What started as a reasonable option for a startup entrepreneur in the recession has grown into a world of options. Coworking spaces have multiplied throughout the country in the last five years, and the Atlanta area is no different. Highlighted as one of the best cities for freelancers, Atlanta provides a wide range of options. Although all spaces offer the basic amenities of a coworking space, a desk and internet access, each puts its own spin on the open workspace concept. Each space reflects the neighborhood and the community of freelancers and entrepreneurs that they individually serve.
If you’re in the market for a coworking space we’ve rounded up the top 11 coworking spaces in the Atlanta area.
With WeWork you can expect state of the art facilities and space. Their mission is to connect people in business with the belief that we can lift each other up and should always look forward to Mondays. Host of many networking events that provide a community feel.
This coworking community is a collaborative sponsored space between Kennesaw State University and Cobb Chamber of Commerce. With a heavy tech focus the community ranges from agriculture to biotech and engineering. Other on site amenities include access to experienced mentors and a video and podcast studio available to reserve.
One of the original coworking spaces in the Atlanta area, Strongbox West outgrew its first space and now occupies 49,000 square feet of community space and workspace. They boast a diverse group of entrepreneurs and businesses with a layer of a fun and quirky community. According to them, they offer the tools and framework to help businesses succeed. A space worth checking out!
Thrive aesthetically is a breath of fresh air with a clean and modern design. They have three locations in the Northeast corner of Atlanta, Downtown Alpharetta, Downtown Milton, and Cumming, GA. Dedicated desks, private offices, and open coworking create an inspiring professional, and collaborative community.
What started as a public coffee shop with wifi and conference rooms as a place to go and work during the 2008 recession flourished into what we now know as a full functioning coworking space. The space and community is all about championing connections through their workspace and to grow together in knowledge and ability.
If you’re a startup in Atlanta this is the space for you. Creative office space with moveable walls and whiteboards, meeting space and plenty of amenities to cater to your needs as a growing business. The programming for events is all focused on helping your start up grow and thrive. Private offices are available and range in size and number of people on the team.
Industrious offers a well groomed space with lots of opportunities to connect and work. They draw in a diverse group of professionals from all industries with their hospitality from gourmet breakfasts to happy hours all brought to the office. With a modern and sleek design this space is a favorite among many with 5 different locations in the Atlanta area.
Shared space has a professional workspace with lots of different options for the startup founder or freelancer. With two locations in the Atlanta area, Dunwoody and Cobb. The space is all about flexibility with the ability to downsize or upsize as you need to.
Nex is all about growth and growing together. On top of their amenities and workspace their programming is really focused on the mission to give you the tools to grow. Opportunities such as “office hours” gives you as the business a chance to connect with experts in all different fields from accounting to legal. Throughout the year they offer several programs to help hold you accountable to your personal and professional goals.
Elevator Factory is located in the eclectic East Atlanta neighborhood. Next door to Octane Coffee Shop and fueled by them. The space hosts gatherings and events focused on boosting creativity and mindfulness. Looking for a private office? Shipping containers within the space are available.
The space is housed in the historic Flat Iron building, Atlanta’s oldest skyscraper built in 1897. Within the space you’ll find unending amenities from lounges and bike storage to an in house cafe. They are also the host for WEI an incubator for women entrepreneurs. There is flexibility in place for long term or short term office space.
Not to be confused with the actual post office, this space is nestled in the middle of Downtown Atlanta. The concept of Post Office Cowork is to “Work Everywhere” and it shows in the way they structure their pricing. This is not a place where you will find a dedicated workspace or office set up. Instead of having a membership model here you buy passes.