More and more people have adopted the grow-on-the-go mentality; the belief that you can’t be productive and progressive if you’re just stagnant. This is especially prevalent with freelancers, entrepreneurs, and innovators today. The modern inventors and the forward-thinking businessmen who know that things must constantly evolve. Hence the rise of the coworking spaces. Community working spaces have grown exponentially in the past five, ten years. Despite having home offices or dedicated workstations, people seem content to travel around and work alongside like-minded locals with passion projects of their own. From self-starting freelancers to digital nomads, innovative real estate agents to patent brokers, the demand for viable, fully-furnished co-working spaces is at an all-time high. If you’re in Atlanta, Georgia, you’re in luck: you’ve got 10 great co-working spaces to choose from. As a sort of visual summary, we’ve prepared this geographic overview of said spaces, including their summary and location. Let’s look closer at each one, shall we? Constellations A community-driven co-working space in Sweet Auburn, Atlanta, Constellations is an ideal getaway for civic-minded professionals, artists, nonprofits, historians, liberal-arts startups, social justice groups, inventors, and other like-minded people. Their “culturally inspiring” workspaces are tailored to suit unique interests and specific needs. Further emphasizing their “tribe vibe,” Constellations believes in promoting a happy, healthy, and purpose-driven environment that encourages members to communicate, ask questions, seek answers, and experience togetherness in a collective passion for making a positive difference. They also offer a bunch of cool perks, including fresh-baked cookies, free New Orleans chicory coffee, and a fully-furnished podcasting studio. Available Spaces: Private Offices & Studies Podcast Studio Lounge Space Classroom & Lab Space Team Space (with video conferencing) Phone & Skype Booths Strongbox West At Strongbox West, everyone is welcome. Whether you’re in need of a hot desk, a private office, or just an open, friendly, community workspace, Strongbox West’s got you. Touted as Atlanta’s “Biggest & Most Bad-Ass Independent Coworking Space,” this is a community of friendly, good-natured professionals, entrepreneurs, lawyers, artists, inventors, freelancers, change-makers, and more. Ever since they opened their doors in 2009, they’ve been catering to all types of teams, startups, and entrepreneurial movements. The space itself reflects Strongbox West’s emphasis on culture, diversity, creativity, and movement. There’s a lot of color and texture slapped into all 49,000 square feet of space, but they don’t detract from the simple, industrial setup, ergonomic furniture, and clean, sharp lines. Strongbox West aims to take the headache out of securing a space for you and/or your team by providing the room, framework, and tools you need to be more productive and—ultimately—more successful. Available Spaces: Day Pass Tables & Chairs Private Desk Offices (up to 10 people) Small Conference Rooms (1-4 people or 5-8 people) Community Lounge/Area SPACES “Get inspired and get to work!” is SPACES’ unique, attention-grabbing callout. Originally founded in Amsterdam, SPACES prefers the term “creative working environment” rather than “co-working space.” They believe that success breeds more success, and their goal is to help cultivate and encourage the cycle. By offering a safe space for inventors and entrepreneurs, they seek to redefine the way work is done. By attracting and gathering a community of thinkers, achievers, and change-makers, they believe that positive energy can accelerate individual and community growth. There are currently multiple SPACES locations scattered all throughout Atlanta, but the one we’re focusing on is in Midtown East. It’s a gorgeous setup featuring an open floor plan and surrounded by a high volume of business professionals. Marketed as Atlanta’s Tech Hub, this is the place for inventors, innovators, and innovative startup owners to be. Here, freelance artists get to collaborate with digital designers. Inventors get to discuss how to patent an idea with attorneys. Small business owners get to exchange contact info and network details with established entrepreneurs. The SPACES community isn’t afraid of communication, collaboration, or co-existence. What’s more, the coffee’s complimentary, the WiFi’s pretty fast, and they often host networking events. Available Spaces: Co-working Desks Dedicated Desks Meeting Rooms Private Offices IgniteHQ As an outgrowth of the Cobb Chamber’s Competitive EDGE program, IgniteHQ is a co-working space designed to fully support Atlanta, Georgia’s entrepreneur community. It aims to help accelerate the growth of new startups and beginning businesses by identifying, developing, and providing Atlanta entrepreneurs the resources they need to succeed. They also seek to connect their members with industry professionals and mentors whenever possible to allow for advisory assets. Taking a very straightforward, no-nonsense approach to co-working, they have spaces tailored to provide a comfortable, uncluttered, and highly productive work environment. Available Spaces: Co-working Space Break Room Conference Rooms Community Areas SharedSpace With over 250 active community members and counting, SharedSpace is a dedicated co-working hub that believes in flexible co-working memberships and collaborative community spaces. They provide privacy where it’s needed and encourage public interaction where it’s due. Their efforts are twofold: maintain their beautiful work environment streamlined for success and productivity, and support local businesses and freelancers by helping them expand their professional network. SharedSpace even has an app that lists all their community events for members to keep track of: happy hours, Lunch & Learns, community yoga, and more. They encourage connection, creativity, and growth through communication and collaboration rather than isolation. With prime co-working spaces, office spaces, and meeting spaces for rent, SharedSpace is truly the workspace you need to grow your business. Available Spaces: Open Workspaces (Pro Desk) Dedicated Desk Private Offices Event Spaces Huddle Rooms Conference Rooms Roam Founded in 2008 by a group of well-meaning IBMers who wanted to provide streamlined, robust solutions for remote workers on the go, the Roam Innovative Workplace (more commonly referred to as simply Roam), is co-working space with all the amenities and community support one could ask for. What started as a public coffee shop with WiFi and conference rooms has since grown into a thriving, productive community of passionate thinkers, movers, and makers. From enterprising