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14 Apartments for rent in Erie, PA

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Check out 14 verified apartments for rent in Erie, PA with rents starting as low as $500. Some apartments for rent in Erie might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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351 W 10TH Street
351 West 10th Street, Erie, PA
3 Bedrooms
$950
1727 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:53 PM
Crispy Clean inside and out; We hope you'll find this 2/3 bedroom 1st floor apartment as special as we do; centrally located on a tree lined boulevard street; Close to Gannon, Erie Insurance, Hamot, Saint Vincent's and minutes away from the bay
1 Unit Available
409 W 18TH Street
409 West 18th Street, Erie, PA
Little Italy
1 Bedroom
$49,900
713 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:53 PM
Completely remodeled and handicap accessible. C-1 local business district zoning located on a double lot. Off street parking.
1 Unit Available
315 Parade
315 Parade Street, Erie, PA
East Bayfront
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
Last updated September 21 at 12:52 PM
Make this new townhouse end unit in the heart of Cranberry township your next place to call home. Conveniently located within miles from all major roads and shopping centers. This low maintenance three bedroom luxury townhouse with 2.
1 Unit Available
1331 East 7th St., Apt. 1 Lower
1331 East 7th Street, Erie, PA
Hammermill
2 Bedrooms
$550
700 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 01:56 PM
2bdrm with full basement, open kitchen, downstairs unit. Shared off street parking and large fully fenced in yard. Kitchen appliances (stove/refrigerator) included, laundry hook ups are available as well.
1 Unit Available
1102 W 8th St 2
1102 West 8th Street, Erie, PA
Bayfront
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$850
1100 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
1102 1st fl front - Property Id: 287439 This immaculate 2 bdrm 1st fl located in a great neighbor hood just blocks from frontier park, and minutes from the mall or downtown.
1 Unit Available
2115 Wallace St
2115 Wallace Street, Erie, PA
Central Eastside
3 Bedrooms
$750
1140 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
Available Immediately - Property Id: 367957 Kitchen, dining room, living room, 3 bedrooms, bath, full basement with laundry hook-ups, walk-up attic, enclosed front porch, large back deck and off street parking. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.
1 Unit Available
2943 Maple lower
2943 Maple Street, Erie, PA
1 Bedroom
$525
400 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
2943 Maple St - Downstairs - Property Id: 63491 Nice sized, downstairs, one bedroom apartment. Living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom. Water, sewer, garbage included. Available soon. Scheduling showings now. Pics to come.
1 Unit Available
522 E 38th St
522 East 38th Street, Erie, PA
South East Hills
3 Bedrooms
$1,020
1056 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
Ranch Home for Rent in Super SE Location! - FEATURES: Updated Ranch Home for Rent, fenced in yard. 3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Dining Room, Living Room, Full basement, 1 Car Detached Garage. Refrigerator, Gas Stove, Washer and Dryer included.
1 Unit Available
1147 Hayes Street
1147 Hayes Street, Erie, PA
Southeast Erie
3 Bedrooms
$1,000
1176 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:42 AM
1147 Hayes Street Available 10/01/20 Available October! 3 bedroom 1.5 bath home for rent! - FEATURES: 3 Bedrooms 1.
1 Unit Available
3824 Lake Pleasant Roa
3824 Lake Pleasant Road, Erie, PA
South East Hills
5 Bedrooms
$1,700
1 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 08:47 AM
REMODELED HOME WITH 5 BEDROOMS 2 BATHROOMS FULLY APPLICANCED KITCHEN AND WASHER/DRYER. RENT INCLUDES LAWN CARE, WATER, SEWER, AND GARBAGE. BLOCKS FROM MERCYHURST 2 MILES TO GANNON AND 4 MILES TO BEHREND. OFF STREET PARKING.
1 Unit Available
1654 W Grandview Blvd
1654 West Grandview Boulevard, Erie, PA
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
1050 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 07:04 AM
Welcome to Scenery Hills, the very best in apartment living in Erie, PA. We continually strive to create a home for residents that represents ease, convenience, and value.
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1 Unit Available
3302 BAER BEACH Road
3302 Baer Beach Road, Erie County, PA
1 Bedroom
$1,350
1030 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:53 PM
October 1st 2020 Move in. Crystal Point Condo B9, Enjoy Beautiful Views at this Furnished Condo on Lake Erie. Rent includes all utilities and HOA fees, tenant does pay electric. 1st months rent plus security deposit.
Results within 10 miles of Erie
1 Unit Available
8946 Bernet Rd, Apt 8-2
8946 Bernet Road, Erie County, PA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$700
708 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 01:56 PM
2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Apartment located on quiet road in Harborcreek
1 Unit Available
911 Moorheadville Rd 1
911 Moorheadville Road, Erie County, PA
1 Bedroom
$595
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
1 bedroom apartment for rent in North East - Property Id: 1744 One bedroom apartment, large yard, $595 a month includes all utilities. Sorry no pets Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Erie?
In Erie, the median rent is $554 for a studio, $569 for a 1-bedroom, $725 for a 2-bedroom, and $923 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Erie, check out our monthly Erie Rent Report.
How much is rent in Erie?
In Erie, the median rent is $554 for a studio, $569 for a 1-bedroom, $725 for a 2-bedroom, and $923 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Erie, check out our monthly Erie Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Erie?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Erie?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Erie 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 Erie 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 Erie?
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 Erie.
How much should I pay for rent in Erie?
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 Erie.

