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15 Studio Apartments for rent in Golden, CO

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Last updated September 20 at 7:06am UTC
Results within 5 miles of Golden, CO
335 Wright Street #112
Union Square
Lakewood, CO
Updated September 19 at 12:36pm UTC
Studio
$1,395
Results within 10 miles of Golden, CO
151 S. Irving St.
Barnum
Denver, CO
Updated September 15 at 12:55pm UTC
Studio
$995

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

September 2018 Golden Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 Golden Rent Report. Golden rents remained steady 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
Golden

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
Golden

September 2018 Golden Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 Golden Rent Report. Golden rents remained steady 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 held steady over the past month

Golden rents have remained steady over the past month, but are down moderately by 0.9% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Golden stand at $1,240 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,560 for a two-bedroom. Golden's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.4%, as well as the national average of 1.0%.

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 the most expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,880; the city has also seen rent growth of 0.9% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past year, Aurora has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,560, while one-bedrooms go for $1,240.
  • Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,350; rents rose 0.2% 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 moderately 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 marginally increase, with Colorado as a whole logging rent growth of 0.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.3% in Colorado Springs and 0.4% 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 1.0% over the past year compared to the 0.9% decline in Golden.
  • While rents in Golden fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.5%), Charlotte (+1.3%), and San Francisco (+1.1%).
  • 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 $1,070 $1,350 0.2% 0.1%
Aurora $1,240 $1,560 0.4% -0.8%
Thornton $1,470 $1,860 0.2% 2.6%
Arvada $1,210 $1,530 -0.6% 1.3%
Westminster $1,270 $1,610 0.1% 1.9%
Broomfield $1,370 $1,720 0.6% 3.2%
Castle Rock $1,380 $1,750 -1.2% 2.1%
Parker $1,490 $1,880 0.9% -0.4%
Littleton $1,470 $1,870 0.1% 1.6%
Brighton $1,250 $1,590 -1.6% 4.3%
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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.

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.