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358 Apartments for rent in Oklahoma City, OK

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17 Units Available
City Heights South
717 Santa Rosa Drive
Oklahoma City, OK
1 Bedroom
$575
600 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$655
1031 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$819
1300 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:25 AM
Youll love coming home to your newly remodeled one, two or three bedroom apartment home in this convenient I-240 location in South Oklahoma City!\n\nWork off the stress of the day in the fitness center, then refresh yourself with a quick dip in the
Verified
24 Units Available
Anatole On MacArthur South
5924 Southwest 12th Street
Oklahoma City, OK
1 Bedroom
$925
728 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,105
1115 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:16 AM
Surrounded by lush, green lawns and filled with beautiful landscaping, Anatole on MacArthur South has all the warmth and charm that makes you feel right at home.
Verified
29 Units Available
Park at Memorial Apartment Homes
4201 W Memorial Rd
Oklahoma City, OK | Remington
1 Bedroom
$885
713 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,060
1084 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,510
1300 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:22 AM
The Park at Memorial’s metropolitan location, nestled among majestic trees amid the soothing sights and sounds of a gently flowing creek, is a private oasis created expressly for the discerning resident.
Verified
9 Units Available
Pointe at North Penn
19501 North Pennsylvania Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK | N.W. Oklahoma County
2 Bedrooms
$929
1006 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,119
1259 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:06 AM
Close to Bob Woodruff Park and Collin County Community College in a convenient urban setting. Spacious townhouses with large closets, private fenced backyards, and private parking.
Verified
6 Units Available
The Maywood Apartments
425 N Oklahoma Ave
Oklahoma City, OK | Downtown Oklahoma City
1 Bedroom
$1,165
792 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
1114 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:03 AM
This sophisticated community is minutes from Downtown Oklahoma City. Each apartment offers a full-sized washer and dryer, patio or balcony space, and a gourmet kitchen. On-site amenities include fire pits and a fitness center.
Verified
13 Units Available
City Heights at Medical Center
5528 North Portland Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK
1 Bedroom
$555
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$675
995 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$870
1224 sqft
Last updated October 21 at 12:04 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at City Heights at Medical Center in Oklahoma City. View photos, descriptions and more!
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36 Units Available
Woodland Trails
12401 N MacArthur Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK | Fox Run
1 Bedroom
$605
617 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$909
965 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
This charming community is just minutes from the freeway and area parks. On-site fitness center, dog run, and resort-style pool. Spacious living areas with full kitchens and plank wood flooring.
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18 Units Available
The Capitol on 28th Street
215 NE 28th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Studio
$758
442 sqft
1 Bedroom
$860
670 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$926
934 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
We are now accepting in-person and self-guided tours via scheduled appointments only. Our virtual tours are also available. Please schedule yours today. Call us today for more information! Welcome Home to Capitol on 28th!
Verified
3 Units Available
The Haven
601 Robert S Kerr Ave
Oklahoma City, OK | Downtown Oklahoma City
1 Bedroom
$1,025
618 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,300
1183 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
Our large, contemporary apartment units are situated amongst our beautifully landscaped courtyards and pool, providing a quiet retreat while located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City.
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13 Units Available
Lake Hefner Townhomes
7000 W Britton Rd
Oklahoma City, OK | Lansbrook
1 Bedroom
$624
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$674
1102 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
Welcome Home to Lake Hefner Townhomes
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47 Units Available
West Village
835 West Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK | Downtown Oklahoma City
Studio
$990
495 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,115
785 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,695
1339 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:39 PM
Doors are open to prospects and residents. Call to schedule an in-person tour today! West Village is a place constantly in motion, where daily life means the best in shopping and world-class entertainment.
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26 Units Available
The Brickell
1292 W I 240 Service Rd
Oklahoma City, OK | Southern Hills
1 Bedroom
$510
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$585
950 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:38 PM
$299 Move in Special! Terms and conditions apply, please contact property for details.
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7 Units Available
The Flats On May
6624 S May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK | Hillcrest
1 Bedroom
$540
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$620
850 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:38 PM
Half off your first two months of rent! We are still committed to Social Distancing. Call today for assistance.
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24 Units Available
Argon
13600 N Blackwelder Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Studio
$925
481 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,075
655 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,365
1053 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:38 PM
Luxurious homes have garden tubs, gourmet kitchens and quartz countertops. Community features pool, free Wi-Fi and dog park. Located close to Republic Gastropub, Starbucks and more.
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20 Units Available
Steelyard Apartments
505 E Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK | Downtown Oklahoma City
1 Bedroom
$1,080
656 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
1088 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,390
