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102 Apartments for rent in Wilmington, DE

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Last updated December 13 at 6:31pm UTC
Woodview
7 Colony Blvd
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 4 at 4:15pm UTC
Studio
$869
1 Bedroom
$925
2 Bedrooms
$1,169
10 E. 25th Street
Vandever Avenue
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 11:29am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$950
1303 West 13th
Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 9:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,000
207 Stroud st
Browntown
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 9:47am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$925
28 Lower Oak St
Browntown
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 8:30am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$850
402 West 26th Street
Baynard Village
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 8:30am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
3015 W 2nd St
Westmoreland
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 8:30am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$850
1018 West 5th Street
Hilltop
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 8:30am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,095
1319 N West Street
Midtown Brandywine
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 3:41pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
2201 N Washington
Brandywine Village
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 3:41pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$925
201 W 29th St
North Brandywine
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 3:41pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$750
2810 Prestwyck Ct
North Brandywine
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 3:41pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,750
216 Broom St
Hedgeville
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 3:41pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
16 Vandever Ave
Brandywine Village
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 3:41pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$945
102 Stroud St
Browntown
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 3:41pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$875
313 Barrett St
Harlan
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 3:41pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
217 W. 6th St.
Downtown Wilmington
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 3:41pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$725
1004 N Madison
Downtown Wilmington
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 3:41pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$875
933 N LOMBARD STREET
East Side
Wilmington, DE
Updated December 13 at 1:47am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,275
City Guide
Wilmington
Transportation

The city of Wilmington is so small, you really don't need a car or public transportation to get around. However, a car is very useful when the weather is bad. Local public transportation can be a big hassle, but Amtrak and SEPTA are very handy when traveling outside the city and the state. Insider's tip: When traveling out of state, to let's say New York, locals often use the metered spaces on Rosa Parks Street. This is a great spot for free weekend parking on a well-lit street less than a block from the train station. Park late Friday afternoon and get back by Sunday night, and you've got three days of free parking with the city police and the Amtrak police strolling the block regularly.

Heating

The character of Wilmington's older and historic residences is hard to turn down. However, heating costs for these places is often through the roof. So, if you just can't stand it and have to rent that beautiful colonial townhome from the 1920's, then be prepared to pay hundreds of dollars to heat it in the winter months.

Neighborhoods
North of the Brandywine River

Brandywine Hill. A neighborhood of historic homes, lots of green space, meandering creeks, and slow-rolling, woodsy streets named after famous writers.

Harlan. A pleasantly uneventful neighborhood, with lots of activities just outside the borders.

Brandywine Village. Great for street smart renters who enjoy getting out of the house, with the riverside Brandywine Park for daytime fun and downtown debauchery for night time fun. Thus the name – Brandy and Wine.

Ninth Ward. Inexpensive apartments, old brick and colonial style row houses, and a few nice rental homes within walking distance to downtown.

Triangle. Historic homes from the 1920's and lots to do, with the Brandywine Zoo, Brandywine Park, and lots of good eats... not to mention the buzzing nightlife just across the river.

Price Run. Neighborhood of quaint townhomes centered around the enormous Price Run Park.

East of I-95

Downtown. Eats, drinks, art, theater, and local jam sessions, with a population that includes young professionals and art students that feel free to skateboard through the neighborhood after midnight.

Midtown Brandywine. Riverside neighborhood of detached homes and row homes surrounded by parks, downtown tom-foolery, and the free week-long DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, held at Rodney Square each year.

Southbridge. However, many strong, long-time residents are breathing life and community into the neighborhood. Beautiful Exhibit A: Local barbershop teaches GED classes.

Wilmington Waterfront. Walkable with high-priced high rise apartments, featuring birds-eye views of the city, the river, and the annual Riverfront Blues Festival at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park.

Trinity Vicinity. A good neighborhood for young, restless urbanites who love historic homes, downtown nightlife, and busy streets.

West of I-95

Cool Spring. A tiny, quiet enclave of seniors and families and the culture of Little Italy to the walkable west.

Hilltop. A comfortable neighborhood, with Little Italy as its centerpiece.

The Highlands. Walkable, artsy, and Irish, with a happening nightlife at Trolley Square, and riverside parks that run all the way to downtown.

The Flats. With half a dozen car shops in this hood, along with eats, drinks, a library and a golf course nearby... this would be a great place to live and a great place for your car to break down.

The little city of Wilmington is waiting, are you ready to start a corporation here (nation's number one choice for that sort of thing) and find an apartment too?

December 2018 Wilmington Rent Report

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

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Rent Report
Wilmington

December 2018 Wilmington Rent Report

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

Wilmington rents increased slightly over the past month

Wilmington rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 3.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Wilmington stand at $1,050 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,260 for a two-bedroom. This is the ninth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in February. Wilmington's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.5%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the Philadelphia Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Wilmington, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Philadelphia 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.

  • Pottstown has the least expensive rents in the Philadelphia metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,020; additionally, the city has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro over the past month (1.5%).
  • Over the past month, Norristown has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.6%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,400, while one-bedrooms go for $1,160.
  • West Chester has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Philadelphia metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,600; rents were up 0.2% over the past month and 3.9% over the past year.

Wilmington rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Wilmington's median two-bedroom rent of $1,260 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 3.4% increase in Wilmington.
  • While Wilmington's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Wilmington than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is nearly two-and-a-half times the price in Wilmington.

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
Philadelphia $970 $1,170 0.1% 1.3%
Camden $940 $1,140 0.2% 0.7%
Wilmington $1,050 $1,260 0.2% 3.4%
Levittown $1,210 $1,470 0.7% 0.1%
Norristown $1,160 $1,400 -0.6% 5.0%
Drexel Hill $900 $1,080 0.1% 0.5%
Pottstown $820 $1,020 1.5% 4.5%
King of Prussia $1,250 $1,510 -0.5% 3.0%
West Chester $1,320 $1,600 0.2% 3.9%
Lansdale $1,300 $1,570 -0.5% 6.2%
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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:

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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.