Atlanta: A guide to short-term rentals
Atlanta is deeply steeped in American history while also a melting pot filled with delicious examples of the world's cuisines. A short-term rental here is the best way to explore all of Atlanta's many faces.
Kasa's short-term rentals in Atlanta
With short-term rentals in both the bustling downtown and in Buckhead, Kasa offers comfortable and convenient acocmmodations no matter what brings you to Atlanta or wherever you need to go.
After booking your short-term rental in Atlanta, here's everything you need to know for your trip.
Located in Fulton County in northwestern Georgia, Atlanta and its metropolitan area is home to more than 6 million people. It’s nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains, making it among the highest major cities in the eastern United States, at a varying altitude of around 1,000 feet above sea level. The Chattahoochee River, which forms part of the Georgia-Alabama border, lies just north of the city. Before the city came to exist, the region was home to the indigenous Creek people, though they were forced out of the area in 1821. In the 1830s, it became the terminus of a rail line connecting the port of Savannah to the Midwest, and settlers soon followed, ultimately naming the new town “Terminus.” After brief periods as both “Thrashersville” and “Marthasville,” “Atlanta” as a name was suggested, from the Greek for “secure and immovable.” It became incorporated as a U.S. city in 1847. As the population grew and the Civil War unfolded, many major battles were fought near Atlanta. In 1864, after capturing the city, the Union Army ordered it to be evacuated and destroyed, and an estimated 40 percent of the city—-including all its major industrial neighborhoods—-was burned to the ground. The period of rebuilding brought hundreds of thousands of new citizens to Atlanta, a city that hoped to define itself with modern industries like education and technology. After decades of racial aggression by white people toward African Americans in Atlanta, the city became a major hub for the American Civil Rights movement, and was the birthplace of movement leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By 1970, Black people maintained a majority of the city’s population. Today, the city is still a major transportation center, but it has evolved into an urban metropolis, becoming a hub for education, arts, culture, and medicine and featuring great short-term rentals options near it all.