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60 Apartments for rent in Dothan, AL

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Check out 60 verified apartments for rent in Dothan, AL with rents starting as low as $350. Some apartments for rent in Dothan might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Camelot Dothan
106 Castle Drive
Dothan, AL
1 Bedroom
$705
813 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$720
1004 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$855
1296 sqft
Last updated September 23 at 08:44 PM
Just steps away from Westgate Park. Community has picturesque landscaping with green space and pool. Units feature energy efficient appliances, walk in closets, and tile floors.
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Fox Run
1910 Honeysuckle Road
Dothan, AL
1 Bedroom
$610
693 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$680
921 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$800
1205 sqft
Last updated September 17 at 09:05 PM
WELCOME TO FOX RUN This quiet community feels like city living with a warm and friendly feel of the country. We offer floor plans for one, two and three bedroom layouts that we are sure will fit any of your spacious needs.
1 Unit Available
2407 Montgomery Hwy
2407 Montgomery Highway
Dothan, AL
Studio
$1,950
2517 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
One Private Office With a Large Reception or Retail Lobby, Large Storage Room and One Restroom.
1 Unit Available
2620 Montgomery Hwy
2620 Montgomery Highway
Dothan, AL
Studio
$1,647
1500 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Suite #6. Retail And Office Space Available At Crepe Myrtle Business Center. Space Has 1 HC Bathroom, A Small Office, A Large Stoarage Room, Electrical Closet And A Large Open Retail/Office Area. Tenant Will Pay All Utilities.
1 Unit Available
122 Timbers Dr
122 Timbers Drive
Dothan, AL
3 Bedrooms
$825
1 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Master upstairs, fireplace in family room, deck
1 Unit Available
107 Boyce
107 Boyce Road
Dothan, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
1931 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Rental property $1200. per month ( No Pets). Sunroom- separate dining and break room - laundry room walk-n closets, appliances, fenced back yard, covered patio.
1 Unit Available
936 Carroll Street
936 W Carroll St
Dothan, AL
Studio
$695
588 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Office Reception Area, One Private Office, An Additional 534 Square Feet Of Warehouse Space With Rollup 8 x 8 Door.
1 Unit Available
903 Lennox Ave
903 Lennox Avenue
Dothan, AL
2 Bedrooms
$560
700 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Great cozy 2 bedroom and 1 bath home! New roof, new central heat and air unit, new flooring and painted throughout! Large backyard with laundry and storage room!
1 Unit Available
186 Belmont
186 Belmont Drive
Dothan, AL
Studio
$2,500
2426 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Located Off Honeysuckle Behind Southeast Pediatric. Approx. 2,426 Sq.Ft. Includes 8 Offices, Reception Area With Waiting Room, Small Kitchenette, 2 Restrooms, Parking Spaces On Front and Side of Building, CH/A. NO Pets and NO Smoking!
1 Unit Available
210 Lace
210 Lace Drive
Dothan, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
1771 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Spacious 3/2 home in Prevatt Place. Home is wired for surround sound, has usb outlets and led lighting.
1 Unit Available
3246 Ross Clark Circle
3246 Ross Clark Circle
Dothan, AL
Studio
$2,500
1375 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Three tenant building with one 1,725 SF end cap unit available. Unit consists of a large lobby, 4 offices (approximately 10 x 10), one larger office or conference room, a break room/ kitchenette, an ADA restroom, and a supply closet area.
1 Unit Available
1550 Westgate Parkway
1550 Westgate Parkway
Dothan, AL
Studio
$3,000
3600 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Currently operating Deli available for lease on Westgate Parkway, directly across from Northside Winn Dixie.
1 Unit Available
1704 Reeves
1704 Reeves Street
Dothan, AL
Studio
$6,500
1900 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
22,500 sq. ft building with appx 1900 sq ft H&C, balance in warehouse. Loading dock and covered shed area with fenced yard. Formerly Hughes Supply. Available now.
1 Unit Available
188 Foster
188 N Foster St
Dothan, AL
Studio
$388
310 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Beautiful private offices at an affordable rate in a prominent downtown location. Attractive building inside and outside with ample parking on street and in parking lot directly across street.
1 Unit Available
1563 Oates
1563 S Oates St
Dothan, AL
Studio
$5,250
27923 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Brick front w/showroom, offices, warehouse. Approx.5,446 SF heated/cooled with 5 offices, 2 bathrooms, showroom and sales area w/counter and approx. 4,048 SF heated/cooled warehouse. Also, approx.
1 Unit Available
3600 South Oates
3600 South Oates Street
Dothan, AL
Studio
$985
2000 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Commercial lease space located in Oates Center South next to Dollar General.
1 Unit Available
2505 Park Avenue
2505 South Park Avenue
Dothan, AL
Studio
$3,200
9128 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
(+/-) 2,600 SF front office & showroom AND (+/-) 6,500 SF warehouse, 1 office & showroom. Contains a total ground level floor footprint of about 9,128 SF plus an additional (+/-) 736 SF of storage area on the second level.
1 Unit Available
114 Redbud
114 Redbud Circle
Dothan, AL
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1737 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Open floor plan, beautiful hardwood floors, granite counter tops in kitchen and trey ceiling in grand room. Master bedroom suite has a huge walk-in closet. Great back fenced yard with covered patio.
1 Unit Available
3124 Main Street Suite 4
3124 W Main St
Dothan, AL
Studio
$1,650
1650 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Medical office space available. Has lead walls for X-Ray, 5 exam rooms and Dr. Office. Nice reception area and nurse station. Great location near Flowers Hospital.
1 Unit Available
300 Plant
300 Plant Street
Dothan, AL
Studio
$4,000
20000 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Former Carpet Discount Barn. Available July 1st 2020. Has loading dock and drive in door. No sprinkler system. Office and bathroom. Seperate 6000 sq.ft building that could also be leased
1 Unit Available
714 Murray Rd.
714 Murray Road
Dothan, AL
Studio
$8,500
8135 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Beautiful 2 story office building with 18 large offices (2 include a separate workroom and private restroom), 2 conference rooms, 9 cubicles set-up, 5 storage rooms, 2 lobbies, an exercise room (with shower), a kitchen & lounge area, 6 restrooms,
1 Unit Available
301 Inez Road, Suite 6
301 West Inez Road
Dothan, AL
Studio
$3,750
3000 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Current tenants include CATO, Sally's and Shoe Show. Close to fast food restaurants. High traffic area. Dressing room, 2 restrooms and backroom/stockroom.
1 Unit Available
564 Main Suite #1
564 W Main St
Dothan, AL
Studio
$8,750
10500 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
Recently remodeled retail space on W. Main St. Approximately 10,500 sq. ft. Available now. $8,750 per month. Would make great neighborhood grocery or thrift store
1 Unit Available
3680 Main
3680 W Main St
Dothan, AL
Studio
$6,630
6120 sqft
Last updated September 24 at 12:55 AM
6,120 SQ FT of executive office space. 10 + offices, break room, elevator and possible furnishings.

