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15 Apartments under 1300 for rent in West Chester, PA

Last updated October 17 at 11:55pm UTC
The Metropolitan West Chester
300 E Marshall St
West Chester, PA
Updated October 17 at 6:22pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
2 Bedrooms
$1,490
Metropolitan West Goshen
812 Goshen Rd
West Chester, PA
Updated October 17 at 6:08pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,285
2 Bedrooms
$1,605
3 Bedrooms
$1,830
Highgate
1224 W Chester Pike
West Chester, PA
Updated October 17 at 7:57pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,260
2 Bedrooms
$1,580
3 Bedrooms
$1,830
134 N CHURCH STREET
West Chester
West Chester, PA
Updated October 17 at 12:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,050
33 S High St
West Chester
West Chester, PA
Updated October 15 at 1:48am UTC
Studio
$1,050
2320 POND VIEW DRIVE
West Chester
West Chester, PA
Updated October 6 at 10:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,100
319 West Miner Street
West Chester
West Chester, PA
Updated October 1 at 1:56pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,200
312 W Chestnut St
West Chester
West Chester, PA
Updated September 27 at 6:11pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200
Results within 10 miles of West Chester, PA
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Paoli
Paoli, PA
Updated October 6 at 10:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,150
319 E LANCASTER AVENUE
Downingtown
Downingtown, PA
Updated October 4 at 7:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$975

October 2018 West Chester Rent Report

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

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West Chester

October 2018 West Chester Rent Report

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

West Chester rents held steady over the past month

West Chester rents have declined 0.1% over the past month, but are up moderately by 2.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in West Chester stand at $1,320 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,590 for a two-bedroom. West Chester's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 0.6%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across the Philadelphia Metro

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

  • Pottstown has the least expensive rents in the Philadelphia metro, with a two-bedroom median of $990; the city has also seen rents fall by 0.8% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Lansdale has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,580, while one-bedrooms go for $1,310.
  • West Chester has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Philadelphia metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,590; rents fell 0.1% over the past month but rose 2.7% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to West Chester

As rents have increased moderately in West Chester, large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, West Chester is less affordable for renters.

  • While Pennsylvania as a whole logged rent growth of 0.6% over the past year, other cities across the state have seen rents decline moderately. For example, rents have fallen by 0.6% in Pittsburgh.
  • West Chester's median two-bedroom rent of $1,590 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 2.7% rise in West Chester.
  • While West Chester's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-1.6%) and Chicago (-0.9%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in West Chester than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where West Chester 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
Philadelphia $970 $1,170 -0.1% 0.3%
Camden $940 $1,130 -0.0% 0.3%
Levittown $1,200 $1,440 -1.3%
Norristown $1,170 $1,410 0.1% 5.2%
Drexel Hill $890 $1,080 -0.0% 0.4%
Pottstown $790 $990 -0.8% -0.7%
King of Prussia $1,260 $1,520 0.0% 2.3%
West Chester $1,320 $1,590 -0.1% 2.7%
Lansdale $1,310 $1,580 -0.5% 5.8%
Ardmore $1,190 $1,430 -0.1% 0.0%

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.