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January 2018 Maryland Heights Rent Report

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

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January 2018 Maryland Heights Rent Report

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

Maryland Heights rents declined significantly over the past month

Maryland Heights rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Maryland Heights stand at $800 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,040 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Maryland Heights' year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.2%, but trails the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across cities in Missouri

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Maryland Heights, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Missouri, 6 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.2% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Chesterfield is the most expensive of all Missouri's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,270; of the 10 largest Missouri cities that we have data for, 4 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Springfield experiencing the fastest decline (-7.8%).
  • Chesterfield, St. Louis, and St. Peters have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.5%, 2.3%, and 2.1%, respectively).

Maryland Heights rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Maryland Heights, a few large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Maryland Heights is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Maryland Heights' median two-bedroom rent of $1,040 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 1.4% rise in Maryland Heights.
  • While Maryland Heights' rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Phoenix (+3.8%), Seattle (+3.0%), and Dallas (+2.2%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Maryland Heights than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Maryland Heights.

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
St. Louis $720 $930 0.3% 2.3%
St. Charles $800 $1,040 1.1% -0.6%
St. Peters $860 $1,120 -0.3% 2.1%
Florissant $770 $1,000 0.1% -0.3%
Chesterfield $980 $1,270 0.5% 2.5%
Ballwin $1,000 $1,300 -0.7% 1.6%
Maryland Heights $800 $1,040 -0.4% 1.4%

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.