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127 Apartments for rent in Surprise, AZ

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Last updated August 18 at 3:00am UTC
14575 W MOUNTAIN VIEW Boulevard
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 18 at 3:00am UTC
1 Bedroom
14575 W MOUNTAIN VIEW Boulevard
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 18 at 2:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
14959 W MAUI Lane
Ashton Ranch
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 18 at 2:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
14597 W SHAW BUTTE Drive
Mountain Gate
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 17 at 10:01pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
14910 N 150th Avenue
Ashton Ranch
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 17 at 9:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
13278 N 178TH Lane
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 16 at 10:14pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
16827 W TONBRIDGE Street
Bell West Ranch
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 16 at 10:27am UTC
4 Bedrooms
15836 W SIERRA Street
Greer Ranch North
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 16 at 10:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
13211 W CALAVAR Road
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 16 at 10:21am UTC
3 Bedrooms
15240 N 142ND Avenue
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 16 at 10:20am UTC
3 Bedrooms
17511 W Lisbon Lane
Sierra Montana
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 16 at 10:13am UTC
3 Bedrooms
12123 W Bell Rd #338
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 16 at 10:12am UTC
1 Bedroom
16109 W Christy Drive
Greer Ranch South
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 16 at 3:01am UTC
5 Bedrooms
15817 W REDFIELD Road
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 16 at 3:01am UTC
3 Bedrooms
16846 W TARA Lane
Surprise Farms
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 16 at 2:56am UTC
4 Bedrooms
17616 W SURREY Drive
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 16 at 2:56am UTC
4 Bedrooms
15908 W LUNDBERG Street
Mountain Vista Ranch
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 16 at 2:56am UTC
3 Bedrooms
16705 N 157th Ave
Mountain Vista Ranch
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 17 at 9:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
West Mandalay Lane
Sierra Montana
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 17 at 7:17am UTC
3 Bedrooms
15170 N 145th Ln
Royal Ranch
Surprise, AZ
Updated August 17 at 1:13am UTC
4 Bedrooms
City Guide
Looking for Rental Property in Surprise?

The vacancy rate is a pretty high 17%, which should give you some hope as you look for anything from studios in high-rise apartments to condos and large rental houses.

How Much Will a Rental Cost?

The cost of living in Surprise is right around the national average, so it makes sense that the housing expenses are also in line with the average. At the same time, the typical home here is only about eight years old, which is much newer than the country's average of 35 years old. If you enjoy the refreshing smell of new wood and drying paint, it's time to check out your rental options here.

What Should You Bring On Your Search?

The "surprisingly" high vacancy rate in this city means you don't have a lot of competition once you find a rental home you want. Of course, it might take some time to locate one for rent, and when you do, just be prepared to show off that credit score and possibly put down a deposit.

Neighborhoods in Surprise

This city is just one of the newer Phoenix suburbs made up of brand new master-planned communities with their own parks. If you are looking for a spacious home to call your own even if only for a year you'll have some good luck in Surprise. After all, investors have flocked to this city in recent years to buy up homes they can rent out to those looking for affordable housing. These are just some of the main neighborhoods you can choose from in this city.

Arizona Traditions: Most of the houses range from 15 years old to brand new, and all have access to the community center, which features a fitness area, library, classrooms and even a sports bar! The centerpiece of this community is the 18-hole Arizona Traditions Golf Course. If you're not into golf but still want to be active, check out the many walking trails, swimming pools, softball fields, tennis courts and other athletic offerings. You can truly live the dream by finding a home with a backyard pool, built-in BBQ and views of the golf course so you can easily relax with your favorite beverage.

Greer Ranch South: The homes here are new and highly upgraded, and many have swimming pools or at least nicely landscaped backyards. The Loop 303, which is a popular freeway in Surprise, is within close driving distance. **

Surprise Farms: Near the 303 Freeway. Surprise Farms Community Park is located in this community. **

Royal Ranch: This slightly more affordable neighborhood is located between the 303 and 60 Freeways. It's just south of Surprise Community Park, which features a lake, playground and park. **

*Sierra Montana: *This area is close to both Sierra Montana Park and Sierra Montana Recreation Center. While the names might not be very unique, these places do offer great opportunities to enjoy the Arizona weather, except during the summer of course! There are also plenty of smaller parks in this area.

Mountain Vista Ranch: If you want to be near a major freeway and busy streets lined with eateries and stores, this community may be right for you. It's situated near the 303, between Greenway Road and Bell Road.

Life in Surprise

The main freeways here are Loop 303 and U.S. Route 60, so expect to use one or both to get around the city. If you work outside of Surprise, you'll probably be driving on Loop 101, Interstate 10 or Interstate 17. Valley Metro buses and the light rail also serve the area, allowing you to get around Surprise and into surrounding cities without a car.

Considering this city is very close to Phoenix and all its big-city offerings, you won't run out of things to do in this area. If you like shopping, Arrowhead Mall is just one popular option within a few miles. If you like to learn in your free time, check out the Challenger Space Center or West Valley Art Museum. Trips to the nearby Wildlife World Zoo, and of course, you can't beat a day on a boat at Lake Pleasant, which is north of the city.

The Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers are two baseball teams that come to Surprise Stadium for spring training. Plus, the Surprise Tennis and Racquet Complex hosts all kinds of professional events in the tennis world, while the Speedworld Dragstrip makes racing possible and legal -- on this track. So whether you like watching sports or playing them yourself, or even if you simply like cooling off in community pools and lakes, Surprise should have what you need when it comes to housing.

Rent Report

August 2018 Surprise Rent Report

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

Surprise rents increase sharply over the past month

Surprise rents have increased 1.3% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Surprise stand at $1,080 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,350 for a two-bedroom. Surprise's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.3%, but exceeds the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across the Phoenix Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Surprise, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Phoenix metro, all 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 seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,440, while one-bedrooms go for $1,150.
  • Phoenix proper has the least expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,050; rents were up 0.4% over the past month and 2.4% over the past year.

Surprise rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Arizona as a whole logging rent growth of 2.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.8% in Tucson.
  • Surprise's median two-bedroom rent of $1,350 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 1.5% increase in Surprise.
  • While Surprise's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 2.4%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Surprise than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than twice the price in Surprise.

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 $840 $1,050 0.4% 2.4%
Mesa $860 $1,070 0.2% 2.3%
Chandler $1,080 $1,350 0.1% 5.6%
Glendale $900 $1,120 0.3% 2.8%
Scottsdale $1,040 $1,290 0.3% 2.4%
Gilbert $1,150 $1,440 -0.8% 5.9%
Tempe $930 $1,160 0.6% 2.5%
Peoria $1,120 $1,390 0.4% 3.5%
Surprise $1,080 $1,350 1.3% 1.5%
Avondale $990 $1,230 -0.3% 1.7%
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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.