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Whistler v. The Standard Atlanta: Which Student Apartment is Right for Me? (Updated for 2024)

By Emily

When making a decision about student housing in Atlanta, Georgia Tech students must take into account numerous factors, including price, availability and proximity to classes. With so many student apartments to choose from in Midtown, deciding which property is best for you can be challenging. 

At Whistler, we are confident that our array of floor plan options, state-of-the-art amenities and convenient location will cater to the needs of any student. However, we acknowledge the challenges that arise when narrowing down your options or even comparing different properties. To simplify this process, we are providing a side-by-side comparison of two options for student apartments in Midtown: Whistler and The Standard at Atlanta. 

Comparing Georgia Tech Student Apartments: Whistler vs. The Standard at Atlanta

whistler, a student housing apartment for Georgia Tech students, exterior in midtown atlanta

Whistler is located on the corner of Spring Street and Abercrombie in Midtown.

The Basics

To start, let’s look at the basics. 

Property Whistler The Standard at Atlanta
Address 859 Spring Street NW 708 Spring Street NW
Year Built 2023 2018
Number of Stories  25 19
Distance from Campus 3-minute walk 3-minute walk



Image of the outside of The Standard Atlanta Apartments in Midtown Atlanta

Photo courtesy of Niles Bolton Associates.

For many Georgia Tech students, location is one of the biggest deciding factors when contemplating where to sign a lease. Both of these properties are located across 5th Street Bridge on Spring Street near East Campus. 


Located at 859 Spring Street NW, Whistler is just steps from Tech Square, Scheller College of Business, and Barnes and Noble. This prime location on the corner of Spring Street and Abercrombie Street is just a 3-minute walk from East Campus near Tiff’s Treats and LA Fitness Midtown. It is also located less than a block away from Square on Fifth Apartments.

The Standard at Atlanta

On the south end of Spring Street NW, The Standard at Atlanta is about a 3-minute walk from Georgia Tech’s campus and is in the heart of the city’s trendiest neighborhood. The Standard is walking distance from Whole Foods Market and Public Super Market at Piedmont, and also has lower level retail space, which currently is occupied by Starbucks, Sweet & Fresh, and more. It is located across the street from The Connector.

Read Next: The Standard Atlanta: Midtown Apartment Review


Students hanging out on Whistler's rooftop pool deck that overlooks Midtown Atlanta.

Whistler’s rooftop pool deck is perfect for cooling off, hosting friends or enjoying some me-time.

Both locations offer a wide range of amenities to suit the college lifestyle. To make the comparison easier, we have created a chart of the amenities available at each location. 

Whistler The Standard at Atlanta
Pool Deck
Hot Tub
Game Lawn and Grilling Area
Gym and Fitness Center
Yoga Studio
Spin Room
Pet Wash/ Dog Spa
Study Spaces
Private Study Rooms
Computer Lab
On-site Coffee Shop


For more information on amenities, visit the amenities pages for Whistler and The Standard 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 has floor plan options ranging from studio to 5×5 layouts. You can find current availability and pricing on our floor plan page.

Units come fully furnished with GE stainless steel appliances, premium Wi-Fi, bluetooth controlled washers and dryers, a wall-mounted smart TV and much more. 

The Standard at Atlanta

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

Photo courtesy of The Standard Atlanta.

The Standard at Atlanta offers various floor plans including studio, 1×1, 2×2, 3×3, 4×2, 4×4, 5×3, and 5×5 layouts.

At the time of publication on December 2023, rates for 2024 – 2025 at The Standard range from the $1,200s to over $1,900 per person, per month, depending on unit type. All rates are subject to change. You can find current availability and pricing on The Standard’s floor plans page.

Each unit comes fully furnished with quartz kitchen countertops, stainless steel appliances, high-speed internet, and more. 

We hope this information will make it easier for you to compare the various off-campus properties available to Georgia Tech students. 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 9/14/2023. Last updated 12/6/2023.


Emily is a Community Assistant at Whistler. She is freshman at Georgia State University majoring in Business. Her go-to Daydreamer order is a caramel latte!

December 06, 2023

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