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"The bright lights of Denver are shinin' like diamonds, like ten thousand jewels in the sky." (-Willie Nelson, "Denver"). Read Guide >
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Tuscan Heights Apartments
1800 W 85th Ave
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 10:31am
1 Bedroom
$1,120
2 Bedrooms
$1,280
Many community amenities like two pools, two dog parks, a clubhouse. Property sandwiched between three different parks: Bell Roth Park, Camenisch Park, and Sherrelwood Park. Near entertainment and shopping options like Water World and Leever Foods Inc. Units have recently renovated interiors.
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Allure
1300 S Willow St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 10:31am
1 Bedroom
$1,337
2 Bedrooms
$1,503
In-unit fireplaces, washer and dryer hookups, and walk-in closets. Community amenities include hot tub, pool, coffee bar, garage, and clubhouse. Conveniently located near Quebec St.
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IMT Alameda Station
275 S Cherokee St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 10:31am
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1 Bedroom
$1,545
2 Bedrooms
$2,075
Two-tone paint and accent wall available in every home. Poolside and rooftop lounges, both with fireplaces and grill areas. Fitness center with cardio theater, free weights, and yoga studio.
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IMT Cherry Creek
4750 Cherry Creek South Dr
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 10:31am
1 Bedroom
$1,500
2 Bedrooms
$1,835
3 Bedrooms
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Controlled access gated community featuring renovated townhome-style homes. Most include single car garages. Just across the street from the Cherry Creek Trail.
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Arabella
4982 S Ulster St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 02:40pm
Studio
$1,160
1 Bedroom
$1,278
2 Bedrooms
$1,590
Updated units have fireplaces, private patio/balcony, and a breakfast bar. When tenants leave their units, they have access to a great on-site heated pool and popular fitness center. Property conveniently situated within walking distance of the Marina Square Shopping Center and Belleview Promenade.
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Whisper Sky
1755 S Beeler St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,569
2 Bedrooms
$1,838
3 Bedrooms
$2,352
Fully furnished units with garbage disposal, ice maker and fireplace. Community amenities include a coffee bar, fire pit and dog park. Near Cherry Creek Country Club. Easy access to I-225.
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Edge DTC
7500 E Quincy Ave
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,241
2 Bedrooms
$1,378
Great central location near two Light Rail stations, Belleview Avenue, and Whole Foods. Property boasts recently installed bar, pool, clubhouse, business center, and 24 hour fitness center. Many different holiday and pool parties for residents.
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One Dartmouth Place
11100 E Dartmouth Ave
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,078
2 Bedrooms
$1,260
Gracious living just minutes from I-83. On-site laundry facilities, private parking, 24-hour gym and maintenance service, and swimming pool. A clubhouse, sauna, game room, and trash valet. Pet-friendly residences feature patios.
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Alexan West Highland
3550 W 38th Ave
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,369
1 Bedroom
$1,740
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Spacious studio, 1- and 2-bedroom apartment homes with high ceilings, wood plank flooring and spacious closets. Conveniently located close to I-70, restaurants, grocery, shopping and entertainment.
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Casa Cordova Apartments
15 S Clarkson St
Denver, CO
Updated February 21 at 04:42pm
1 Bedroom
$1,465
2 Bedrooms
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The Lex at Lowry
240 S Monaco Pkwy
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,165
2 Bedrooms
$1,570
3 Bedrooms
$2,215
Spacious floorplans with oversized closets, private balconies. Underground and covered parking. On-site staff and 24 hour maintenance available. Walking distance to Lowry Town Center.
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City House Apartments
1801 Chestnut Pl
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,460
2 Bedrooms
$1,990
Brand new building with ample parking available to residents. In the heart of Union Station in Downtown Denver, so it is close to many converts, sporting events, museums, shops, and dining options. Offers nearby access to three courtyards and a Rail Yard dog park for tenants.
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Uptown Square Apartment Homes
1950 Pennsylvania St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,175
1 Bedroom
$1,321
2 Bedrooms
$1,927
Situated just minutes from The Pavilions, 16th Street Mall, and other great shopping in Downtown Denver. Property offers residents a heated pool, rooftop terrace, huge fitness center, and many other amenities. Large units feature high ceilings and unique interior finishes.
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Alta Vera
1284 Downing St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
2 Bedrooms
$2,146
Conveniently located in Capitol Hill near popular destinations like Whole Foods, Cheesman Park and Thump Coffee. Luxuriously appointed apartments offer central air, dishwasher, granite counters and more. Tenants can enjoy community with parking, elevator and 24/7 maintenance.
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Metropolis
1011 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,292
2 Bedrooms
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Parks, restaurants, and bars nearby. Each modern residence features a high-end, modern kitchen and ample storage, while on-site amenities include 24-hour maintenance, on-site laundry, elevator, and parking. Pets are welcome, too!
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1444 St Paul
1444 Saint Paul St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,347
Newly renovated apartments in Denver's Congress Park neighborhood. Minutes from the cafes and shops of Colfax Avenue and expansive City Park. Amenities include laundry facilities and off-street parking.
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Wash Park Station
675 E Louisiana Ave
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,676
2 Bedrooms
$1,793
Convenient access to I-25. Large, open floor plans with in-unit laundry. Overhead door offers beautiful views and breezes on pleasant days. Personal patios and balconies.
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Shambhala
1355 Pearl St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$956
Located on Pearl Street in the heart of Capitol Hill. Luxury community offers residents access to BBQ grills, bike racks and laundry. Residents can take advantage of hardwood floors, walk-in closets and tiled backsplash.
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Bell Denver Tech Center
