Lake St. Louis, MO Rental Market Trends

Lake St. Louis Rent Report: May 2024

Welcome to the Apartment List May 2024 Rent Report for Lake St. Louis, MO. Currently, the overall median rent in the city stands at $1,589, after rising 0.6% last month. Prices and are now up 4.5% year-over-year. Read on to learn more about what’s been happening in the Lake St. Louis rental market and how it compares to trends throughout the broader St. Louis metro area and the nation as a whole.

Lake St. Louis rents are up 0.6% month-over-month and up 4.5% year-over-year

The median rent in Lake St. Louis rose by 0.6% over the course of April, and has now increased by a total of 4.5% over the past 12 months. Lake St. Louis’s rent growth over the past year has has outpaced both state (1.3%) and national (-0.8%) averages.

Lake St. Louis rent growth in 2024 pacing similar last year

Four months into the year, rents in Lake St. Louis have risen 2.1%. This is a similar rate of growth compared to what the city was experiencing at this point last year: from January to April 2023 rents had increased 1.8%.

Lake St. Louis rents are 32.7% higher than the metro-wide median

If we expand our view to the wider St. Louis metro area, the median rent is $1,198 meaning that the median price in Lake St. Louis ($1,589) is 32.7% greater than the price across the metro as a whole. Metro-wide annual rent growth stands at 0.7%, below the rate of rent growth within just the city.

The table below shows the latest rent stats for 5 cities in the St. Louis metro area that are included in our database. Among them, Lake St. Louis is currently the most expensive, with a median rent of $1,589. St. Louis is the metro’s most affordable city, with a median rent of $1,087. The metro's fastest annual rent growth is occurring in O'Fallon (4.6%) while the slowest is in St. Louis (-2.7%).

City
Median 1BR Rent
Median 2BR Rent
M/M Rent Growth
Y/Y Rent Growth
Lake St. Louis
$1,276
$1,603
0.6%
4.5%
Maryland Heights
$1,206
$1,435
2.2%
2.4%
O'Fallon
$1,326
$1,430
0.8%
4.6%
St. Charles
$1,184
$1,303
2.5%
1.5%
St. Louis
$965
$1,235
1.2%
-2.7%
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You can also use the map below to explore the latest rent trends in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Methodology

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