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1052 Apartments for rent in Phoenix, AZ

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Ahwatukee
Downtown Phoenix
Central Avenue Corridor
Mountain Park Ranch
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Last updated May 31 at 12:18am
45 Units Available
Courtney Village
4848 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,088
878 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,242
1172 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,737
1295 sqft
Luxury apartments in a country village setting. Spacious units feature granite counters and in-unit laundry. Clubhouse, sauna and pool. Near Red Mountain Freeway access and local transit. Pet friendly.
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Last updated May 31 at 12:18am
Ahwatukee
1 Unit Available
Vista Sureno
4727 Warner Road, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,065
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Vista Sureno features beauty, convenience and style around every corner! From lush landscaping to spacious living spaces and an array of amenities, our apartments have everything you need to upgrade your lifestyle.
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Last updated May 31 at 12:01am
7 Units Available
Ventana Palms
7021 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$868
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,156
936 sqft
Close to shops, dining and entertainment. Residents live in units with laundry, patio/balcony and extra storage. Community amenities include clubhouse, courtyard, gym, playground and pool.
Verified
Last updated May 30 at 06:47pm
14 Units Available
San Pedregal by Mark-Taylor
16601 N 12th St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,103
1009 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,178
1176 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,405
1476 sqft
Community has lighted sand volleyball courts, pool with waterfalls, and poolside cabanas. Apartments include ceramic tile floors, wiring for alarms, and walk-in closets. Great location, close to Bell Towne Plaza and Lookout Mountain Preserve.
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Last updated May 30 at 06:46pm
Central Avenue Corridor
29 Units Available
The Thomas at Midtown
200 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,230
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,715
1202 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,725
1930 sqft
New apartment community in the heart of Phoenix, steps from bus and light rail. Walk to dining, entertainment, shopping. On-site beer garden, fenced dog run and dog wash, demonstration kitchen. One- and two-bedroom units.
Verified
Last updated May 31 at 12:05am
71 Units Available
Camden North End
6800 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$1,479
587 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,349
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,779
1153 sqft
A new construction community with open concept floor plans. Luxury amenities including a chef-inspired kitchen, wood-style flooring, walk-in closets, and full-size washer and dryer. Pet-friendly. Fitness and yoga studio.
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Last updated May 31 at 12:07am
18 Units Available
Proximity at Papago
1010 N 48th St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$875
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$975
720 sqft
This community provides easy access to Papago Golf Course and Walmart Supercenter. It's also pet-friendly with covered parking and a swimming pool. Units have extra large closets and a full array of appliances.
Verified
Last updated May 30 at 06:40pm
16 Units Available
Villages at Metro Center
9652 N 31st Ave, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$721
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$775
629 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$860
931 sqft
Convenience meets affordability in this pet-friendly complex featuring a playground, pool and gym. Right next to I-17 and the Metrocenter Mall. Units feature air conditioning and walk-in closets.
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Last updated May 30 at 06:41pm
Melrose Woodlea
4 Units Available
Revival on Indian School
930 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
995 sqft
Located just across the street from Eastern Arizona College, shops and restaurants. Units feature modern flooring, ceiling fans and laundry in-unit. BBQ/Grill, pool and gym on premises.
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Last updated May 30 at 06:38pm
Downtown Phoenix
21 Units Available
Cortland Fillmore
601 W Fillmore St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,245
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,594
1261 sqft
Pet-friendly and green community with great walking score and spacious layouts. Ample storage, in-unit laundry and gourmet kitchen islands. Enjoy modern comforts like bike storage and a coffee bar.
Verified
Last updated May 31 at 12:03am
12 Units Available
Paradise Falls
15434 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$885
785 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
1029 sqft
Located just off Highway 51, close to Loop 101 and Squaw Peak Freeway, with easy access to neighborhood schools, restaurants and shopping options. Spacious apartments with balconies, W/D hookup, microwave and generous walk-in closets.
Verified
Last updated May 31 at 12:18am
36 Units Available
San Melia
14435 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,223
824 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,299
1004 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,802
1345 sqft
Resort Style Living
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Last updated May 31 at 12:06am
