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Metro Pointe
6609 Eberle Dr
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 06:53pm
1 Bedroom
$986
2 Bedrooms
$1,056
3 Bedrooms
$1,266
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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Mt Washington
5801 Western Run Dr
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 07:11pm
1 Bedroom
$849
2 Bedrooms
$1,129
3 Bedrooms
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Brick-faced residence in tree-lined community near Western Run Park. Apartments range from studio to three-bedroom, and include built-in bookshelves, walk-in closets and private patio or balcony. Pets allowed. On-site laundry facilities, as well as communal grills.
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Overlook at Franklin Square
8501 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 06:07pm
1 Bedroom
$1,273
2 Bedrooms
$1,483
3 Bedrooms
$1,925
Near Franklin Square. Featuring a two-story clubhouse, fitness center, and a large pool. Spacious apartments with lots of storage, vaulted ceilings, and gourmet kitchens with granite countertops. In-unit washers and dryers.
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Pickwick East
3014 Fallstaff Rd
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 06:04pm
1 Bedroom
$920
2 Bedrooms
$1,145
3 Bedrooms
$1,440
Cats welcome in these one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments between Valley Stream and Fallstaff neighborhoods. Near RP Station - White Marsh public transit. Galley-style kitchens, in-unit laundry, patio/balcony. Enjoy pool, playground and parking.
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Mannasota Manor
4408 Bowleys Ln
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 06:59pm
1 Bedroom
$949
2 Bedrooms
$1,049
Updated apartments in Parkside with hardwood floors, spacious floor plans and lots of light. Bright, modern bathrooms. Location is convenient to parks, Morgan State University and Highway 1.
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611 Park Avenue
611 Park Ave
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 06:57pm
Studio
$915
1 Bedroom
$999
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500 Park
500 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 06:03pm
Studio
$1,270
1 Bedroom
$1,426
2 Bedrooms
$2,005
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520 Park
520 Park Ave
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 06:40pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,425
2 Bedrooms
$1,960
Next to upscale food court at Mount Vernon Marketplace and close to public transportation. Apartments include original architectural features and spacious walk-in closets. Community amenities include a dog wash station and garage parking.
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The Centerpoint
8 N Howard St
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 07:23pm
Studio
$1,016
1 Bedroom
$1,000
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
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Belmont Park
1 Kafern Dr
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 07:06pm
1 Bedroom
$1,039
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Convenient location near the Baltimore Beltway. Recently renovated units have custom blinds, air conditioning and ample storage space. Kitchens have modern appliances including a range and dishwasher.
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Twin Ridge Apartments
1901 Snow Meadow Ln
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 07:20pm
1 Bedroom
$1,135
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
3 Bedrooms
$1,729
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Fox Building
3100 Falls Cliff Road
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 06:04pm
Studio
$1,619
1 Bedroom
$1,804
2 Bedrooms
$2,149
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Wabash Manor
3804 Wabash Ave
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 07:00pm
1 Bedroom
$825
2 Bedrooms
$895
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Seton Park
3601- B Parkview Ave
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 06:10pm
2 Bedrooms
$949
Pet-friendly two-bedroom apartments are recently renovated with updated galley-style kitchens. Large dining and living areas, hardwood floors, carpeting. Enjoy parking, on-site laundry, playground and gym. Walk to Powder Mill Park. Near public transit, US-26.
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2 Hopkins
2 Hopkins Pl
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 07:15pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,819
2 Bedrooms
$2,389
Renovated units include floor-to ceiling windows, washer/dryer and walk-in closets. Residents enjoy a community with secluded sitting areas, garage parking and concierge services. Great for commuters, with access to I-695, I-95, I-395 and Metro.
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The Apartments at Charles Plaza
222 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 10:30pm
Studio
$1,195
1 Bedroom
$1,295
2 Bedrooms
$1,685
Convenient Charles Street location. Amenities include a 24-hour fitness center and resort-style swimming pool. Units are furnished with modern appliances including washer and dryer. Pet-friendly.
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Foxridge Townhomes
1114 Tace Drive
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 10:30pm
3 Bedrooms
$1,347
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Gallery Tower Apartment Homes
111 W Centre St
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 10:30pm
1 Bedroom
$1,400
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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Broadview
105 W 39th St
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 10:30pm
Studio
$925
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Close to West University Parkway and the Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Units include stainless steel appliances, patio or balcony, granite counters and walk-in closets. Community features pool table, clubhouse and 24-hour maintenance.
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Winston Apartments
1260 Rossiter Ave
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 10:30pm
Studio
$788
1 Bedroom
$854
2 Bedrooms
$918
The Winston Apartments in Baltimore are less than a 10-minute drive from the 83. The Winston features a park-like setting with modern brick apartments that feature patios or balconies. Units are air-conditioned and updated.
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Coldspring Station
2530 Edgecombe Cir N
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 10:08pm
1 Bedroom
$775
2 Bedrooms
$855
3 Bedrooms
$995
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Fordleigh Apartments
4008 Fordleigh Rd
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 10:08pm
1 Bedroom
$830
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
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The Mount Royal
103 E Mt Royal Ave
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 06:59pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,410
2 Bedrooms
$1,780
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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The Redwood
11 S Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD
Updated May 20 at 10:30pm
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,490
2 Bedrooms
$1,840
Recently renovated units with stainless steel refrigerators, dishwashers and garbage disposals, plus laundry. Granite counters and hardwood floors. Business center, coffee bar, concierge service and 24-hour gym.
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Average Rent in Baltimore

