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The Crescent at Fells Point
951 Fell St, Baltimore, MD
Fells Point
1 Bedroom
$1,795
997 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,155
1359 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Easy access to I-95 and the charming restaurants of Fells Point. Units feature full-size washer and dryer, luxurious bathrooms with framed mirrors and granite countertops. Community has gym, private movie theater and pool.
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19 Units Available
Standard at Preston Gardens
501 St Paul St, Baltimore, MD
Downtown Baltimore
Studio
$998
381 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,741
933 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Luxury apartment homes and lofts with towering ceilings, views of Inner Harbor and premium details. Community amenities include fitness center, private parking garage and business center. Utilities included.
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7 Units Available
The Atrium
118 N Howard St, Baltimore, MD
Downtown Baltimore
Studio
$1,122
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,404
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,748
965 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Downtown Baltimore location with fantastic views. Upscale living in the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District. Walk-in closets, on-site gym and fully furnished units. Community garden and coffee bar.
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5 Units Available
Gallery Tower Apartment Homes
111 W Centre St, Baltimore, MD
Downtown Baltimore
1 Bedroom
$1,203
588 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Located right by the Walters Art Museum and W Franklin St. Apartments feature a breakfast bar, wall-to-wall carpeting and modern kitchen appliances. Residents have use of rooftop pool, sundeck and concierge service.
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13 Units Available
Kenilworth at Hazelwood & Windridge Apartments
5738 Cedonia Ave, Baltimore, MD
Frankford
1 Bedroom
$925
595 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,151
893 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Situated near Cedonia Avenue and White Avenue, just a short distance away from shopping, dining and entertainment. Floor plans have large closets, custom window coverings and patios/balconies. Outdoor living includes pool and courtyard. Pet friendly.
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9 Units Available
Falls Village
6222 Green Meadow Pkwy, Baltimore, MD
Cheswolde
1 Bedroom
$1,010
549 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,132
702 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Situated on landscaped grounds just minutes from downtown Baltimore. One- and two-bedroom apartments with well-appointed kitchens, large closets and spacious balconies or patios. Property offers on-site fitness and leisure facilities and a 24-hour maintenance service.
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7 Units Available
1111 Light Street
1111 Light Street, Baltimore, MD
Riverside
1 Bedroom
$1,590
711 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,799
956 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:42 PM
Conveniently located in the heart of historic Federal Hill, 1111 Light Street Apartments puts you right in the center of everything! Whether youre out on the town or relaxing at home enjoying 1111 Light Streets community amenities, theres always
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4 Units Available
Severn
701 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD
Mount Vernon
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,140
567 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,405
1166 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:40 PM
The Severn, a historic high-rise apartment building that offers spacious apartment homes, is located just minutes away from everything.
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10 Units Available
500 Park
500 Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Downtown Baltimore
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,255
635 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:40 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 500 Park in Baltimore. View photos, descriptions and more!
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27 Units Available
The Mount Royal
103 E Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD
Mid-Town Belvedere
Studio
$1,290
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,345
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,780
1117 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:37 PM
Excellent location, close to University of Baltimore, Penn Station, and MICA. Units feature dishwasher, microwave, and disposal. Community has bike room, garage and open-surface parking.
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2 Units Available
Gwynn Crest
1604 N Hilton St, Baltimore, MD
Rosemont
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$910
834 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:34 PM
Gwynn Crest offers a desirable serene setting just outside of Gwynn Crest Park in Baltimore City. The community is tucked away from busy roads yet still provides easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
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9 Units Available
Highland Haus
3232 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD
Brewer's Hill
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,380
595 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:34 PM
Welcome home to Highland Haus! Built for those that love life in the city, Highland Haus is the hottest new luxury apartment community in the Canton Zip code.
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16 Units Available
Oaklee Village
1001 Arion Park Rd, Baltimore, MD
