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12 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Golden, CO

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Golden, CO
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Golden, CO
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Golden, CO
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City Guide

Not only on the front range of Colorado, but in the entirety of Colorado, few municipalities and even fewer locations compare to Golden. If you and your partner/spouse enjoy the outdoors and prefer a small town with a thriving college-community atmosphere that is within minutes of the big city buzz, Golden is the place in Colorado to live.

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January 2018 Golden Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Golden Rent Report. Golden rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Golden rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Neighborhoods of Golden

Historic District **-** Probably the most beautiful part of town, the rent is highest in this area and most are loft apartments that are not particularly large. But, if you can land one of the rentals in the historic district, you'll never regret taking the opportunity because it is in the center of the prettiest part of Golden.

For those not wanting to live in a loft, the downtown district has also seen a great deal of condominium construction, many of which are for rent.

This is where you can find 2-bedroom rentals.

Around the School of Mines - Most of the apartments in this area are designed for college students: stack 2 or 3 high and 7-to-10 across, the only true apartment complexes are around the university.

The vast majority of these apartments are 2-bedroom.

12th Street - Like downtown, 12th street has both lofts and historic homes for rent. Most of the homes on 12th street are smaller 2- and 3-bedroom homes, though there are a few that are larger.

East Street - The newest construction in the center of Golden has happened on East Street over the years. It is definitely possible to find a 2-bedroom rental in this quaint part of town. And, East Street is a fun and interesting place to live.

Rent Report

January 2018 Golden Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2018 Golden Rent Report. Golden rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Golden rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Golden rents increased significantly over the past month

Golden rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up significantly by 4.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Golden stand at $1,220 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,540 for a two-bedroom. Golden's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.7%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the Denver Metro

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

  • Littleton has the most expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,820; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 1.0% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Broomfield has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,640, while one-bedrooms go for $1,310.
  • Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,310; rents decreased 0.8% over the past month but were up 1.6% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Golden

As rents have increased significantly in Golden, 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, Golden is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Colorado as a whole logging rent growth of 2.7% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 4.3% in Colorado Springs and 2.6% in Fort Collins.
  • Golden's median two-bedroom rent of $1,540 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 4.6% rise in Golden.
  • While Golden's rents rose significantly over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.3%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Golden than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where Golden 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.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Denver $1,040 $1,310 -0.8% 1.6%
Aurora $1,200 $1,520 -0.9% 4.0%
Thornton $1,400 $1,780 -0.9% 2.0%
Arvada $1,180 $1,500 -0.4% 3.5%
Westminster $1,230 $1,550 -0.4% 3.2%
Broomfield $1,310 $1,640 -0.1% 5.9%
Parker $1,430 $1,810 -0.9% 0.1%
Littleton $1,440 $1,820 -1.0% 2.1%
Brighton $1,220 $1,550 -0.2% 4.8%
Englewood $1,170 $1,490 0.2% 0.8%
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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.


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.