1335 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:38 PM
Located in outstanding Bricktown neighborhood of downtown Oklahoma City. Apartments feature washer and dryer, contemporary lighting and private patios. Community includes dog park, fitness center and BBQ grills.
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84 Units Available
Anatole on MacArthur North
5924 SW 12th St
Oklahoma City, OK
1 Bedroom
$799
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$904
1072 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:38 PM
Surrounded by lush, green lawns and filled with beautiful landscaping, Anatole on MacArthur South has all the warmth and charm that makes you feel right at home.
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32 Units Available
Springs at May Lakes
9990 S May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK | Southridge - Shadowlake
Studio
$793
574 sqft
1 Bedroom
$848
821 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,058
1118 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 11:38 PM
Units in this community have their own private balcony or patio. It's only minutes from I-44 and all the shopping, dining and entertainment that rests within the corridor. Community features clubhouse and 24-hour fitness center.
Verified
16 Units Available
Aviare Arts District
301 N Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK | Downtown Oklahoma City
1 Bedroom
$1,020
848 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
1313 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Desirable location in the Avana Arts District close to downtown shops, galleries, and restaurants. Community offers hot tub, playground, pool, and 24-hour gym. Washer/dryer in each unit.
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13 Units Available
Bennett Ridge Apartments
8201 N Rockwell Ave
Oklahoma City, OK | Wilshire Ridge
Studio
$595
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$649
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$775
750 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Seize your chance to live in one of the premier apartment communities in Oklahoma City. Picture coming home every day to the warm embrace of meticulous landscaping, comfortable homes, and thoughtful amenities tailored to enhance your life.
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33 Units Available
The Warwick Apartment Homes
3100 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK | Wileman 3
1 Bedroom
$665
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$730
1133 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,085
1477 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
The Warwick is located in Oklahoma City just off the Northwest Expressway. We offer a large variety of different floor plans guaranteed to meet your every need and want. You can choose from one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.
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34 Units Available
Ashford Northwest Apartment Homes
2301 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK
1 Bedroom
$600
731 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$720
1020 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Experience the premier apartment living at Ashford Northwest. Conveniently located in Oklahoma City, our community is just minutes from Lake Hefner, OK-74, US-77 and John Kilpatrick Turnpike.
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15 Units Available
Ashford Park
1301 W Hefner Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
1 Bedroom
$730
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$820
1100 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Experience the best in apartment living at Ashford Park. Conveniently located in Oklahoma City, our community is just minutes away from Lake Hefner, OK-74, US-77 and John Kilpatrick Turnpike.
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15 Units Available
Ashford Walnut Creek
6801 NW 122nd St
Oklahoma City, OK | Van Buren
1 Bedroom
$620
677 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$890
1100 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Experience the best in apartment living at Ashford Walnut Creek. Conveniently located in Oklahoma City, our community is just minutes from Lake Hefner, OK-74, OK-3 and John Kilpatrick Turnpike.
Verified
12 Units Available
The Reserve at Quail North
2600 Watemark Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
1 Bedroom
$876
798 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
1291 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,521
1680 sqft
Last updated October 20 at 09:34 PM
Luxurious units feature hardwood floors, laundry, stainless steel appliances, and patio or balcony. Community includes 24-hour gym, 24-hour maintenance, pool table, shuffleboard and pool. Located close to John Kilpatrick Turnpike.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Oklahoma City?
In Oklahoma City, the median rent is $764 for a studio, $794 for a 1-bedroom, $983 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,216 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Oklahoma City, check out our monthly Oklahoma City Rent Report.
How much is rent in Oklahoma City?
In Oklahoma City, the median rent is $764 for a studio, $794 for a 1-bedroom, $983 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,216 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Oklahoma City, check out our monthly Oklahoma City Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Oklahoma City?
You can filter cheap apartments in Oklahoma City by price: under $800, under $700, under $600.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Oklahoma City?
You can filter cheap apartments in Oklahoma City by price: under $800, under $700, under $600.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Oklahoma City?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Oklahoma City apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Oklahoma City?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Oklahoma City apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Oklahoma City 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 can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City?
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 Oklahoma City.
How much should I pay for rent in Oklahoma City?
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 Oklahoma City.
How can I find off-campus housing in Oklahoma City?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Oklahoma City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City University, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, and Metro Technology Centers.
How can I find off-campus housing in Oklahoma City?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Oklahoma City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma Christian University, Oklahoma City University, Francis Tuttle Technology Center, and Metro Technology Centers.