women poised to launch their passion projects to innovative managers looking to patent their cutting-edge solutions, Roam is considered a safe space by thousands of local businesses in Atlanta, Georgia. Roam, as a business and a community, is focused on creating “a culture of service and hospitality for our members and guests.” They encourage an ecosystem of organizations of all sizes, paving opportunities for connections to be made and partnerships to be established. Membership perks include onsite printing services, onsite Coffee Bar for Counter Culture Coffee and lite snack, A/V and HD display equipment, and business class WiFi. If you’re an independent inventor, an enterprising innovator, or simply someone with a passion project and a can-do attitude, Spaces might be the co-working space right up your alley. Available Spaces: Private Desks Private Offices Co-Working Space Meeting Rooms Alkaloid Networks Recognized as one of Atlanta’s Top 7 Coworking Spaces by Atlanta Magazine, the Alkaloid Networks co-working space is an ideal spot “for emerging businesses to plant their seeds.” Founded by Katharine Chestnut, she saw a potential response to a rapidly-rising need and decided to take it. She transformed a beautiful old warehouse into the safe, productive, and positive community space it is today. Known for its onsite showers and terrific BeltLine views, the Alkaloid Networks presents itself as a safe haven for remote workers, entrepreneurs, and innovators. Katharine’s dream—and now the mission of Alkaloid Networks—is to strengthen “the diverse fabric of Atlanta” by nurturing a friendly, inviting environment that allows its members to focus on their own growth and success. In 2019, Katharine also founded the Atlanta Coworking Alliance to further realize this dream. If you’re an inventor looking for help in a safe, productive environment or a fresh startup manager looking to build connections in a like-minded community, the Alkaloid Networks is 14,000 square feet of positive energy and opportunity. Incredible perks that come with an Alkaloid membership include unlimited conference use, local roasted coffee and treats, access to full kitchen and showers, indoor bicycle parking, professional podcast equipment, and indoor lounges and nap sofas. Available Spaces: Shared Desk Space Dedicated Desks Private Offices Conference/Meeting Rooms Community Lounge/Areas Nap Areas/Lounges Industrious With six different locations in the Atlanta area, you’d be hard-pressed to find a co-working space more dedicated and more accessible than Industrious. From Peachtree Road to Peachtree Street, Midtown, Industrious offers high-end co-working options for anyone and everyone. From private spaces to dedicated desks, their space is designed with your productivity in mind. It’s warm, it’s welcoming, and it boasts a hint of contemporary charm mixed with calculated, ergonomic organization. Industrious aims to foster a passionate and highly-productive environment with their individual products, community spaces, and community resources. Their world-class amenities include lounge and common areas, onsite staff, ultra-fast WiFi, dedicated wellness rooms, and color printing. Whether you’re looking for a quiet, peaceful environment to get a load of work done or you’re meeting with a patent attorney, Industrious has a safe space to suit your needs. Available Spaces: Flexible Seating Dedicated Individual Desk in Private Office Private Offices Suites Satellite Offices Canvas by Industrious Turnkey Canvas Customized Canvas Switchyards Perhaps one of the warmest, welcoming and most casual co-working spaces on the list, Switchyards prides itself on being the “best of coffee shops, co-working, hotel lobbies.” The founders of Switchyard had one goal, and that was to “carve out beautiful spaces all around the city.” They wanted to create safe, productive, and welcoming spaces designed for a myriad of needs: working, focusing, connecting, communicating, and so on. They wanted to create spaces that incorporated the best parts of coffee shops, co-working spaces, and hotel lobbies. They wanted to place these spaces in neighborhoods and hubs surrounded by people. And, finally, they wanted these spaces to be soft, cheery, and casual spaces for working—and not working. The result is a refreshingly unique approach to productivity in community hubs. Switchyards has three locations scattered all across town, and all three share the same rustic, colorful, brimming-with-life vibe that is reminiscent of old coffee shops, warehouses, houses-turned-restaurants, and bookshops with personality. All this is to say that it has a very unique look that many find just as comforting, disarming, and relaxing. Members have access to all three locations, as well as bottomless East Pole drip coffee, made-to-order teas, insanely fast WiFi, private meeting rooms, discounts on event space rentals, and membership pricing on barista-made espresso classics. Available Spaces: Co-Working Space/Community Space Shared Desks Private Meeting Rooms Phone Booths Event Spaces Boardrooms Offices The Boundary Located in Midtown Atlanta, The Boundary is a humble but fully-furnished co-working space that caters to professionals, innovators, freelancers, and more. Three floors of stunning rooms, unique office suites, perfectly spaced hot desks, and private offices, it’s a highly productive environment that fosters success. Aside from the art-filled lounges, collaborative conference rooms, and oodles of great perks, this space is within easy reach via many commuting options. Onsite staff are available to ensure everything is running smoothly. Cleaning services keep everything clear and clutter-free. High-speed WiFi ensures you never miss anything important. And complimentary refreshments keep you content, satiated, and well-hydrated. Available Spaces: Hot Desks Private Offices Semi-Private Phone Booths Meeting/Conference Rooms Social Areas In Conclusion As more and more co-working spaces continue to support local businesses, enterprises, and startups, more and more Atlanta-based inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs will gain the support they need for success—and will, ultimately, give back to the community. Many of these co-working spaces capitalize on that belief and, in the spirit of paying it forward, continue to create safe, productive spaces for Atlanta’s thinkers, movers, and makers: So there you have it: the top 10 co-working spaces in Atlanta: Constellations Strongbox West SPACES IgniteHQ SharedSpace Roam Alkaloid Networks Industrious Switchyards The Boundary Want additional help?! Click here to book a free consultation today! In the meantime, are there any other co-working spaces that you would recommend that we add to our list? Let us know in the comments below!