298 Houses for rent in Austin, TX

Last updated July 23 at 2:30pm UTC
1314 Bob Harrison ST
Central East Austin
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:29pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
5132 Bluestar DR
Circle C Ranch
Austin, TX
Updated July 22 at 6:01pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,395
6401 Kenilworth Drive
Windsor Park
Austin, TX
Updated July 22 at 11:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,250
11601 Show Barn Cv
Austin
Austin, TX
Updated July 22 at 11:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,995
11409 Catalonia Drive
Austin
Austin, TX
Updated July 22 at 11:38am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,295
1508 Richcreek RD
Crestview
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:30pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
8600 Bowling Green DR
Wooten
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:30pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,050
10505 Huxley ST
Austin
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:29pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,800
7427 Evening Sky CIR
West Oak Hill
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:29pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$3,500
2205 Petrified Forest DR
Austin
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:29pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,725
11932 Rosethorn DR
Gracywoods
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:28pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
11309 Fletcher Hall LN
Austin
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:28pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,895
2212 Quiet Wood Dr.
Austin
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:26pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
2513 E 3rd st B
Holly
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:26pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
719 Latteridge Drive
Austin
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:25pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
2408 Longview Street #211
West University
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:23pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,425
1000 West 26th - 120
West University
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:19pm UTC
Studio
$900
2612 Carnarvon LN
St. Edwards
Austin, TX
Updated July 22 at 6:01pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,995
414 Northway DR
Highland
Austin, TX
Updated July 22 at 6:01pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,795
2216 San Gabriel # 106
West University
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:26pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,000
4620 W William Cannon Dr Unit #16
East Oak Hill
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:24pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
2401 Manor
Upper Boggy Creek
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:24pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,250
2401 Manor
Upper Boggy Creek
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:22pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
2811 Rio Grande Street Unit 303
West University
Austin, TX
Updated July 23 at 2:22pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,450

July 2018 Austin Rent Report

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

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July 2018 Austin Rent Report

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

Austin rents increase sharply over the past month

Austin rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, and have increased marginally by 0.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Austin stand at $1,140 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,400 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in January. Austin's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 1.4%.

Rents rising across cities in Texas

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Austin, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Texas, 9 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Plano is the most expensive of all Texas' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,420; of the 10 largest cities in the state that we have data for, Lubbock, where a two-bedroom goes for $820, is the only major city to see rents fall year-over-year (-2.3%).
  • Corpus Christi, Houston, and Arlington have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (4.4%, 3.7%, and 3.3%, respectively).

Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Austin

As rents have increased marginally in Austin, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most similar cities across the country, Austin is less affordable for renters.

  • Austin's median two-bedroom rent of $1,400 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 0.6% increase in Austin.
  • While Austin's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.0%), DC (-0.1%), and Minneapolis (-0.1%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Austin than most other large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $890, where Austin 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
Austin $1,140 $1,400 0.8% 0.6%
Round Rock $1,230 $1,520 0.2% -0.6%
Cedar Park $1,310 $1,610 0.4% 1.4%
Georgetown $1,220 $1,500 0.3% 1.6%
Pflugerville $1,270 $1,570 1.1% 1.7%
San Marcos $950 $1,190 0.3% 3.4%

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.