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51 Apartments for rent in Pottstown, PA

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Last updated January 24 at 2:28am UTC
90 FRICKS LOCK ROAD
Pottstown
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 16 at 2:13am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,795
524 WALNUT STREET
Washington-Rosedale
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 3 at 11:49am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$900
1431 Maple Street
East End South
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 3 at 3:36pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$850
559 E HIGH STREET
Washington-Rosedale
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 16 at 9:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
$800
701 N Keim St
Pottstown
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 20 at 1:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
79 N EVANS STREET
Downtown North
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 18 at 10:52am UTC
1 Bedroom
$675
228 N. Keim Street
Washington-Rosedale
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 18 at 7:56pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,200
362 N Charlotte St
Pottstown
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 23 at 10:16am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
337 King St
Downtown North
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 23 at 2:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$925
435 Chestnut St
Downtown North
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 23 at 10:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
$750
1514 ASPEN DRIVE
Pottstown
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 7 at 9:35am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,000
235 MAUGERS MILL ROAD
Pottstown
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 7 at 4:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,500
498 Manatawny St
Manatawny-Farmingon
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 22 at 1:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,445
366 CHESTNUT STREET
West End
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 19 at 1:45am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,400
22 Walnut St
Downtown North
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 23 at 2:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
701 N Keim St
Pottstown
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 21 at 11:59am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$900
516 N FRANKLIN STREET
Beech-Wilson
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 3 at 11:46am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$900
329 Chestnut St WST
Downtown North
Pottstown, PA
Updated January 23 at 12:40pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$1,395
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City Guide
Pottstown
Finding an Apartment in Pottstown

While there are a couple apartment complexes in Pottstown, apartment living really isn't prominent in the area. Most people live in houses or rental homes or live in houses outside the borough itself. Looking for a place to live in the Pottstown area isn't impossible, but you may have to dig a little deeper to find exactly what you are looking for.

How Much Will it Cost?

One-bedroom apartments, on average, cost about as much as the rest of Penn, within a five-mile radius of downtown Pottstown. With each additional bedroom, the rent increases (shocking, right?), and if you are interested in having a four-bedroom place in Pottstown, be prepared to shell out nearly 2 or 3 times the price of that studio! Hope the kids are worth it!

If you are not interested in apartment living, there are houses to rent in the borough and surrounding areas as well. Prices for rental houses also vary by the hundreds depending on location and other things, like utilities (included/not included) and pets.

What Will I Need?

Pottstown isn't a huge city, and there really aren't any set specific times when renting is better, but if you have children, trying to get settled before the beginning of the school year is a good choice. Some things to keep in mind, just like with job interviews, is to be 10 to 15 minutes early when showing up for a meeting with a landlord or real estate agent. If there is a rental application, make sure it's filled out neatly and accurately. If you are going to be living with a pet, make sure you have a copy of their updated veterinary records. You want to make a good impression for all living with you. Present yourself in a professional manner. You don't want to show up looking like you haven't showered in a month. You want to show that you are reliable and dependable. The landlord wants to know you'll be dependable and pay your bills on time.

Life in Pottstown

Pottstown is "Just" Pottstown

While big cities like New York City have different area names (like in Manhattan there's the Upper East Side/ SoHo, Fashion District, etc.), Pottstown is just Pottstown. It's more known for the separation between the borough and the surrounding townships than for the sections of the borough.

Getting Around

The borough itself is very walkable, with sidewalks along most roads. Also, along High Street, there is a bike lane if you care to ride your bicycle through town. Moving out to the other townships in the area, driving is the preferred method of transportation. Sidewalks are not as prominent in those areas, while they are available in places like Stowe and Sanatoga.

For public transportation, there is PART (Pottstown Area Rapid Transit). PART takes you all around Pottstown and the surrounding townships at a low cost. PART's website has route fares and a transit map. The only downfall to PART is that it does not operate on Sundays or most major holidays.

Rush hour in Pottstown isn't too bad, but if you are heading into King of Prussia or Philadelphia, Rt. 422 can be a nightmare. Having patience for Rt. 422 is an acquired skill, and you usually need to tack on an extra 45 minutes to an hour depending on what time of the morning you leave for work.

During non-rush hour times, Rt. 422 is busy but it is manageable and you can get to King of Prussia in 25 minutes and sections of Philadelphia in 45 to 50 minutes.

Pottstown is a nice mix of suburban and rural living. If you don't mind the drive into Philadelphia, Pottstown offers good schools (a mix of public, private and parochial) for your children, and a lot more. 

Rent Report
Pottstown

January 2018 Pottstown Rent Report

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

Pottstown rents increase sharply over the past month

Pottstown rents have increased 0.6% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Pottstown stand at $790 for a one-bedroom apartment and $980 for a two-bedroom. Pottstown's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 2.8%.

Rents rising across the Philadelphia Metro

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

  • Pottstown has the least expensive rents in the Philadelphia metro, with a two-bedroom median of $980; additionally, the city has seen rent growth of 0.6% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, Lansdale has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,470, while one-bedrooms go for $1,210.
  • West Chester has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Philadelphia metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,540; rents fell 0.1% over the past month but rose 1.6% over the past year.

Pottstown rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

  • Rents increased in other cities across the state, with Pennsylvania as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.1% in Pittsburgh.
  • Pottstown's median two-bedroom rent of $980 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 1.1% rise in Pottstown.
  • While Pottstown's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Columbus (+3.8%), Seattle (+3.0%), and Houston (+2.5%).
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Pottstown than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,010, which is more than three times the price in Pottstown.

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
Philadelphia $960 $1,160 0.2% 1.1%
Camden $940 $1,130 0.0% 0.5%
Wilmington $1,010 $1,220 0.2% 4.3%
Levittown $1,210 $1,460 -0.2% 3.0%
Norristown $1,110 $1,340 0.3% 5.5%
Drexel Hill $890 $1,080 0.1% 1.0%
Pottstown $790 $980 0.6% 1.1%
King of Prussia $1,210 $1,460 -0.2% 4.4%
West Chester $1,270 $1,540 -0.1% 1.6%
Lansdale $1,210 $1,470 -1.0% 4.0%
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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.