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241 Apartments for rent in St. Louis, MO

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Steelyard
2424 S 9th St, St. Louis, MO
Studio
$989
340 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,059
651 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,325
1037 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 07:38 PM
The Steelyard is like nowhere else in St. Louis - fashioned from its previous industrial roots is a state-of-the-art living experience with the region's most unique amenities.
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10 Units Available
Tribeca Apartments
5510 Pershing Avenue, St. Louis, MO
DeBaliviere Place
Studio
$1,099
536 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,450
658 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,899
849 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 07:38 PM
Experience a vibrant, one-of-a-kind lifestyle at Tribeca.
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19 Units Available
Monogram on Washington
1706 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO
Downtown St. Louis
1 Bedroom
$1,015
789 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,735
1126 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 07:37 PM
We are now accepting in-person tours via scheduled appointments only. Our virtual tours are also available. Please schedule yours today.
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12 Units Available
Vangard
1110 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO
Downtown St. Louis
1 Bedroom
$875
955 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,164
1269 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 07:37 PM
Situated in an eight-story former warehouse in the Loft District. One- and two-bedroom loft-style apartments with timber ceilings and exposed brick walls. Complimentary internet and cable TV. On-site restaurant, winery and gourmet market.
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5 Units Available
Woodward Lofts
1519 Tower Grove Avenue, St. Louis, MO
Forest Park Southeast
1 Bedroom
$1,320
786 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
In-person tours by appointment. The Tower Grove neighborhood is known for its award-winning restaurants, entertainment venues, scenic parks, and boutique shops.
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7 Units Available
1400 Russell Luxury Apartments
1400 Russell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO
Soulard Historic District
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,350
736 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Our leasing office is NOW OPEN for IN-PERSON TOURS! As a precaution, masks and social distancing are required, tours are limited to 2 people and appointments are encouraged. We are still offering VIRTUAL TOURS as well.
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10 Units Available
Parkshire Apartments
7315 Hampshire Dr, St. Louis, MO
Princeton Heights
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$808
932 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Affordable, air-conditioned units with washer/dryer hookups, hardwood floors and lots of extra storage. Attached garages. Pet-friendly community close to the Saint Louis Zoo and downtown. Proximity to I-55 a plus for commuters.
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6 Units Available
The Lofts at Lafayette Square
1119 Mississippi Avenue, St. Louis, MO
Lafayette Square
1 Bedroom
$1,155
917 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,665
1307 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Historic exposed brick and timber building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Units feature fully equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, ceiling fans, and hardwood floors.
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11 Units Available
Residences at Forest Park
4910 W Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO
Central West End Historic District
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,440
966 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,075
1148 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Our leasing office is NOW OPEN for IN-PERSON TOURS! As a precaution, masks and social distancing are required, tours are limited to 2 people and appointments are encouraged. We are still offering VIRTUAL TOURS as well.
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25 Units Available
The Laurel
622 North 7th Street, St. Louis, MO
Downtown St. Louis
1 Bedroom
$950
844 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,235
1279 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
We are still here to help you by phone or email and are offering real time VIRTUAL TOURS with real Laurel staff if need be. Call to schedule your virtual tour today! Welcome to The Laurel Apartments! Located in the heart of Downtown St.
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20 Units Available
Collins Terrace
1204 N 8th St, St. Louis, MO
Columbus Square
1 Bedroom
$560
573 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$674
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$795
960 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Collins Terrace invites you to live life on your own terms. Our community offers many advantages over the competition. Collins Terrace provides one of the most desirable and affordable communities near downtown St. Louis.
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17 Units Available
Nico Terrace
2155 Hecht Dr, St. Louis, MO
1 Bedroom
$520
560 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$675
783 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Experience St. Louis living at Nico Terrace. Our experienced leasing team looks forward to help you find your perfect home. Our community has received top marks in the city for affordability compared to nearby apartments.
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5 Units Available
Forest Park Apartments
5457 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO
Visitation Park Historic District
1 Bedroom
$625
557 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Forest Park invites you to live life on your own terms. Our community offers many advantages over the competition. Forest Park provides one of the most desirable and affordable communities in St. Louis.