Median Rent in Erie

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Erie is $569, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $725.
Studio
$554
1 Bed
$569
2 Beds
$725
City GuideErie
Who ever gets sick of wordplay? With a name like Erie, people are going to do eerie things when describing the Flagship City. How about Erie is the 6th snowiest city in the U.S.? There's a brew pub called BrewErie at Union Station that has a ghost named Clara who haunts the stairwell there. Wasn't that fun? Ok, time to find you an apartment.
Who ever gets sick of wordplay? With a name like Erie, people are going to do eerie things when describing the Flagship City. How about Erie is the 6th snowiest city in the U.S.? There's a brew pub called BrewErie at Union Station that has a ghost named Clara who haunts the stairwell there. Wasn't that fun? Ok, time to find you an apartment.
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You'll aways know your pal, and this song in Erie

While I have never actually navigated the Erie Canal, nor did I have a mule named Sal, I have fallen in the Riverwalk in San Antonio and I have an ex-girlfriend whose nickname was Sal (short for Salina). While that has absolutely nothing to do with Erie, it is a testament that I, like millions of other school kids, sang Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal and still remember most of the words. While this is not the most glamorous distinction of fame, be proud Erie – all Camden, NJ has is that it's William Hung's hometown.

Erie is a bit of a tourist destination. The lake obviously is the namesake for the Gem City, but Presque Isle State Park and Presque Isle Downs and Casino collectively attract more than 4 million visitors annually – especially from nearby Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. That's a lot. It hardly leaves any tourists left over for Presque Isle Michigan, Wisconsin, or Maine (yes, three others).

You'll aways know your pal, and this song in Erie
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While I have never actually navigated the Erie Canal, nor did I have a mule named Sal, I have fallen in the Riverwalk in San Antonio and I have an ex-girlfriend whose nickname was Sal (short for Salina). While that has absolutely nothing to do with Erie, it is a testament that I, like millions of other school kids, sang Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal and still remember most of the words. While this is not the most glamorous distinction of fame, be proud Erie – all Camden, NJ has is that it's William Hung's hometown.

Erie is a bit of a tourist destination. The lake obviously is the namesake for the Gem City, but Presque Isle State Park and Presque Isle Downs and Casino collectively attract more than 4 million visitors annually – especially from nearby Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. That's a lot. It hardly leaves any tourists left over for Presque Isle Michigan, Wisconsin, or Maine (yes, three others).

With apartments this inexpensive, there's plenty of reasons to be cheery in... well, you know.

Downtown: Always a good place to start, downtown Erie is, like most smaller cities, quaint and proud. There's enough of everything, from just about 60 restaurants and/or bars, a play house, art museum, and minor league hockey, baseball, and hoops. The sort of flagship of downtown is the Sheraton hotel with its unmatched views of Lake Erie. Downtown affords you the best chance of sharing such views, although most of the downtown Erie apartments are set back a few blocks from the lake. While in downtown Erie, check out the various bike nights, the boardwalk, Thursday night block parties, and during the holiday season, Downtown d'Lights in Perry Square, and of course, Cougars Bar. 1 BR $425-550, 2 BR $700, 3 BR under $900.