Median Rent in Oklahoma City

Last updated Sep. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Oklahoma City is $794, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $983.
Studio
$764
1 Bed
$794
2 Beds
$983
3+ Beds
$1,216

City Guide

Oklahoma City
"Oklahoma! Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain / Where the waving wheat / Can sure smell sweet / When the wind comes right behind the rain." ("Oklahoma" lyrics)
"Oklahoma! Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain / Where the waving wheat / Can sure smell sweet / When the wind comes right behind the rain." ("Oklahoma" lyrics)

Oklahoma City is a rummage sale of cowboy kitsch, Art Deco buildings, oilrigs, Native American culture, sweeping landscapes, and taco buses: all buried in the middle of the country and coated in red prairie winds. This dusty gem has almost no traffic (number four on Forbes’ “Best City for Commuters” list), affordable living, and the Thunder (basketball-kaboom!). It’s not for everyone, but it is for you—time to stake your claim on that ‘ol sweepin’ plain (sorry, no more musical references, we promise).

Having trouble with Craigslist Oklahoma City? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Azaleas at Will Rogers Park

Horse racing at Remington Park

Downtown Oklahoma City

OKC Style Renting

The good news: finding an apartment in Oklahoma City is easy. The great news: apartments here are inexpensive!

No Broker Necessary: Thanks to a bounty of affordable housing, apartment brokers are rarely (if ever) used. Instead, most people find their pad either by driving around, through property management companies they find online, or, and here's our personal favorite, ApartmentList.com.

Have in Hand: Bring your proof of income (they want to see that you make about 3 times the rent) and identification (that’s really all the documentation you need to get started) and you can be on your way to signing a lease as fast as you can get your application filled out.

Flexible Landlords: People in Oklahoma City have a reputation for being pretty easy going, and the landlords here are no exception. Your application to rent will typically only be denied if have a felony or if you’ve previously been evicted. Aside from that, leases can be negotiated and even if you have outstanding bills from previous rentals many companies and individuals will work with you. The one thing they will stick on is not offering six-month leases around summer/fall, when the end-date would end up leaving tenants moving in the cold months.

Model Behavior: Always, always, always ask to see the actual unit you’ll be renting. It’s easy to be convinced by pushy or persuasive agents at large complexes that a model unit is “exactly like the one you’ll be living in!” but stand your ground. If the space you’re interested in currently has tenants, politely ask to set up an appointment. Southern manners sometimes prevent apartment seekers from being too demanding, but as long as you’re polite in your requests the property manager should be more than happy to oblige. If they’re not, perhaps it’s time to move on.

OKC Style Renting
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The good news: finding an apartment in Oklahoma City is easy. The great news: apartments here are inexpensive!

No Broker Necessary: Thanks to a bounty of affordable housing, apartment brokers are rarely (if ever) used. Instead, most people find their pad either by driving around, through property management companies they find online, or, and here's our personal favorite, ApartmentList.com.

Have in Hand: Bring your proof of income (they want to see that you make about 3 times the rent) and identification (that’s really all the documentation you need to get started) and you can be on your way to signing a lease as fast as you can get your application filled out.

Flexible Landlords: People in Oklahoma City have a reputation for being pretty easy going, and the landlords here are no exception. Your application to rent will typically only be denied if have a felony or if you’ve previously been evicted. Aside from that, leases can be negotiated and even if you have outstanding bills from previous rentals many companies and individuals will work with you. The one thing they will stick on is not offering six-month leases around summer/fall, when the end-date would end up leaving tenants moving in the cold months.

Model Behavior: Always, always, always ask to see the actual unit you’ll be renting. It’s easy to be convinced by pushy or persuasive agents at large complexes that a model unit is “exactly like the one you’ll be living in!” but stand your ground. If the space you’re interested in currently has tenants, politely ask to set up an appointment. Southern manners sometimes prevent apartment seekers from being too demanding, but as long as you’re polite in your requests the property manager should be more than happy to oblige. If they’re not, perhaps it’s time to move on.

O-Town Breakdown

If OKC conjures up images of tumbleweeds blowing across ranchlands, cowboys standing in fields of grain, or, worst of all, block after block of mid-century ramblers—we need to fix that. We’re a bustling metropolis y’all!