Last updated Apr. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Baltimore is $942, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,181.
Studio
$775
1 Bed
$942
2 Beds
$1,181
3+ Beds
$1,519
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").

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?

May 2019 Baltimore Rent Report

Welcome to the May 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.

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May 2019 Baltimore Rent Report

Welcome to the May 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 increase sharply over the past month

Baltimore rents have increased 1.0% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Baltimore stand at $940 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,180 for a two-bedroom. Baltimore's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.0%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across the Baltimore Metro

    While rents have remained steady in the city of Baltimore throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 9 of 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.

    • Odenton has the most expensive rents in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,340; the city has also seen rent growth of 4.9% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
    • Essex has seen rents fall by 0.5% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Baltimore metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,110.

    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. Baltimore is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

    • Baltimore's median two-bedroom rent of $1,180 is equal to the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Baltimore.
    • While rents in Baltimore remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Austin (+3.5%), DC (+2.0%), and Boston (+1.8%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,430, $1,550, and $2,110 respectively.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Baltimore than most similar cities. For example, Boston has a median 2BR rent of $2,110, 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
    $940
    $1,180
    1%
    0.4%
    Columbia
    $1,550
    $1,950
    0.2%
    3%
    Glen Burnie
    $1,190
    $1,490
    0.4%
    2%
    Ellicott City
    $1,430
    $1,790
    2.3%
    2.5%
    Dundalk
    $920
    $1,150
    0.2%
    0.9%
    Towson
    $1,170
    $1,470
    0
    -0.3%
    Severn
    $1,330
    $1,670
    0
    3.4%
    Essex
    $890
    $1,110
    -0.5%
    2.8%
    Annapolis
    $1,510
    $1,890
    1.7%
    2.8%
    Odenton
    $1,860
    $2,340
    0.6%
    4.9%
    Parkville
    $1,110
    $1,390
    0.5%
    0.1%
    Owings Mills
    $1,240
    $1,550
    0.5%
    2.7%
    Perry Hall
    $1,300
    $1,630
    0.4%
    1.3%
    Reisterstown
    $1,130
    $1,420
    0.8%
    1.1%
    Cockeysville
    $1,130
    $1,420
    -0.2%
    1.6%
    Elkridge
    $1,540
    $1,940
    -0.2%
    4.7%
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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.

    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

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