Situated off Interstates 285 and 85, just southwest of Atlanta, 27,000-resident Union City describes itself as being one of South Fulton County’s most thriving cities right now. But while its industrial development has taken off, Union City’s dearth of new rentals has made it the anti-Midtown in another regard.

But that’s starting to change.

According to Dave Lemco, director of development with Austin-based RPM Living, which bills itself as the nation’s sixth largest multifamily management company, not a single new-construction apartment community had taken shape in Union City since 2008.

That changed last year, when RPM completed a 15-building, 156-unit mix of apartments and rental townhomes called Kinwood. It’s located at 5740 Buffington Road, about seven miles southwest of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

“The site was vacant land prior to our development,” Kinwood tells Urbanize Atlanta. “I’m really proud of how it turned out.”

Facades and landscaping along a Kinwood lane. Courtesy of RPM Living/Kinwood

Kinwood includes a resort-inspired saline pool with cabanas. Other amenities: coffee bar, resident clubhouse, and yes a pet agility park.

Current rent options start at $1,452 for one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments in 750 square feet. The largest apartments start at $1,932, which gets three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,179 square feet.

Meanwhile, the townhome plans—two bedrooms and two and ½ bathrooms across 1,152 square feet and two stories—start at $2,438.

The complex is currently dangling a month of free rent as an incentive.

The club room. Courtesy of RPM Living/Kinwood

Courtesy of RPM Living/Kinwood

These days, Kinwood isn’t alone in Union City, as new rental ventures go.

A 295-unit project by South Carolina-based Woodfield Development called Union Green is under construction, and nonprofit organization Christian City is pulling together plans for a 15-acre village that would include residential.

In the gallery above, have a closer look at the finished Kinwood property today.


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