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404 apartments for rent in Denver, CO

Last updated August 26 at 9:45PM
SkyHouse Denver
1776 Broadway
Updated August 26 at 6:19PM
Studio
$1,420
1 Bed
$1,575
2 Bed
$2,500
Decatur Point
2700 N Decatur St
Updated August 23 at 8:34PM
Studio
$1,545
1 Bed
$1,545
2 Bed
$2,130
Coda
100 Steele St
Updated August 16 at 8:08PM
Studio
$1,550
1 Bed
$2,425
2 Bed
$3,925
Gables Speer Blvd
255 E Speer Blvd
Updated August 26 at 9:45PM
Studio
$1,336
1 Bed
$1,630
2 Bed
$2,105
Alexan Sloan's Lake
1550 Raleigh St
Updated August 26 at 6:28PM
Studio
$1,390
1 Bed
$1,540
2 Bed
$2,175
Via Apartments
828 Broadway St
Updated August 26 at 9:21PM
Studio
$1,440
1 Bed
$1,575
2 Bed
$2,395
The Boulevard Lofts
150 W 9th Ave
Updated August 26 at 6:19PM
Studio
$1,455
1 Bed
$1,555
2 Bed
$2,070
The Wheatley Flats
530 25th St
Updated August 26 at 6:22PM
Studio
$1,095
1 Bed
$1,202
2 Bed
$1,950
The Seasons of Cherry Creek
3498 E Ellsworth Ave
Updated August 26 at 6:23PM
Studio
$1,415
1 Bed
$1,265
2 Bed
$2,105
Parliament
4363 S Quebec St
Updated August 26 at 6:27PM
1 Bed
$1,020
2 Bed
$1,270
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City Guide
Denver
Rocky Mountain Lifestyle

We’re not lying when we say that in Denver, health and fitness are king - everyone looks like they spend most of their time in a gym. Don’t let anyone catch you smoking unless you spend most of your time on E. Colfax Ave., begging for change. Invest in an REI membership, secure a pair of skis or a snowboard, and exchange your loafers for a pair of Chacos (which you should expect to wear year-round).

Seriously, though: this town loves outdoor sports. Boulder’s Flatirons protest the plains a meager 30 miles away, and the Estes Park entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park is only 50 miles further. If you’re not willing to get active, you’re going to miss out on a lot of social opportunities. This also means you’ll need a mode of transportation and great parking. Make sure your apartment has either covered parking, assigned parking sports or a secure parking garage — or make sure to find a roommate with one and one hell of a closet for all that gear. Let’s get you acquainted with your options for storage—er, accommodation!

Denver is also dog city (23 dog parks in the Denver metro area) and it seems that almost every apartment, bar, restaurant, grocery store, mall, etc is pet friendly. Don't be surprised to see a friendly pup hop up on a bar-stool next to you at the local pub and chow down.

Country Roads, Take Me Home…

Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr. (John Denver to you noobs) didn’t err when he chained not only his name but also his decidedly smiley brand of folk music to this city and its nearby mountains. But you’ll likely be smiling only after you master these roads, which can feel a bit “country” even inside the city limits.

Like many cities in the western U.S., Denver evolved organically: planners only later imposing number schemes and cardinal directionality, bringing order to (beautiful) chaos. Thus the neighborhoods in Denver follow no pattern. Instead, they pop up like dandelions in springtime.

Great metaphor, huh? But if it’s true, it means you’re going to have a time and a half navigating this prairie. Here are some hints to aid you find your pick among the local flora.

The Denver Arrangement

Because there really are so many varieties, we’ve picked only the neighborhoods closest to the city center.

LoDo: Ah, the stately orchid. Lower Downtown (get it now, dontcha?) perches on the park-lined Platte River. Close to Union Station, Coors Field, MCAD (the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver), and the Auraria Campus (an educational facility housing three public universities), LoDo leaves little for want. Parking is crazy, and crazy expensive, so find a complex with a private garage if possible. Unsurprisingly, this zone has the highest rates in town. Don’t get your hopes up for anything less than $900/month for a studio, $1650/month for a two-bedroom unit. This is also a relatively pet-friendly area. Unless your beloved Fido is smaller than the average carry-on luggage item—and you don’t mind paying an extra fee—look elsewhere.

