176 Cheap Apartments for rent in Surprise, AZ

Last updated November 21 at 2:48am UTC
14575 W MOUNTAIN VIEW Boulevard
Surprise
Surprise, AZ
Updated November 21 at 1:31am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
Results within 1 miles of Surprise, AZ
12442 W Larkspur Rd
Buenavida
El Mirage, AZ
Updated November 19 at 10:19am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$800
11017 W Campana Drive
Sun City
Sun City, AZ
Updated November 10 at 1:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
12922 W Paradise Drive
Sundial West
El Mirage, AZ
Updated November 4 at 9:22am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$975
Results within 5 miles of Surprise, AZ
The Pavilions
7400 W Arrowhead Clubhouse Dr
Glendale, AZ
Updated November 20 at 10:52pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$811
2 Bedrooms
$929
W Banff Ct
El Mirage
El Mirage, AZ
Updated November 10 at 8:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$995
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November 2017 Surprise Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Surprise Rent Report. 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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November 2017 Surprise Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Surprise Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Surprise rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Surprise rents declined marginally over the past month

Surprise rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 3.4% 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 4.2%, but exceeds the national average of 2.7%.

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 the most expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,390; the city has also seen rent growth of 1.0% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, Peoria has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.2%. 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 $1,020; rents fell 0.2% over the past month but rose 4.1% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Surprise

As rents have increased moderately in Surprise, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Surprise is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Arizona as a whole logging rent growth of 4.2% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in Tucson.
  • Surprise's median two-bedroom rent of $1,350 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 3.4% increase in Surprise.
  • While Surprise's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Las Vegas (+4.8%), Seattle (+4.2%), and Albuquerque (+4.0%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Surprise than most large cities. For example, Albuquerque has a median 2BR rent of $870, where Surprise 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 $820 $1,020 -0.2% 4.1%
Mesa $840 $1,050 -0.0% 5.0%
Chandler $1,050 $1,310 0.1% 5.9%
Glendale $880 $1,090 -0.0% 4.4%
Scottsdale $1,020 $1,270 0.0% 3.3%
Gilbert $1,110 $1,390 1.0% 5.0%
Tempe $900 $1,120 -0.1% 4.2%
Peoria $1,070 $1,340 -1.2% 2.5%
Surprise $1,080 $1,350 -0.1% 3.4%
Avondale $960 $1,200 -0.4% 2.2%
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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.