28 Units Available
Cactus Forty-2
4242 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$1,108
522 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,221
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,287
932 sqft
Furnished apartments with in-unit laundry and fully equipped kitchens. Amenities include yoga studio, 24-hour gym, swimming pool and hot tub. Green community with beautiful outdoor area.
Verified
Last updated May 30 at 06:16pm
11 Units Available
Monterey Village
4707 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$789
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$849
529 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$989
833 sqft
Convenient location, minutes from ASU, downtown Phoenix, and downtown Tempe. Community features 24-hour maintenance, parking, and on-site laundry. Residents enjoy units with walk-in closets, patio/balcony, ceiling fan, and dishwasher.
Verified
Last updated May 30 at 06:16pm
Downtown Phoenix
23 Units Available
Skyline Lofts
600 N 4th St, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$1,200
716 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,235
926 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
1474 sqft
Luxury lofts near U of A Downtown campus and City of Phoenix Biomedical. Features granite counters, walk-in closets and more. Community is packed with amenities, including yoga, age room, gym. Pet friendly.
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Last updated May 30 at 06:16pm
21 Units Available
Ava North and South
3426 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,025
596 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,290
865 sqft
Welcome home to Ava North and Ava South. If you are looking for superb apartment home living in Phoenix, Arizona, you’ve come to the right place. We are conveniently near fantastic dining, shopping, and entertainment.
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Last updated May 30 at 06:16pm
21 Units Available
Motif Apartment Homes
2529 W Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$935
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,030
936 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,425
1209 sqft
Deluxe apartment homes in resort setting. Units feature fireplace, hardwood floors and walk-in closets. Community features include business center, coffee bar and hot tub. Near Highway 17, parks and local transit.
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Last updated May 30 at 06:16pm
Sunnyslope
17 Units Available
Trailside at Hermosa Pointe
10002 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,000
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
1096 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,450
1453 sqft
Situated at the base of North Mountain with sweeping views of the area. Designer apartments feature gourmet kitchens, washer/dryer and cozy wood-burning fireplace. Community has three pools and a fitness center.
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Last updated May 30 at 06:16pm
Central Avenue Corridor
19 Units Available
Mozaic at Steele Park
411 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,060
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,285
1035 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
1355 sqft
Pet-friendly living near Steele Indian School Park. 1-3 bedroom homes with full laundry and fireplaces. Community amenities include BBQ, coffee bar, hot tub, 24-hour maintenance and convenient e-payments.
Verified
Last updated May 30 at 06:16pm
30 Units Available
Aspire Pinnacle Peak
24250 N 23rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,145
893 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,255
1088 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,575
1470 sqft
Near Norterra Shopping Center and I-17. Recently renovated units feature laundry, dishwashers and lots of storage. Fun community offers fire pit and pool for outdoor fun, pool table and media room indoors.
Verified
Last updated May 30 at 06:16pm
15 Units Available
Bolero
7725 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$925
483 sqft
1 Bedroom
$935
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,165
847 sqft
Pet-friendly apartments with stainless steel kitchen appliances, in-unit laundry and hardwood floors. Swimming pool and outdoor grill. Carport and garage parking spaces. Convenient location off I-10.
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Last updated May 30 at 06:16pm
6 Units Available
Arezzo Apartment Homes
7205 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ
2 Bedrooms
$1,305
1198 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
1385 sqft
Easy access to I-10 in these luxury 2-3 bedroom apartments. Thoughtful features like garbage disposal, ceiling fans and more. Playground and pool for fun. Dogs and cats allowed.
Verified
Last updated May 30 at 06:16pm
11 Units Available
The Trend at 51 Apartment Homes
1615 E Georgia Ave, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$1,155
543 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,250
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Airy studios and 1-2 bedroom apartments near Piestewa Freeway. High ceilings and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly community with shuffleboard, fire pit, pool and gym. Bike storage available.
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Last updated May 30 at 06:16pm
7 Units Available
Acclaim
2506 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,100
694 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,190
924 sqft
Minutes to I-17 for commuters. Hardwood floors, extra storage and dishwasher. Community amenities abound, including, 24-hour gym, coffee bar, hot tub and pool. Pets are permitted.