Downtown/Bricktown/Deep Deuce: Yeah, it’s overstuffed with luxury condos and lofts but we still can’t get over this ‘hood. It’s got a sweet manmade canal (you read that right—a manmade canal in the heart of the metropolis, complete with taxi boats and all), a baseball stadium (Hotdogs! Beer! Sunflower seeds! Oh my!), a killer nightlife AND it’s one of the few places that’s walkable.

Midtown/Plaza District/Paseo District: You’ll want to head this away to be with liberal leaning/arty/hip folks.

Uptown/Asian District/Crown Heights: This is the heart of international culture for the state—be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by Little Saigon, which has authentic Vietnamese food and shops. It can be grimy, but for singles on a budget there’re plenty of very inexpensive (but decent) studios and one-bedrooms. And it’s right next door to the hipper Paseo District. $

Inner City South/Oklahoma River: Throwing together an old-school cattlemen aesthetics and a handful of parks, this area’s got character for days. Homes are a little rundown, but it’s prime territory for a new fam looking to snag a cute bungalow.

Edmond/Norman: These communities are far enough off the beaten path to be affordable and laidback, but close enough to OKC (only 30 minutes away by Interstate 35) to be convenient and adopt the most awesome cultural offerings of the big city. To the south we have Norman: University of Oklahoma epicenter but way more than just an overflowing college campus. A healthy mix of eclectic shopping, low-cost eats, families, coeds and nice apartments at good prices create great neighbors and make this suburb feel not-so-suburbany. Edmond (to the north) is gonna run you a little more, feels a slightly more “hometown” than Norman and is near the University of Central Oklahoma.

O-Town Breakdown
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If OKC conjures up images of tumbleweeds blowing across ranchlands, cowboys standing in fields of grain, or, worst of all, block after block of mid-century ramblers—we need to fix that. We’re a bustling metropolis y’all!

Downtown/Bricktown/Deep Deuce: Yeah, it’s overstuffed with luxury condos and lofts but we still can’t get over this ‘hood. It’s got a sweet manmade canal (you read that right—a manmade canal in the heart of the metropolis, complete with taxi boats and all), a baseball stadium (Hotdogs! Beer! Sunflower seeds! Oh my!), a killer nightlife AND it’s one of the few places that’s walkable.

Midtown/Plaza District/Paseo District: You’ll want to head this away to be with liberal leaning/arty/hip folks.

Uptown/Asian District/Crown Heights: This is the heart of international culture for the state—be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by Little Saigon, which has authentic Vietnamese food and shops. It can be grimy, but for singles on a budget there’re plenty of very inexpensive (but decent) studios and one-bedrooms. And it’s right next door to the hipper Paseo District. $

Inner City South/Oklahoma River: Throwing together an old-school cattlemen aesthetics and a handful of parks, this area’s got character for days. Homes are a little rundown, but it’s prime territory for a new fam looking to snag a cute bungalow.

Edmond/Norman: These communities are far enough off the beaten path to be affordable and laidback, but close enough to OKC (only 30 minutes away by Interstate 35) to be convenient and adopt the most awesome cultural offerings of the big city. To the south we have Norman: University of Oklahoma epicenter but way more than just an overflowing college campus. A healthy mix of eclectic shopping, low-cost eats, families, coeds and nice apartments at good prices create great neighbors and make this suburb feel not-so-suburbany. Edmond (to the north) is gonna run you a little more, feels a slightly more “hometown” than Norman and is near the University of Central Oklahoma.

Stuff Every Oklahoman Knows

Okay, maybe not every Oklahoman, but people that’ve lived in Oklahoma City for more than a hot-minute.

Foot Traffic

  • A pedestrian city this is not. Spread out by wide roads, you pretty much aren’t walking anywhere unless it’s from your front door to the garage.

  • No car? We’re sad for you, but there’s always public transit. The current bus system is sort of completely laughable, but there’s hope! We got $120 million big ones set aside for six miles of downtown street-car. It’s a long way off, but it’s coming!

  • Rock your sweet wheels in the meantime. Although the roads have potholes that are more like steam vents from hell, traffic is negligible which makes even the most distant commutes fast.

Better than in the Hospital

  • Put your faith in the weatherman—not your friends or the sky. OKC weather is, for lack of a better term, completely wonkybonkers (think squalls, thunderstorms, extreme heat and sub-zero temperatures). We also have these things here, they’re called TORNADOES. They like to drop out of the sky with little warning.

  • Know your closest shelter. Many apartments (and homes) don’t have basements, so call your fire department and find out where the nearest church, school, town hall or community storm shelter is located (and know the routes to get there).

