Boulder, CO Rental Market Trends

Boulder Rent Report: December 2022

Welcome to the Apartment List December 2022 Rent Report for Boulder, CO. Currently, the overall median rent in the city stands at $1,820, after falling 0.8% last month. Prices remain up 4.3% year-over-year. Read on to learn more about what’s been happening in the Boulder rental market and how it compares to trends throughout the nation as a whole.

Boulder rents are down 0.8% month-over-month and up 4.3% year-over-year

The median rent in Boulder fell by 0.8% over the course of November, and has now increased by a total of 4.3% over the past 12 months. Boulder’s rent growth over the past year has is similar to both the state (3.7%) and national averages (4.6%).

Boulder rent growth in 2022 pacing below last year

Eleven months into the year, rents in Boulder have risen 1.6%. This is a slower rate of growth compared to what the city was experiencing at this point last year: from January to November 2021 rents had increased 17.7%.


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