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4555 Pine St
Downtown Riverside
Riverside, CA
Updated January 3 at 3:51pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$900
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January 2018 Riverside Rent Report

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

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January 2018 Riverside Rent Report

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

Riverside rent trends were flat over the past month

Riverside rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased sharply by 6.3% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Riverside stand at $1,050 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,310 for a two-bedroom. Riverside's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the Riverside Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Riverside, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Riverside 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.

  • Temecula has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,820, while one-bedrooms go for $1,440.
  • Over the past month, Moreno Valley has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,700, while one-bedrooms go for $1,360.
  • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,050; rents increased 0.5% over the past month and 5.0% over the past year.
  • Corona has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,140; rents increased 5.9% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Riverside rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased sharply in Riverside, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Riverside is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.4% in Los Angeles, 3.3% in San Diego, and 2.7% in San Jose.
  • Riverside's median two-bedroom rent of $1,310 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 6.3% increase in Riverside.
  • While Riverside's rents rose sharply over the past year, the city of Portland saw a decrease of 1.6%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Riverside than most large cities. For example, San Jose has a median 2BR rent of $2,530, which is nearly twice the price in Riverside.

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
Riverside $1,050 $1,310 0.1% 6.3%
San Bernardino $840 $1,050 0.5% 5.0%
Fontana $1,060 $1,320 0.7% 5.3%
Moreno Valley $1,360 $1,700 -0.2% 6.3%
Rancho Cucamonga $1,370 $1,720 0.6% 5.2%
Ontario $1,170 $1,460 0.3% 5.8%
Corona $1,710 $2,140 0.3% 5.9%
Murrieta $1,380 $1,730 -0.0% 4.6%
Temecula $1,440 $1,820 7.9%
Indio $980 $1,230 0.4% 5.6%
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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.