  • Towns with lots of twister activity test their sirens weekly: it’s annoying, but don’t worry, you’ll live. Just remember to pay attention when they go off at unexpected times because that means business.

  • Keep it clean. You know how your mom always harped on you to clean your room? Well, if you were raised in Oklahoma it was probably because she didn’t want your messy self to get bit by a brown recluse (‘fiddleback’, if you wanna get local about it). These bad boys love dark corners so be careful with shoes, dresser drawers, bed sheets, gloves and that pile of clothes you have straight chillin’ in the corner of your room.

Let’s see…we shattered some preconceived notions about the Panhandle State’s biggest city (tumble weeds—not so much) and armed you with helpful knowledge. Sounds like you’re ready to find an apartment in the Friendly City.

Stuff Every Oklahoman Knows
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Okay, maybe not every Oklahoman, but people that’ve lived in Oklahoma City for more than a hot-minute.

Foot Traffic

  • A pedestrian city this is not. Spread out by wide roads, you pretty much aren’t walking anywhere unless it’s from your front door to the garage.

  • No car? We’re sad for you, but there’s always public transit. The current bus system is sort of completely laughable, but there’s hope! We got $120 million big ones set aside for six miles of downtown street-car. It’s a long way off, but it’s coming!

  • Rock your sweet wheels in the meantime. Although the roads have potholes that are more like steam vents from hell, traffic is negligible which makes even the most distant commutes fast.

Better than in the Hospital

  • Put your faith in the weatherman—not your friends or the sky. OKC weather is, for lack of a better term, completely wonkybonkers (think squalls, thunderstorms, extreme heat and sub-zero temperatures). We also have these things here, they’re called TORNADOES. They like to drop out of the sky with little warning.

  • Know your closest shelter. Many apartments (and homes) don’t have basements, so call your fire department and find out where the nearest church, school, town hall or community storm shelter is located (and know the routes to get there).

  • Towns with lots of twister activity test their sirens weekly: it’s annoying, but don’t worry, you’ll live. Just remember to pay attention when they go off at unexpected times because that means business.

  • Keep it clean. You know how your mom always harped on you to clean your room? Well, if you were raised in Oklahoma it was probably because she didn’t want your messy self to get bit by a brown recluse (‘fiddleback’, if you wanna get local about it). These bad boys love dark corners so be careful with shoes, dresser drawers, bed sheets, gloves and that pile of clothes you have straight chillin’ in the corner of your room.

Let’s see…we shattered some preconceived notions about the Panhandle State’s biggest city (tumble weeds—not so much) and armed you with helpful knowledge. Sounds like you’re ready to find an apartment in the Friendly City.

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City Guide

Oklahoma City
"Oklahoma! Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain / Where the waving wheat / Can sure smell sweet / When the wind comes right behind the rain." ("Oklahoma" lyrics)
"Oklahoma! Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain / Where the waving wheat / Can sure smell sweet / When the wind comes right behind the rain." ("Oklahoma" lyrics)

Oklahoma City is a rummage sale of cowboy kitsch, Art Deco buildings, oilrigs, Native American culture, sweeping landscapes, and taco buses: all buried in the middle of the country and coated in red prairie winds. This dusty gem has almost no traffic (number four on Forbes’ “Best City for Commuters” list), affordable living, and the Thunder (basketball-kaboom!). It’s not for everyone, but it is for you—time to stake your claim on that ‘ol sweepin’ plain (sorry, no more musical references, we promise).

Having trouble with Craigslist Oklahoma City? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Azaleas at Will Rogers Park

Horse racing at Remington Park

Downtown Oklahoma City

OKC Style Renting

The good news: finding an apartment in Oklahoma City is easy. The great news: apartments here are inexpensive!

No Broker Necessary: Thanks to a bounty of affordable housing, apartment brokers are rarely (if ever) used. Instead, most people find their pad either by driving around, through property management companies they find online, or, and here's our personal favorite, ApartmentList.com.

Have in Hand: Bring your proof of income (they want to see that you make about 3 times the rent) and identification (that’s really all the documentation you need to get started) and you can be on your way to signing a lease as fast as you can get your application filled out.

Flexible Landlords: People in Oklahoma City have a reputation for being pretty easy going, and the landlords here are no exception. Your application to rent will typically only be denied if have a felony or if you’ve previously been evicted. Aside from that, leases can be negotiated and even if you have outstanding bills from previous rentals many companies and individuals will work with you. The one thing they will stick on is not offering six-month leases around summer/fall, when the end-date would end up leaving tenants moving in the cold months.