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2 Units Available
M Lofts Apartments
1107 Mississippi, St. Louis, MO
Fox Park Historic District
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,385
1235 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Our leasing office is NOW OPEN for IN-PERSON TOURS! As a precaution, masks and social distancing are required, tours are limited to 2 people and appointments are encouraged. We are still offering VIRTUAL TOURS as well.
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126 Units Available
275 on the Park
275 Union Blvd, St. Louis, MO
Central West End Historic District
Studio
$530
437 sqft
1 Bedroom
$755
784 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$985
1170 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Conveniently located close to I-40 and Washington University, these homes feature walk-in closets, hardwood floors, and ample storage space. Residents get access to a movie theater, a fitness center, and a coffee bar.
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2 Units Available
The Downtowner
1133 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO
Downtown St. Louis
Studio
$673
325 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Downtowner Apartments – restores one of the coolest addresses in St. Louis. Choose a classic 1 or 2 bedroom, or a trend-forward micro studio.
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14 Units Available
Encore at Forest Park
5700 Highlands Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO
Cheltenham
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,285
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,266
1160 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Finally, an apartment building designed for the way you want to live, right in the center of St. Louis. Come check us out today!
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24 Units Available
Hampton Gardens
5927 Suson Pl, St. Louis, MO
Northampton
1 Bedroom
$818
540 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$867
800 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
This community's residents enjoy an on-site library, free parking and a fitness center. Apartment amenities include large closets and thermal windows. Just a short drive from the shopping and dining along Hampton Avenue.
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13 Units Available
Piazza on West Pine
3939 W Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO
Central West End Historic District
1 Bedroom
$1,304
648 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1140 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,325
1399 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Our leasing office is NOW OPEN for IN-PERSON TOURS! As a precaution, masks and social distancing are required, tours are limited to 2 people and appointments are encouraged. We are still offering VIRTUAL TOURS as well.
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6 Units Available
Park 44
4444 W Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO
Central West End Historic District
Studio
$845
492 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,030
696 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,355
1200 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
This community's apartments feature design cabinetry and wine racks. Heat and air conditioning included in rent. Residents have an on-site laundry facility and cookout area. Minutes from Highway 40 and Forest Park.
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23 Units Available
Cortona at Forest Park
5800 Highlands Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO
Cheltenham
Studio
$1,249
575 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,298
710 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,970
1113 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
As a precaution, our leasing office will be closed for incoming tours and property visits at this time. We are still here to help you by phone or email and are offering real time VIRTUAL TOURS with real Cortona staff.
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7 Units Available
Arcade Apartments
800 Olive St, St. Louis, MO
Downtown St. Louis
1 Bedroom
$1,057
844 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,459
1258 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
Downtown St.
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Lofts at Euclid
625 N Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO
Central West End Historic District
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,457
754 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,903
1238 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
About 625 EUCLID When the demands of your job are high, it is nice to be able to unwind in a manner suited to your tastes, and in your backyard. No matter what your mood, beliefs, or background, you will find a home in St.
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2 Units Available
Aventura at Forest Park
4431 Chouteau Ave, St. Louis, MO
Forest Park Southeast
1 Bedroom
$1,360
801 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,670
1141 sqft
Last updated September 20 at 06:43 PM
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Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in St. Louis is $728, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $945.
Studio
$642
1 Bed
$728
2 Beds
$945
3+ Beds
$1,252
City GuideSt. Louis
“O St. Louis! Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain…” No, wait—that’s Oklahoma. But St. Louis does have its own set of pioneers. Lewis and Clark, Anheuser and Busch—the list goes on. We hope you’re embarking on an epic journey, too. Wherever your travels take you in this city of opportunity, consult this guide or you may end up retiring to a covered wagon instead of a sweet flat with a view of the Arch.
“O St. Louis! Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain…” No, wait—that’s Oklahoma. But St. Louis does have its own set of pioneers. Lewis and Clark, Anheuser and Busch—the list goes on. We hope you’re embarking on an epic journey, too. Wherever your travels take you in this city of opportunity, consult this guide or you may end up retiring to a covered wagon instead of a sweet flat with a view of the Arch.
STL Specifics

Keep these financial rules of thumb handy while you parse the options, brah.

