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Last updated September 22 2019 at 12:43 PM

54 Apartments for rent in Topeka, KS

Last updated September 22 at 09:42pm
North Topeka East
1 Unit Available
1105 Northwest Van Buren Street
1105 Northwest Van Buren Street, Topeka, KS
2 Bedrooms
864 sqft
North Topeka 1 level with good space, yard, and off street parking. Solid surface floors throughout most of the home. Covered front patio. Other pictures soon, however nice property, get your application in now. Free application until 9/23/19.
Last updated September 22 at 09:42pm
Central Topeka 2
1 Unit Available
2312 SW 26th Drive
2312 Southwest 26th Drive, Topeka, KS
2 Bedrooms
700 sqft
Cute 2 bedroom 1 bath home just off the Shunga Trail. Walking distance to the VA, KNI, and Washburn U. Large outdoor patio area and fenced in yard great for entertaining! Please call or text to schedule a walk through.
Last updated September 22 at 09:42pm
1 Unit Available
1816 Southwest Huntoon Street
1816 Southwest Huntoon Street, Topeka, KS
3 Bedrooms
1652 sqft
Newer roof and old world charm make this beauty the home for you! Main floor has hardwood floors, office area, custom built-ins & more coupled with very nice updates to make this home the one for you. 3bd, 1 bath with huge attic bonus room.
Last updated September 22 at 07:06am
1 Unit Available
1141 Ne Chester Ave
1141 Northeast Chester Avenue, Topeka, KS
2 Bedrooms
700 sqft
Summer Special on the best of the Oakland Neighborhood. This large 2BR/1BA has ceramic tile throughout and new flooring in living and bedroom. Custom home has Hunter fan and gooseneck kitchen faucet.
Results within 1 mile of Topeka
Last updated September 22 at 08:58am
1 Unit Available
7535 SW 33rd St
7535 Southwest 33rd Street, Shawnee County, KS
5 Bedrooms
5892 sqft
You're not dreaming...this house can be yours! This beautiful home in the Sherwood Estates Subdivision has everything you could ever want.
Results within 5 miles of Topeka
Last updated September 22 at 08:57am
1 Unit Available
7821 SE Ratner Rd
7821 Southeast Ratner Road, Shawnee County, KS
3 Bedrooms
1463 sqft
Available 10/01/19 Cute 3 bedroom, 1 bath farmhouse. Propane heat, window AC. Exceptionally quiet country living!! Call 785.806.3305 or email us at Info@LeaseBPM.com for a tour. We schedule for first thing in the mornings or last stop of the night.

Average Rent in Topeka

Last updated Aug. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Topeka is $599, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $790.
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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 …

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!

September 2019 Topeka Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2019 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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September 2019 Topeka Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2019 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 moderately over the past month

Topeka rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Topeka stand at $600 for a one-bedroom apartment and $791 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in March. Topeka's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.2%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    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, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.2% 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 $1,402; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Manhattan, where a two-bedroom goes for $743, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.6%).
    • Leawood, Topeka, and Lenexa have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (3.7%, 2.9%, and 2.7%, respectively).

    Topeka rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

    • Topeka's median two-bedroom rent of $791 is below the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.9% increase in Topeka.
    • While Topeka's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.7%), Dallas (+2.0%), and New York (+1.7%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Topeka than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,133, 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.


    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.

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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.

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