Austin, TX Rental Market Trends

Austin Rent Report: February 2024

Welcome to the Apartment List February 2024 Rent Report for Austin, TX. Currently, the overall median rent in the city stands at $1,478, after falling 1.3% last month. Prices are now down 6.3% year-over-year. Read on to learn more about what’s been happening in the Austin rental market and how it compares to trends throughout the broader Austin metro area and the nation as a whole.

Austin rents are down 1.3% month-over-month and down 6.3% year-over-year

The median rent in Austin fell by 1.3% over the course of January, and has now decreased by a total of 6.3% over the past 12 months. Austin’s rent growth over the past year has has fallen behind both the state (-2.6%) and national averages (-1.0%).

January rent growth in Austin ranked #95 among large U.S. cities

Austin rents went down 1.3% in the past month, compared to the national rate of -0.3%. Among the nation's 100 largest cities, this ranks #95. Similar monthly rent growth took place in New York City, NY (-1.3%) and Winston-Salem, NC (-1.4%).

Austin is the #41 most expensive large city in the U.S., with a median rent of $1,478

Citywide, the median rent currently stands at $1,309 for a 1-bedroom apartment and $1,594 for a 2-bedroom. Across all bedroom sizes (ie, the entire rental market), the median rent is $1,478. That ranks #41 in the nation, among the country's 100 largest cities.

For comparison, the median rent across the nation as a whole is $1,207 for a 1-bedroom, $1,359 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,373 overall. The median rent in Austin is 7.7% higher than the national, and is similar to the prices you would find in Spring Valley, NV ($1,487) and North Las Vegas, NV ($1,474).

Austin rents are 2.1% higher than the metro-wide median

If we expand our view to the wider Austin metro area, the median rent is $1,448 meaning that the median price in Austin proper ($1,478) is 2.1% greater than the price across the metro as a whole. Metro-wide annual rent growth stands at -6.4%, below the rate of rent growth within just the city.

The table below shows the latest rent stats for 10 cities in the Austin metro area that are included in our database. Among them, Pflugerville is currently the most expensive, with a median rent of $1,673. San Marcos is the metro’s most affordable city, with a median rent of $1,176. The metro's fastest annual rent growth is occurring in Wells Branch (-3.3%) while the slowest is in Leander (-11.2%).

City
Median 1BR Rent
Median 2BR Rent
M/M Rent Growth
Y/Y Rent Growth
Austin
$1,309
$1,594
-1.3%
-6.3%
Bee Cave
$1,495
$1,758
0.1%
-9.6%
Cedar Park
$1,280
$1,644
1.1%
-4.3%
Georgetown
$1,219
$1,499
-1.1%
-7.0%
Kyle
$1,232
$1,516
0.2%
-7.4%
Leander
$1,181
$1,249
-1.0%
-11.2%
Pflugerville
$1,390
$1,605
-0.5%
-4.3%
Round Rock
$1,180
$1,428
-0.8%
-8.1%
San Marcos
$1,066
$1,216
-2.3%
-6.3%
Wells Branch
$1,244
$1,665
-0.1%
-3.3%
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You can also use the map below to explore the latest rent trends in the Austin metropolitan area.

Methodology

Apartment List is committed to the accuracy and transparency of our rent estimates. We begin 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, capturing apartment transactions over time 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. For more details, please see the Apartment List Rent Estimate Methodology.

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