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Whistler v. Square on Fifth Atlanta: Which Student Apartment is Right for Me? (Updated for 2024)

By Dae'Shawn

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. With so many options for student housing in Atlanta, you have to consider several factors, 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 Atlanta. 

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 Atlanta 
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 Atlanta exterior in Midtown near Georgia Tech

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 Atlanta
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 Atlanta

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 floor plan options from studio to 5x5s. You can find current availability and pricing on our floor plan page.

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 Atlanta

Interior of a unit at Square of Fifth Atlanta apartment in Midtown near Georgia Tech

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

Square on Fifth Atlanta offers the following floor plan options

  • 1×1
  • 2×2
  • 3×3
  • 4×4

At the time of publication on 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.

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.

Originally published 12/28/2022. Last updated 12/6/2023.


Dae'Shawn is a Leasing & Marketing Assistant at Whistler. He is a senior at the Georgia Tech, majoring in Computer Engineering with a concentration in Cybersecurity and Computer Architecture.

December 06, 2023

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