Median Rent in Phoenix

Last updated May 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Phoenix is $885, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,103.
Studio
$729
1 Bed
$885
2 Beds
$1,103
3+ Beds
$1,606
City GuidePhoenix
"Come to this land of sunshine, to this land where life is young. Where the wide, wide world is waiting, the songs that will now be sung. Where the golden sun is flaming tnto warm, white shining day, and the sons of men are blazing their priceless right of way." (Margaret Rowe Clifford - "Arizona").

Phoenix is nestled in the low desert valley of Southern Arizona amongst saguaro cacti and a whole lotta mountains. In fact, nearly any which way you look from within Phoenix limits you’ll have a beautiful view of the mountains that ring the greater metropolitan area with some of the more local mountains spruced in between. Read: it’s pretty. Also read: you’ll probably want a room with a view and/or balcony, let’s help you navigate the apartment landscape shall we?

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Chase Field is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Phoenix Zoo is one of the top 5 zoos for families in the country.

The Sonoran Desert is one of the largest in North America.

You Don’t Even Need a Dune Buggy

In Phoenix, everything is “location, location, location.” The city has seven major (and very different) areas to call home, and each area contains multiple “urban villages,” which are like mega-neighborhoods with smaller neighborhoods inside them.

Luckily, no matter where you live, getting from place to place is simple because Phoenix was built for cars. The roads are arranged on a precise grid system with wide boulevards and well-planned freeways that make getting anywhere a breeze. Even during rush hour the average commute takes only forty minutes, but beware of Phoenix’s aggressive drivers and “snowbirds” (retirees) who drive a wee bit more cautiously. Speaking of snowbirds, these seasonal dwellers increase the city’s population by almost 400,000 between the months of November and April, and the best time to rent is when they’ve left, so plan to pay your first month’s rent between April and October.

So Many Valleys in the Valley: North Phoenix (Avg. Rent: $850) North Phoenix is one of the more mountainous areas of Phoenix, and it includes the neighborhoods of Sunnyslope, North Mountain, Deer Valley, Moon Valley, Paradise Valley, and Desert View. Sunnyslope and North Mountain are high density areas closest to Midtown with the lowest ages, income levels, and rents in North Phoenix. These neighborhoods have affordable 2BR apartments ($$) with residents aged twenty to thirty-five on average.

The farther away you live from Midtown, the older the residents and their children. Rule of thumb in North Phoenix: if the “urban village” name ends in “Valley,” the area is likely upper-middle class with highly-educated residents over forty with teenaged children, and 2BR houses will be expensive. Desert View is one of the few areas in North Phoenix that has couples with young children, but it’s also in the foothills and is therefore one of the priciest areas for a 3BR. Snowbirds can find a lot of great housing options in North Phoenix, including active living communities like Central Park, Desert Skies, Sunrise Heights, and Whispering Palms.

Hella-Good Historic Haciendas: Midtown (Avg. Rent: $650) Midtown includes the neighborhood of Encanto, the La Hacienda Historic District, and the Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District. The centralized location will keep your commute simple, no matter where you work, and the living options in this area range from 2BR apartments in Encanto to Spanish Colonial houses with no sidewalks in La Hacienda to Tudor-style gabled houses in the Encanto-Palmcroft area – which looks very much like an English suburb . Because Midtown is right next to Phoenix’s swanky Biltmore area, Midtown dwellers are close to all the fancy conveniences that upscale living affords – but they don’t necessarily have to pay upscale housing prices.

Ode to the Oasis: Biltmore Area (Avg. Rent: $900) The Biltmore Area comprises the far eastern side of Phoenix including the urban villages of Camelback East and Camelback Corridor, and the neighborhoods of Biltmore and Arcadia. This area is the closest in Phoenix to Scottsdale, which is known for its high-end shopping opportunities and upscale living. Biltmore’s lush, green landscaping with gorgeous historical and retro architecture can make you forget that you live in the desert, but a quick trip to Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo, and the Desert Botanical Gardens will remind you that the desert is your home. Biltmore and Arcadia homes will run up the tab for every age group.

Be Wary of the Wild and Wily West: West Phoenix (Avg. Rent: $600) West Phoenix includes the areas of Maryvale and Estrella, which are home to very young couples with very young children. Maryvale has a great concert venue and many available 2BR houses and apartments, and Estrella has a lot of available mobile homes.. The recently created Laveen ranch suburbs, located in a previously agricultural area of Phoenix south of Estrella are still awaiting serious development, but would be good to keep an eye on.

