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165 Apartments for rent in Gilbert, AZ

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Last updated December 17 at 7:35am UTC
Tides at Downtown Gilbert
36 East Vaughn Avenue
Gilbert, AZ
Updated December 16 at 3:09pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
Heritage Pointe
275 W Juniper Ave
Gilbert, AZ
Updated December 16 at 6:11pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
Williams Gateway
5850 S Power Rd
Gilbert, AZ
Updated December 16 at 6:12pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
1727 E Elgin Street
Gilbert, AZ
Updated December 17 at 7:35am UTC
3 Bedrooms
City Guide
Moving to Gilbert

In addition to several pairs of sunglasses, you'll do best in Gilbert by bringing along other sun-happy necessities, such as a sunhat, sunscreen, flip flops and oven mitts for opening your car doors. While the oven-mitt tidbit is largely a joke, your car hood can get hot enough in Gilbert summers to fry an egg, bake a cookie or sear anyone silly enough to attempt to sit on it.

Even though many of the housing units in Gilbert were built in 2000 or later, you'll still have money left over after rent to keep yourself stocked with all those sunny weather necessities. Don't expect to rent a place for too much more than the rest of the state, although your rates can increase from there based on exact location, size and amenities, such as a cool, refreshing swimming pool.

A good place to start your search may be in areas in the southern portion of the city which seem to have more vacancies than its northern cousins. You also want to prepare by gathering proof of income, your current credit report and a few reference letters from past landlords, coworkers and friends that outline what a wonderful, on-time-paying tenant you would be.

Gilbert is stocked with newer homes, which mean you may be treated to two crucial amenities not always found in older Arizona residences: air conditioning and a garage. Even a carport will do, as long as you have something to shield your car from the areas searing sun. Older homes in the southwest often have this thing called a swamp cooler which circulates air and is fine in the proverbial "dry heat" but don't do much when humidity hits during summer rains.

Gilbert Neighborhoods

The city of Gilbert stretches across 43 square miles, which offers plenty of elbow room with an average population density of 5,148 people per square mile. It also serves up plenty of living options, thanks to the more than 40 different neighborhoods NeighborhoodScout says make up the sprawling, sunny place called Gilbert.

Tremaine/Falfa: Start in the far northwest corner of Gilbert and you start in the Tremaine/Falfa area. You'll be able to find lower rental rates in this area.

S. Power Road/Kiowa Avenue: Jump to the far northeast corner of Gilbert and you land in the S. Power Road/Kiowa Avenue zone. Here you'll find higher rates on rental properties, which consist of a mix of rental homes and apartment complexes offering studio apartments for rent.

S. Power Road/E. Elliot Road: Shimmy kitty-corner to the southeast of the Kiowa Avenue zone. It can be one of the toughest places to nab an home or apartment for rent, with a vacancy rate that dips as low as 0 percent.

S. Val Vista Drive/E. Williams Field Road: Move further south still and you hit the center of Gilbert and the sizable S. Val Vista Drive/E. Williams Field Road neighborhood. You'll see a vacancy rate that creeps up as high as 11 percent, above the national average.

S. Higley Road/E. Chandler Heights Road: Another sizable portion of Gilbert is in its southwest corner in the form of the S. Higley Road/E. Chandler Heights Road zone. Here you'll have even better luck landing a place to live, with up to 15 percent vacancy rates in apartments and rental houses.

Chandler Heights: Scoot a bit to the east and land in another area filled with Gilberts typical slate of newer homes built in 2000 or even later.

What People Do in Gilbert

Enjoying the sun is a top activity in Gilbert, provided you do it during off-peak hours in the summer. High noon is asking for high risk of dehydration during the summer months where daily high temperatures regularly hit above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Tolerable winters can more than make up for it, however, with average winter temps typically sticking between 50 and 60 degrees.

If you want to the state capitol a whirl, either for work or play, Phoenix is about 25 miles northwest of Gilbert. You can even ride down U.S. Route 60, also known as Superstition Freeway, with a dandy name stemming from the Superstition Mountains farther east down the road.

Gilbert is also a veritable paradise for desert hiking, thanks to its location near at least 10 generous parklands that are anywhere from 14 to 35 miles away in either direction. A handful of smaller, local parks grace the landscape if you'd prefer to keep it closer to home. As you may have already guessed, hiking and outdoor activities are most comfortable and less deadly in the winter, spring and fall than they are in the Arizona summer.

Wait, so you think all folks do is go to Phoenix or the desert trails? No way. Theres plenty to do in the city proper without even leaving Gilberts borders. There's an A to Z shopping (almost), with a bevy of businesses that range from Ace Hardware to Wendys with Macys, Mens Warehouse and Dairy Queen in between. Additional to-dos include the Hale Centre Theatre, circa 1947, which is the longest privately owned and operated continuously running theater in the country. It has served up close-up, intimate theater performances at least once a week since its opening.

December 2018 Gilbert Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Gilbert Rent Report. Gilbert rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Gilbert rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Rent Report

December 2018 Gilbert Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Gilbert Rent Report. Gilbert rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Gilbert rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Gilbert rents increase sharply over the past month

Gilbert rents have increased 1.2% over the past month, and have increased significantly by 4.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Gilbert stand at $1,170 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,460 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Gilbert's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.9%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the Phoenix Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Gilbert, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Phoenix metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Gilbert has the most expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,460; the city has also seen rent growth of 1.2% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past year, Surprise is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.7%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,340, while one-bedrooms go for $1,070.
  • Phoenix proper has the least expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,060; rents grew 0.2% over the past month and 3.2% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Gilbert

As rents have increased significantly in Gilbert, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Gilbert is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased marginally in other cities across the state, with Arizona as a whole logging rent growth of 2.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.0% in Tucson.
  • Gilbert's median two-bedroom rent of $1,460 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 4.9% increase in Gilbert.
  • While Gilbert's rents rose significantly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Gilbert than most large cities. For example, Albuquerque has a median 2BR rent of $870, where Gilbert is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

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.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Phoenix $850 $1,060 0.2% 3.2%
Mesa $870 $1,080 0.1% 3.1%
Chandler $1,110 $1,380 0.7% 5.3%
Glendale $910 $1,130 -0.1% 3.1%
Scottsdale $1,050 $1,310 0.5% 3.9%
Gilbert $1,170 $1,460 1.2% 4.9%
Tempe $930 $1,160 0.1% 3.8%
Peoria $1,130 $1,410 0.1% 5.5%
Surprise $1,070 $1,340 -0.7% -0.7%
Avondale $990 $1,230 0.1% 2.1%
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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.


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.