41 Apartments under 1200 for rent in Golden, CO

Last updated August 17 at 10:59pm UTC
Results within 5 miles of Golden, CO
203 Wright Street #103
Union Square
Lakewood, CO
Updated August 8 at 9:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 10 miles of Golden, CO
1975 Oak St
Lakewood, CO
Updated August 17 at 5:23pm UTC
1 Bedroom
7899 Allison Way
Club Crest
Arvada, CO
Updated August 17 at 5:24pm UTC
1 Bedroom
4545 Morrison Rd
Denver, CO
Updated August 17 at 5:23pm UTC
2 Bedrooms

August 2018 Golden Rent Report

Welcome to the August 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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August 2018 Golden Rent Report

Welcome to the August 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 increase sharply over the past month

Golden rents have increased 0.7% over the past month, but have decreased slightly by 0.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Golden stand at $1,240 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,560 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in April. Golden's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.5%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across the Denver Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Golden over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 of the largest 10 cities in the Denver metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Parker has seen rents fall by 1.0% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Denver metro with a two-bedroom median of $1,870.
  • Brighton has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,610, while one-bedrooms go for $1,270.
  • Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,350; rents were up 0.6% over the past month but remained flat year-over-year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Golden

As rents have fallen slightly in Golden, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Golden is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with Colorado as a whole logging rent growth of 0.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.7% in Colorado Springs and 0.6% in Fort Collins.
  • Golden's median two-bedroom rent of $1,560 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 0.4% decline in Golden.
  • While rents in Golden fell slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.4%), Charlotte (+1.5%), and Los Angeles (+1.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Golden than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,050, where Golden is nearly 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 $1,060 $1,350 0.6% 0.2%
Aurora $1,230 $1,560 0.7% -0.8%
Thornton $1,470 $1,860 0.3% 2.5%
Arvada $1,220 $1,540 -0.3% 2.6%
Westminster $1,270 $1,610 -0.1% 1.8%
Broomfield $1,360 $1,710 0.4% 2.9%
Castle Rock $1,400 $1,770 -1.6% 4.1%
Parker $1,480 $1,870 1.3% -1.0%
Littleton $1,470 $1,860 0.8% 1.3%
Brighton $1,270 $1,610 -0.1% 6.2%
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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.

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