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114 Apartments for rent in Fort Collins, CO

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Last updated November 21 at 6:46pm UTC
The Vibe
3701 LeFever Drive
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 1:47pm UTC
Studio
$1,230
1 Bedroom
$1,350
2 Bedrooms
$1,595
The Arbors at Sweetgrass
1720 Kirkwood Dr
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 12:56pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,125
2 Bedrooms
$1,229
Eleven 13
1113 West Plum Street
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 12:53pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,199
Rigden Farms
2935 Denver Dr
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 9:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,741
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
Heritage Park
1742 Heritage Cir
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 20 at 9:18pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$899
2 Bedrooms
$1,049
3 Bedrooms
$1,439
The Seasons at Horsetooth Crossing
1020 Wabash St
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 6:31pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,246
2 Bedrooms
$1,380
3 Bedrooms
$1,652
3732 Little Dipper Dr
Willow Brook
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 6:28pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
5162 Cinquefoil Ln
Willow Brook
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 6:28pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,250
1025 Linden Gate Ct
Fort Collins
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 6:25pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
1627 Underhill Dr
Foothills Green
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 5:35pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
3300 Shallow Pond Drive
Fossil Lake
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 11:23am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$3,250
2732 Nottingham Square
Kensington
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 11:23am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$2,225
620 Mathews St
Old Town West
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 11:23am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,225
2715 Iowa Drive
Lake Sherwood Corporation
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 11:23am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
457 Houghton Ct
Dry Creek MHP
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 21 at 5:06pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
City Guide
Fort Collins
Neighborhoods

By the way, Old Town means downtown. For some reason Fort Collins was far too charming and bucolic to use the term “downtown,” so Old Town will have to do. Unfortunately, it’s a bit more expensive than usual for a one-bedroom–typically no less than $800– but it’s generally in a nicely renovated historic property. Two bedrooms are more commonly found in small apartment complexes or some single-family homes and will start around $1000, with three-bedrooms starting around $1400. Any way you slice it, you’ll be living in the one of the only truly walkable areas of Fort Collins, close to shops, bars, and all things related to your social life.

Instead of large districts, the town is primarily divided up into small housing subdivisions, nearly all with bike trails and parks due to a fantastic city ordinance. A not-so-highly-favored city ordinance has mandated smaller lot sizes for single-family homes closer to the center of town to revive a bit more of an urban feel in this distinctly suburban town, so if room to stretch is what you’re after, look to the south side of town. Fossil Creek and Fort Collins Country club areas are decidedly more luxurious, with three-bedroom homes going for around $2000 and five-bedrooms for around $2500. Mid-range options are found throughout the rest of the small subdivisions, ranging from two-bedroom townhomes for around $900 to $1400 for four-bedroom homes.

I harbor a lifelong dream of being a prospector. One of the primary perks to Fort Collins is its proximity to the natural wonder that is Colorado topography. We’re not sure how Colorado won the lottery on beautiful scenery, but it did. Fort Collins puts secluded mountain living at your disposal, often only a short ten-minute drive into town. Country homes are listed in abundance, and before you get sticker-shock, realize that rents are higher due to the inclusion of acreage. A four-bedroom on two acres runs around $2000, or a five-bedroom luxury home on three acres between $2500 and $3500. If you want to truly live off the land, cottages and fisherman’s cabins can be had for as little as $700 without acreage.

Rent Report
Fort Collins

November 2018 Fort Collins Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2018 Fort Collins Rent Report. Fort Collins rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Fort Collins rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Fort Collins rents declined slightly over the past month

Fort Collins rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but are up moderately by 2.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Fort Collins stand at $950 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,160 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in July. Fort Collins' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 1.1%.

Rents rising across cities in Colorado

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Fort Collins, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Colorado, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Thornton is the most expensive of all Colorado's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,870; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Boulder, where a two-bedroom goes for $1,410, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.1%).
  • Thornton, Westminster, and Fort Collins have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.6%, 3.1%, and 2.6%, respectively).

Fort Collins rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Fort Collins' median two-bedroom rent of $1,160 is slightly below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.1% over the past year compared to the 2.6% rise in Fort Collins.
  • While Fort Collins' rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 1.3%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Fort Collins than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Fort Collins.

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.

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.

Fort Collins Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Fort Collins ranks on:
A Overall satisfaction
A Safety and crime rate
A Jobs and career opportunities
A+ Recreational activities
D Affordability
A Quality of schools
A+ Social Life
A+ Weather
A Commute time
A- State and local taxes
A+ Public transit
A+ Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

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

"Fort Collins renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories above-average scores."

Key Findings in Fort Collins include the following:

  • Fort Collins renters gave their city an A overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Fort Collins were public transit, social life, recreational activities, pet-friendliness and weather, which all received grades of A+.
  • The only area of concern to Fort Collins renters is affordability, which received a D score.
  • Fort Collins millennials are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of A+.
  • Fort Collins earned similar scores compared to other cities in Colorado like Boulder (A+) and Littleton (A+), but earned higher marks than Denver (B+) and Colorado Springs (B+).
  • Fort Collins did relatively well compared to cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Dallas (B) and Indianapolis (C+).
  • 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.

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.