  • It ain’t Hotlanta, but STL get’s crunkin’ steamy in the summer. Budget a $60 or more increase from May-September unless you still believe that just opening a window really works.

  • Complexes either outfit your climate control with all electric heating and cooling or with gas heating and electric cooling. In older parts of town (say, the Central West End, por ejemplo) it’s rare to see all electric—total bummer, cause gas ain’t inexpensive these days!

  • The good news is that water, sewer, and trash pickup are usually included in your contract. Still though, it’s always a good idea to ask your manager or landlord which bills he or she picks up and which you’re responsible for.

  • The bad news is that washers and dryers are generally not included in most units, so hunt down a good Laundromat or be ready to spring for the complex that offers this amenity at no extra cost.

  • Lastly, expect an added pet deposit for Bubba (unless Bubba is a betta fish). These are sometimes refundable, sometimes not. A few units also charge around $20/month for “pet rent.”

So Where Does Nelly Live?

No, we’re not telling you. But we will tell you the distinctive features of a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods as well as the price range for each. Neighborhoods are noted for their proximity to parks and commercial shopping districts as well as access to the MetroLink light rail, the pride and joy of urban planning departments at St. Louis universities.

Downtown: St. Louis’s Downtown has sort of a corporate feel, but the city’s pumping lots of money into making it fun and pedestrian-friendly (Citygarden, an “urban oasis” which opened last July, and Laclede’s Landing, a new commercial strip on the waterfront, are two such efforts)—so it’s certainly worth considering an apartment in this district. Additionally, the area near Downtown (often called “Midtown” by Google Maps) is mostly owned by St. Louis University. So if you need to be near the CBD, Busch Stadium, and the Gateway Arch, Downtown and the waterfront may be your best bet.

  • Beautiful one-bedroom lofts on Chouteau Ave. go for $1100/month and require a 12-month lease. Be wary, though: “secured parking” is sometimes not included and may cost as much as $150/month. A little further south will get you $850/month for a comparable apartment.

Central West End: The CWE is the premier urban neighborhood of St. Louis, similar to Boston’s Back Bay or New York’s Upper East Side (OK, that’s a bit generous…but you get the point. Yuppies.). Walk to glorious Forest Park or hop on the MetroLink to jaunt Downtown. This neighborhood boasts lots of historic homes but also features lofts and condos for the short-commute professional.

  • One-bedrooms run $500-$700/month and usually include free parking. And for $850/month you’ll easily find a decent two-bedroom in this pet-friendly area of town.

Forest Park Southeast: Directly south of CWE, this neighborhood is also within walking distance of Forest Park. (Seriously, you want to be near this park. It has a zoo inside! How’re you gonna beat that?!) Forest Park Southeast is also less than 15 minutes to a MetroLink station. Home to the Grove commercial shopping district, an LGBT friendly strip of boutiques and bars. Edgy? Sure—but also affordable.

  • You’d be silly to pay more than $800/month for a two-bedroom historic brownstone on the Grove.

Tower Grove South: Forest Park isn’t the only greenspace in town. Tower Grove Park sits southwest of Downtown; the community named after it spreads southward. Known for its international flavor (the South Grand commercial district has more Ethiopian restaurants than you can shake a stick at). TGS enjoys good bus connections to the rest of the city, but if you love the MetroLink, you may be found wanting.

  • TGS is on the second tier as far as pricing goes. One-bedrooms range from $500-$700/month; two-bedrooms regularly exceed $1000/month.

