147 Cheap Apartments for rent in Lake Oswego, OR

Last updated March 18 at 9:48pm UTC
The Oswegan
199 E Ave
Lake Oswego, OR
Updated March 16 at 3:55pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
16250 PACIFIC HWY #68
Lake Oswego, OR
Updated March 15 at 10:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
6957 SW Montauk Circle
Sherwood - Tualatin South
Lake Oswego, OR
Updated March 14 at 4:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Results within 1 miles of Lake Oswego, OR
2001 SE Oak Grove Blvd Unit 2003
Milwaukie Heights
Portland, OR
Updated March 6 at 11:17am UTC
1 Bedroom
45 Eagle Crest Drive #220
Mt. Park
Portland, OR
Updated March 1 at 12:10pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 5 miles of Lake Oswego, OR
Greenbriar Village
5132 Southwest Slavin Road
Portland, OR
Updated March 13 at 4:05pm UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
Oswego Summit
Mt. Park
Lake Oswego, OR
Updated March 16 at 7:27am UTC
1 Bedroom
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March 2018 Lake Oswego Rent Report

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

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March 2018 Lake Oswego Rent Report

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

Lake Oswego rents declined over the past month

Lake Oswego rents have declined 0.7% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lake Oswego stand at $1,640 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,940 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in November of last year. Lake Oswego's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 0.9%, as well as the national average of 2.3%.

Rents rising across cities in Oregon

Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Lake Oswego, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Oregon, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.9% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Hillsboro is the most expensive of all Oregon's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,010; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Portland, where a two-bedroom goes for $1,330, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-0.6%).
  • Salem, Vancouver, and Eugene have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.3%, 5.7%, and 4.4%, respectively).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Lake Oswego

Rent growth in Lake Oswego has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Compared to most large cities across the country, Lake Oswego is less affordable for renters.

  • Lake Oswego's median two-bedroom rent of $1,940 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.3% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Lake Oswego.
  • While rents in Lake Oswego remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Las Vegas (+5.0%), Los Angeles (+3.8%), and Phoenix (+3.3%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,120, $1,730, and $1,030 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Lake Oswego than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,030, where Lake Oswego is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Portland $1,130 $1,330 0.9% -0.6%
Vancouver $1,370 $1,620 0.2% 5.7%
Gresham $1,400 $1,650 0.3% 3.5%
Hillsboro $1,700 $2,010 1.4% 1.6%
Beaverton $1,470 $1,730 0.0% 4.2%
Lake Oswego $1,640 $1,940 -0.7% 0.1%
Tualatin $1,550 $1,830 2.8% 2.1%
Wilsonville $1,410 $1,660 0.1% 0.8%
Gladstone $1,490 $1,760 -0.3%

Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.


Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

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