Oaklee
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$780
606 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$940
715 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:33 PM
Pet-friendly one- and two-bedroom apartments include updated kitchens and bathrooms, hardwood floors and ceiling fans. Enjoy amenities such as garage parking, on-site laundry and 24-hour maintenance. Easy access to I-95 and I-695.
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4 Units Available
The Greens at Forest Park
4515 Fairview Ave Suite D, Baltimore, MD
West Forest Park
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$891
694 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:29 PM
A newly renovated complex in a highly scenic location. This complex includes easy access to I-83, a playground, spacious one- and two -bedroom apartments, on-site maintenance, air conditioning and more.
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13 Units Available
The Jordan
303 Mcmechen Street, Baltimore, MD
Bolton Hill
Studio
$1,115
479 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,325
627 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:28 PM
Every home at The Jordan was designed and built with you in mind. From the abundance of natural light that streams through its double-pane windows to the super efficient heating.
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158 Units Available
Avra and Cirro
101 North Schroeder Street, Baltimore, MD
Poppleton
Studio
$1,400
546 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,700
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,840
1090 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:28 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Avra and Cirro in Baltimore. View photos, descriptions and more!
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19 Units Available
Queen Anne Belvedere
1214 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD
Mid-Town Belvedere
Studio
$1,295
452 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,245
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,730
1150 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:28 PM
Great location just minutes from the University of Baltimore, Peabody Institute, and the Walters Art Museum. Units feature one or two bedrooms. Community offers communal courtyard, fountain, and European feel.
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22 Units Available
Twin Ridge Apartments
1901 Snow Meadow Ln, Baltimore, MD
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,374
1159 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,725
1694 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:24 PM
Twin Ridge apartments in Baltimore feature spacious yet affordable 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartment homes with amenities such as over-sized living rooms and closets, private patios or balconies, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and a 24/7 fitness center.
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16 Units Available
Yorkewood Apartments
1101 1/2 Ramblewood Rd, Baltimore, MD
Glen Oaks
1 Bedroom
$935
667 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$945
721 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,080
963 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:24 PM
Yorkewood Apartments, conveniently located at East Belvedere and The Alameda, features all the amenities you could need or want.
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4 Units Available
Falls Court
1130 Falls Hill Drive, Baltimore, MD
Hoes Heights
1 Bedroom
$950
492 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,070
717 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:24 PM
Hampden Apartments ' Falls CourtConveniently located a few blocks from the 36th Street main shopping thoroughfare and I-83, yet neatly tucked off the beaten path.
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17 Units Available
Metro Pointe
6609 Eberle Dr, Baltimore, MD
Reisterstown Station
1 Bedroom
$951
872 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$951
1075 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:24 PM
Great location right near downtown and walking distance to shopping, dining and restaurants. Short walk to Metro station. Large apartments with walk-in closets and eat-in kitchens.
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14 Units Available
101 Ellwood Modern Apartments & Lofts
101 S Ellwood Ave, Baltimore, MD
Patterson Park
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,399
770 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,857
985 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:14 PM
Located in a walkable community with city views. On-site amenities include a large resident's lounge, yoga classes and a rooftop deck. Beautiful interiors with oak-framed chalkboards, historic architecture and spacious, open floor plans.
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4 Units Available
University Place
617 West Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD
University of MD at Baltimore
Studio
$1,000
1 Bedroom
$1,100
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:23 PM
Come see our newly renovated apartments located on the downtown campus of the University of Maryland. Enjoy being steps away from UMMS, the VA Hospital and all the U of M graduate schools.
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15 Units Available
611 Park Avenue
611 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD
Mount Vernon
Studio
$828
393 sqft
1 Bedroom
$995
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:22 PM
Mount Vernon ApartmentsJust around the corner from restaurant row on Charles Street, the Walters Art Museum, Center Stage theater and minutes from the Inner Harbor, 611 Park Avenue combines great value with easy access to the best of Baltimore.
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Median Rent in Baltimore

