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Baltimore Apartments
Last updated February 5 2023 at 11:29 PM

3,308 Apartments in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 593,490
Population Density: 7,331.9 people/sq mile
Median Age: 36
Percentage of Family Households: 48%
Median Annual Income: $54,652 / year
Median Rent: $1,167 / month

What locals are saying

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

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!

“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?

Baltimore Demographics


How diverse is Baltimore?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Baltimore is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Baltimore are Black Or African American (59.3%), White (26.8%), Hispanic Or Latino (6%), Two Or More (4.6%), Asian (2.5%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Baltimore residents?

The median age in Baltimore is 36 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Baltimore?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Baltimore is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Baltimore are Black Or African American (59.3%), White (26.8%), Hispanic Or Latino (6%), Two Or More (4.6%), Asian (2.5%), Other (0.6%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Baltimore residents?

The median age in Baltimore is 36 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Baltimore Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Baltimore is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Highest
The level of violent crime in Baltimore is one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Baltimore is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Baltimore


Elementary Schools

7 /10
Hampstead Hill Academy
Charter
PK-8
Charter
PK-8
799 Students
23 Reviews
799
Students
23 Reviews
7 /10
Roland Park Elementary/Middle School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
1,415 Students
27 Reviews
1,415
Students
27 Reviews
6 /10
Federal Hill Preparatory School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
339 Students
28 Reviews
339
Students
28 Reviews

Middle Schools

7 /10
Roland Park Elementary/Middle School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
1,415 Students
27 Reviews
1,415
Students
27 Reviews
7 /10
Hampstead Hill Academy
Charter
PK-8
Charter
PK-8
799 Students
23 Reviews
799
Students
23 Reviews
6 /10
Hampden Elementary/Middle School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
449 Students
20 Reviews
449
Students
20 Reviews

High Schools

8 /10
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,552 Students
12 Reviews
1,552
Students
12 Reviews
7 /10
Baltimore City College
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,310 Students
20 Reviews
1,310
Students
20 Reviews
7 /10
Baltimore School For The Arts
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
414 Students
20 Reviews
414
Students
20 Reviews

What Renters Say about Baltimore


Apartment List has released the results for Baltimore 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."
57%
Pet Friendliness
48%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
47%
Social Life
43%
Public Transit
41%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
39%
Commute Time
38%
Weather
28%
Affordability
24%
Dating
18%
State and Local Taxes
15%
Quality of Schools
11%
Safety and Crime Rate
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Check out 3,308 verified apartments for rent in Baltimore, MD with rents starting as low as $600. Some apartments for rent in Baltimore might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Rye House Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
134 Units Available
Studio
$1,830
514 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,115
632 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
1007 sqft
Welcome to Rye House, a dynamic community at the center of a new and inclusive neighborhood in Baltimore. Built for connection and comfort indoors and out, Rye House's stylish selection of apartments are framed by expansive amenities that put active lifestyles and engaging experiences first. With a recreational retreat and access to Baltimore commutes right outside your door, Rye House is both your new waterfront destination and home turf in one. Come home to Rye House - you'll love it here.
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250 Mission Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,840
460 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,205
576 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,250
1055 sqft
250 Mission is uncomplicated living within South Baltimore, where anything is possible and everything is within reach. A canvas to paint your own way, to create a life of purpose, passion, and promise. A residence that offers a lifestyle of activity and leisure along the waterfront, surrounded by parks, retail, and entertainment. Discover your home at 250 Mission.
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101 Cross Street Photo Gallery 1
1 of 39
Verified
20 Units Available
Studio
$1,993
557 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,750
695 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,199
1029 sqft
Brand new luxury mid-rise apartments in Baltimore. A resort-style pool and a 24-hour gym. The pet-friendly apartments feature wood-like flooring, quartz counters and walk-in closets. Minutes to the Inner Harbor and M&T Bank Stadium.
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Luminary at One Light Photo Gallery 1
1 of 54
Verified
25 Units Available
Studio
$1,400
442 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,852
530 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,360
874 sqft
Live at Baltimore's best and brightest. Centrally located to the city's best dining, shopping and attractions, Luminary is quite possibly Baltimore's most walkable address. Living in the heart of the city allows easy access to downtown universities as well as Baltimore's iconic neighborhoods like Otterbein, Little Italy, Fells Point and Mount Vernon. Your own private sanctuary, apartments are complete with a gourmet kitchen, luxurious bathroom and high-end, energy-efficient appliances. Enjoy breathtaking views from floor-to-ceiling windows and the spacious, open layouts, either while entertaining friends or relaxing on the couch. Luminary living allows opportunities for both—peaceful solitude and dynamic hosting. With a variety of studio, one- and two-bedroom layouts, there is a floor plan to suit any lifestyle. Brand new downtown Baltimore apartments - schedule your personalized in-person or virtual tour today.
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Average rent in Baltimore, Maryland

