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933 Apartments for rent in Phoenix, AZ

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Central Avenue Corridor
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Last updated August 9 at 12:32 AM
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29 Units Available
Spectra on 7th South
20425 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,044
749 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,193
958 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,853
1387 sqft
Smart style meets cool comfort at Spectra on 7th. Our bright and breezy North Phoenix community in Deer Valley was tailored for your relaxation.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:40 AM
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13 Units Available
Vertu
1212 E Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,200
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,555
1057 sqft
Pet-friendly apartments with large closets and private balconies. Community has a fitness center, a swimming pool and laundry facilities. Located near multiple bus routes and the Bethany East Shopping Center.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:40 AM
3 Units Available
Avalon
3851 N 28th St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$855
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
1000 sqft
Close to downtown Phoenix's exciting shopping hot spots, with easy access to public transport and the I-51. Pet-friendly units with hardwood floors, dishwasher and laundry. Community has pool, scenic courtyard, barbecue, gym and dog park.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:40 AM
22 Units Available
Crystal Creek
10 E Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$787
440 sqft
1 Bedroom
$873
647 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,071
832 sqft
Community features two pools, spa and fitness center. Luxurious units include laundry, garbage disposal, dishwasher and walk-in closets. Located in the heart of Phoenix, close to shopping, gym and Central Park.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:40 AM
21 Units Available
Downtown Phoenix
The Met At 3rd at 3rd and Fillmore
200 E Fillmore St, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$1,299
844 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,329
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,590
1140 sqft
Downtown Phoenix location near Symphony Hall, ASU, parks and numerous historical sites. Units with vaulted ceilings, travertine showers and slate flooring. The community features swimming pools and a hot tub.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:40 AM
6 Units Available
Ventana Palms
7021 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$957
708 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,103
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.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:39 AM
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33 Units Available
Central Avenue Corridor
The Thomas at Midtown
200 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,235
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
1202 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,695
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.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:38 AM
21 Units Available
Level at 16th by Mark-Taylor
1550 E Campbell Ave, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$1,138
643 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,187
737 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,441
965 sqft
Level at Sixteenth offers more than you can imagine. Modern. Convenient. Urban. Level at Sixteenth's architectural design is refreshingly unique and contemporary.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
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229 Units Available
Desert Ridge
Montreux Apartments
5550 E Deer Valley Dr, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,615
886 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,940
1212 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,940
1517 sqft
Montreux is a warm and inviting community of one-, two-, and three-bedroom luxury apartment residences located in the Northeast Phoenix/Scottsdale area, known as Desert Ridge.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:38 AM
12 Units Available
Arcadia Lite
Domus by Mark-Taylor
4445 N 36th St, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$1,040
542 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,330
776 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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The Arcadia Village Shopping Center and Arizona Canal Trail are just a short drive from this community. There's an on-site fitness center, swimming pool and hot spa. Units feature floor-to-ceiling windows and floating hardwood floors.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:39 AM
7 Units Available
Inhabit on 7th
5615 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$905
390 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,100
660 sqft
Welcome to the new urban lifestyle inhabit on 7th has to offer you.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
13 Units Available
Tides on Thomas
4815 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$845
312 sqft
1 Bedroom
$945
541 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Phoenix, Arizona. Our stunning community is situated in Maricopa County and Creighton School District. We are just minutes from Biltmore Fashion Park, dining, and entertainment.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:38 AM
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10 Units Available
Arrive North Scottsdale
17950 N 68th St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,171
711 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,503
932 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,585
1069 sqft
Spacious, bright units feature in-unit laundry and extra storage. Modern community with carefully groomed grounds, concierge and internet cafe. Pet friendly. Scottsdale Airport and the Scottsdale Links are just a few miles away.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
18 Units Available
Sierra Pines
9410 N 31st Ave, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$710
461 sqft
1 Bedroom
$775
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,065
926 sqft
Just a short drive to I-17 and Metro Center Mall. Recently remodeled apartments feature a private patio or balcony, in-unit washers and dryers, and walk-in closets.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
12 Units Available
Arcadia
Daybreak Gardens
5225 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$799
422 sqft
1 Bedroom
$869
546 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,019
805 sqft
Near downtown Phoenix, these garden apartment homes feature a lounging pool, outdoor dining and grilling areas, and carports. The interiors of the studio and one- to two-bedroom apartments offer the options of dens or patios.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
6 Units Available
Connect on Union
2311 E Union Hills Dr, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,045
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,075
940 sqft
Under New Management! Connect on Union is proudly managed by Western Wealth Communities.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
7 Units Available
The Elton
2420 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$875
271 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,250
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Let nothing hold you back. At The Elton, we offer welcoming studio residences that keep up with your busy lifestyle as well as your budget. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool or grill something delicious on the BBQ.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
11 Units Available
Ahwatukee
Serafina at South Mountain
11025 S 51st St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,070
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,185
966 sqft
In-unit laundry. Recently renovated apartments. Private patio/balcony, fireplace and extra storage. On-site dog park. Swimming pool. Credit card and e-payments accepted. Conveniently located near Elliot Road and Maricopa Freeway.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
5 Units Available
Glenrosa Park
4337 N 53rd Ln, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$945
675 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
936 sqft
Glenrosa Park is one of Phoenix’s most sought out apartment communities. Situated on Maryvale Parkway, Glenrosa Park is centrally located to shopping, amazing schools, and entertainment.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
7 Units Available
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Northern Edge
2339 W Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,145
869 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Welcome to Northern Edge Apartments, where quality and comfort meet. Located in the heart of Phoenix, our apartment homes offer the perfect combination of desert charm, distinctive details, and convenience.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
10 Units Available
Carlyle Townhomes
5102 E Piedmont Rd, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,347
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,412
1115 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,607
1352 sqft
Easy access to I-10. Numerous amenities including three spas, four pools, private garages and two fitness centers. In-home washers and dryers provide. On-site playground, trash valet and courtyard. Pet-friendly.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
12 Units Available
Carlyle at South Mountain
5102 E. Piedmont Rd, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,095
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
1068 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
1262 sqft
A resort-like community at the foothills of South Mountain Preserve. On-site amenities include a fitness center, four pools, and volleyball and basketball courts. In-home washers and dryers and private garages provided.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
26 Units Available
Latitude
1944 W Thunderbird Rd, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$920
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$915
863 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,375
1320 sqft
Contemporary homes with new appliances and a fireplace. Just updated. Community highlights include a business center, basketball court, and game room. Close to I-17. Near Cave Creek Golf Course.
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Last updated August 9 at 12:37 AM
18 Units Available
Monterey Village
4707 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$789
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$829
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.

