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289 Apartments for rent in Wheat Ridge, CO

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Last updated June 20 at 8:09pm UTC
10745 West 35th Avenue
Applewood Villages
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated June 20 at 10:41am UTC
2 Bedrooms
2950 Kendall St.
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated June 19 at 9:25am UTC
4 Bedrooms
3745 Oak St
Applewood Villages
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated June 17 at 10:09am UTC
2 Bedrooms
6050 W 38th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated June 17 at 10:09am UTC
1 Bedroom
3736 Vance Street
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated June 12 at 3:56pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
3330 Ames St
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated June 9 at 5:56pm UTC
1 Bedroom
4645 Flower st
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated May 29 at 10:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
6760 W 31st Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated May 3 at 10:00am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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4918 W 36th Ave.
Denver, CO
Updated June 20 at 10:39am UTC
2 Bedrooms
1975 Oak St
Lakewood, CO
Updated June 20 at 9:35am UTC
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7510 W 19th Ave
Lakewood, CO
Updated June 20 at 9:34am UTC
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2650 Chase St
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated June 20 at 9:33am UTC
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City Guide
Wheat Ridge
Moving to Wheat Ridge

Wheat Ridge is the perfect example of a small city that wants to be a large city while claiming to hold onto its small town status. If that seems contradictory, that's because it is. The best place to see this is when you first move to the city. Moving here is going to cost you and probably be a slightly annoying experience if you are not coming from a major city. As in a major city, you can expect to put together a portfolio. There will be a credit check, background check, security deposits, reference checks and income checks. It's like the TSA, only less efficient. Be sure to have references from your past landlords and employer to speed things up. 

What it Will Cost You can score a nice place for around what it would cost in any nice, rural town. There are plenty of all bills paid apartments for a bit more than the average rental. Plan on deposits for virtually everything including electricity, water, cable, and Internet. If you have pets, be ready to pay a pet deposit on them as well as an additional amount per month on your rent.

Living in Wheat Ridge

Once you get a place to live, this is actually a great little city. Despite the costs of owning a pet, the town is really very dog friendly. There is even an off leash dog park where your furry friend can run and play to his little heart's content. They even offer special gatherings and such for older dogs, deaf dogs, etc.

If you are looking for a community with a lot of activities, you found it. It almost seems as if the primary goal of this city is to get you outside. There are activities of all stripes all year long. Are you an art or music lover? Well there are art displays, concerts and so on in the parks during much of the year. Hiking, biking, and winter sports are encouraged. There is swimming in the summer, a skate park and skiing in the winter. If it is possible to do it outside, this city has figured out a way to pull it off.

When you get sick of the outdoor playtime, consider taking matters into your own hands by looking into the nightlife. You can just save yourself the trouble and head over to Clancy's Irish Pub on W 37th. Good food and plenty of drinks. It's a relaxing place to hang out with your friends, and it's also a great place for dinner. The burgers served here are outstanding as is the shepherd’s pie. 

June 2018 Wheat Ridge Rent Report

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

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Wheat Ridge

June 2018 Wheat Ridge Rent Report

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

Wheat Ridge rents increase sharply over the past month

Wheat Ridge rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up moderately by 3.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Wheat Ridge stand at $1,020 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,290 for a two-bedroom. The city's rents have been increasing for 15 straight months - the last time rents declined was in December 2015. Wheat Ridge's year-over-year rent growth leads the state and national averages, which both stand at 1.5%.

Rents rising across the Denver Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Wheat Ridge, 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.

  • Parker has the most expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,860; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 0.1% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Castle Rock has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,770, while one-bedrooms go for $1,400.
  • Denver proper has the least expensive rents in the Denver metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,330; rents grew 0.7% over the past month and 1.4% over the past year.

Wheat Ridge rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Wheat Ridge, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Wheat Ridge is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Colorado as a whole logging rent growth of 1.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.3% in Colorado Springs and 2.1% in Fort Collins.
  • Wheat Ridge's median two-bedroom rent of $1,290 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 3.4% rise in Wheat Ridge.
  • While Wheat Ridge's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-0.8%) and DC (-0.1%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Wheat Ridge than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than twice the price in Wheat Ridge.

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 $1,050 $1,330 0.7% 1.4%
Aurora $1,220 $1,540 0.4% 1.0%
Thornton $1,450 $1,830 1.2% 0.5%
Arvada $1,210 $1,530 1.3% 4.6%
Westminster $1,250 $1,590 1.4% 2.6%
Broomfield $1,340 $1,690 1.2% 3.3%
Castle Rock $1,400 $1,770 1.1% 6.4%
Parker $1,470 $1,860 -0.1% 0.6%
Littleton $1,450 $1,840 0.9% 1.1%
Brighton $1,250 $1,590 0.2% 4.4%
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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.