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Whistler v. Square on Fifth: Which Student Apartment is Right for Me?

By Justin

If you are a Georgia Tech student trying to decide where to sign a lease, you may be having a hard time comparing one property to another. There are so many factors to consider such as price, availability and distance from classes.

At Whistler, we are confident that our range of floor plan options, state-of-the-art amenities and prime location will fit all of your student housing needs. However, we understand the importance of surveying your options completely before making any final decisions. To help get this process started, we have written this article comparing two student housing properties: Whistler and Square on Fifth. 

Comparing Georgia Tech Student Apartments: Whistler vs. Square on Fifth Atlanta

Whistler, an off campus student apartment, exterior in midtown Atlanta.

Whistler offers a prime location just two blocks from Tech square.

The Basics

To start, let’s look at the basics. 

Property Whistler Square on Fifth 
Address 859 Spring Street NW 848 Spring St NW
Year Built 2023 2018
Number of Stories  25 25
Distance from Campus 3-minute walk 3-minute walk


Square on Fifth exterior in Midtown Atlanta

Square on Fifth, located at 848 Spring St NW. Image courtesy of Square on Fifth.

With Georgia Tech being such a walkable campus, location means everything when deciding where to lease. Both Whistler and Square on Fifth are located in East Midtown just steps from Tech Square and Scheller College of Business. 

With the two properties being directly across the street from one another, the neighborhood surrounding Whistler and Square on Fifth is essentially the same. Around this area you can find Publix, Tiff’s Treats, Starbucks at the Barnes & Noble, and more– all while being a short walk from your classes. 


Whistler's pool deck that overlooks Midtown Atlanta

Whistler’s rooftop pool offers stunning views of Midtown.

Both properties offer a variety of amenities to accommodate the college lifestyle. To make the comparison easier, we have created a chart of the amenities available at each location. 

Whistler Square on Fifth
Pool Deck
Hot Tub
Grilling Station
Gym and Fitness Center
Yoga Studio
Spin Room
Pet Wash/ Dog Spa
Study Spaces
Private Study Rooms
Game Room 
On-site Coffee Shop

For more information on amenities, visit the amenities pages for Whistler and Square on Fifth

Pricing and Floor Plans


Representative kitchen at Whistler in Midtown Atlanta, a student housing apartment for Georgia Tech students.

Representative kitchen featuring Whistler’s standard finishes and appliances.

Whistler offers the following floor plan options

  • Studio 
  • 1×1
  • 2×2
  • 3×3
  • 4×3
  • 4×4
  • 5×5

At the time of publication, prices range from $1,439 to $1,959 per person, per month depending on the floor plan and availability. Every unit comes fully furnished with GE stainless steel appliances, premium Wi-Fi, bluetooth controlled washers and dryers, a wall-mounted smart TV and more. 

Square on Fifth 

Interior of a unit at SQ5 apartment in Midtown Atlanta

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

Square on Fifth offers the following floor plan options

  • 1×1
  • 2×2
  • 3×3
  • 4×4

At the time of publication, pricing for these units range from around $1,300 to $2,100 per person, per month. These units come fully furnished with quartz kitchen cabinets, stainless steel appliances, smart TVs, and more. 

We hope this information will make your search for housing go smoothly. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Whistler, please reach out to our leasing staff! We are more than happy to help in your search for housing.


Justin is a Leasing and Marketing Assistant for Whistler. He is a junior studying Neuroscience at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

December 28, 2022

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