Median Rent in Phoenix

Last updated Jul. 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.

August 2020 Phoenix Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Phoenix Rent Report. Phoenix rents increased 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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August 2020 Phoenix Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Phoenix Rent Report. Phoenix rents increased 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 increased slightly over the past month

Phoenix rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.7% 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. Phoenix's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.5%, as well as the national average of 0.2%.

    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, 8 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 $1,546; the city has also seen rent growth of 3.1% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
    • Over the past year, Surprise has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,357, while one-bedrooms go for $1,089.
    • Phoenix proper has the least expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,104; rents grew 0.2% over the past month and 1.7% over the past year.

    Phoenix rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Phoenix, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Phoenix is still more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

    • Although rents across cities in Arizona have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady 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 $1,193. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Phoenix's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Albuquerque (+1.0%) and Las Vegas (+1.0%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Phoenix than most comparable cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,001, 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%
    1.7%
    Mesa
    $920
    $1,150
    0.3%
    2.9%
    Chandler
    $1,160
    $1,440
    0.5%
    0.2%
    Glendale
    $950
    $1,180
    0.4%
    2%
    Scottsdale
    $1,080
    $1,350
    0
    0.6%
    Gilbert
    $1,240
    $1,550
    0.5%
    3.1%
    Tempe
    $980
    $1,220
    0.8%
    -0.1%
    Peoria
    $1,180
    $1,470
    0.2%
    1.7%
    Surprise
    $1,090
    $1,360
    0.4%
    -0.8%
    Avondale
    $1,030
    $1,290
    0.4%
    2%
    Goodyear
    $1,190
    $1,490
    0.5%
    4.4%
    Buckeye
    $980
    $1,230
    0
    1.5%
    Casa Grande
    $820
    $1,020
    0.8%
    1.9%
    Sun City
    $900
    $1,120
    0.5%
    1.3%
    Apache Junction
    $590
    $730
    0.2%
    1.9%
    El Mirage
    $780
    $970
    0
    -0.1%
    Fountain Hills
    $1,060
    $1,320
    0.7%
    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, Central Avenue Corridor, Mountain Park Ranch, Downtown Phoenix, 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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