Mercyhurst: Just about 3 miles southeast from the shores of the Lake Erie. A neighborhood with a smattering of restaurants. Check out the under appreciated Hillside Park with its playground and ballfields. 1 BR $450, 2 BR $550, 3 BR $675 - $875

Millcreek: Technically its own township, but with an Erie mailing address, Millcreek is the place to go for shopping and nightlife opportunities away from downtown. The Millcreek Mall, with its five anchor stores, fifteen restaurants, and two movie theaters is to thank for this. Millcreek is about 5 miles southwest of downtown. 1 BR $450 - $550, 2 BR $675 - $800, 3 BR $850 - $950

Lawrence Park: Also its own technical township. Visit the deliberately misspelled Lawrence Park Dinor or a few restaurants and pubs, or drive 4.5 miles west to downtown. Perhaps, if you like golf, you can join the Lawrence Park Golf Club (or check out the handful of public courses within 5 miles). 1 BR $475, 2BR $650, 3BR $775.

With apartments this inexpensive, there's plenty of reasons to be cheery in... well, you know.
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Downtown: Always a good place to start, downtown Erie is, like most smaller cities, quaint and proud. There's enough of everything, from just about 60 restaurants and/or bars, a play house, art museum, and minor league hockey, baseball, and hoops. The sort of flagship of downtown is the Sheraton hotel with its unmatched views of Lake Erie. Downtown affords you the best chance of sharing such views, although most of the downtown Erie apartments are set back a few blocks from the lake. While in downtown Erie, check out the various bike nights, the boardwalk, Thursday night block parties, and during the holiday season, Downtown d'Lights in Perry Square, and of course, Cougars Bar. 1 BR $425-550, 2 BR $700, 3 BR under $900.

Mercyhurst: Just about 3 miles southeast from the shores of the Lake Erie. A neighborhood with a smattering of restaurants. Check out the under appreciated Hillside Park with its playground and ballfields. 1 BR $450, 2 BR $550, 3 BR $675 - $875

Millcreek: Technically its own township, but with an Erie mailing address, Millcreek is the place to go for shopping and nightlife opportunities away from downtown. The Millcreek Mall, with its five anchor stores, fifteen restaurants, and two movie theaters is to thank for this. Millcreek is about 5 miles southwest of downtown. 1 BR $450 - $550, 2 BR $675 - $800, 3 BR $850 - $950

Lawrence Park: Also its own technical township. Visit the deliberately misspelled Lawrence Park Dinor or a few restaurants and pubs, or drive 4.5 miles west to downtown. Perhaps, if you like golf, you can join the Lawrence Park Golf Club (or check out the handful of public courses within 5 miles). 1 BR $475, 2BR $650, 3BR $775.

That Lake Effect

Not meaning the desire to swim and waterski in warmer weather – we're talking the meteorological phenomenon that leads to some wild weather and lots of snow. Almost all apartments include snow removal, but do ask.

That Lake Effect
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Not meaning the desire to swim and waterski in warmer weather – we're talking the meteorological phenomenon that leads to some wild weather and lots of snow. Almost all apartments include snow removal, but do ask.

Other Erie things to consider:

Lake Erie is such an amazingly popular fishing spot (with about 1.5 million fish caught each season). Consider taking it up and joining in on the fish-crazy culture. Also, visit the lighthouse when touring around. It's one of the last that has a live-in lighthouse keeper. Sorry, we hear there's quite the waiting list... But best of luck finding another equally well lit spot in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Other Erie things to consider:
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Lake Erie is such an amazingly popular fishing spot (with about 1.5 million fish caught each season). Consider taking it up and joining in on the fish-crazy culture. Also, visit the lighthouse when touring around. It's one of the last that has a live-in lighthouse keeper. Sorry, we hear there's quite the waiting list... But best of luck finding another equally well lit spot in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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City GuideErie
Who ever gets sick of wordplay? With a name like Erie, people are going to do eerie things when describing the Flagship City. How about Erie is the 6th snowiest city in the U.S.? There's a brew pub called BrewErie at Union Station that has a ghost named Clara who haunts the stairwell there. Wasn't that fun? Ok, time to find you an apartment.
Who ever gets sick of wordplay? With a name like Erie, people are going to do eerie things when describing the Flagship City. How about Erie is the 6th snowiest city in the U.S.? There's a brew pub called BrewErie at Union Station that has a ghost named Clara who haunts the stairwell there. Wasn't that fun? Ok, time to find you an apartment.
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You'll aways know your pal, and this song in Erie

