirements below:
Additionally, the Americans with Disabilities Act Title II also aims to prevent discriminatory practices. Under the law, landlords have to make reasonable accommodations that are necessary to provide equal access for disabled individuals. Landlords must also let disabled tenants make reasonable home changes that are essential for them to use and fully enjoy their living space.
By law, dwellings with four or more units must be equipped to provide disabled individuals access to the property. Some requirements mandate that all buildings built after March 13, 1991, must include certain modifications:
You can contact your local Atlanta Housing and Urban Development (HUD) office for more information about protection from housing discrimination.
HUD Atlanta Regional Office
Five Points Plaza Building
40 Marietta St.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Like other apartments in Atlanta, senior apartments don’t have any major restrictions or mandates in place regarding COVID-19. Many senior apartments will likely still follow guidelines from local officials, such as the Georgia Department of Health (DPH) and Fulton County Board of Health Office of Epidemiology.
Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH)
2 Peachtree St., NW.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Fulton County Board of Health
Office of Epidemiology
10 Park Place, SE.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Both departments have updated COVID-19 guidance and status reports available online, as well as vaccine and testing information. As of January 2023, the DPH recommends the following:
Vaccinations. Staying up to date on vaccines and booster.
Masking. Wearing a mask in public indoor spaces, especially in areas with a high COVID-19 community level.
Social distancing. Avoiding close contact with sick people or those who are unvaccinated and at high risk of getting sick.
Quarantining. Following the DPH’s isolation guidance if you test positive for COVID-19.
Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market
For those who enjoy the finer things in life, Atlanta has plenty of senior apartment communities equipped with lavish features and amenities. High-rise senior apartments serve incomparable views of the Atlanta skyline and manicured, tree-lined streets. These pristine communities can have deluxe features, such as gated entrances and tastefully appointed indoor common areas with oversized windows and soaring ceilings.
Residents will feel at home in their open and airy floor plans, with most including full-size kitchens with stainless steel appliances and ample counter space. Residents can unwind from their own private bathrooms equipped with bath tubs or wheelchair-accessible showers in select units. To top it off, most of these upscale communities offer access to resort-style amenities, such as the following:
These cozy, quaint, craftsman-style senior apartment communities exude Southern charm in every nook and cranny. The communities sit a little bit outside the city’s traffic zones and offer the quiet luxuries of the suburbs. You can embrace the peaceful surroundings while strolling through tranquil courtyards or enjoying morning coffee on inviting covered porches.
Cheery sunrooms, clubhouses, and lounge areas are a few types of common areas you can expect to find at these senior apartment communities. Enjoy getting together with friends for entertaining activities like exercise classes and shuffleboard. Many of these communities offer access to everything Atlanta’s suburbs have to offer, with charming shops and parks nearby.
Atlanta has affordable and subsidized housing options for seniors with low or limited income. These communities typically participate in an affordable housing program, which means the rent can’t be more than 30% of a household’s monthly income. The remaining rent is subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through its Housing Choice Voucher program.
Affordable senior apartment communities come in different shapes and sizes, and some communities exclusively accommodate residents over age 55. You’ll find many of these low-cost senior apartments offer many of the same features as other communities, which can include in-unit washers and dryers, dedicated lounge areas, and maintenance services. A selection of apartments also includes free utility services and units with private patios or balconies.
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One of Atlanta’s most attractive assets is its exceptional hospitals. Some of the best hospitals in the country call Atlanta home, and several have received national recognition in specialties that include cancer and neurology. Below, we list some of the best hospitals in the Atlanta metro.
Emory University Hospital is one of the country’s top hospitals in cancer and neurology, as well as cardiology and heart surgery. As of January 2023, Emory University Hospital has received two Magnet recognitions from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which is the highest award for nursing proficiency and quality of care. This acclaimed hospital is a teaching hospital and is staffed by Emory University School of Medicine faculty members.