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Baltimore is $952, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,194.
Studio
$783
1 Bed
$952
2 Beds
$1,194
3+ Beds
$1,535
City GuideBaltimore
Good morning Baltimore! Every day's like an open door. Every night is a fantasy. Every sound's like a symphony." (Hairspray Lyrics, "Good Morning, Baltimore").
Good morning Baltimore! Every day's like an open door. Every night is a fantasy. Every sound's like a symphony." (Hairspray Lyrics, "Good Morning, Baltimore").

Howdy! Welcome to Charm City. If you’re a newbie, use this guide to get acquainted. Oh, and don’t act like a stranger and you won’t be treated like one. (Balmer was indeed nominated the U.S. city rudest to tourists!) However, if you’re a vet, feel free to branch out and pick a place you’ve never heard of to explore. Remember, the hip areas don’t stay hip for long—you gotta move with the tide to keep your street cred!

Having trouble with Craigslist Baltimore? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Historical Seven Foot Knoll Light in Baltimore, Maryland

Crabs from Baltimore Harbor

Federal Hill Park overlooking downtown Baltimore

“Oh, and this apartment was featured in the HBO series The Wire!”

If a landlord ever says this, get out of there immediately. Trust us. Other tips you should know about Baltimore City living:

Historic Homes, Lush Locales: Everyone dreams of living in a quaint brick rowhouse from the 18th century. Well, the good news is that there are heaps of ‘em in Baltimore—though not all from colonial times, and only a precious few in choice areas. Think of the perfect apartment as a combination of three elements: style, location, and price. In Baltimore, these elements seem to lie as three points on a triangle: the closer you move to two, the further you move away from one. Keep this nifty diagram in mind when selecting your Balmer dream pad.

Green Public Transport: If you’re a sustainability buff but you can’t afford one of those fancy “carbon zero” eco-condos with wind turbines spinning and soybeans sprouting on the roof, then study the transit map for the Charm City Circulator, Balmer’s free and eco-friendly bus system. Go car-free!

For Those About to Drive: Let’s say you desperately need to own a car (hypothetical scenario, I know). The thing to know about the cutesy historic areas in Baltimore City is that it’s residential parking only. (Cobblestone streets have their setbacks, don’t they?) That means you’ll need a sticker ($20 annually) and you’ll have to fight for a space. All the more reason to hunt down an apartment complex with garage parking included.

O Renter, Where Art Thou?

Baltimore landlords and apartment managers typically ask for a six-month lease and a deposit to match a month’s rent. Ask about utilities and expect to pay over $100/month for A/C in the summer and the same for heat in the winter (possibly more if your place is older and uses oil: talk about “historic features”!). Finally, expect to sit on a waiting list (up to a year, at longest) if you’re interested in a rowhouse in a popular area. If you simply can’t wait, consider the (newer, if possible) apartment complexes, which boast a higher turnover rate. Neighborhoods you should know about include the following:

Central: If you’re simply rollin’ in it and want to be able to taunt the crabs in Chesapeake Bay from your bathroom window, you won’t be satisfied with anything less than the Inner Harbor. Expect valet parking and all utilities included for $1600/month (1BR/1BA) or $1850/month (2BR/1BA). Second best in central Baltimore City is the Mount Vernon-Belvedere area. This area has an upscale (gorgeous old homes get friendly with blocks of apartments complexes), bohemian (hipster and artist central) vibe that mixes artsy quirk with higher education (JHU borders these hoods to the north). Bolton Hill is a collegiate-stunner with two universities, gilded statues, historic architecture and peaceful tree-lined streets. Lots of studios in this neighborhood, ranging from $650/month in some cases to $1100/month for all-inclusive units. Double-up and it gets even less expensive: 2BR/1BAs regularly go for less than $1000/month.

South: If you can’t afford a high rise in the Inner Harbor but need to be close to Downtown, look south. No, not that far—there, where the Ft. McHenry Tunnel hops over to Fells Point. That’s Locust Point; take a few steps to the left and you’re in West Federal Hill. These areas boast lots of working professionals, pubs and restaurants, but lack that yacht-crooning retirement crowd that too often characterizes South Baltimore in residents’ minds. You won’t pay under a thousand for anything out here, no matter how many (or few) bedrooms. But you might be able to snag a 2BR/1BA with a view for about $1600/month in Locust Point. Fed Hill will be slightly higher priced for the same.