Old North: This neighborhood is up-and-coming: historically low-income, it’s seen lots of reinvestment over the past five years. Old north offers a nice blend of affordability and historic preservation. Being the lowest cost close-in area, this place is crawling with hipsters. Get in quick before they impose skinny jean quotas on the whole district!

  • You probably don’t need three bedrooms, but here you can have ‘em for $850/month. And that includes a washer and dryer!

Shaw: This neighborhood sits north of Tower Grove Park. It lacks a commercial district but there’s a fabulous dog park and some healthy racial diversity. Almost as inexpensive as Old North.

  • $700/month per studio apartment; add $100/month for an extra bedroom.

Soulard: This south waterfront neighborhood brags a huge weekly farmer’s market and the 2nd largest annual Mardi Gras parade every year (New Orleans beat ‘em out by a hair…). Lots of beautiful brick architecture and a mix of single family homes, complexes, and townhomes. The lack of transportation options available in Soulard (no MetroLink in sight) might be an inconvenience, though the abundance of friendly corner bars should release you from the CBD’s magnetic pull. Second tier pricing.

  • $700-800/month for two-bedrooms, about $100/month less for only one.

Maplewood: On the outer south edge of Forest Park, Maplewood is a more residential, suburban-feeling community. St. Louis’s only microbrewery, Schlafly’s, is here, and MetroLink stops by. (Though beware the noise: the above-ground sections of MetroLink can annoy more sensitive ears.)

  • One-bedrooms often average $500/month in this community.

Skinker DeBaliviere: No, it’s not a talking moose from the Beverly Cleary books. It’s actually the name of this Washington University-dominated area. Seriously (why do we feel the need to qualify every sentence about this neighborhood with “seriously”??), there are some great options if you don’t mind living amongst undergrads. The Loop (West Delmar at Skinker Blvd.) is a popular destination with lots of entertainment: it’s rumored that Chuck Berry still plays Blueberry Hill monthly. Further out is University City, the first real suburb.

  • The Wash U crowd drives prices up in Skinker DeBaliviere. Expect to pay anywhere from $700-$900 a month for an all-inclusive one-bedroom right on the Loop.

Happy trails, folks. May the road rise up to meet, you; may your barns be full of grain; and may you invite us over for Thanksgiving dinner once you find that killer apartment in pioneering St. Louis! (Remember who made this possible. That’s all we’re sayin’...)

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City GuideSt. Louis
“O St. Louis! Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain…” No, wait—that’s Oklahoma. But St. Louis does have its own set of pioneers. Lewis and Clark, Anheuser and Busch—the list goes on. We hope you’re embarking on an epic journey, too. Wherever your travels take you in this city of opportunity, consult this guide or you may end up retiring to a covered wagon instead of a sweet flat with a view of the Arch.
“O St. Louis! Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain…” No, wait—that’s Oklahoma. But St. Louis does have its own set of pioneers. Lewis and Clark, Anheuser and Busch—the list goes on. We hope you’re embarking on an epic journey, too. Wherever your travels take you in this city of opportunity, consult this guide or you may end up retiring to a covered wagon instead of a sweet flat with a view of the Arch.
STL Specifics

Keep these financial rules of thumb handy while you parse the options, brah.

  • It ain’t Hotlanta, but STL get’s crunkin’ steamy in the summer. Budget a $60 or more increase from May-September unless you still believe that just opening a window really works.

  • Complexes either outfit your climate control with all electric heating and cooling or with gas heating and electric cooling. In older parts of town (say, the Central West End, por ejemplo) it’s rare to see all electric—total bummer, cause gas ain’t inexpensive these days!

  • The good news is that water, sewer, and trash pickup are usually included in your contract. Still though, it’s always a good idea to ask your manager or landlord which bills he or she picks up and which you’re responsible for.

  • The bad news is that washers and dryers are generally not included in most units, so hunt down a good Laundromat or be ready to spring for the complex that offers this amenity at no extra cost.