While I have never actually navigated the Erie Canal, nor did I have a mule named Sal, I have fallen in the Riverwalk in San Antonio and I have an ex-girlfriend whose nickname was Sal (short for Salina). While that has absolutely nothing to do with Erie, it is a testament that I, like millions of other school kids, sang Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal and still remember most of the words. While this is not the most glamorous distinction of fame, be proud Erie – all Camden, NJ has is that it's William Hung's hometown.

Erie is a bit of a tourist destination. The lake obviously is the namesake for the Gem City, but Presque Isle State Park and Presque Isle Downs and Casino collectively attract more than 4 million visitors annually – especially from nearby Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. That's a lot. It hardly leaves any tourists left over for Presque Isle Michigan, Wisconsin, or Maine (yes, three others).

You'll aways know your pal, and this song in Erie
+

While I have never actually navigated the Erie Canal, nor did I have a mule named Sal, I have fallen in the Riverwalk in San Antonio and I have an ex-girlfriend whose nickname was Sal (short for Salina). While that has absolutely nothing to do with Erie, it is a testament that I, like millions of other school kids, sang Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal and still remember most of the words. While this is not the most glamorous distinction of fame, be proud Erie – all Camden, NJ has is that it's William Hung's hometown.

Erie is a bit of a tourist destination. The lake obviously is the namesake for the Gem City, but Presque Isle State Park and Presque Isle Downs and Casino collectively attract more than 4 million visitors annually – especially from nearby Cleveland, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. That's a lot. It hardly leaves any tourists left over for Presque Isle Michigan, Wisconsin, or Maine (yes, three others).

With apartments this inexpensive, there's plenty of reasons to be cheery in... well, you know.

Downtown: Always a good place to start, downtown Erie is, like most smaller cities, quaint and proud. There's enough of everything, from just about 60 restaurants and/or bars, a play house, art museum, and minor league hockey, baseball, and hoops. The sort of flagship of downtown is the Sheraton hotel with its unmatched views of Lake Erie. Downtown affords you the best chance of sharing such views, although most of the downtown Erie apartments are set back a few blocks from the lake. While in downtown Erie, check out the various bike nights, the boardwalk, Thursday night block parties, and during the holiday season, Downtown d'Lights in Perry Square, and of course, Cougars Bar. 1 BR $425-550, 2 BR $700, 3 BR under $900.

Mercyhurst: Just about 3 miles southeast from the shores of the Lake Erie. A neighborhood with a smattering of restaurants. Check out the under appreciated Hillside Park with its playground and ballfields. 1 BR $450, 2 BR $550, 3 BR $675 - $875

Millcreek: Technically its own township, but with an Erie mailing address, Millcreek is the place to go for shopping and nightlife opportunities away from downtown. The Millcreek Mall, with its five anchor stores, fifteen restaurants, and two movie theaters is to thank for this. Millcreek is about 5 miles southwest of downtown. 1 BR $450 - $550, 2 BR $675 - $800, 3 BR $850 - $950

Lawrence Park: Also its own technical township. Visit the deliberately misspelled Lawrence Park Dinor or a few restaurants and pubs, or drive 4.5 miles west to downtown. Perhaps, if you like golf, you can join the Lawrence Park Golf Club (or check out the handful of public courses within 5 miles). 1 BR $475, 2BR $650, 3BR $775.