Model Behavior: Always, always, always ask to see the actual unit you’ll be renting. It’s easy to be convinced by pushy or persuasive agents at large complexes that a model unit is “exactly like the one you’ll be living in!” but stand your ground. If the space you’re interested in currently has tenants, politely ask to set up an appointment. Southern manners sometimes prevent apartment seekers from being too demanding, but as long as you’re polite in your requests the property manager should be more than happy to oblige. If they’re not, perhaps it’s time to move on.

OKC Style Renting
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The good news: finding an apartment in Oklahoma City is easy. The great news: apartments here are inexpensive!

No Broker Necessary: Thanks to a bounty of affordable housing, apartment brokers are rarely (if ever) used. Instead, most people find their pad either by driving around, through property management companies they find online, or, and here's our personal favorite, ApartmentList.com.

Have in Hand: Bring your proof of income (they want to see that you make about 3 times the rent) and identification (that’s really all the documentation you need to get started) and you can be on your way to signing a lease as fast as you can get your application filled out.

Flexible Landlords: People in Oklahoma City have a reputation for being pretty easy going, and the landlords here are no exception. Your application to rent will typically only be denied if have a felony or if you’ve previously been evicted. Aside from that, leases can be negotiated and even if you have outstanding bills from previous rentals many companies and individuals will work with you. The one thing they will stick on is not offering six-month leases around summer/fall, when the end-date would end up leaving tenants moving in the cold months.

Model Behavior: Always, always, always ask to see the actual unit you’ll be renting. It’s easy to be convinced by pushy or persuasive agents at large complexes that a model unit is “exactly like the one you’ll be living in!” but stand your ground. If the space you’re interested in currently has tenants, politely ask to set up an appointment. Southern manners sometimes prevent apartment seekers from being too demanding, but as long as you’re polite in your requests the property manager should be more than happy to oblige. If they’re not, perhaps it’s time to move on.

O-Town Breakdown

If OKC conjures up images of tumbleweeds blowing across ranchlands, cowboys standing in fields of grain, or, worst of all, block after block of mid-century ramblers—we need to fix that. We’re a bustling metropolis y’all!

Downtown/Bricktown/Deep Deuce: Yeah, it’s overstuffed with luxury condos and lofts but we still can’t get over this ‘hood. It’s got a sweet manmade canal (you read that right—a manmade canal in the heart of the metropolis, complete with taxi boats and all), a baseball stadium (Hotdogs! Beer! Sunflower seeds! Oh my!), a killer nightlife AND it’s one of the few places that’s walkable.

Midtown/Plaza District/Paseo District: You’ll want to head this away to be with liberal leaning/arty/hip folks.

Uptown/Asian District/Crown Heights: This is the heart of international culture for the state—be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by Little Saigon, which has authentic Vietnamese food and shops. It can be grimy, but for singles on a budget there’re plenty of very inexpensive (but decent) studios and one-bedrooms. And it’s right next door to the hipper Paseo District. $

Inner City South/Oklahoma River: Throwing together an old-school cattlemen aesthetics and a handful of parks, this area’s got character for days. Homes are a little rundown, but it’s prime territory for a new fam looking to snag a cute bungalow.

Edmond/Norman: These communities are far enough off the beaten path to be affordable and laidback, but close enough to OKC (only 30 minutes away by Interstate 35) to be convenient and adopt the most awesome cultural offerings of the big city. To the south we have Norman: University of Oklahoma epicenter but way more than just an overflowing college campus. A healthy mix of eclectic shopping, low-cost eats, families, coeds and nice apartments at good prices create great neighbors and make this suburb feel not-so-suburbany. Edmond (to the north) is gonna run you a little more, feels a slightly more “hometown” than Norman and is near the University of Central Oklahoma.

O-Town Breakdown
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If OKC conjures up images of tumbleweeds blowing across ranchlands, cowboys standing in fields of grain, or, worst of all, block after block of mid-century ramblers—we need to fix that. We’re a bustling metropolis y’all!

Downtown/Bricktown/Deep Deuce: Yeah, it’s overstuffed with luxury condos and lofts but we still can’t get over this ‘hood. It’s got a sweet manmade canal (you read that right—a manmade canal in the heart of the metropolis, complete with taxi boats and all), a baseball stadium (Hotdogs! Beer! Sunflower seeds! Oh my!), a killer nightlife AND it’s one of the few places that’s walkable.

Midtown/Plaza District/Paseo District: You’ll want to head this away to be with liberal leaning/arty/hip folks.