  • Lastly, expect an added pet deposit for Bubba (unless Bubba is a betta fish). These are sometimes refundable, sometimes not. A few units also charge around $20/month for “pet rent.”

So Where Does Nelly Live?

No, we’re not telling you. But we will tell you the distinctive features of a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods as well as the price range for each. Neighborhoods are noted for their proximity to parks and commercial shopping districts as well as access to the MetroLink light rail, the pride and joy of urban planning departments at St. Louis universities.

Downtown: St. Louis’s Downtown has sort of a corporate feel, but the city’s pumping lots of money into making it fun and pedestrian-friendly (Citygarden, an “urban oasis” which opened last July, and Laclede’s Landing, a new commercial strip on the waterfront, are two such efforts)—so it’s certainly worth considering an apartment in this district. Additionally, the area near Downtown (often called “Midtown” by Google Maps) is mostly owned by St. Louis University. So if you need to be near the CBD, Busch Stadium, and the Gateway Arch, Downtown and the waterfront may be your best bet.

  • Beautiful one-bedroom lofts on Chouteau Ave. go for $1100/month and require a 12-month lease. Be wary, though: “secured parking” is sometimes not included and may cost as much as $150/month. A little further south will get you $850/month for a comparable apartment.

Central West End: The CWE is the premier urban neighborhood of St. Louis, similar to Boston’s Back Bay or New York’s Upper East Side (OK, that’s a bit generous…but you get the point. Yuppies.). Walk to glorious Forest Park or hop on the MetroLink to jaunt Downtown. This neighborhood boasts lots of historic homes but also features lofts and condos for the short-commute professional.

  • One-bedrooms run $500-$700/month and usually include free parking. And for $850/month you’ll easily find a decent two-bedroom in this pet-friendly area of town.

Forest Park Southeast: Directly south of CWE, this neighborhood is also within walking distance of Forest Park. (Seriously, you want to be near this park. It has a zoo inside! How’re you gonna beat that?!) Forest Park Southeast is also less than 15 minutes to a MetroLink station. Home to the Grove commercial shopping district, an LGBT friendly strip of boutiques and bars. Edgy? Sure—but also affordable.

  • You’d be silly to pay more than $800/month for a two-bedroom historic brownstone on the Grove.

Tower Grove South: Forest Park isn’t the only greenspace in town. Tower Grove Park sits southwest of Downtown; the community named after it spreads southward. Known for its international flavor (the South Grand commercial district has more Ethiopian restaurants than you can shake a stick at). TGS enjoys good bus connections to the rest of the city, but if you love the MetroLink, you may be found wanting.

  • TGS is on the second tier as far as pricing goes. One-bedrooms range from $500-$700/month; two-bedrooms regularly exceed $1000/month.

Old North: This neighborhood is up-and-coming: historically low-income, it’s seen lots of reinvestment over the past five years. Old north offers a nice blend of affordability and historic preservation. Being the lowest cost close-in area, this place is crawling with hipsters. Get in quick before they impose skinny jean quotas on the whole district!

  • You probably don’t need three bedrooms, but here you can have ‘em for $850/month. And that includes a washer and dryer!

Shaw: This neighborhood sits north of Tower Grove Park. It lacks a commercial district but there’s a fabulous dog park and some healthy racial diversity. Almost as inexpensive as Old North.

  • $700/month per studio apartment; add $100/month for an extra bedroom.

Soulard: This south waterfront neighborhood brags a huge weekly farmer’s market and the 2nd largest annual Mardi Gras parade every year (New Orleans beat ‘em out by a hair…). Lots of beautiful brick architecture and a mix of single family homes, complexes, and townhomes. The lack of transportation options available in Soulard (no MetroLink in sight) might be an inconvenience, though the abundance of friendly corner bars should release you from the CBD’s magnetic pull. Second tier pricing.

  • $700-800/month for two-bedrooms, about $100/month less for only one.