With apartments this inexpensive, there's plenty of reasons to be cheery in... well, you know.
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Downtown: Always a good place to start, downtown Erie is, like most smaller cities, quaint and proud. There's enough of everything, from just about 60 restaurants and/or bars, a play house, art museum, and minor league hockey, baseball, and hoops. The sort of flagship of downtown is the Sheraton hotel with its unmatched views of Lake Erie. Downtown affords you the best chance of sharing such views, although most of the downtown Erie apartments are set back a few blocks from the lake. While in downtown Erie, check out the various bike nights, the boardwalk, Thursday night block parties, and during the holiday season, Downtown d'Lights in Perry Square, and of course, Cougars Bar. 1 BR $425-550, 2 BR $700, 3 BR under $900.

Mercyhurst: Just about 3 miles southeast from the shores of the Lake Erie. A neighborhood with a smattering of restaurants. Check out the under appreciated Hillside Park with its playground and ballfields. 1 BR $450, 2 BR $550, 3 BR $675 - $875

Millcreek: Technically its own township, but with an Erie mailing address, Millcreek is the place to go for shopping and nightlife opportunities away from downtown. The Millcreek Mall, with its five anchor stores, fifteen restaurants, and two movie theaters is to thank for this. Millcreek is about 5 miles southwest of downtown. 1 BR $450 - $550, 2 BR $675 - $800, 3 BR $850 - $950

Lawrence Park: Also its own technical township. Visit the deliberately misspelled Lawrence Park Dinor or a few restaurants and pubs, or drive 4.5 miles west to downtown. Perhaps, if you like golf, you can join the Lawrence Park Golf Club (or check out the handful of public courses within 5 miles). 1 BR $475, 2BR $650, 3BR $775.

That Lake Effect

Not meaning the desire to swim and waterski in warmer weather – we're talking the meteorological phenomenon that leads to some wild weather and lots of snow. Almost all apartments include snow removal, but do ask.

That Lake Effect
+

Not meaning the desire to swim and waterski in warmer weather – we're talking the meteorological phenomenon that leads to some wild weather and lots of snow. Almost all apartments include snow removal, but do ask.

Other Erie things to consider:

Lake Erie is such an amazingly popular fishing spot (with about 1.5 million fish caught each season). Consider taking it up and joining in on the fish-crazy culture. Also, visit the lighthouse when touring around. It's one of the last that has a live-in lighthouse keeper. Sorry, we hear there's quite the waiting list... But best of luck finding another equally well lit spot in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Other Erie things to consider:
+

Lake Erie is such an amazingly popular fishing spot (with about 1.5 million fish caught each season). Consider taking it up and joining in on the fish-crazy culture. Also, visit the lighthouse when touring around. It's one of the last that has a live-in lighthouse keeper. Sorry, we hear there's quite the waiting list... But best of luck finding another equally well lit spot in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Rent Report
Erie

September 2020 Erie Rent Report

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

Erie rents declined over the past month

Erie rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Erie stand at $569 for a one-bedroom apartment and $726 for a two-bedroom. Erie's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.6%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in Pennsylvania

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Erie, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Pennsylvania, 6 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.6% 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, Levittown is the most expensive of all Pennsylvania's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,659; of the 10 largest Pennsylvania cities that we have data for, 4 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with York experiencing the fastest decline (-2.1%).
    • Norristown, Harrisburg, and Levittown have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.5%, 1.3%, and 1.2%, respectively).

    Erie rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

    • Erie's median two-bedroom rent of $726 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Erie's rents rose slightly 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 Erie than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than four times the price in Erie.

    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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    September 2020 Erie Rent Report

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

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Erie Rent Report

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

    Erie rents declined over the past month

    Erie rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Erie stand at $569 for a one-bedroom apartment and $726 for a two-bedroom. Erie's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.6%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in Pennsylvania

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Erie, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Pennsylvania, 6 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 0.6% 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, Levittown is the most expensive of all Pennsylvania's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,659; of the 10 largest Pennsylvania cities that we have data for, 4 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with York experiencing the fastest decline (-2.1%).
      • Norristown, Harrisburg, and Levittown have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.5%, 1.3%, and 1.2%, respectively).

      Erie rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

      • Erie's median two-bedroom rent of $726 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Erie's rents rose slightly 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 Erie than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than four times the price in Erie.

      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.