North: On either side of Johns Hopkins University sit older, historic neighborhoods gentrified by young, artsy types. West of JH gets you into Wyman Park and the Hampden area; east are Abell and Charles Village (the even northerner expansion from North Charles). Things start to feel suburbany outside the expressway; but what one loses of urbanity, one gains in verdancy—it’s parks and greenspaces galore in north Balmer. Expect to pay a premium for the Abell experience (you’ll likely be fighting graduate students for the 1BRs, which run from $850 up to $1250/month). Hampden’s a little more doable: one can usually find both 1BR and 2BR/1BA apartments (sometimes even row homes!) for less than $1000/month. Johns Hopkins, Charles Village, Woodberry, if you actually like suburbia, check out Homeland: it’s a less creepy-feeling planned neighborhood a little farther north. Just be willing to drop at least a grand per month to drive past that fancy-pants sign to get to your 1BR.

Southeast: Second to North Baltimore for youngsters, Southeast has some fabulous neighborhoods. Fells Point is the choicest area: it would be unsurprising to pay over $1500/month for a 1BR (all utilities and parking in a garage included, of course). If you’re looking for parking anywhere besides the garage, you’re out of luck here. Thankfully, the area is fairly walkable and you can get all the perks of living in a major city: harbor views, posh nightlife, delicious food, luxury condos, chic shopping and even a charming Little Italy. If this is outside your budget, check out Brewer’s Hill or Canton, although these have less apartment complexes than rooms available in houses. Patterson Park is ideal for dog-owners and runners; 1BRs near the park start at $800/month, 2BRs go from $1250/month.

Sold on your new neighborhood? Wonderful. Round up the neighbors, make a peach cake, and put the O’s game on. Easy, wasn’t it?

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City GuideBaltimore
Good morning Baltimore! Every day's like an open door. Every night is a fantasy. Every sound's like a symphony." (Hairspray Lyrics, "Good Morning, Baltimore").
Good morning Baltimore! Every day's like an open door. Every night is a fantasy. Every sound's like a symphony." (Hairspray Lyrics, "Good Morning, Baltimore").

Howdy! Welcome to Charm City. If you’re a newbie, use this guide to get acquainted. Oh, and don’t act like a stranger and you won’t be treated like one. (Balmer was indeed nominated the U.S. city rudest to tourists!) However, if you’re a vet, feel free to branch out and pick a place you’ve never heard of to explore. Remember, the hip areas don’t stay hip for long—you gotta move with the tide to keep your street cred!

Having trouble with Craigslist Baltimore? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Historical Seven Foot Knoll Light in Baltimore, Maryland

Crabs from Baltimore Harbor

Federal Hill Park overlooking downtown Baltimore

“Oh, and this apartment was featured in the HBO series The Wire!”

If a landlord ever says this, get out of there immediately. Trust us. Other tips you should know about Baltimore City living:

Historic Homes, Lush Locales: Everyone dreams of living in a quaint brick rowhouse from the 18th century. Well, the good news is that there are heaps of ‘em in Baltimore—though not all from colonial times, and only a precious few in choice areas. Think of the perfect apartment as a combination of three elements: style, location, and price. In Baltimore, these elements seem to lie as three points on a triangle: the closer you move to two, the further you move away from one. Keep this nifty diagram in mind when selecting your Balmer dream pad.

Green Public Transport: If you’re a sustainability buff but you can’t afford one of those fancy “carbon zero” eco-condos with wind turbines spinning and soybeans sprouting on the roof, then study the transit map for the Charm City Circulator, Balmer’s free and eco-friendly bus system. Go car-free!

For Those About to Drive: Let’s say you desperately need to own a car (hypothetical scenario, I know). The thing to know about the cutesy historic areas in Baltimore City is that it’s residential parking only. (Cobblestone streets have their setbacks, don’t they?) That means you’ll need a sticker ($20 annually) and you’ll have to fight for a space. All the more reason to hunt down an apartment complex with garage parking included.