Maplewood: On the outer south edge of Forest Park, Maplewood is a more residential, suburban-feeling community. St. Louis’s only microbrewery, Schlafly’s, is here, and MetroLink stops by. (Though beware the noise: the above-ground sections of MetroLink can annoy more sensitive ears.)

  • One-bedrooms often average $500/month in this community.

Skinker DeBaliviere: No, it’s not a talking moose from the Beverly Cleary books. It’s actually the name of this Washington University-dominated area. Seriously (why do we feel the need to qualify every sentence about this neighborhood with “seriously”??), there are some great options if you don’t mind living amongst undergrads. The Loop (West Delmar at Skinker Blvd.) is a popular destination with lots of entertainment: it’s rumored that Chuck Berry still plays Blueberry Hill monthly. Further out is University City, the first real suburb.

  • The Wash U crowd drives prices up in Skinker DeBaliviere. Expect to pay anywhere from $700-$900 a month for an all-inclusive one-bedroom right on the Loop.

Happy trails, folks. May the road rise up to meet, you; may your barns be full of grain; and may you invite us over for Thanksgiving dinner once you find that killer apartment in pioneering St. Louis! (Remember who made this possible. That’s all we’re sayin’...)

Rent Report
St. Louis

September 2020 St. Louis Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 St. Louis Rent Report. St. Louis rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the St. Louis rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

St. Louis rent trends were flat over the past month

St. Louis rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased marginally by 0.8% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in St. Louis stand at $728 for a one-bedroom apartment and $945 for a two-bedroom. St. Louis' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, but exceeds the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across the St. Louis Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of St. Louis, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the St. Louis metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • St. Charles has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,080, while one-bedrooms go for $832.
    • Over the past year, Maryland Heights has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,109, while one-bedrooms go for $854.
    • Hazelwood has the least expensive rents in the St. Louis metro, with a two-bedroom median of $867; rents grew 0.1% over the past month and 0.8% over the past year.
    • Ballwin has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the St. Louis metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,387; rents were up 0.5% over the past month and 0.8% over the past year.

    St. Louis rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased marginally in St. Louis, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. St. Louis is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Although rents across cities in Missouri have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in Springfield and 1.7% in Kansas City.
    • St. Louis' median two-bedroom rent of $945 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While St. Louis' rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in St. Louis than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in St. Louis.

    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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    St. Louis
    $730
    $950
    0.1%
    0.8%
    St. Charles
    $830
    $1,080
    0.5%
    2.9%
    St. Peters
    $950
    $1,230
    0.6%
    -1%
    Florissant
    $770
    $1,010
    0.1%
    0.8%
    Chesterfield
    $1,060
    $1,370
    0.1%
    0.5%
    Belleville
    $740
    $960
    0.1%
    0.2%
    Ballwin
    $1,070
    $1,390
    0.5%
    0.8%
    Maryland Heights
    $850
    $1,110
    0.3%
    -1.8%
    Hazelwood
    $670
    $870
    0.1%
    0.8%
    Collinsville
    $700
    $910
    0.3%
    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.

    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.

    Read More

    September 2020 St. Louis Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 St. Louis Rent Report. St. Louis rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the St. Louis rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 St. Louis Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 St. Louis Rent Report. St. Louis rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the St. Louis rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    St. Louis rent trends were flat over the past month

    St. Louis rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased marginally by 0.8% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in St. Louis stand at $728 for a one-bedroom apartment and $945 for a two-bedroom. St. Louis' year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, but exceeds the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across the St. Louis Metro

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of St. Louis, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the St. Louis metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • St. Charles has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,080, while one-bedrooms go for $832.
      • Over the past year, Maryland Heights has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.8%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,109, while one-bedrooms go for $854.
      • Hazelwood has the least expensive rents in the St. Louis metro, with a two-bedroom median of $867; rents grew 0.1% over the past month and 0.8% over the past year.
      • Ballwin has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the St. Louis metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,387; rents were up 0.5% over the past month and 0.8% over the past year.

