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250 Apartments for rent in Wheat Ridge, CO

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Last updated August 21 at 4:01am UTC
44 Morningside Dr
Applewood
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated August 19 at 9:03am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,900
2985 Reed Street
Barths
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated August 9 at 9:51am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,180
Timberline Farms
11700 W 58th Ave
Jefferson County, CO
Updated August 21 at 3:24am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,398
2 Bedrooms
$1,732
3 Bedrooms
$2,373
Results within 1 miles of Wheat Ridge, CO
4531 W. 36th Ave
Highland
Denver, CO
Updated August 19 at 9:01am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,660
4540 Sheridan Boulevard Denver County
Berkeley
Denver, CO
Updated August 18 at 9:43am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
9940 West 21st Avenue
Morse Park
Lakewood, CO
Updated August 17 at 9:46am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,900
4723 Pierce St
Barths
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated August 20 at 1:23am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,095
10803 W 44th Ave
Fruitdale
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated August 19 at 1:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
6050 W 38th Ave
Barths
Wheat Ridge, CO
Updated August 7 at 9:22am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,245
5532 Newland Way
I-70 Corridor
Arvada, CO
Updated August 21 at 1:21am UTC
1 Bedroom
$950
1865 Eaton St
Edgewater
Lakewood, CO
Updated August 20 at 5:10pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
7750 W 17th Ave
Edgewood
Denver, CO
Updated August 19 at 5:13pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$995
1975 Oak St
Applewood
Lakewood, CO
Updated August 18 at 1:21am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,175
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. 

August 2018 Wheat Ridge Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Wheat Ridge Rent Report. Wheat Ridge rents remained steady 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

August 2018 Wheat Ridge Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Wheat Ridge Rent Report. Wheat Ridge rents remained steady 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 declined over the past month

Wheat Ridge rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased moderately by 2.7% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Wheat Ridge stand at $1,020 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,290 for a two-bedroom. Wheat Ridge's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.5%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

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, 8 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 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.

Wheat Ridge rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Wheat Ridge, a few 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 slightly in other cities across the state, 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.
  • Wheat Ridge's median two-bedroom rent of $1,290 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 2.7% increase in Wheat Ridge.
  • While Wheat Ridge's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 2.4%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Wheat Ridge than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, 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 $1,060 $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.

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.