O Renter, Where Art Thou?

Baltimore landlords and apartment managers typically ask for a six-month lease and a deposit to match a month’s rent. Ask about utilities and expect to pay over $100/month for A/C in the summer and the same for heat in the winter (possibly more if your place is older and uses oil: talk about “historic features”!). Finally, expect to sit on a waiting list (up to a year, at longest) if you’re interested in a rowhouse in a popular area. If you simply can’t wait, consider the (newer, if possible) apartment complexes, which boast a higher turnover rate. Neighborhoods you should know about include the following:

Central: If you’re simply rollin’ in it and want to be able to taunt the crabs in Chesapeake Bay from your bathroom window, you won’t be satisfied with anything less than the Inner Harbor. Expect valet parking and all utilities included for $1600/month (1BR/1BA) or $1850/month (2BR/1BA). Second best in central Baltimore City is the Mount Vernon-Belvedere area. This area has an upscale (gorgeous old homes get friendly with blocks of apartments complexes), bohemian (hipster and artist central) vibe that mixes artsy quirk with higher education (JHU borders these hoods to the north). Bolton Hill is a collegiate-stunner with two universities, gilded statues, historic architecture and peaceful tree-lined streets. Lots of studios in this neighborhood, ranging from $650/month in some cases to $1100/month for all-inclusive units. Double-up and it gets even less expensive: 2BR/1BAs regularly go for less than $1000/month.

South: If you can’t afford a high rise in the Inner Harbor but need to be close to Downtown, look south. No, not that far—there, where the Ft. McHenry Tunnel hops over to Fells Point. That’s Locust Point; take a few steps to the left and you’re in West Federal Hill. These areas boast lots of working professionals, pubs and restaurants, but lack that yacht-crooning retirement crowd that too often characterizes South Baltimore in residents’ minds. You won’t pay under a thousand for anything out here, no matter how many (or few) bedrooms. But you might be able to snag a 2BR/1BA with a view for about $1600/month in Locust Point. Fed Hill will be slightly higher priced for the same.

North: On either side of Johns Hopkins University sit older, historic neighborhoods gentrified by young, artsy types. West of JH gets you into Wyman Park and the Hampden area; east are Abell and Charles Village (the even northerner expansion from North Charles). Things start to feel suburbany outside the expressway; but what one loses of urbanity, one gains in verdancy—it’s parks and greenspaces galore in north Balmer. Expect to pay a premium for the Abell experience (you’ll likely be fighting graduate students for the 1BRs, which run from $850 up to $1250/month). Hampden’s a little more doable: one can usually find both 1BR and 2BR/1BA apartments (sometimes even row homes!) for less than $1000/month. Johns Hopkins, Charles Village, Woodberry, if you actually like suburbia, check out Homeland: it’s a less creepy-feeling planned neighborhood a little farther north. Just be willing to drop at least a grand per month to drive past that fancy-pants sign to get to your 1BR.

Southeast: Second to North Baltimore for youngsters, Southeast has some fabulous neighborhoods. Fells Point is the choicest area: it would be unsurprising to pay over $1500/month for a 1BR (all utilities and parking in a garage included, of course). If you’re looking for parking anywhere besides the garage, you’re out of luck here. Thankfully, the area is fairly walkable and you can get all the perks of living in a major city: harbor views, posh nightlife, delicious food, luxury condos, chic shopping and even a charming Little Italy. If this is outside your budget, check out Brewer’s Hill or Canton, although these have less apartment complexes than rooms available in houses. Patterson Park is ideal for dog-owners and runners; 1BRs near the park start at $800/month, 2BRs go from $1250/month.

Sold on your new neighborhood? Wonderful. Round up the neighbors, make a peach cake, and put the O’s game on. Easy, wasn’t it?