      St. Louis rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

      As rents have increased marginally in St. Louis, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. St. Louis is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

      • Although rents across cities in Missouri have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.7% in Springfield and 1.7% in Kansas City.
      • St. Louis' median two-bedroom rent of $945 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While St. Louis' rents rose marginally over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in St. Louis than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in St. Louis.

      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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      St. Louis
      $730
      $950
      0.1%
      0.8%
      St. Charles
      $830
      $1,080
      0.5%
      2.9%
      St. Peters
      $950
      $1,230
      0.6%
      -1%
      Florissant
      $770
      $1,010
      0.1%
      0.8%
      Chesterfield
      $1,060
      $1,370
      0.1%
      0.5%
      Belleville
      $740
      $960
      0.1%
      0.2%
      Ballwin
      $1,070
      $1,390
      0.5%
      0.8%
      Maryland Heights
      $850
      $1,110
      0.3%
      -1.8%
      Hazelwood
      $670
      $870
      0.1%
      0.8%
      Collinsville
      $700
      $910
      0.3%
      1%
      See More

      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.

      St. Louis Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how St. Louis ranks on:

      C+
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Safety and crime rate
      C
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B
      Recreational activities
      A
      Affordability
      C
      Quality of schools
      D
      Social Life
      D
      Weather
      C+
      Commute time
      D
      State and local taxes
      B-
      Public transit
      A-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Saint Louis’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Saint Louis renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Saint Louis vary widely across categories such as affordability and weather."

      Key findings in Saint Louis include the following:

      • Saint Louis renters gave their city a C+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Saint Louis were affordability (A) and pet-friendliness (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Saint Louis renters are weather, state and local taxes, social life and safety and low crime rate, which all received D grades.
      • Millennial renters are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of D.
      • Saint Louis did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Missouri, including Kansas City (B) and Springfield (B-).
      • Saint Louis did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Austin, TX (A-), Denver, CO (B+) and Seattle, WA (B+).
      • 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:

      • "Love the trees and parks. Dislike the lack of diversity." – Anon.
      • "Saint Louis is incredibly affordable and has a surprisingly great food scene. The city provides many free services and the population is small enough that you don’t have to wait in long lines." – Ally H.
      • "I love the small town feel in a big city, but I hate the crime rate." – Taylor G.
      • "I love the attention the city gives to décor and landscaping. But traffic is bad and it’s not very pedestrian-friendly." – Megan D.

      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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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Saint Louis’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Saint Louis renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment L...

      View full St. Louis Renter Survey

      Here’s how St. Louis ranks on:

      C+
      Overall satisfaction
      D
      Safety and crime rate
      C
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B
      Recreational activities
      A
      Affordability
      C
      Quality of schools
      D
      Social Life
      D
      Weather
      C+
      Commute time
      D
      State and local taxes
      B-
      Public transit
      A-
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Saint Louis’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Saint Louis renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Saint Louis vary widely across categories such as affordability and weather."

      Key findings in Saint Louis include the following:

      • Saint Louis renters gave their city a C+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Saint Louis were affordability (A) and pet-friendliness (A-).
      • The areas of concern to Saint Louis renters are weather, state and local taxes, social life and safety and low crime rate, which all received D grades.
      • Millennial renters are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of D.
      • Saint Louis did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Missouri, including Kansas City (B) and Springfield (B-).
      • Saint Louis did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Austin, TX (A-), Denver, CO (B+) and Seattle, WA (B+).
      • 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:

      • "Love the trees and parks. Dislike the lack of diversity." – Anon.
      • "Saint Louis is incredibly affordable and has a surprisingly great food scene. The city provides many free services and the population is small enough that you don’t have to wait in long lines." – Ally H.
      • "I love the small town feel in a big city, but I hate the crime rate." – Taylor G.
      • "I love the attention the city gives to décor and landscaping. But traffic is bad and it’s not very pedestrian-friendly." – Megan D.

      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.