Uptown/Asian District/Crown Heights: This is the heart of international culture for the state—be prepared to be pleasantly surprised by Little Saigon, which has authentic Vietnamese food and shops. It can be grimy, but for singles on a budget there’re plenty of very inexpensive (but decent) studios and one-bedrooms. And it’s right next door to the hipper Paseo District. $

Inner City South/Oklahoma River: Throwing together an old-school cattlemen aesthetics and a handful of parks, this area’s got character for days. Homes are a little rundown, but it’s prime territory for a new fam looking to snag a cute bungalow.

Edmond/Norman: These communities are far enough off the beaten path to be affordable and laidback, but close enough to OKC (only 30 minutes away by Interstate 35) to be convenient and adopt the most awesome cultural offerings of the big city. To the south we have Norman: University of Oklahoma epicenter but way more than just an overflowing college campus. A healthy mix of eclectic shopping, low-cost eats, families, coeds and nice apartments at good prices create great neighbors and make this suburb feel not-so-suburbany. Edmond (to the north) is gonna run you a little more, feels a slightly more “hometown” than Norman and is near the University of Central Oklahoma.

Stuff Every Oklahoman Knows

Okay, maybe not every Oklahoman, but people that’ve lived in Oklahoma City for more than a hot-minute.

Foot Traffic

  • A pedestrian city this is not. Spread out by wide roads, you pretty much aren’t walking anywhere unless it’s from your front door to the garage.

  • No car? We’re sad for you, but there’s always public transit. The current bus system is sort of completely laughable, but there’s hope! We got $120 million big ones set aside for six miles of downtown street-car. It’s a long way off, but it’s coming!

  • Rock your sweet wheels in the meantime. Although the roads have potholes that are more like steam vents from hell, traffic is negligible which makes even the most distant commutes fast.

Better than in the Hospital

  • Put your faith in the weatherman—not your friends or the sky. OKC weather is, for lack of a better term, completely wonkybonkers (think squalls, thunderstorms, extreme heat and sub-zero temperatures). We also have these things here, they’re called TORNADOES. They like to drop out of the sky with little warning.

  • Know your closest shelter. Many apartments (and homes) don’t have basements, so call your fire department and find out where the nearest church, school, town hall or community storm shelter is located (and know the routes to get there).

  • Towns with lots of twister activity test their sirens weekly: it’s annoying, but don’t worry, you’ll live. Just remember to pay attention when they go off at unexpected times because that means business.

  • Keep it clean. You know how your mom always harped on you to clean your room? Well, if you were raised in Oklahoma it was probably because she didn’t want your messy self to get bit by a brown recluse (‘fiddleback’, if you wanna get local about it). These bad boys love dark corners so be careful with shoes, dresser drawers, bed sheets, gloves and that pile of clothes you have straight chillin’ in the corner of your room.

Let’s see…we shattered some preconceived notions about the Panhandle State’s biggest city (tumble weeds—not so much) and armed you with helpful knowledge. Sounds like you’re ready to find an apartment in the Friendly City.

Stuff Every Oklahoman Knows
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Okay, maybe not every Oklahoman, but people that’ve lived in Oklahoma City for more than a hot-minute.

Foot Traffic

  • A pedestrian city this is not. Spread out by wide roads, you pretty much aren’t walking anywhere unless it’s from your front door to the garage.

  • No car? We’re sad for you, but there’s always public transit. The current bus system is sort of completely laughable, but there’s hope! We got $120 million big ones set aside for six miles of downtown street-car. It’s a long way off, but it’s coming!

  • Rock your sweet wheels in the meantime. Although the roads have potholes that are more like steam vents from hell, traffic is negligible which makes even the most distant commutes fast.

Better than in the Hospital

  • Put your faith in the weatherman—not your friends or the sky. OKC weather is, for lack of a better term, completely wonkybonkers (think squalls, thunderstorms, extreme heat and sub-zero temperatures). We also have these things here, they’re called TORNADOES. They like to drop out of the sky with little warning.

  • Know your closest shelter. Many apartments (and homes) don’t have basements, so call your fire department and find out where the nearest church, school, town hall or community storm shelter is located (and know the routes to get there).

  • Towns with lots of twister activity test their sirens weekly: it’s annoying, but don’t worry, you’ll live. Just remember to pay attention when they go off at unexpected times because that means business.