Rent Report
Baltimore

September 2020 Baltimore Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Baltimore Rent Report. Baltimore rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Baltimore rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Baltimore rents declined slightly over the past month

Baltimore rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Baltimore stand at $952 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,194 for a two-bedroom. Baltimore's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rent trends vary across the Baltimore Metro

    Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Baltimore, but trends across the metro have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Baltimore metro, half of them have seen decreases while the other half have been increasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Over the past year, Ellicott City has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 3.1%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,781, while one-bedrooms go for $1,420.
    • Catonsville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,498, while one-bedrooms go for $1,195.
    • Columbia has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,970; rents were up 0.5% over the past month but fell 0.6% over the past year.
    • Essex has the least expensive rents in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,112; rents grew 0.3% over the past month but fell 0.9% over the past year.

    Baltimore rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

    Rent growth in Baltimore has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Baltimore is still more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

    • Baltimore's median two-bedroom rent of $1,194 is slightly below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Baltimore remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Columbus (+1.0%), Detroit (+0.8%), Nashville (+0.4%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $977, $902, and $1,164 respectively.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Baltimore than most comparable cities. For example, Boston has a median 2BR rent of $2,082, which is more than one-and-a-half times the price in Baltimore.

    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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Baltimore
    $950
    $1,190
    -0.2%
    0.4%
    Columbia
    $1,570
    $1,970
    0.5%
    -0.6%
    Glen Burnie
    $1,240
    $1,550
    0.4%
    2%
    Ellicott City
    $1,420
    $1,780
    0.6%
    -3.1%
    Dundalk
    $940
    $1,180
    0.7%
    1.3%
    Towson
    $1,200
    $1,500
    0.1%
    0.3%
    Severn
    $1,320
    $1,650
    -0.2%
    -2.6%
    Catonsville
    $1,190
    $1,500
    1%
    2.9%
    Essex
    $890
    $1,110
    0.3%
    -0.9%
    Annapolis
    $1,520
    $1,900
    0.2%
    -1.4%
    Odenton
    $1,830
    $2,290
    0.6%
    -4.5%
    Parkville
    $1,120
    $1,400
    0.4%
    0.5%
    Owings Mills
    $1,250
    $1,570
    0.9%
    -0.9%
    Perry Hall
    $1,350
    $1,690
    0.1%
    3.2%
    Reisterstown
    $1,190
    $1,490
    0.7%
    4.2%
    Middle River
    $1,110
    $1,390
    1.6%
    5.6%
    Cockeysville
    $1,150
    $1,440
    0
    -0.5%
    Elkridge
    $1,550
    $1,950
    -0.4%
    -1.7%
    Aberdeen
    $950
    $1,190
    -0.1%
    -0.7%
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    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.

    Read More

    September 2020 Baltimore Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Baltimore Rent Report. Baltimore rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Baltimore rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Baltimore Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Baltimore Rent Report. Baltimore rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Baltimore rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Baltimore rents declined slightly over the past month

    Baltimore rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Baltimore stand at $952 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,194 for a two-bedroom. Baltimore's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rent trends vary across the Baltimore Metro

      Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Baltimore, but trends across the metro have varied. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Baltimore metro, half of them have seen decreases while the other half have been increasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Over the past year, Ellicott City has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 3.1%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,781, while one-bedrooms go for $1,420.
      • Catonsville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,498, while one-bedrooms go for $1,195.
      • Columbia has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,970; rents were up 0.5% over the past month but fell 0.6% over the past year.
      • Essex has the least expensive rents in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,112; rents grew 0.3% over the past month but fell 0.9% over the past year.

      Baltimore rents more affordable than many other large cities nationwide

      Rent growth in Baltimore has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Baltimore is still more affordable than most similar cities across the country.

      • Baltimore's median two-bedroom rent of $1,194 is slightly below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Baltimore remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Columbus (+1.0%), Detroit (+0.8%), Nashville (+0.4%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $977, $902, and $1,164 respectively.
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Baltimore than most comparable cities. For example, Boston has a median 2BR rent of $2,082, which is more than one-and-a-half times the price in Baltimore.