Median Rent in Dothan

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Dothan is $590, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $749.
Studio
$584
1 Bed
$590
2 Beds
$749
3+ Beds
$1,001
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How much is rent in Dothan?
In Dothan, the median rent is $584 for a studio, $590 for a 1-bedroom, $749 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,001 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Dothan, check out our monthly Dothan Rent Report.
How much is rent in Dothan?
In Dothan, the median rent is $584 for a studio, $590 for a 1-bedroom, $749 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,001 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Dothan, check out our monthly Dothan Rent Report.
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While some Dothan properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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City GuideDothan
Greetings, Dothan apartment hunters, and welcome to your virtual leasing headquarters! Tucked away in the southeastern corner of Alabama less than 20 miles from the borders of Florida and Georgia, Dothan is a favorable stomping ground for lifelong residents, newcomers, and “snowbirds” alike. Not only that, it boasts some of the Deep South’s most attractive, affordable rentals, too. Sound like a good fit for you? Obviously! But before embarking on your apartment hunting crusade, there a few th...
Greetings, Dothan apartment hunters, and welcome to your virtual leasing headquarters! Tucked away in the southeastern corner of Alabama less than 20 miles from the borders of Florida and Georgia, Dothan is a favorable stomping ground for lifelong residents, newcomers, and “snowbirds” alike. Not only that, it boasts some of the Deep South’s most attractive, affordable rentals, too. Sound like a good fit for you? Obviously! But before embarking on your apartment hunting crusade, there a few th...
A Penny Pincher’s Paradise

Apartments in Dothan are among the most affordable in the nation, with studios and 1BR units going for $400-$500. 2 and 3BR units are available for as low as $600 as well. The city’s official cost of living index is more than 12% lower than the national average, and even the handful of brand new apartment complexes in Dothan feature spacious (1000-plus square feet) units loaded with mega-amenities for less than $700. Jobs, meanwhile, aren’t exactly falling off of trees in Dothan (similar to pretty much every American city in the 21st century), but the city’s highly diversified economy (built around the manufacturing, aerospace, service, and agricultural industries) allows many leasers to stash away a pretty penny or two, even after paying their renting fees.