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Baltimore is $1,812, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,100. Rent rates updated 4 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
Spinnaker Bay at Harbor East Photo Gallery 1
1 of 26
1 Bedroom
$1,790
664 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,506
1189 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$4,430
1584 sqft
This new property provides views of the Inner Harbor and is near The Gallery Mall. Various amenities include doorman, valet, clubhouse, hot tub, coffee bar and much more. Units have hardwood flooring and in-unit laundry.
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Union Wharf Apartments Photo Gallery 1
1 of 44
Studio
$1,906
605 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,899
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,162
1065 sqft
Fully furnished apartments within the historic Fells Point neighborhood. Community includes a billiards room, lounge bar, yoga studio and theater. Close to Patterson Park, the National Aquarium, and lots of bars and restaurants.
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Liberty Harbor East Photo Gallery 1
1 of 77
Verified
10 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,692
781 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,707
1180 sqft
Find the right apartment for you in the heart of Harbor East, where soul meets style and a neighborhood of cultural discovery awaits. Liberty embodies the best of Baltimore, its vibrant personality, industrious history, and pioneering spirit. Our living spaces are designed to go hand in hand with this dynamic, city lifestyle. We are conveniently located directly above the new flagship Whole Foods Market. Our intuitive services free up time to relish everyday moments while our elegant design and stunning public spaces promote an ambiance of optimism and a sense of wellness. Welcome to waterfront living at its finest. Brand new apartments now leasing.
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The Promenade at Harbor East Photo Gallery 1
1 of 19
1 Bedroom
$1,743
637 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,102
923 sqft
High-rise living at its finest, complete with stunning harbor and downtown views. World-class amenities feature pool, sauna, coffee bar, theater room and more. Everything you need is right at home! Recently renovated, luxury interiors.
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The Berkleigh Photo Gallery 1
1 of 43
Studio
$1,571
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,449
1288 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
1577 sqft
Luxury apartments with granite countertops, separate dens, in-unit washers and dryers, and ceiling fans. Short commute to Baltimore or Annapolis, and close to Vincent Farm Elementary School.
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Anthem House Photo Gallery 1
1 of 48
Verified
13 Units Available
Studio
$1,891
540 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,485
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,601
922 sqft
Located in Baltimore, the apartments in this housing community include spacious walk-in closets, air conditioning and hardwood floors. The community also features a recreation center and 24-hour concierge.
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Northwest Townhomes Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,225
1006 sqft
Northwest Townhomes is located in Baltimore, MD. Our community offers spacious 2 bedroom townhomes that feature ample closet space, as well as brand new water heaters and furnaces. Our new leasing office is designed to enhance your living experience with the help of our friendly staff.
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Fordleigh Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,034
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,184
750 sqft
Fordleigh Apartments are located in Baltimore city just walking distance from local shops, and restaurants. It is easily accessible via public transportation and its location makes this property an ideal commute for someone traveling to downtown Baltimore or Towson Maryland.
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Park Plaza East & West Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,204
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,344
930 sqft
Park Plaza Apartments is located in Baltimore city just walking distance from local shops, and restaurants. It is easily accessible via public transportation and its location makes this property an ideal commute especially for someone traveling to downtown Baltimore or Towson Maryland.
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Caral Gardens Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
Verified
13 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,140
646 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,074
780 sqft
Caral Gardens is a garden-style community offering a residential environment, and excellent customer service. We offer 1 and 2 bedroom apartments as well as 2 bedroom townhomes to fit your growing needs. We are located walking distance to local elementary schools and minutes away from the highway for your convenience.
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Maplewood Apts Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,055
535 sqft
1 Bedroom
$999
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,190
660 sqft
Maplewood Apartments is located in Baltimore City. We offer a variety of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Our friendly staff is available to introduce you to your new home today! Conveniently located near Johns Hopkins University, you will enjoy the convenience of being just minutes away from local stores, restaurants and shops.
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The Village at Jones Falls Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,080
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,090
860 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,365
980 sqft
The Village at Jones Falls is an apartment community located in Baltimore City. We are proud to offer 1-3 bedroom apartments. Our friendly staff and skilled maintenance team are here to make sure your new home is enjoyable. Our location is perfect for anyone needing access to downtown Baltimore or Towson Maryland. Stop in today to see why The Village at Jones Falls should be your final destination.
