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Square on Fifth at Atlanta: Midtown Student Apartment Review (Updated for 2024)

By Kate

Trying to find student housing near Georgia Tech can be confusing, especially as you try to decide between seemingly similar apartments. In Atlanta, it seems like everywhere you look is a new option.

At Whistler, we have helped many students in their search to find their homes in off-campus apartments. Whether it is at Whistler or another apartment, we want to assist you in understanding the best choices for your lifestyle.

Whistler has a wide range of floor plan options, ranging from studio to 5 x 5 units, to accommodate various student needs and offers state-of-the-art amenities, including a rooftop pool deck, a fitness center with a yoga and a spin studio, saunas, an on-site coffee shop and study lounge, and more.

However, we understand it is important to evaluate all options when making a decision about where to live. To ensure you are able to make an informed decision on which apartment fits your needs the best, we created an honest review of Atlanta’s Square on Fifth in Midtown.

Square on Fifth in Atlanta: GA Tech Apartment Review

Kitchen at SQ5 GATech student housing apartment in Midtown Atlanta.

Interior of a unit at Square on Fifth. Image courtesy of Square on Fifth.

The Basics

It is important to know the basic details of the apartments you look at, so here is a list of quick stats about Square on Fifth’s property:

Address: 848 Spring Street NW

Neighborhood: Midtown

Year Built: 2015

Number of Beds: 628

Number of Rooms: 230

Number of Floors: 25


Square on Fifth is located near the corner of Abercrombie and Spring Street, about a three-minute walk from campus and just a few steps away from Tech Square.

Square on Fifth is close to student favorites, such as Tiff’s Treats, Moe’s, Bubble Tea, and even the Publix grocery store.

Read Next: 7 Student Apartments Closest to Georgia Tech’s Campus


Pool deck at Square on Fifth GATech in Midtown Atlanta.

Square on Fifth’s Pool Deck. Image courtesy of Square on Fifth.

Square on Fifth has a 24/7 fitness center. Residents also have access to the property’s rooftop pool, courtyard and grills, plus their clubhouse and game rooms.

The building has security cameras throughout these amenity areas and restricts access via key fob turnstile entries. Square on Fifth is also pet friendly, so you can bring your furry friend along.

Apartments at Square on Fifth come fully furnished and include stainless steel appliances, in-unit washers and dryers, quartz countertops, a flat screen television, and high-speed internet with an HDTV cable.


If you’re planning on bringing a car, Square on Fifth offers resident parking in their garage at an additional monthly cost. At the time of publication, there was no information on Square on Fifth website about what they charge for parking.

Read Next: Ultimate Guide to Parking Near Georgia Tech 


Square on Fifth in Atlanta offers fully furnished apartments at a variety of price points, ranging from one- to four-bedroom floor plans. Their apartments offer 2×2, 3×3, and 4×4 rooms, along with 1×1 units of 616-636 sq ft.

At the time of publication in December 2023, rates for 2024 – 2025 at Square on Fifth range from the $1,500s to over $2,200 per person, per month, depending on unit type. All rates are subject to change. You can find current availability and pricing on Square on Fifth’s floor plans page.

Read Next: How to Save Money Living in Midtown Student Housing

We hope this property review helped you better understand your living options in Midtown near Georgia Tech.

If you’d like to learn more about other Atlanta student housing options, you can read our article on the Best Student Housing Apartments Near Georgia Tech and our Midtown Apartment Reviews.

If you have any questions about living in Atlanta or want to learn more about Whistler, contact our leasing team, who are happy to answer any questions you may have during your search for student housing.

Originally published 8/9/2022. Last updated 12/6/2023.


Kate is a Community Assistant for Whistler. She is a second year at Georgia Tech pursuing a Business degree with a concentration in Accounting. Her go-to Daydreamer drink is a Honey Oat Latte!

December 06, 2023

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