A Penny Pincher’s Paradise
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Apartments in Dothan are among the most affordable in the nation, with studios and 1BR units going for $400-$500. 2 and 3BR units are available for as low as $600 as well. The city’s official cost of living index is more than 12% lower than the national average, and even the handful of brand new apartment complexes in Dothan feature spacious (1000-plus square feet) units loaded with mega-amenities for less than $700. Jobs, meanwhile, aren’t exactly falling off of trees in Dothan (similar to pretty much every American city in the 21st century), but the city’s highly diversified economy (built around the manufacturing, aerospace, service, and agricultural industries) allows many leasers to stash away a pretty penny or two, even after paying their renting fees.

Your Apartment Scavenging Arsenal

Don’t worry about having to jump through hoops to score your dream pad, because renting in Dothan is easy as pie (and we all know how easy pie is, don’t we?). Just bring along proof of income and/or bank account info, a list of previous residences, and your checkbook so you can pay the modest security deposit many landlords require. There’s no such thing as a renting season in Dothan, and rates rarely fluctuate throughout the year, so don’t bother playing the waiting game to get the best deal.

Your Apartment Scavenging Arsenal
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Don’t worry about having to jump through hoops to score your dream pad, because renting in Dothan is easy as pie (and we all know how easy pie is, don’t we?). Just bring along proof of income and/or bank account info, a list of previous residences, and your checkbook so you can pay the modest security deposit many landlords require. There’s no such thing as a renting season in Dothan, and rates rarely fluctuate throughout the year, so don’t bother playing the waiting game to get the best deal.

Is It Just Me, Or Is It Ungodly Freaking Hot Out Here?

Nope, it’s not just you. Temperatures in Dothan from June through September frequently peek in the 100-degree range, causing tenants’ utility bills to spike during these months. When calculating your budget, remember to set aside an extra chunk of change for A/C bills. Even in basic studios and 1BR units, tenants typically spend at least an extra 50 bucks a month to keep their apartments from feeling like saunas.

Another cost you should factor into your budget is a renter’s insurance policy, which typically costs less than $20 a month. Southeastern Alabama is prone to tornadoes and intense thunderstorms that can inflict serious damage upon your humble abode, so we highly recommend at least a basic insurance policy to protect your valuable belongings, like that lava lamp from 1974 and that sweet Barcalounger recliner you found on the side of the road (really, it’s not gross at all, no matter what your friends tell you!).

Is It Just Me, Or Is It Ungodly Freaking Hot Out Here?
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Nope, it’s not just you. Temperatures in Dothan from June through September frequently peek in the 100-degree range, causing tenants’ utility bills to spike during these months. When calculating your budget, remember to set aside an extra chunk of change for A/C bills. Even in basic studios and 1BR units, tenants typically spend at least an extra 50 bucks a month to keep their apartments from feeling like saunas.

Another cost you should factor into your budget is a renter’s insurance policy, which typically costs less than $20 a month. Southeastern Alabama is prone to tornadoes and intense thunderstorms that can inflict serious damage upon your humble abode, so we highly recommend at least a basic insurance policy to protect your valuable belongings, like that lava lamp from 1974 and that sweet Barcalounger recliner you found on the side of the road (really, it’s not gross at all, no matter what your friends tell you!).

It’s not “Old,” it’s “Distinguished”

Some flashy new apartments have sprouted up in recent years, but the majority of apartments in Dothan were built in the 1970s or earlier. Obviously, older units tend to have some warts and blemishes that newer properties don’t, so inspect your place carefully before moving anything in to make sure things are up to par. Check the pipes, sinks, and faucets for leaks and drips, test out all the utilities, appliances, fans, lights, etc., and examine the walls, floors, and ceilings for blemishes, water marks, cracks, etc. And most importantly, mark down even the most minor imperfection on your move-in checklist so you don’t get blamed for a preexisting flaw.

