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15 Studio Apartments for rent in Golden, CO

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Last updated January 22 at 1:21am UTC
Results within 5 miles of Golden, CO
Oak Street Station
1420 Oak Street
Lakewood, CO
Updated January 22 at 12:28am UTC
Results within 10 miles of Golden, CO
Eliot Flats
3233 North Eliot Street
Denver, CO
Updated January 21 at 11:46am UTC
5914 W 75th Ave
Southeast Westminster
Westminster, CO
Updated January 21 at 11:30am UTC

City Guide

Golden, Colorado, was founded and named thanks to the Gold Rush that took place there in 1859. While the city's population dropped substantially as the gold reserves began to dry up, it has been consistently growing since the 1930s. In fact, it's one of the few Western cities that escaped the Great Depression relatively unscathed. If you're seeking out a studio apartment in Golden, you're going to experience all this history along with the amazing aspects continuous innovation has created.

... View full Golden City Guide

January 2019 Golden Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 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.

View full Golden Rent Report

Renting a Studio in Golden

Studio apartments abound in Golden, but your biggest selection will be near the I-70 corridor. This is perfect for early career professionals due to the nearby dining, shopping and entertainment options. Because, honestly, you need to have a way to wind down after a long day at work.

You'll also find great studio apartments on the outskirts of town, near Lakewood. This area is situated between interstates 25 and 70, and it's only minutes away from the sights and sounds of Denver.

Along I-70, especially near the South Table Mountain Park area, you'll find restaurants like Whole Foods, entertainment such as the United Artists Denver West Village, and great food and beers at places like Twin Peaks. Colorado Mills is also nearby, so you'll have everything you need all in a single mall.

The Cost of Studio Living in Golden

In most cities you look at, you'll find that studio apartment prices can vary greatly depending on where you live in the area. Since Golden's studio apartments are all located within the 9-square-mile city, there's typically very little variation from unit to unit.

The monthly rent for Golden's studio apartments will run around $1,000. The amenities offered can affect the price, including anything from free utilities to community amenities, but you can typically expect to spend about the same amount.

This turns out to be a great price considering the fact that one-bedroom apartments can cost around $1,500 in the Golden area.

Benefits of Studio Apartments

Studio apartments are great for singles, and when it comes to Golden, the activities nearby mean you'll never be sitting home alone on a Friday night -- or any time, for that matter. Just take a look at some of the nearby action:

  • Movies and Music in the Park: Live bands and free movies in the Downtown Golden area.
  • Water Fun: Take a dip at Splash Aquatic Park or go kayaking at Clear Creek White Water Park.
  • Museums: Enjoy the Astor House Museum, Buffalo Bill's Gravesite and Museum, Dinosaur Ridge and much more!

Of course, it's not just the excitement in this bustling little town that will attract you. Studio apartments in Golden provide an abundance of benefits without ever leaving home. To begin with, any budding professional will love the fact that cleaning a studio apartment is much easier than the hours of work it can take to tidy up even a one-bedroom apartment.

You'll also find that the availability of Golden's studio apartments puts you within easy reach of your job. After all, I-70 is basically how you get everywhere in Golden, and you'll have a variety of employment options along the interstate corridor.

The bottom line is that studio apartments in Golden create golden opportunities for anyone who's ready to take the next step in life.

Rent Report

January 2019 Golden Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 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 0.4% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.4% 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 September. Golden's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.2%, but exceeds the national average of 0.9%.

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, 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 16.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,800, while one-bedrooms go for $1,420.
  • Over the past month, Parker has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 5.2%. 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 $1,890; rents grew 0.3% over the past month and 6.2% over the past year.
  • Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,340; rents went down 0.1% over the past month but rose 2.5% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Golden

As rents have increased slightly in Golden, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. 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 2.2% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.8% in Fort Collins and 1.7% in Colorado Springs.
  • Golden's median two-bedroom rent of $1,560 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.4% rise in Golden.
  • While Golden's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Austin (+3.4%), Phoenix (+3.3%), and Charlotte (+2.7%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Golden than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,060, 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 $1,340 -0.1% 2.5%
Aurora $1,230 $1,560 -0.1% 2.8%
Thornton $1,490 $1,890 0.3% 6.2%
Arvada $1,220 $1,540 0.4% 3.3%
Westminster $1,280 $1,620 0.2% 4.2%
Broomfield $1,380 $1,730 0.0% 5.7%
Parker $1,380 $1,750 -5.2% -3.3%
Littleton $1,470 $1,860 0.3% 2.2%
Brighton $1,420 $1,800 11.3% 16.3%
Englewood $1,220 $1,540 0.7% 3.5%
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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.