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58 Apartments for rent in Topeka, KS

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Southwest Topeka
South/Southeast 1
West Southwest 2
Central Topeka 2
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Last updated July 14 at 11:47 AM
1 Unit Available
Downtown Topeka
Madison Street
600 Southeast Madison Street, Topeka, KS
2 Bedrooms
$750
901 sqft
Spacious 900 SQ FT, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath apartment with ground floor access. On site Laundry facilities. Dishwasher, Oven and fridge included.
Last updated September 28 at 11:06 AM
1 Unit Available
Highland Crest
1751 SE 29th Ter
1751 Southeast 29th Terrace, Topeka, KS
3 Bedrooms
$750
970 sqft
Available 10/01/19 Well Maintained 3 bedroom - Property Id: 95783 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home in great area of homes. Large fenced backyard with covered patio. Wood floors in living room and large dining room.
Last updated July 14 at 10:11 AM
1 Unit Available
Southwest Topeka
3636 SW Eveningside Dr
3636 Southwest Eveningside Drive, Topeka, KS
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
1613 sqft
Available 09/15/20 Great townhome available in Southwest Topeka. Spacious floor plan with fenced in backyard and walk-out basement. Enjoy grilling out this spring on your patio and keep the car safe from storms in your spacious attached garage.
Last updated July 14 at 10:11 AM
1 Unit Available
Central Highland Park
2030 SE Pennsylvania Ave
2030 Southeast Pennsylvania Avenue, Topeka, KS
2 Bedrooms
$575
Available 09/11/20 This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is ready for you to move in! With 660 sq feet you'll love the corner lot, fenced in yard, spacious livingroom, and location...
Last updated July 14 at 10:11 AM
1 Unit Available
Chesney Park
1934 SW Central Park Ave
1934 Southwest Central Park Avenue, Topeka, KS
2 Bedrooms
$670
928 sqft
Coming Soon! (RLNE5896519)
Last updated July 14 at 10:12 AM
1 Unit Available
College Hill
1272 SW Mulvane St
1272 Southwest Mulvane Street, Topeka, KS
3 Bedrooms
$875
1088 sqft
Available 07/25/20 More information to come. (RLNE5914155)
Last updated July 14 at 10:12 AM
1 Unit Available
South/Southeast 1
2319 SW Briarwood Plz Apt 303C
2319 Southwest Briarwood Plaza, Topeka, KS
1 Bedroom
$525
744 sqft
Looking for an updated one bedroom apartment? Look no further than this amazing space in the Briarwood Apartments complex. Located in a beautiful neighborhood off of MacVicar you will find this completely updated one bedroom, one bathroom apartment.
Last updated July 14 at 10:12 AM
1 Unit Available
South/Southeast 1
3225 SW Clare St
3225 SW Clare Ave, Topeka, KS
3 Bedrooms
$1,075
1233 sqft
Available 08/01/20 3225 Sw Clare ST. - Property Id: 318029 New Construction!! Brand new 3 bedroom, 2 full bath duplex with stainless steel appliances, vinyl plank flooring, washer and dryer hookups. Modernly appointment. Available 8/1.
Results within 1 mile of Topeka
Last updated July 14 at 10:12 AM
1 Unit Available
1711 SW Hidden Valley Dr
1711 Southwest Hidden Valley Drive, Shawnee County, KS
3 Bedrooms
$1,625
1437 sqft
Available 07/17/20 Coming soon! Call us today for a showing No Cats Allowed (RLNE5930895)
Results within 5 miles of Topeka
Last updated December 18 at 10:32 AM
1 Unit Available
4830 NE Indian Creek Rd Unit 3
4830 Northeast Indian Creek Road, Shawnee County, KS
2 Bedrooms
$750
786 sqft
Available 01/31/20 Country living without the price tag! You have to see this great property located in North Topeka, only minutes from Seaman High School. Nestled on a quiet piece of land, right off 46th, rent includes water, trash and yard care.

Median Rent in Topeka

Last updated Jun. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Topeka is $609, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $804.
Studio
$509
1 Bed
$609
2 Beds
$804
3+ Beds
$1,087
City GuideTopeka
Top of the morning to you, future Topeka tenant! We heard you’re in the market for a primo pad in the capital of the Jayhawk State, and we’ve some good news for you: You’ve come to the right place, because setting people up in the coolest crash pads anywhere is what we do best (okay, fine, it’s all we do). So read on, ladies and gents, and you’ll be living the dream in one of Kansas’s most affordable communities in no time at all …
Topeka:

Some of the finer privileges of life in Topeka include:

You can build up your bankroll: The cost of living in the city is 15 percentage points lower than the national average, while 1BR and even 2BR units rarely cost more than 600-700 bucks.