It’s not “Old,” it’s “Distinguished”
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Some flashy new apartments have sprouted up in recent years, but the majority of apartments in Dothan were built in the 1970s or earlier. Obviously, older units tend to have some warts and blemishes that newer properties don’t, so inspect your place carefully before moving anything in to make sure things are up to par. Check the pipes, sinks, and faucets for leaks and drips, test out all the utilities, appliances, fans, lights, etc., and examine the walls, floors, and ceilings for blemishes, water marks, cracks, etc. And most importantly, mark down even the most minor imperfection on your move-in checklist so you don’t get blamed for a preexisting flaw.

Start Your Engines

Public transit still doesn’t exist in Dothan, so you’ll need your own vehicle (or a Forrest Gump-like endurance to run from points A to B) to get around town. Because the city is so spread out, and because temperatures are so extreme in the summer months, biking or walking isn’t really a feasible option. Fortunately, traffic is minimal, although gridlock on State Route 210, aka “The Circle,” can get ugly during rush hour.

Start Your Engines
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Public transit still doesn’t exist in Dothan, so you’ll need your own vehicle (or a Forrest Gump-like endurance to run from points A to B) to get around town. Because the city is so spread out, and because temperatures are so extreme in the summer months, biking or walking isn’t really a feasible option. Fortunately, traffic is minimal, although gridlock on State Route 210, aka “The Circle,” can get ugly during rush hour.

Dothan by Day

Daytime attractions in Dothan include a theme park, botanical gardens, a water park, and a variety of nature trails, museums, and golf courses (no wonder the retiree population continues to spike). The city is also home to a wide range of shopping hotspots and public art displays in the historic downtown area. The annual National Peanut Festival each November (more than half of America’s peanuts are grown within 100 miles of Dothan) features parades, nationally known recording artists, rides, a demolition derby, and pageants, and continues to attract thousands of legume enthusiasts. We guess there ain’t no party like a peanut party!

Dothan by Day
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Daytime attractions in Dothan include a theme park, botanical gardens, a water park, and a variety of nature trails, museums, and golf courses (no wonder the retiree population continues to spike). The city is also home to a wide range of shopping hotspots and public art displays in the historic downtown area. The annual National Peanut Festival each November (more than half of America’s peanuts are grown within 100 miles of Dothan) features parades, nationally known recording artists, rides, a demolition derby, and pageants, and continues to attract thousands of legume enthusiasts. We guess there ain’t no party like a peanut party!

Shhhhh! Dothan is Sleeping …

If you’re a wild and crazy party animal looking to whoop it up after hours, you’re barking up the wrong tree in Dothan. Churches and strip malls outnumber watering holes, live music venues, and nightclubs about a gazillion to one, and it’s safe to say that 99% of the city is indoors and catching some zzzzzz’s by 10p.m., even on weekend nights. If you enjoy peace and quiet in lieu of hustle and bustle, you’ll likely fall in love with Dothan. If not, you might feel out of place in all of southeastern ‘Bama.

Shhhhh! Dothan is Sleeping …
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If you’re a wild and crazy party animal looking to whoop it up after hours, you’re barking up the wrong tree in Dothan. Churches and strip malls outnumber watering holes, live music venues, and nightclubs about a gazillion to one, and it’s safe to say that 99% of the city is indoors and catching some zzzzzz’s by 10p.m., even on weekend nights. If you enjoy peace and quiet in lieu of hustle and bustle, you’ll likely fall in love with Dothan. If not, you might feel out of place in all of southeastern ‘Bama.

Final Thoughts: Picking Your ‘Hood

You won’t find much distinction between the different areas of Dothan, and crime rates are generally low throughout the city, but we still recommend visiting an area in advance to see if you’re comfortable with its vibes. Better safe than sorry, after all… speaking of which… Retirees, families, and peanut farmers aren’t the only demographics who dig Dothan. The area is a popular nesting place for Water Moccasin land snakes that like to set up shop in the damp parts of the city near lakes, ponds, and streams. Chances are, you won’t have a close encounter with any sort of fanged viper in Dothan, but we still strongly suggest you tread carefully (and never alone) if exploring the Great Outdoors in Peanut City.

Now it’s time for the fun part: scoring your dream dwellings in Dothan! Happy hunting and best of luck!