4380 S Monaco St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,226
1 Bedroom
$1,405
2 Bedrooms
$1,692
Modern gated apartments in Denver's DTC area, close to I-25. Each unit features a designer kitchen, hardwood flooring and high ceilings. Resort-style pool and high-tech fitness center on site.
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1303 Columbine
1303 Columbine St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,136
Situated conveniently in the heart of Congress Park with easy access to the Denver Botanic Gardens and Tattered Cover bookstore. Units offer dishwasher, granite counter and A/C. Luxury community has parking and laundry.
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Post River North
1859 28th St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,540
1 Bedroom
$1,735
2 Bedrooms
$2,190
Quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, vast walk-in closets and high-speed internet access. Reach Downtown Denver in just minutes by bike, bus or train. 24-hours gym, game room, barbecue, garage, hot tub and pool.
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Union Denver
1770 Chestnut Place
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,545
1 Bedroom
$1,890
2 Bedrooms
$2,910
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Gables Speer Blvd
255 E Speer Blvd
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,582
2 Bedrooms
$2,125
Choose from studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments adjacent to the park. Enjoy outdoor living space, an underground garage, and high-end kitchen finishes in these units. Close proximity to exceptional bike paths.
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Country Club Towers II & III
1101 E Bayaud Ave
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
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1 Bedroom
$2,063
2 Bedrooms
$2,483
Luxury apartments with stunning views of the city. Over 28,000-square-feet of community space, including a large fitness center, onsite bike and snowboard shop, and a 24-hour concierge service. Updated interiors and appliances.
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2020 Lawrence
2020 Lawrence St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,407
2 Bedrooms
$2,274
Fantastic views of the mountains with excellent access to area amenities. Beautiful architecture with modern appliances, energy efficient designs, and even solar power. Rooftop lounge and fitness center available.
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Westlake Greens
8000 W Crestline Ave
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,253
2 Bedrooms
$1,391
3 Bedrooms
$2,049
Westlake Greens features in-unit W/D hookups, private outdoor space and extra storage, as well as communal clubhouse, on-site pool and parking. Units are pet-friendly, with 24-hour maintenance, BBQ area, business center, internet cafe and manicured courtyard.
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The Villages at Curtis Park
2855 Arapahoe St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
1 Bedroom
$1,258
2 Bedrooms
$1,639
3 Bedrooms
$1,723
Convenient features like in-home washer and dryer with all floor plans, spacious kitchens with dishwashers and garbage disposals. Just one mile to Coors Field, RiNo Arts District, LoDo nightlife.
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Meridian Garden
1001 S Havana St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
1 Bedroom
$890
2 Bedrooms
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Homes feature stainless steel appliances, ceiling fans and spacious bathtub. Community amenities include 24-hour maintenance, a playground and pool. Near Canterbury Park. Easy access to I-225.
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300 East Seventeenth
300 E 17th Ave
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
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1 Bedroom
$1,415
2 Bedrooms
$1,725
Within walking distance of 16th Street Mall. Apartments feature gourmet kitchens with granite countertops and private balconies with views of downtown Denver. Amenities include a heated swimming pool with sundeck, fitness center and 24-hour laundry.
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Cedar Run
888 S Oneida St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
1 Bedroom
$990
2 Bedrooms
$1,320
Spacious apartment homes surrounded by lush landscape. Units feature stainless steel appliances and a fireplace. A basketball court and grill area are on site. Very close to Cherry Creek and Denver's finest shopping and restaurants.
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Skyline 1801
1801 Arapahoe St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:24pm
1 Bedroom
$1,587
2 Bedrooms
$1,853
Modern homes come fully furnished. Units include air-conditioning and stainless steel appliances. A courtyard, coffee bar and gym are just some of the many great onsite amenities. Right near Coors Field and Market Street.
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The Domain at Wash Park
300 S Lafayette St
Denver, CO
Updated February 21 at 04:13pm
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,985
In one of Denver's most historic areas, just blocks from Wash Park. Interiors feature in-unit laundry, designer kitchens and spacious closets. Garage parking, a gym and a rooftop patio are a few of the amenities.
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Cielo Apartments
6715 E Union Ave
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:26pm
Studio
$1,351
1 Bedroom
$1,427
2 Bedrooms
$1,669
Open kitchens with breakfast bar. Vinyl plank flooring, custom cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances. Pool and fitness center with towel service. Bicycle storage. Steps from the Belleview light rail station.
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The Quincy
1776 Curtis St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 01:25pm
Studio
$1,835
1 Bedroom
$1,962
2 Bedrooms
$2,813
Truly a modern community in the Central Business District. Apartments are fully upgraded to include solid wood cabinets, wood-style flooring and granite countertops. On-site business center, sky pool and amenity deck.
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AMLI Riverfront Park
1900 Little Raven St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 02:01pm
1 Bedroom
$1,621
2 Bedrooms
$2,468
Designer kitchens with granite countertops, tile backsplashes, and pendant lighting. Multi-story fitness center with dedicated yoga/pilates space. Fully equipped bike maintenance room. Within blocks of Commons Park and Union Station.
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Nuvo
1211 Vine St
Denver, CO
Updated February 22 at 02:09pm
1 Bedroom
$1,450
2 Bedrooms
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Beautiful location near Denver Botanic Gardens and Cheesman Park. Recently renovated units have hardwood floors, private balconies and granite counters. Amenities include swimming pool, clubhouse, coffee bar and garage.
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City GuideDenver
"The bright lights of Denver are shinin' like diamonds, like ten thousand jewels in the sky." (-Willie Nelson, "Denver").