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Woodington West Photo Gallery 1
1 of 9
Verified
7 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$1,180
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,280
856 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,505
1133 sqft
Woodington West Apartments are located in the heart of Baltimore City. Our versatile floorplans were built to accommodate your needs. We are proud to offer 1-3 bedroom apartments
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O'Donnell Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,379
1150 sqft
O'Donnell Apartments is a newly renovated historical building offering luxurious homes with an industrial edge. Community features include; Social Location, Unique Floor Plans (with Dens), Exposed Brick Walls with Industrial Accents, Cathedral Ceilings, Luxury Quality, Bike Racks, and Convenient Indoor Trash Removal.
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Jamestowne Apartments & Townhomes Photo Gallery 1
1 of 10
Studio
$935
513 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,340
1026 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,530
1062 sqft
Jamestowne Apartments & Townhomes are located in Baltimore City surrounded by scenic wooded views. This community features studio apartments and 2-3 Bedroom Townhomes. Don't hesitate! Check out what Jamestowne has to offer today!
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Fairway Ridge Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,100
518 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,305
1026 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,555
1062 sqft
Fairway Ridge is located in Baltimore Maryland overlooking Forest Park Golf Course. This apartment and townhome community was built to accommodate the growing needs of any individual or family. With on-site staff and 24-hour emergency maintenance, you can dwell well at Fairway Ridge.
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Preston Street Lofts Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Studio
$1,349
447 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,625
886 sqft
Preston Street Lofts features stainless steel appliances (which include refrigerator, range, microwave and dishwasher), beautiful granite countertops, soft-close cabinetry, brand new hardwood flooring, double vanity bathrooms, and 9 foot ceilings all within many of our uniquely designed floorplans. Our 2 bedroom apartments even include two separate door entryways. We are conveniently located in the heart of Baltimore just walking distance from Penn Station, The University of Baltimore, and Maryland Institute College of Art. With the convenience of CityLink, enjoy a short bus ride to Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor. Imagine...within blocks of your front door, you will easily find a multitude of ways to entertain yourself - from dining at quaint restaurants and frequenting local gallery openings to becoming a patron of the performing arts... you will be the very first residents to enjoy such a vibrant, up and coming scene at Preston St. Lofts.
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The Morison Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
Studio
$1,450
790 sqft
The Morison is a freestanding mansion turned apartment community located in Mt. Vernon. This historical property was originally constructed in 1852 as a private residence for Nathaniel Holmes Morison (1850-1890). We are pleased to offer studio and one-bedroom apartment homes featuring wood floors, custom cabinetry, and washer/dryer. The Morison is also suited with a convenient on-site dog park for your four-legged friends. Make your mark on history by being the very first residents at this luxurious location.
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Williston Apartments & Townhomes Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,315
1026 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,580
1062 sqft
Williston Apartments & Townhomes are located in Baltimore City. Williston's community offers 2 bedroom apartments as well as 2-3 bedroom townhomes.
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Elkridge Estates Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,457
892 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,138
1109 sqft
Recently renovated units feature stainless steel appliances, walk-in closets and patios/balconies. Residents have access to pool, gym and clubhouse and can enjoy putting green, shuffleboard and bocce court. Dog and cat friendly.
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The average rent in Baltimore is $1,538 for a studio, $1,812 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $2,100 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Baltimore?

In Baltimore, the average rent is $1,538 for a studio, $1,812 for a 1-bedroom, $2,100 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,266 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Baltimore, check out our monthly Baltimore Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Baltimore?

You can filter cheap apartments in Baltimore by price: under $1,000, under $700, under $800, under $900, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Baltimore?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Baltimore apartments that allow pets.

How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?

While some Baltimore properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.

How much should I pay for rent in Baltimore?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Baltimore.

How can I find off-campus housing in Baltimore?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Baltimore. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Baltimore, Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, and Coppin State University.

Average rent in Baltimore, Maryland

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Baltimore is $1,812, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,100. Rent rates updated 4 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List