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794 Apartments for rent in Baltimore, MD

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Last updated January 21 at 4:32am UTC
Middle Branch
2868 Potee St
Baltimore, MD
Updated January 21 at 1:51am UTC
1 Bedroom
3 Bedrooms
Jamestowne Apartments & Townhomes
5364 Jamestowne Ct
Baltimore, MD
Updated January 21 at 1:45am UTC
2 Bedrooms
3 Bedrooms
The Porter Brewers Hill
3700 Toone Street
Baltimore, MD
Updated January 21 at 4:24am UTC
1 Bedroom
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Icon Residences at Rotunda
727 West 40th Street
Baltimore, MD
Updated January 21 at 2:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
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City Guide
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

January 2019 Baltimore Rent Report

Welcome to the January 2019 Baltimore Rent Report. Baltimore rents increased 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 increased moderately over the past month

Baltimore rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, but have decreased moderately by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Baltimore stand at $950 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,190 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Baltimore's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across the Baltimore Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Baltimore over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 6 of the largest 10 cities in the Baltimore metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Catonsville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,430, while one-bedrooms go for $1,140.
  • Over the past month, Ellicott City has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 5.1%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,770, while one-bedrooms go for $1,410.
  • Odenton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,280; rents went down 0.2% over the past month but rose 3.4% over the past year.
  • Essex has the least expensive rents in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,110; rents decreased 1.1% over the past month but were up 0.7% over the past year.

Baltimore rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

As rents have fallen moderately in Baltimore, many comparable cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Baltimore is also more affordable than most other large cities across the country.

  • Baltimore's median two-bedroom rent of $1,190 is slightly above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 0.8% decline in Baltimore.
  • While rents in Baltimore fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Austin (+3.4%), DC (+2.0%), and Boston (+2.0%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Baltimore than most similar cities. For example, Boston has a median 2BR rent of $2,090, 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 price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Baltimore $950 $1,190 0.3% -0.8%
Columbia $1,530 $1,930 0.1% 2.0%
Glen Burnie $1,180 $1,480 -0.0% 2.6%
Ellicott City $1,410 $1,770 -5.1% -3.2%
Dundalk $910 $1,150 -2.1% -2.4%
Towson $1,160 $1,450 -0.5% -2.8%
Catonsville $1,140 $1,430 1.8% 5.6%
Essex $880 $1,110 -1.1% 0.7%
Annapolis $1,490 $1,870 0.5% 2.9%
Odenton $1,820 $2,280 -0.2% 3.4%
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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.


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
F Safety and crime rate
C+ Jobs and career opportunities
C Recreational activities
C+ Affordability
D Quality of schools
C+ Social Life
D Weather
C Commute time
F State and local taxes
B- Public transit
C+ Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
Full data available when viewing on a non-mobile device.
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