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City Guide
Lawrence
“T” is for Transportation

Most people “get from A to B” by the power of their own four wheels. Lawrence Transit (also known as the “T”) doesn’t run on Sundays or have a high frequency service.

The good ‘ol Midwest weather

Above average is nothing new for Lawrence but there’s likely to be below average temperatures, not suitable for standing at bus stops or walking too far from your new stomping ground.

The city of Lawrence is divided geographically into North, South, East and West.

Downtown

You’ll be living in the heart of Lawrence. The historic, well-preserved streets of downtown lined with barbeque joints, cupcake shops, and taverns—especially on Massachusetts Street, make the area the hip (but not too hip) stop to chow down and/or shop outside of the “big box” stores.

Old West

Go back in time with brick-lain streets just west of downtown and you’ll find signs of 19th century Kansas architecture—the kind that let Dorothy know she was still in Kansas. Many of the homes sit comfortably on the list of National Register of Historic places (and possibly a witch or two).

Onead

Many homes and apartments in the area were built at the turn of the century.

(New) West

With an explosion of building, West Lawrence is full of sub-divisions and luxury homes.

Big Box Heaven

If you like to get your “shop on” with the same speed and execution as a Supermarket Sweep contestant, the 23rd Street shopping area and the intersection of Iowa Street and 31st are home to large chain retailers such as Target, Best Buy, World Market, and Office Depot.

Good luck finding that crash pad & happy hunting!

Rent Report
Lawrence

August 2017 Lawrence Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Lawrence Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Lawrence rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Lawrence rents increased moderately over the past month

Lawrence rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up 6.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lawrence stand at $700 for a one-bedroom apartment and $910 for a two-bedroom. This is the ninth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in October of last year. Lawrence's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.8%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Lawrence rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

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

  • Lawrence's median two-bedroom rent of $910 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While Lawrence's rents rose over the past year, the city of Miami saw a decrease of 0.8%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Lawrence than most other large cities. Comparably, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than three times the price in Lawrence.

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.