Capital security: Unlike neighboring cities who must constantly be wary of local businesses packing up shop and heading for supposedly sunnier pastures, Topekans may rest assured that their biggest employer – the State of Kansas capital building – is here for good. Topeka stands as one of the Midwest’s more economically stable communities.

Say goodbye to gridlock: Topeka residents spend on average a mere 18 minutes trekking to and from work each day and enjoy one of the state’s more reliable public transportation systems. With 15 stops throughout the area and charging as little as $22 for a monthly pass, the Topeka Metro has become an increasingly savvy choice for commuters.

Entertainment: For those who prefer their fun in the sun, Topeka serves up plenty of parks, lakes, museums, a motor sports complex, and a pretty cool zoo.

Some Tidbits for Tenants

If you’re still reading, it means you’re ready to find yourself a killer pad. A few pointers to help make your apartment hunting experience silky-smooth:

Be a bargain shopper: The types of renting specials you’ll come across are pretty much unheard-of in other parts of the Midwest, as even 3 BR units in Topeka are available in the $800 range. Studios rarely go for over $400 and quality 1BR and 2 BR units rarely exceed $600-$700. And because the number of rental properties outnumbers the number of renters by far, you’ll come across no shortage of leasing options. Don’t settle on anything until you’re sure it’s the perfect fit for you.

Don’t waste away on waiting lists: Topeka isn’t the kind of city that sees a large turnover of residents, so if (in the very rare case) you have to get on a waiting list before moving into a place, just shrug it off and walk away. A ton of other landlords will practically beg you to move in immediately.

Consider the alternatives: Apartments aren’t your only renting options in Topeka. Why not look into leasing a single-family detached home, instead? Plenty are available, and the cost for a multi-BR home is often comparable to that of an apartment.

Arm yourself with credentials… it’s worth it: You’ll need (obvious statement alert!) proper I.D. to rent a place in Topeka, as well as proof of income and (sometimes) proof of rental history. What you’ll get in exchange for this minor inconvenience is, among other things, plenty of room to kick your feet up. Topeka is a spacious, spread out city, and its apartments are no different: Most multi-BR units are at least 1200 square feet, and even studio units typically offer 600-plus square feet of living space.

The Lay of the Land

Generally, the further west/southwest you travel in Topeka, the more you’ll find the bulk of the city’s shopping centers, banks, and eateries, while the more urban-minded domiciles are centered closer to downtown. Be sure to scout out not only your potential nesting place but also your overall neighborhood before relocating to Topeka. If you want to live in the greater metro area just outside city limits, districts like Jefferson West, Seaman, and Auburn-Washburn offer viable rental options as well, although they come at a slightly more elevated price (usually closer to a grand).

Some Completely Irrelevant Information

In the Kansa Native American tongue, Topeka means “a place to grow good potatoes.” So take that, Idaho!

The city unofficially renamed itself “Google, Kansas” for a month in 2010 in an attempt to sway the technology giant to choose Topeka as the site for a massive fiber optics experiment. Sadly, Google picked neighboring Kansas City, Kansas instead. Gee, thanks, Google.

Finally, Topeka is a frequent player in Stephen King novels (but is not as nearly as creepy as the author makes it sound).

Need-to-know information? Of course not! We just thought you’d like to have something to chat about.

In any case, welcome to Topeka and happy hunting!

July 2020 Topeka Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2020 Topeka Rent Report. Topeka rents remained steady 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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July 2020 Topeka Rent Report

Welcome to the July 2020 Topeka Rent Report. Topeka rents remained steady 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 held steady over the past month

Topeka rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 2.4% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Topeka stand at $610 for a one-bedroom apartment and $804 for a two-bedroom. Topeka's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 0.2%.

    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 0.9% 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, Leawood is the most expensive of all Kansas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,507; of the 10 largest cities in Kansas that we have data for, Manhattan and Overland Park, where two-bedrooms go for $742 and $1,217, are the only two major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.7% and -0.3%).
    • Leawood, Lenexa, and Topeka have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.3%, 4.6%, and 2.4%, respectively).

    Topeka rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

    • Topeka's median two-bedroom rent of $804 is below the national average of $1,192. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Topeka's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Phoenix also saw an increase of 1.9%.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Topeka than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,035, which is more than three-and-a-half 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.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Topeka?
    In Topeka, the median rent is $509 for a studio, $609 for a 1-bedroom, $804 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,087 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Topeka, check out our monthly Topeka Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Topeka?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Topeka include Southwest Topeka, South/Southeast 1, West Southwest 2, and Central Topeka 2.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Topeka?
    Some of the colleges located in the Topeka area include Washburn University, Washburn Institute of Technology, Emporia State University, University of Kansas, and Kansas State University. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Topeka?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Topeka from include Lawrence, Olathe, Kansas City, Lenexa, and Shawnee.

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