Piedmont Atlanta is located in Buckhead. Piedmont Atlanta offers 24-hour emergency care, primary care, and all major medical services. This nonprofit hospital has received national recognition for its heart and vascular health services, brain tumor center, and wide-ranging cancer care.
Northside Hospitals is among the largest community cancer networks in the country. Northside’s Cancer Institute offers the most advanced radiation therapy units in Georgia. The Northside Hospital network is made up of five campuses, and its Atlanta location is projected to add an innovative radiation therapy system for cancer patients in February 2023, which will be the first of its kind offered in Georgia.
Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital (ESJH) is one of the foremost cancer referral centers in the Southeast. As the only NCI-Designated Cancer Center in Georgia, ESJH gives patients exclusive access to clinical trials that may be unavailable elsewhere. ESJH has received six Magnet recognitions from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as of January 2023.
While there are plenty of parks and walking trails, Atlanta is very much a car-reliant city. While about 57% of our partnered senior apartment communities offer complimentary transportation, it’s important to be familiar with other options available to help get you wherever you need to go, especially if you don’t have a car. We outline several transportation resources for Atlanta seniors below.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (or MARTA) is the metro’s bus and rail service system. MARTA serves nearly 400,000 passengers a day and is one of the largest transit systems in the United States. MARTA’s Red and Gold rail lines travel directly to and from the Airport Station inside the domestic terminal at Hartsfield-Jackson. It also operates the Atlanta Streetcar, which offers convenient access to several stops in the downtown area.
Seniors who are a bit wary of public transportation will be relieved about MARTA’s Travel Training Program, which helps them learn to safely navigate and ride its routes on their own. Seniors and Medicare cardholders also enjoy discounted fare cards, which can be used for all of MARTA’s bus and rail lines.
Empowerline, which is part of Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) network, can help you discover even more senior transportation resources near you. You can contact their trained counselors directly by calling the number below or using their online search tool in the section below. From there, you’ll simply complete the following steps:
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
2424 Piedmont Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
Customer service: 404-848-5000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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You can see how Atlanta ranks for its walkability, public transit, and bike friendliness below. These scores are out of 100 — with 100 being the best — and indicate Atlanta is fairly reliant on cars for daily life with some access to public transportation and bike lanes.
A big city with Southern charm, Atlanta — commonly referred to as ATL — is a haven for retirees, with benefits like its mild weather, proximity to world-class medical care, and lush green spaces. Active seniors ready to live their golden years to the fullest will find that retiring in Atlanta is peachy keen.
Atlanta’s premier retail districts feature shopping for all tastes and budgets at well-known locations, such as Ponce City Market, Lenox Square, and Phipps Plaza. The same can be said for ATL’s flavorful food scene, which has something to satisfy every palette. You’ll find a mix of casual and high-end restaurants serving up iconic Atlanta staples, ranging from ice pops and lemon pepper wings to fried pies. There’s also a diverse assortment of international cuisine along the famed Buford Highway.
As with most Southern cities, sports culture runs deep in Atlanta, especially when it comes to college football. On top of being the home stadium for the Falcons and Atlanta United FC, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the annual host of the Peach Bowl and SEC Championship.
There’s almost always an opportunity to cheer on one of Atlanta’s teams throughout the year, with hockey, basketball, and baseball season filling fans’ post-football season void. Whether you’re hosting a watch party or catching a game at one of the city’s acclaimed sports bars, there’s plenty of opportunities to gather with friends and neighbors to cheer on one of ATL’s hometown teams.
The city lends itself to ample parks and green spaces that are central to Atlanta’s modern amenities. Among Atlanta’s prominent green settings are Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Gardens in Midtown, which are a short walk away from the dynamic Midtown arts district.
After enjoying the city’s lush foliage, immerse yourself in Atlanta’s vibrant arts and culture scene by exploring Midtown’s art district and enjoying live performances at the Fox Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
The average cost of Senior Apartments in Atlanta is 1,030 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.
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