Final Thoughts: Picking Your ‘Hood
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You won’t find much distinction between the different areas of Dothan, and crime rates are generally low throughout the city, but we still recommend visiting an area in advance to see if you’re comfortable with its vibes. Better safe than sorry, after all… speaking of which… Retirees, families, and peanut farmers aren’t the only demographics who dig Dothan. The area is a popular nesting place for Water Moccasin land snakes that like to set up shop in the damp parts of the city near lakes, ponds, and streams. Chances are, you won’t have a close encounter with any sort of fanged viper in Dothan, but we still strongly suggest you tread carefully (and never alone) if exploring the Great Outdoors in Peanut City.

Now it’s time for the fun part: scoring your dream dwellings in Dothan! Happy hunting and best of luck!

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City GuideDothan
Greetings, Dothan apartment hunters, and welcome to your virtual leasing headquarters! Tucked away in the southeastern corner of Alabama less than 20 miles from the borders of Florida and Georgia, Dothan is a favorable stomping ground for lifelong residents, newcomers, and “snowbirds” alike. Not only that, it boasts some of the Deep South’s most attractive, affordable rentals, too. Sound like a good fit for you? Obviously! But before embarking on your apartment hunting crusade, there a few th...
Greetings, Dothan apartment hunters, and welcome to your virtual leasing headquarters! Tucked away in the southeastern corner of Alabama less than 20 miles from the borders of Florida and Georgia, Dothan is a favorable stomping ground for lifelong residents, newcomers, and “snowbirds” alike. Not only that, it boasts some of the Deep South’s most attractive, affordable rentals, too. Sound like a good fit for you? Obviously! But before embarking on your apartment hunting crusade, there a few th...
A Penny Pincher’s Paradise

Apartments in Dothan are among the most affordable in the nation, with studios and 1BR units going for $400-$500. 2 and 3BR units are available for as low as $600 as well. The city’s official cost of living index is more than 12% lower than the national average, and even the handful of brand new apartment complexes in Dothan feature spacious (1000-plus square feet) units loaded with mega-amenities for less than $700. Jobs, meanwhile, aren’t exactly falling off of trees in Dothan (similar to pretty much every American city in the 21st century), but the city’s highly diversified economy (built around the manufacturing, aerospace, service, and agricultural industries) allows many leasers to stash away a pretty penny or two, even after paying their renting fees.

A Penny Pincher’s Paradise
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Apartments in Dothan are among the most affordable in the nation, with studios and 1BR units going for $400-$500. 2 and 3BR units are available for as low as $600 as well. The city’s official cost of living index is more than 12% lower than the national average, and even the handful of brand new apartment complexes in Dothan feature spacious (1000-plus square feet) units loaded with mega-amenities for less than $700. Jobs, meanwhile, aren’t exactly falling off of trees in Dothan (similar to pretty much every American city in the 21st century), but the city’s highly diversified economy (built around the manufacturing, aerospace, service, and agricultural industries) allows many leasers to stash away a pretty penny or two, even after paying their renting fees.

Your Apartment Scavenging Arsenal

Don’t worry about having to jump through hoops to score your dream pad, because renting in Dothan is easy as pie (and we all know how easy pie is, don’t we?). Just bring along proof of income and/or bank account info, a list of previous residences, and your checkbook so you can pay the modest security deposit many landlords require. There’s no such thing as a renting season in Dothan, and rates rarely fluctuate throughout the year, so don’t bother playing the waiting game to get the best deal.

Your Apartment Scavenging Arsenal
+

Don’t worry about having to jump through hoops to score your dream pad, because renting in Dothan is easy as pie (and we all know how easy pie is, don’t we?). Just bring along proof of income and/or bank account info, a list of previous residences, and your checkbook so you can pay the modest security deposit many landlords require. There’s no such thing as a renting season in Dothan, and rates rarely fluctuate throughout the year, so don’t bother playing the waiting game to get the best deal.

Is It Just Me, Or Is It Ungodly Freaking Hot Out Here?

Nope, it’s not just you. Temperatures in Dothan from June through September frequently peek in the 100-degree range, causing tenants’ utility bills to spike during these months. When calculating your budget, remember to set aside an extra chunk of change for A/C bills. Even in basic studios and 1BR units, tenants typically spend at least an extra 50 bucks a month to keep their apartments from feeling like saunas.