Denver, the Mile-High City. It’s as if everything here is at its pinnacle. The sun is practically always shining, everyone’s happy and fit, and the economy—unlike so many other locales in the U.S.—is soaring. Denver also claims a handful of universities, three highly successful major league sports teams, a spattering of breweries (both macro and micro), and an increasingly efficient mass transit system. There are many, many reasons to move to this old trading post just east of the Rocky Mountains.

Having trouble with Craigslist Denver? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

16th Street Mall in Denver's civic center

Goats climbing Mount Evans

Civic Center Park

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!

February 2019 Denver Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2019 Denver Rent Report. Denver rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Denver rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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February 2019 Denver Rent Report

Welcome to the February 2019 Denver Rent Report. Denver rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Denver rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Denver rents held steady over the past month

Denver rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 2.5% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Denver stand at $1,060 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,340 for a two-bedroom. Denver's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.4%, as well as the national average of 1.0%.

    Rents rising across the Denver Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Denver, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Denver metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Brighton has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 18.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,820, while one-bedrooms go for $1,430.
    • Over the past year, Parker is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 3.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,750, while one-bedrooms go for $1,380.
    • Thornton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,880; rents went down 0.1% over the past month but rose 6.8% over the past year.
    • Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,340; rents increased 2.5% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Denver rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Denver, a few other large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Denver is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

    • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Colorado as a whole logging rent growth of 2.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in Fort Collins and 2.0% in Colorado Springs.
    • Denver's median two-bedroom rent of $1,340 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the 2.5% rise in Denver.
    • While Denver's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.6%), Austin (+3.3%), and Charlotte (+3.2%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Denver than most similar cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than twice the price in Denver.

    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
    Denver
    $1,060
    $1,340
    0
    2.5%
    Aurora
    $1,230
    $1,560
    0.1%
    3.3%
    Thornton
    $1,490
    $1,880
    -0.1%
    6.8%
    Arvada
    $1,220
    $1,540
    -0.4%
    3.4%
    Westminster
    $1,270
    $1,610
    -0.8%
    3.5%
    Broomfield
    $1,370
    $1,720
    -0.6%
    5%
    Parker
    $1,380
    $1,750
    -0.1%
    -3%
    Littleton
    $1,480
    $1,870
    0.4%
    3.7%
    Brighton
    $1,430
    $1,820
    1%
    18%
    Englewood
    $1,210
    $1,530
    -0.7%
    1.6%
    Golden
    $1,230
    $1,550
    -0.9%
    -0.2%
    Lone Tree
    $1,560
    $1,980
    -0.7%
    2.7%
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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.

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Denver’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Denver renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "With...

    View full Denver Renter Survey

    Here’s how Denver ranks on:

    B+
    Overall satisfaction
    B+
    Safety and crime rate
    A-
    Jobs and career opportunities
    A
    Recreational activities
    D
    Affordability
    B-
    Quality of schools
    A
    Social Life
    A-
    Weather
    B-
    Commute time
    B
    State and local taxes
    A-
    Public transit
    A-
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Denver’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Denver renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "With expensive rents in tech hubs, it comes as no surprise that cost of living is a source of dissatisfaction in Denver."

    Key findings in Denver include the following:

    • Denver renters gave their city a B+ overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Denver were social life and recreational activities, which both received A grades.
    • The area of concern to Denver renters was the affordability (D).
    • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A, while renters who are parents are less satisfied, giving it a C.
    • Denver earned similar scores to Fort Collins (A) and Colorado Springs (B+), but earned higher marks than Aurora (C).
    • Denver earned similar marks to other Tech Hubs, including San Francisco, CA (B+), Seattle, WA (B+) and Austin, TX (A-).

    The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "High cost of living, but everything else makes the cost worthwhile." – Nicole Z.
    • "Rapid growth means lots of diversity, which makes the city exciting and dynamic. I love the beautiful weather and outdoor activities all year long." – Breanna S.
    • "Love the access to mountains, friendly people and active lifestyle. Traffic and cost of living are getting worse though." – Sarah M.
    • "It’s sunny 300 days out of the year. There are tons of recreational opportunities and a world-class park system. Beautiful people with beautiful attitudes." – Robert R.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here