ATLANTA — It seems everywhere you look around metro Atlanta these days, there's construction – or advertising – for rentals.

But all these new places to call home are coming with a hefty price tag. And even though there are more available rentals, 11Alive's Natisha Lance found it's a concern for many. In fact, we heard about the fear of losing affordable housing during the most recent mayor's race in Atlanta.

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According to 11Alive's research, there are almost twice as many rental options this year compared to last, but rent prices are still soaring. The cost has shot up so high, Atlanta is being compared to San Francisco, which has gotten a bad reputation for its high-priced housing.

So what's going on in Atlanta? 11Alive spoke to Aaron Terrazas, an economist with HotPads. The company recently did a study on Atlanta rent costs.

"I think Atlanta’s rent growth has very much been driven by population growth and by job growth, particularly in the urban core," Terrazas explained. "You are seeing kind of pockets of new construction in Atlanta. That said, new construction comes in and has always come in at a relatively high price point. It takes a while for that to kind of become more affordable stock."

One place seeing the biggest surge in prices is in East Atlanta Villiage, where rent for a 1-bedroom is up 10.9 percent in the last year. On average, folks there can expect to shell out an average of $1,700 a month for rent.

That price almost rivals that of Midtown, where rent now sits a little above $1,800 monthly. That price is up 2.4 percent from a year ago in that part of town.

North Buckhead saw a little increase – just about 1.7 percent from last year. Rent there now tops about $2,500 a month. One interesting caveat there, though, is even though rent is rising in north Buckhead, experts say there are more available listings in that area online.

It's even more shocking for places like Morningside, already known for being a bit pricey. Rentals there are going for an average $3,600 a month.

The bad news: Experts predict rent will continue to go up in the next year because the demand will be higher, especially if more people move here and more jobs (like Amazon) come to the city.

The silver lining to all this, albeit a small one: Even though Atlanta's rent prices are skyrocketing, it is still much more affordable to live in than other big cities.

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Here's the full list of neighborhoods and their increases:

Neighborhood Name: Venetian Hills

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,086

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 17.5%

Neighborhood Name: East Atlanta

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,700

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 10.9%

Neighborhood Name: Reynoldstown

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,417

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 10.8%

Neighborhood Name: Underwood Hills

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,699

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 10.6%

Neighborhood Name: Peachtree Heights West

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $2,007

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 9.4%

Neighborhood Name: South River Gardens

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,139

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 9.2%

Neighborhood Name: Inman Park

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $2,212

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 8.2%

Neighborhood Name: West End

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,209

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 8.0%

Neighborhood Name: Arlington Estates

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,000

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 7.8%

Neighborhood Name: East Chastain Park

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $2,177

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 7.6%

Neighborhood Name: Mozley Park

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $914

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 6.2%

Neighborhood Name: Thomasville Heights

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $865

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 5.6%

Neighborhood Name: Oakland City

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $903

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 5.6%

Neighborhood Name: Old Fourth Ward

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,496

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 5.2%

Neighborhood Name: Cross Creek

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,382

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 5.2%

Neighborhood Name: Morningside - Lenox Park

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $3,646

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 4.4%

Neighborhood Name: Mays

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,155

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 4.1%

Neighborhood Name: Fairburn Heights

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $924

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 3.5%

Neighborhood Name: Dixie Hills

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $903

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 3.3%

Neighborhood Name: Downtown

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,484

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 2.8%

Neighborhood Name: Pine Hills

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,705

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 2.6%

Neighborhood Name: Chastain Park

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $4,817

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 2.4%

Neighborhood Name: Midtown

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,835

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 2.4%

Neighborhood Name: Greenbriar

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,000

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 2.3%

Neighborhood Name: Perkerson

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $817

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 1.7%

Neighborhood Name: North Buckhead

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $2,428

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 1.7%

Neighborhood Name: Polar Rock

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $886

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 1.4%

Neighborhood Name: Browns Mill Park

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $941

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 1.2%

Neighborhood Name: Virginia Highland

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $2,500

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 1.2%

Neighborhood Name: Candler Park

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,911

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 1.2%

Neighborhood Name: Druid Hills

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,656

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 0.8%

Neighborhood Name: Garden Hills

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $2,626

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 0.8%

Neighborhood Name: Adamsville

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $931

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 0.6%

Neighborhood Name: Midwest Cascade

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,539

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 0.6%

Neighborhood Name: Lenox

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,689

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 0.5%

Neighborhood Name: Mt. Paran - Northside

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $6,165

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 0.5%

Neighborhood Name: Cascade Heights

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $1,005

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 0.3%

Neighborhood Name: Pittsburg

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $881

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 0.3%

Neighborhood Name: Florida Heights

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $879

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 0.2%

Neighborhood Name: Springlake

Year: 2018

Median Rent: $3,152

Change in Median Rent Year-Over-Year: 0.1%

Contributing: Ann Smajstrla