  • Keep it clean. You know how your mom always harped on you to clean your room? Well, if you were raised in Oklahoma it was probably because she didn’t want your messy self to get bit by a brown recluse (‘fiddleback’, if you wanna get local about it). These bad boys love dark corners so be careful with shoes, dresser drawers, bed sheets, gloves and that pile of clothes you have straight chillin’ in the corner of your room.

Let’s see…we shattered some preconceived notions about the Panhandle State’s biggest city (tumble weeds—not so much) and armed you with helpful knowledge. Sounds like you’re ready to find an apartment in the Friendly City.

Rent Report
Oklahoma City

October 2020 Oklahoma City Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Oklahoma City Rent Report. Oklahoma City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Oklahoma City rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Oklahoma City rents increased moderately over the past month

Oklahoma City rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Oklahoma City stand at $795 for a one-bedroom apartment and $983 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Oklahoma City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.2%, but exceeds the national average of -1.4%.

    Oklahoma City rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

    As rents have increased slightly in Oklahoma City, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Oklahoma City is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

    • Oklahoma City's median two-bedroom rent of $983 is below the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.5% increase in Oklahoma City.
    • While Oklahoma City's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.4%) and Detroit (+1.6%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Oklahoma City than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,592, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Oklahoma City.

    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.

    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.

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    October 2020 Oklahoma City Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Oklahoma City Rent Report. Oklahoma City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Oklahoma City rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    View full Rent Report

    October 2020 Oklahoma City Rent Report

    Welcome to the October 2020 Oklahoma City Rent Report. Oklahoma City rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Oklahoma City rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

    Oklahoma City rents increased moderately over the past month

    Oklahoma City rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and have increased slightly by 1.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Oklahoma City stand at $795 for a one-bedroom apartment and $983 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Oklahoma City's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.2%, but exceeds the national average of -1.4%.

      Oklahoma City rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

      As rents have increased slightly in Oklahoma City, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Oklahoma City is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

      • Oklahoma City's median two-bedroom rent of $983 is below the national average of $1,106. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.5% increase in Oklahoma City.
      • While Oklahoma City's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+3.4%) and Detroit (+1.6%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Oklahoma City than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,592, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Oklahoma City.

      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.

      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.

      Oklahoma City Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Oklahoma City ranks on:

      C+
      Overall satisfaction
      B
      Safety and crime rate
      A-
      Affordability
      C
      Quality of schools
      D
      Social Life
      D
      Commute time
      D
      State and local taxes
      C
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Oklahoma City’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.

      "Oklahoma City renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Oklahoma City vary widely across categories such as affordability and jobs and career opportunities."

      Key Findings in Oklahoma City include the following:

      • Oklahoma City renters gave their city a C+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Oklahoma City were affordability and safety and low crime rate, which received A- and B grades, respectively.
      • The areas of concern to Oklahoma City renters are public transit, recreational activities, and jobs and career opportunities, which all received scores of F.
        • Oklahoma City earned high marks in affordability, as did other nearby cities like Tulsa (A), Dallas (B) and Fort Worth (A-).
      • Oklahoma City did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Memphis (C), Sacramento (C) and Detroit (F).
      • 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:

      • "I love the ease of getting around town; everything is 20 minutes away." -Hannah R.
      • "I like OKC for the cost of living and friendly people, but there’s not much to do outside of the downtown area." -Allysa W.

      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 Oklahoma City’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.

      "Oklahoma City renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Ap...

      View full Oklahoma City Renter Survey

      Here’s how Oklahoma City ranks on:

      C+
      Overall satisfaction
      B
      Safety and crime rate
      A-
      Affordability
      C
      Quality of schools
      D
      Social Life
      D
      Commute time
      D
      State and local taxes
      C
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Oklahoma City’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.

      "Oklahoma City renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Oklahoma City vary widely across categories such as affordability and jobs and career opportunities."

      Key Findings in Oklahoma City include the following:

      • Oklahoma City renters gave their city a C+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Oklahoma City were affordability and safety and low crime rate, which received A- and B grades, respectively.
      • The areas of concern to Oklahoma City renters are public transit, recreational activities, and jobs and career opportunities, which all received scores of F.
        • Oklahoma City earned high marks in affordability, as did other nearby cities like Tulsa (A), Dallas (B) and Fort Worth (A-).
      • Oklahoma City did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Memphis (C), Sacramento (C) and Detroit (F).
      • 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:

      • "I love the ease of getting around town; everything is 20 minutes away." -Hannah R.
      • "I like OKC for the cost of living and friendly people, but there’s not much to do outside of the downtown area." -Allysa W.

      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.