36 Apartments under 1200 for rent in Laurel, MD

Last updated March 18 at 1:30am UTC
Laurel, MD
Updated March 13 at 6:57pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Laurel, MD
Updated March 10 at 6:16pm UTC
1 Bedroom
North Laurel
Laurel, MD
Updated March 10 at 6:15pm UTC
1 Bedroom
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Owen Brown
Columbia, MD
Updated March 17 at 7:15pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Beltsville, MD
Updated March 15 at 5:33pm UTC
1 Bedroom
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Laurel Lakes
Laurel, MD
Updated March 17 at 7:15pm UTC
1 Bedroom
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March 2018 Laurel Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2018 Laurel Rent Report. Laurel rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Laurel rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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March 2018 Laurel Rent Report

Welcome to the March 2018 Laurel Rent Report. Laurel rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Laurel rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Laurel rents declined significantly over the past month

Laurel rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 1.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Laurel stand at $1,310 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,550 for a two-bedroom. This is the eighth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June of last year. Laurel's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 2.3%.

Rent trends vary across the DC Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Laurel over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing varying rent trends. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the DC metro, half have seen increases, while the other half have been decreasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Bethesda has seen rents fall by 1.1% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the DC metro with a two-bedroom median of $2,370.
  • Frederick has the least expensive rents in the DC metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,480; additionally, the city has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro over the past month (1.6%).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Laurel

As rents have fallen moderately in Laurel, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Laurel is less affordable for renters.

  • While Maryland as a whole logged rent growth of 0.9% over the past year, other cities across the state have seen rents decline slightly. For example, rents have grown by 0.3% in Baltimore.
  • Laurel's median two-bedroom rent of $1,550 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.3% over the past year compared to the 1.7% decline in Laurel.
  • While rents in Laurel fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Los Angeles (+3.8%), Boston (+2.7%), and Atlanta (+2.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Laurel than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,160.

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
Washington, DC $1,310 $1,510 0.1% -0.1%
Arlington $1,720 $1,980 0.3% -0.1%
Alexandria $1,540 $1,780 0.0% -0.2%
Germantown $1,630 $1,890 0.0% 1.6%
Silver Spring $1,500 $1,730 0.1% 0.9%
Centreville $1,600 $1,840 1.2% 0.3%
Waldorf $1,710 $1,980 -3.2% 6.2%
Frederick $1,280 $1,480 1.6% 3.1%
Rockville $1,670 $1,930 0.9% -0.8%
Bethesda $2,050 $2,370 -0.4% -1.1%
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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:

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We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.