Uptown/Capitol Hill: Each portion of this neighborhood borders the central business district, making the iris a perfect example for it. Irises look a lot like orchids, but (due to being more common), they brag a slightly lower price tag. $800-$900/month for a spacious studio to enjoy the urban residential feel of Uptown. If you care to mix this sentiment with historic architecture; and higher population density, skip south to Capitol Hill. Cap Hill has a young, energetic, pedestrian-friendly feel—although if you’re not looking to extend your college years into professional adulthood, you may find the neighbors tiresome, despite their “eccentricity.” $700/month all-inclusive studio near Wax Trax Records is the low end. More pet friendly than LoDo.

Five Points: You’d do well to call this one the desert sage. Its close-in location makes this neighborhood prime fodder for urban renewal. Great access to downtown with a fraction of the action. (In other words: perfect for commuters!) Lots of stand-alone homes converted to duplexes and single-accommodation apartments, some of which go for as little as $825/month (for a whole house?!), but some as much as $1500/month (2nd floor converted executive condo). Expect the deposit to match the monthly rent.

East Denver: The multicolored gazania represents this strange conglomeration of communities. Park Hill is the first intentional interracial neighborhood, and Congress Park was gentrified long ago. The latter is jealously close to the Botanic Gardens and Cheesman Park. Both neighborhoods are vying to be considered part of the proper “midtown” section of Denver, and new apartment complexes will reflect this competitive stance in their rates. A two-bedroom townhouse in Park Hill ought to run you $1400-$1600/month, but that will likely include a pool and gym access. It’s easier to find single apartments in Congress Park, which should cost $600-$800/month and require a 12-month lease.

Washington Park and Baker: Washington Park is as all-American as the sunflower. Imagine “Life is Good”-clad parents training for marathons with their wee ones in the stroller, careening down a beautiful, tree-lined street. This perfect portrait is gonna cost, ya, though: expect around $800-1000/month for a single duplex apartment complete with washer and dryer and an assigned parking spot. The historic Baker neighborhood, on the other hand, sits west of Washington Park and boasts dive bars and dirty music venues. Here’s South Denver’s veritable cactus. It doesn’t get any edgier than setting off to thrift the S. Broadway strip. $650/month for a two bedroom apartment sets the bottom range; a single room in a renovated Victorian, however, can cost you that much alone.

Lincoln Park: The dahlia of Denver, Lincoln Park is awesome. Revitalization work is well underway which would turn this close-in neighborhood into a cultural hub. That said, it’s not there yet…So be wary and check the digs out thoroughly. Inexpensive rent here (some single units $500/month), but you’re usually looking at an older complex.

Highlands: At long last! The coveted rose. The Highlands enclave has become incredibly popular in recent years, as it combines the amenities of the other close-in neighborhoods without the parking problem of LoDo.. Sitting just across I-25 from downtown, Highlands consists of pockets of boutiques and pubs, solid restaurants with local flavor and heaps of diverse housing. $800/month for a one bedroom luxury apartment; $1400/month for a three-bedroom ranch house. And everyone has a dog or baby, according to his or her preference!

The best way to find an apartment in Denver is simply to go meandering in this sunny wonderland yourself. Just don’t get distracted and try to bed down in one of the many glorious parks—that’s still illegal, even in Denver. Good luck, dear hopeful Coloradoan. Recall the words of our patron saint: “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy…”

Now go getcha some!

Rent Report
Denver
August 2016 Denver Rent Report

Denver rents are up 0.2% over the past month

In Denver, rent prices increased by 0.2% between June and July and are up 3.2% over last year. A 1-bedroom in Denver rents for $1,330, while a 2-bedroom has a median price of $1,800.