      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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Baltimore
      $950
      $1,190
      -0.2%
      0.4%
      Columbia
      $1,570
      $1,970
      0.5%
      -0.6%
      Glen Burnie
      $1,240
      $1,550
      0.4%
      2%
      Ellicott City
      $1,420
      $1,780
      0.6%
      -3.1%
      Dundalk
      $940
      $1,180
      0.7%
      1.3%
      Towson
      $1,200
      $1,500
      0.1%
      0.3%
      Severn
      $1,320
      $1,650
      -0.2%
      -2.6%
      Catonsville
      $1,190
      $1,500
      1%
      2.9%
      Essex
      $890
      $1,110
      0.3%
      -0.9%
      Annapolis
      $1,520
      $1,900
      0.2%
      -1.4%
      Odenton
      $1,830
      $2,290
      0.6%
      -4.5%
      Parkville
      $1,120
      $1,400
      0.4%
      0.5%
      Owings Mills
      $1,250
      $1,570
      0.9%
      -0.9%
      Perry Hall
      $1,350
      $1,690
      0.1%
      3.2%
      Reisterstown
      $1,190
      $1,490
      0.7%
      4.2%
      Middle River
      $1,110
      $1,390
      1.6%
      5.6%
      Cockeysville
      $1,150
      $1,440
      0
      -0.5%
      Elkridge
      $1,550
      $1,950
      -0.4%
      -1.7%
      Aberdeen
      $950
      $1,190
      -0.1%
      -0.7%
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      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.

      Baltimore Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Baltimore ranks on:

      C
      Overall satisfaction
      C+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Affordability
      D
      Quality of schools
      C+
      Social Life
      D
      Weather
      C
      Commute time
      B-
      Public transit
      C+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Baltimore’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Baltimore renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received average scores, and many received below average scores."

      Key Findings in Baltimore include the following:

      • Baltimore renters gave their city a C overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Baltimore were public transit (B-), affordability (C+) and jobs and career opportunities (C+).
      • The areas of concern to Baltimore renters are state and local taxes and safety and low crime rate, which both received scores of F.
      • Baltimore millennials are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of F.
      • Baltimore earned similar scores compared to other cities in Maryland like Hyattsville (D), but earned lower marks than Silver Spring (A) and Rockville (A+).
      • Baltimore did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Pittsburgh (B+), Charlotte (A-) and Washington, DC (A-).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "There are lots of activities in Baltimore like sports, concerts, and museums, but the traffic and infrastructure are poor." -Kristin G.
      • "I love the culture of Baltimore, but the crime rate in the city needs to be addressed." -Jasmen R.
      • "I love the small-town feeling while still living in a city. It’s nice that it’s affordable, but there are some safety issues." -Marnie B.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Baltimore’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Baltimore renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartme...

      View full Baltimore Renter Survey

      Here’s how Baltimore ranks on:

      C
      Overall satisfaction
      C+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      C
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Affordability
      D
      Quality of schools
      C+
      Social Life
      D
      Weather
      C
      Commute time
      B-
      Public transit
      C+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Baltimore’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

      "Baltimore renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Some categories received average scores, and many received below average scores."

      Key Findings in Baltimore include the following:

      • Baltimore renters gave their city a C overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Baltimore were public transit (B-), affordability (C+) and jobs and career opportunities (C+).
      • The areas of concern to Baltimore renters are state and local taxes and safety and low crime rate, which both received scores of F.
      • Baltimore millennials are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of F.
      • Baltimore earned similar scores compared to other cities in Maryland like Hyattsville (D), but earned lower marks than Silver Spring (A) and Rockville (A+).
      • Baltimore did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Pittsburgh (B+), Charlotte (A-) and Washington, DC (A-).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "There are lots of activities in Baltimore like sports, concerts, and museums, but the traffic and infrastructure are poor." -Kristin G.
      • "I love the culture of Baltimore, but the crime rate in the city needs to be addressed." -Jasmen R.
      • "I love the small-town feeling while still living in a city. It’s nice that it’s affordable, but there are some safety issues." -Marnie B.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.