8 Cheap Apartments for rent in Hartford, CT

Last updated August 14 at 6:45pm UTC
425 zion st
Behind the Rocks
Hartford, CT
Updated July 21 at 10:15am UTC
1 Bedroom
$685
81 Great Hill Road
East Hartford
East Hartford, CT
Updated August 14 at 6:45pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
254 Albany Ave
Clay Arsenal
Hartford, CT
Updated August 6 at 1:16am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
Results within 5 miles of Hartford, CT
8 Center St
Clay Arsenal
Hartford, CT
Updated July 4 at 9:17am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
252 Naubuc Ave
East Hartford
East Hartford, CT
Updated July 4 at 5:22pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
Results within 10 miles of Hartford, CT
71 Vine St
New Britain
New Britain, CT
Updated August 14 at 5:27pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$520

August 2018 Hartford Rent Report

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

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August 2018 Hartford Rent Report

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

Hartford rents increase sharply over the past month

Hartford rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up marginally by 0.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Hartford stand at $880 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,100 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Hartford's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 1.2%.

Rents rising across cities in Connecticut

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Hartford, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Connecticut, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.3% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Stamford is the most expensive of all Connecticut's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,910; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, New Haven, where a two-bedroom goes for $1,330, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.1%).
  • East Hartford, West Haven, and Waterbury have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.8%, 2.0%, and 1.8%, respectively).

Hartford rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Hartford, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Hartford is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Hartford's median two-bedroom rent of $1,100 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 0.6% rise in Hartford.
  • While Hartford's rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%) and Minneapolis (-0.4%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Hartford than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,090, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Hartford.

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.

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.