Denver and Boulder are the most expensive cities for renters in the Denver metro

  • Denver: Denver lands the top spot for most expensive July rents for the Denver metro. A 2-bedroom has a median price of $1,800, and a 1-bedroom goes for $1,330.
  • Boulder: Boulder ties with Denver for most expensive 2-bedroom rents in the metro. A 2-bedroom there has a median rent of $1,800, while 1-bedrooms cost $1,450. Boulder rents are up 0.3% over June.
  • Littleton: Littleton is the 6th most expensive city for renters in the Denver metro. Rents in Littleton have increased by 9.5% in the past year, the most growth of any city in the Denver metro.

LoDo is Denver’s most expensive neighborhood

  • LoDo: The Lower District is the most expensive neighborhood for renters in Denver. 2-bedrooms in LoDo cost $3,300, and 1-bedrooms have a median rent of $1,910.
  • Highland: Highland shows the 2nd highest rents for Denver neighborhoods. A 2-bedroom there costs $2,390, while 1-bedrooms have a median price of $1,740. Rents in Highland grew by 2.7% between June and July, the most of any neighborhood.
  • Capitol Hill: Capitol Hill places 5th for most expensive Denver neighborhood. 2-bedrooms cost $2,020, and 1-bedrooms have a median rent of $1,150. Capitol Hill rents are up 6.7% over July 2015, the most year-over-year growth of any Denver neighborhood.

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.

Denver Neighborhood Price Map

City Median 1 BR price Median 2 BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Denver $1330 $1800 0.2% 3.2%
Boulder $1450 $1800 0.3% 2.5%
Lone Tree $1400 $1760 1.0% -3.0%
Broomfield $1410 $1660 -0.8% 0.7%
Englewood $1220 $1620 -0.2% 2.1%
Littleton $1290 $1600 -0.3% 9.5%
Westminster $1250 $1500 1.2% 4.9%
Thornton $1190 $1390 0.1% 6.2%
Aurora $1040 $1370 -0.2% 4.3%
Arvada $1060 $1350 -1.9% 7.8%

Methodology:

Apartment List Rent Report data is drawn monthly from the millions of listings on our site. 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rents are calculated as the median for units available in the specified size and time period. Price changes are calculated using a “same unit” methodology similar to the Case-Shiller “repeat sales” home prices methodology, taking the average price change for units available across both time periods.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List’s Rent Reports cover rental pricing data in major cities, their suburbs, and their neighborhoods. We provide valuable leading indicators of rental price trends, highlight data on top cities, and identify the key facts renters should know. As always, our goal is to provide price transparency to America’s 105 million renters to help them make the best possible decisions in choosing a place to call home.

Denver Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Denver ranks on:
B+ Plans for homeownership
A City satisfaction
A- Confidence in the local economy
A- Safety and crime rate
A Access to recreational activities
B- Quality of schools
B State and local taxes
B+ Satisfaction with daily commute
Best Worst
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Denver's results from the first annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 18,000 renters, provides new insights into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

"Denver renters are generally satisfied with their city, driven by confidence in the local economy and access to recreational opportunities," says Andrew Tam, Vice President of Data Science at Apartment List. "The US renter population is at its highest level in 20 years, and the Mile High City does an excellent job of meeting the needs of this important demographic."

Key findings in Denver include the following:

  • Denver earned an A for city satisfaction, ranking it 15th out of 100 cities.
  • Renters expressed strong confidence in the local economy giving a grade of A-, with 33% of renters saying it's on the right track compared to 29% who say it's on the wrong track.
  • 65% of Denver's renters plan to purchase a home or apartment in the future, which ranks above the national average of 60%.
  • A high percentage of Denver renters (76%) say they are satisfied with access to recreational opportunities, scoring above the national average of 67% and ranking in the top 20 cities nationwide.
  • Only 53% of renters reported satisfaction with the quality of local schools versus the national average of 55%, giving Denver a grade of B-.
  • The survey covered a total of 5 Colorado cities. Denver led with an overall satisfaction score of A. Englewood received a B+, followed by Colorado Springs (C+), Arvada (C+), and Aurora (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for city satisfaction were Plano, TX; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; and Torrance, CA. The lowest rated cities were Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; and Columbia, SC.

A detailed report explaining the survey's methodology, analysis, and findings is available upon request. To obtain a copy, please email Andrew Tam, Apartment List's Vice President of Data Science, at andrew@apartmentlist.com.