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63 Apartments for rent in Fort Collins, CO

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Last updated November 24 at 8:29pm UTC
3440 Windmill Dr #4-4
Park West Condos
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 18 at 11:26am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
2114 Chesapeake Dr.
Storybrook
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 18 at 11:29am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,895
3316 Laredo Ln
Chapparal
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 23 at 5:54pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,750
2138 Water Blossom LN
Hampshire Pond
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 23 at 12:27pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,725
724 Kimball
P.O.E.T
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 23 at 12:24pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$1,950
1407 Casa Grande Boulevard
Wagon Wheel
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 17 at 10:59am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,695
1209 Fairview Dr
Prospect-Shields
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 9 at 12:21pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,700
217 Bishop Street La Porte and sheilds
Northwest-Martin
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 23 at 12:23pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
5414 Golden Harvest Way
Harvest Park
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 16 at 2:00am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,575
Regency Dr
Fort Collins
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 23 at 9:05am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
1300 W Plum St.
City Park Heights
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 22 at 12:13pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$820
Stoney Pine Ct
Foxstone
Fort Collins, CO
Updated November 23 at 9:02am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,850
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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 2017 Fort Collins Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 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 over the past month

Fort Collins rents have declined 1.3% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Fort Collins stand at $930 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,130 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Fort Collins' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.0%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

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, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 3.0% 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 $1,810; of the 10 largest Colorado cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Aurora experiencing the fastest growth (+5.1%).
  • Colorado Springs, Arvada, and Thornton have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.7%, 3.7%, and 3.4%, respectively).

Fort Collins rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Fort Collins, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Fort Collins is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Fort Collins' median two-bedroom rent of $1,130 is slightly below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 1.6% rise in Fort Collins.
  • While Fort Collins' rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Seattle (+4.2%), Phoenix (+4.1%), and Dallas (+2.6%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Fort Collins than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, 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 confidence in the economy, homeownership, and cities
Here's how Fort Collins ranks on:
A+ Overall satisfaction
A+ Safety and crime rate
A- Jobs and career opportunities
A Recreational activities
C- Affordability
B+ Quality of schools
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 results for Fort Collins from the second annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. The survey, which drew on responses from over 30,000 renters, provides insight into what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the 105 million American renters nationwide.

“Fort Collins renters expressed great satisfaction with the city overall,” says Andrew Woo, Director of Data Science at Apartment List. “Most categories received above average scores.”

Key findings in Fort Collins include the following:

  • Fort Collins renters gave their city an A+ overall for satisfaction.
  • The highest-rated categories for Fort Collins were safety (A+), local jobs and career opportunities (A-), and commute times (A-).
  • Renters here are relatively satisfied with the quality of local schools (B+).
  • The greatest source of dissatisfaction for Boulder renters is affordability/cost of living (C-).
  • Fort Collins ranked higher for renter satisfaction than both Boulder (A) and Denver (A-). It also ranked higher than Colorado Springs,CO (B-) and Aurora, CO (D).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction included Arlington, VA; Lincoln, NE; Pasadena, CA; Boston, MA; and Madison, WI. The lowest rated cities included Newark, NJ; Bronx, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Baltimore, MD; and Salinas, CA.