13 Apartments under 800 for rent in Surprise, AZ

Last updated August 16 at 3:21am UTC
Results within 5 miles of Surprise, AZ
Results within 10 miles of Surprise, AZ
4601 N. 102nd Ave. #2201
Villa de Paz
Phoenix, AZ
Updated August 14 at 9:50am UTC
1 Bedroom
$795
11350 W TENNESSEE Avenue
Youngtown
Youngtown, AZ
Updated August 6 at 9:55pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750

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.

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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.

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.

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