114 Cheap Apartments for rent in Boulder, CO

Last updated September 25 at 10:29PM
3040 Folsom St
Glenwood Grove - North Iris
Boulder, CO
Updated September 20 at 9:36AM
1 Bedroom
1841 Mallard Drive
Superior, CO
Updated September 24 at 9:35AM
1 Bedroom
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598 W Ash Street
Louisville, CO
Updated September 23 at 11:16AM
1 Bedroom
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18 Ash Ct
Longmont, CO
Updated September 24 at 9:42AM
2 Bedrooms
225 E 8th #D8
Longmont, CO
Updated September 15 at 10:25AM
2 Bedrooms
314 Emery Dr
Longmont, CO
Updated August 30 at 9:59AM
2 Bedrooms
19095 W 62nd Ave
Apple Meadows
Golden, CO
Updated September 24 at 9:36AM
3 Bedrooms
Results within 20 miles of Boulder, CO
Valmont Rd
Glenwood Grove - North Iris
Boulder, CO
Updated September 21 at 7:38AM
1 Bedroom
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Rent Report

September 2017 Boulder Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Boulder Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Boulder rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Boulder rents increase sharply over the past month

Boulder rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Boulder stand at $1,160 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,410 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Boulder's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.8%, but exceeds the national average of 3.0%.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Boulder

As rents have increased in Boulder, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Boulder is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents also increased in other cities across the state, with Colorado as a whole logging rent growth of 3.8% over the past year.
  • Boulder's median two-bedroom rent of $1,410 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 3.1% rise in Boulder.
  • While Boulder's rents rose over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.5%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Boulder than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Boulder 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.

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.