CenPho, Yo!: Central Phoenix (Avg. Rent: $700) Central Phoenix, called “CenPho” by locals, includes the neighborhoods of Downtown, Central City, Cooper Square, Roosevelt, and the Alhambra suburbs. If you’re under thirty-five with some young’uns, and you want to be in a pedestrian-friendly area filled with small, local boutiques and delicious mom and pop restaurants, CenPho is for you. Downtown’s nightlife is still in the making, but Downtown Phoenix is the place to see retro architecture, the opera, Broadway shows, museums, galleries, the ballet, concerts, boxing, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Suns, and the Arizona Rattlers. Downtown’s apartments, detached homes and multiplexes are inexpensive.

Roosevelt and Cooper Square are smaller areas that ring ASU’s Downtown Campus; these areas are perfect for single twenty-somethings who want to live in an older apartment building. Couples who are interested in affordable suburbs in CenPho should check out Alhambra, for a 2BR house with access to the light metro rail, which is eco-friendly, super-quiet, and drops you off right in the heart of Downtown.

Heat in the ‘Hood: South Mountain (Avg. Rent: $700) South Mountain, directly south of Downtown Phoenix, is a large and the most ethically diverse area in Phoenix. This area also contains the South Mountain Park, which is the largest municipal park in the entire world. Many young couples with young children live in this area, and although the prices for a 2BR are nearly unbeatable. If you love the diversity and the prices in this close-to-downtown area, finding a very home is possible if you rent anywhere on 30th up from Baseline. The Southbank area is especially nice, although pricier .

Saguaro Swank: Ahwatukee Foothills (Avg. Rent: $1200) Both Ahwatukee Foothills and South Mountain are south of Downtown Phoenix, and they could technically comprise South Phoenix if put together.Whereas, South Mountain has low-priced housing, Awatukee Foothills is a high-price, gated community nestled among the foothills of the South Mountains with big 3BR+ houses, and highly-educated middle-aged couples. Of course, the prices in this area rise even higher as the houses move higher into the foothills, but the views are spectacular.

Not Always Sunny: Things You Should Know

Phoenicians have some strange hang-ups about cars. First thing to know is that they have a really high vehicle licensing tax of 16.8%, adjusting annually for depreciation. This means that if you buy a $25,000 car in Phoenix, you’ll pay $420 in taxes (plus registration fees). The next year you’ll pay $360 (plus registration fees), etc. Basically, it costs a lot to own a car in Phoenix, and unless you live in CenPho and never plan to leave the area, you’ll need a car to navigate the city and metro area.

Also, because Arizona is such a sunny state, Phoenix does not recognize Daylight Savings Time. This is awesome if you live in Phoenix, because you never have to remember to change your clocks, but every year you will have to re-train your friends Back East so they don’t wake you up by calling at 6:00 am in the summer.

One last tip about the weather in Phoenix: it’s gorgeous . . . most of the time. Phoenix locals, called “Phoenicians” (take that “Tucsonans”!) frequently spend Thanksgiving outside on the patio, and outdoor hikers, climbers, boaters, and bikers of all ages appreciate the ability to take a New Years Day hike. Hate snow? You’re in good company. Phoenicians never shovel snow; the last year a snowflake hit the ground in downtown Phoenix was in 1939. However, “The Valley’s” beautiful winter weather comes with a price: the summer weather. Summers in Phoenix are hot, hot, HOT, and temperatures regularly rise well into the hundreds, sometimes reaching a sweltering 120 degrees. Phoenix plans well for hot summers though and provides tons of cool activities (including waterparks) for its sun-loving residents, so don’t let the heat scare you away. Now, pack up your swimsuit and your industrial-strength sunscreen, throw your snow shovel in the trash, and cool-off in that perfect (air-conditioned) Phoenix apartment.

June 2020 Phoenix Rent Report

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

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June 2020 Phoenix Rent Report

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

Phoenix rents declined slightly over the past month

Phoenix rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but are up moderately by 2.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Phoenix stand at $886 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,104 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Phoenix's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 0.8%.

    Rents rising across the Phoenix Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Phoenix, 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 $1,541; the city has also seen rent growth of 3.9% over the past year, 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 0.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,352, while one-bedrooms go for $1,085.
    • Phoenix proper has the least expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,104; rents fell 0.2% over the past month but rose 2.3% over the past year.