Another cost you should factor into your budget is a renter’s insurance policy, which typically costs less than $20 a month. Southeastern Alabama is prone to tornadoes and intense thunderstorms that can inflict serious damage upon your humble abode, so we highly recommend at least a basic insurance policy to protect your valuable belongings, like that lava lamp from 1974 and that sweet Barcalounger recliner you found on the side of the road (really, it’s not gross at all, no matter what your friends tell you!).

Is It Just Me, Or Is It Ungodly Freaking Hot Out Here?
+

Nope, it’s not just you. Temperatures in Dothan from June through September frequently peek in the 100-degree range, causing tenants’ utility bills to spike during these months. When calculating your budget, remember to set aside an extra chunk of change for A/C bills. Even in basic studios and 1BR units, tenants typically spend at least an extra 50 bucks a month to keep their apartments from feeling like saunas.

Another cost you should factor into your budget is a renter’s insurance policy, which typically costs less than $20 a month. Southeastern Alabama is prone to tornadoes and intense thunderstorms that can inflict serious damage upon your humble abode, so we highly recommend at least a basic insurance policy to protect your valuable belongings, like that lava lamp from 1974 and that sweet Barcalounger recliner you found on the side of the road (really, it’s not gross at all, no matter what your friends tell you!).

It’s not “Old,” it’s “Distinguished”

Some flashy new apartments have sprouted up in recent years, but the majority of apartments in Dothan were built in the 1970s or earlier. Obviously, older units tend to have some warts and blemishes that newer properties don’t, so inspect your place carefully before moving anything in to make sure things are up to par. Check the pipes, sinks, and faucets for leaks and drips, test out all the utilities, appliances, fans, lights, etc., and examine the walls, floors, and ceilings for blemishes, water marks, cracks, etc. And most importantly, mark down even the most minor imperfection on your move-in checklist so you don’t get blamed for a preexisting flaw.

It’s not “Old,” it’s “Distinguished”
+

Some flashy new apartments have sprouted up in recent years, but the majority of apartments in Dothan were built in the 1970s or earlier. Obviously, older units tend to have some warts and blemishes that newer properties don’t, so inspect your place carefully before moving anything in to make sure things are up to par. Check the pipes, sinks, and faucets for leaks and drips, test out all the utilities, appliances, fans, lights, etc., and examine the walls, floors, and ceilings for blemishes, water marks, cracks, etc. And most importantly, mark down even the most minor imperfection on your move-in checklist so you don’t get blamed for a preexisting flaw.

Start Your Engines

Public transit still doesn’t exist in Dothan, so you’ll need your own vehicle (or a Forrest Gump-like endurance to run from points A to B) to get around town. Because the city is so spread out, and because temperatures are so extreme in the summer months, biking or walking isn’t really a feasible option. Fortunately, traffic is minimal, although gridlock on State Route 210, aka “The Circle,” can get ugly during rush hour.

Start Your Engines
+

Public transit still doesn’t exist in Dothan, so you’ll need your own vehicle (or a Forrest Gump-like endurance to run from points A to B) to get around town. Because the city is so spread out, and because temperatures are so extreme in the summer months, biking or walking isn’t really a feasible option. Fortunately, traffic is minimal, although gridlock on State Route 210, aka “The Circle,” can get ugly during rush hour.

Dothan by Day

Daytime attractions in Dothan include a theme park, botanical gardens, a water park, and a variety of nature trails, museums, and golf courses (no wonder the retiree population continues to spike). The city is also home to a wide range of shopping hotspots and public art displays in the historic downtown area. The annual National Peanut Festival each November (more than half of America’s peanuts are grown within 100 miles of Dothan) features parades, nationally known recording artists, rides, a demolition derby, and pageants, and continues to attract thousands of legume enthusiasts. We guess there ain’t no party like a peanut party!

Dothan by Day
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Daytime attractions in Dothan include a theme park, botanical gardens, a water park, and a variety of nature trails, museums, and golf courses (no wonder the retiree population continues to spike). The city is also home to a wide range of shopping hotspots and public art displays in the historic downtown area. The annual National Peanut Festival each November (more than half of America’s peanuts are grown within 100 miles of Dothan) features parades, nationally known recording artists, rides, a demolition derby, and pageants, and continues to attract thousands of legume enthusiasts. We guess there ain’t no party like a peanut party!

