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35 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Topeka, KS

Last updated December 14 at 5:26pm UTC
Coronado
715 Southwest Tyler Street
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 12:02pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$550
Mount Vernon Apartments
2135 SW Potomac Dr
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 12:16pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$475
Meadowlark
1601 Southwest 37th Terrace
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 12:30pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$458
Village at Old Towne
822 Southwest 8th Avenue
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 1:38pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$375
Washburn North
1516 Southwest 17th Street
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 12:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$385
Raintree Apartments
3708 SW 29th St
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 1:13pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$540
Washburn Arms
1926 Southwest Washburn Avenue
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 12:55pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$500
Library Park
1037 Southwest Garfield Avenue
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 1:42pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$375
University Heights
1510 Southwest Lane Street
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 12:02pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$425
Westwood
1072 Southwest Webster Avenue
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 12:08pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$475
Trianon
1320 Southwest 27th Street
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 1:27pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$700
Capital Corners
800 Southwest Polk Street
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 1:37pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$375
Kensington Park
2937 Southwest Mcclure Road
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 1:39pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$465
Willow Run
5231 SW West Dr
Topeka, KS
Updated December 14 at 1:37pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$475

December 2018 Topeka Rent Report

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

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December 2018 Topeka Rent Report

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

Topeka rents increased significantly over the past month

Topeka rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Topeka stand at $590 for a one-bedroom apartment and $770 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Topeka's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.1%, but is in line with the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across cities in Kansas

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Topeka, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Kansas, 8 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.1% 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, Overland Park is the most expensive of all Kansas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,180; of the 10 largest cities in Kansas that we have data for, Junction City and Manhattan, where two-bedrooms go for $770 and $750, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-1.4% and -0.6%).
  • Shawnee, Overland Park, and Kansas City have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.4%, 2.0%, and 1.6%, respectively).

Topeka rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Topeka, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Topeka is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Topeka's median two-bedroom rent of $770 is below the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year, which matches the increase in Topeka.
  • While Topeka's rents rose slightly over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Topeka than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is nearly four times the price in Topeka.

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.