    Phoenix rents more affordable than many comparable cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Phoenix, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Phoenix is still more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Arizona as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.4% in Tucson.
    • Phoenix's median two-bedroom rent of $1,104 is below the national average of $1,194. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.8% over the past year compared to the 2.3% rise in Phoenix.
    • While Phoenix's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including San Francisco (-1.0%), Denver (-0.4%), and Los Angeles (-0.1%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Phoenix than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,071, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Phoenix.

    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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Phoenix
    $890
    $1,100
    -0.2%
    2.3%
    Mesa
    $920
    $1,150
    -0.1%
    3.4%
    Chandler
    $1,160
    $1,440
    -0.8%
    1.2%
    Glendale
    $950
    $1,180
    -0.2%
    2.6%
    Scottsdale
    $1,090
    $1,360
    -0.9%
    1.9%
    Gilbert
    $1,240
    $1,540
    -0.4%
    3.9%
    Tempe
    $970
    $1,210
    -0.8%
    1.4%
    Peoria
    $1,180
    $1,470
    -0.5%
    3.1%
    Surprise
    $1,080
    $1,350
    -0.2%
    -0.3%
    Avondale
    $1,030
    $1,280
    -0.6%
    1.4%
    Goodyear
    $1,180
    $1,470
    0
    4%
    Buckeye
    $980
    $1,230
    0.3%
    0.7%
    Casa Grande
    $810
    $1,010
    0.8%
    1.8%
    Sun City
    $890
    $1,110
    0
    1.1%
    Apache Junction
    $590
    $730
    0.1%
    1.5%
    El Mirage
    $780
    $970
    0
    -0.2%
    Fountain Hills
    $1,060
    $1,320
    -0.4%
    1.6%
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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.

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Phoenix’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Phoenix renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List...

    View full Phoenix Renter Survey

    Here’s how Phoenix ranks on:

    B-
    Overall satisfaction
    C
    Safety and crime rate
    B-
    Jobs and career opportunities
    C+
    Recreational activities
    B+
    Affordability
    C+
    Quality of schools
    B-
    Social Life
    B
    Weather
    B
    Commute time
    B
    State and local taxes
    A-
    Public transit
    B
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Phoenix’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Phoenix renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, there seems to be a discrepancy between millennial renters in Phoenix, who are unsatisfied (D), and renters who are parents (B-)."

    Key Findings in Phoenix include the following:

    • Phoenix renters gave their city a B- overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Phoenix were public transit and affordability, which received A- and B+ grades, respectively.
    • The areas of concern to Phoenix renters are quality of local schools (C+) and safety and low crime rate (C).
    • Phoenix millennials are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of D, while renters who are parents are more satisfied, giving it a B-.
    • Phoenix did relatively well compared to other cities in Arizona, including Glendale (F), Tucson (D) and Mesa (C+).
    • Phoenix did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Las Vegas (C) and Miami (C+).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "I love how easy it is to get to everything." -Jaxine C.
    • "Phoenix has great weather year-round, tons of available work, and friendly people." -Wendy B.
    • "In Phoenix, you’re never more than 15 minutes to great hiking or a few hours from national parks. Unfortunately, it’s not very bike friendly and the summers are miserably hot!" -Paula A.
    • "This city has access to everything and the cost of living is low compared to most states." -Anon.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Phoenix?
    In Phoenix, the median rent is $729 for a studio, $885 for a 1-bedroom, $1,103 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,606 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Phoenix, check out our monthly Phoenix Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Phoenix?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Phoenix include Ahwatukee, Downtown Phoenix, Central Avenue Corridor, Mountain Park Ranch, and Arcadia.
    How pet-friendly is Phoenix?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Phoenix received a letter grade of B for pet-friendliness.
    What is the job market like in Phoenix?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Phoenix received a letter grade of B- for satisfaction with jobs and career opportunities.
    How good are the schools in Phoenix?
    Phoenix renters gave their city a letter grade of C+ when asked to rate their satisfaction with schools in the area. To see how Phoenix did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What is social life like in Phoenix?
    Phoenix renters gave their city a letter grade of B- when asked to rate their satisfaction with social life and dating opportunities. To see how Phoenix did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Phoenix?
    Some of the colleges located in the Phoenix area include GateWay Community College, Paradise Valley Community College, Phoenix College, Arizona State University-Tempe, and Mesa Community College. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Phoenix?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Phoenix from include Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, and Glendale.

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