Shhhhh! Dothan is Sleeping …

If you’re a wild and crazy party animal looking to whoop it up after hours, you’re barking up the wrong tree in Dothan. Churches and strip malls outnumber watering holes, live music venues, and nightclubs about a gazillion to one, and it’s safe to say that 99% of the city is indoors and catching some zzzzzz’s by 10p.m., even on weekend nights. If you enjoy peace and quiet in lieu of hustle and bustle, you’ll likely fall in love with Dothan. If not, you might feel out of place in all of southeastern ‘Bama.

Shhhhh! Dothan is Sleeping …
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If you’re a wild and crazy party animal looking to whoop it up after hours, you’re barking up the wrong tree in Dothan. Churches and strip malls outnumber watering holes, live music venues, and nightclubs about a gazillion to one, and it’s safe to say that 99% of the city is indoors and catching some zzzzzz’s by 10p.m., even on weekend nights. If you enjoy peace and quiet in lieu of hustle and bustle, you’ll likely fall in love with Dothan. If not, you might feel out of place in all of southeastern ‘Bama.

Final Thoughts: Picking Your ‘Hood

You won’t find much distinction between the different areas of Dothan, and crime rates are generally low throughout the city, but we still recommend visiting an area in advance to see if you’re comfortable with its vibes. Better safe than sorry, after all… speaking of which… Retirees, families, and peanut farmers aren’t the only demographics who dig Dothan. The area is a popular nesting place for Water Moccasin land snakes that like to set up shop in the damp parts of the city near lakes, ponds, and streams. Chances are, you won’t have a close encounter with any sort of fanged viper in Dothan, but we still strongly suggest you tread carefully (and never alone) if exploring the Great Outdoors in Peanut City.

Now it’s time for the fun part: scoring your dream dwellings in Dothan! Happy hunting and best of luck!

Final Thoughts: Picking Your ‘Hood
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You won’t find much distinction between the different areas of Dothan, and crime rates are generally low throughout the city, but we still recommend visiting an area in advance to see if you’re comfortable with its vibes. Better safe than sorry, after all… speaking of which… Retirees, families, and peanut farmers aren’t the only demographics who dig Dothan. The area is a popular nesting place for Water Moccasin land snakes that like to set up shop in the damp parts of the city near lakes, ponds, and streams. Chances are, you won’t have a close encounter with any sort of fanged viper in Dothan, but we still strongly suggest you tread carefully (and never alone) if exploring the Great Outdoors in Peanut City.

Now it’s time for the fun part: scoring your dream dwellings in Dothan! Happy hunting and best of luck!

Rent Report
Dothan

September 2020 Dothan Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Dothan Rent Report. Dothan rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Dothan rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Dothan rent trends were flat over the past month

Dothan rents have remained steady over the past month, but have decreased sharply by 5.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Dothan stand at $591 for a one-bedroom apartment and $750 for a two-bedroom. Dothan's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.9%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in Alabama

    While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Dothan over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 of the largest 10 cities in Alabama for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.9% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Birmingham is the most expensive of all Alabama's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $984; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Tuscaloosa, where a two-bedroom goes for $898, is the only other major city besides Dothan to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.6%).
    • Madison, Auburn, and Huntsville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (7.7%, 5.2%, and 3.1%, respectively).

    Dothan rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have fallen sharply in Dothan, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Dothan is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Dothan's median two-bedroom rent of $750 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Dothan fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Dothan than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is nearly four times the price in Dothan.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    September 2020 Dothan Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Dothan Rent Report. Dothan rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Dothan rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Dothan Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Dothan Rent Report. Dothan rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Dothan rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Dothan rent trends were flat over the past month

    Dothan rents have remained steady over the past month, but have decreased sharply by 5.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Dothan stand at $591 for a one-bedroom apartment and $750 for a two-bedroom. Dothan's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.9%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in Alabama

      While rent decreases have been occurring in the city of Dothan over the past year, cities in the rest of the state are seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 of the largest 10 cities in Alabama for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.9% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Birmingham is the most expensive of all Alabama's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $984; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Tuscaloosa, where a two-bedroom goes for $898, is the only other major city besides Dothan to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.6%).
      • Madison, Auburn, and Huntsville have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (7.7%, 5.2%, and 3.1%, respectively).

      Dothan rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have fallen sharply in Dothan, large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Dothan is also more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Dothan's median two-bedroom rent of $750 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Dothan fell sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Dothan than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is nearly four times the price in Dothan.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology here.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.