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May 2018 Mesquite Rent Report

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

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May 2018 Mesquite Rent Report

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

Mesquite rents increase sharply over the past month

Mesquite rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 3.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Mesquite stand at $1,060 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,320 for a two-bedroom. This is the eighth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in August of last year. Mesquite's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.9%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the Dallas Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Mesquite, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Dallas metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Plano has seen rents fall by 0.1% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Dallas metro with a two-bedroom median of $1,410.
  • Arlington has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,210, while one-bedrooms go for $970.
  • Dallas proper has the least expensive rents in the Dallas metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,100; rents increased 1.3% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Mesquite rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased moderately in Mesquite, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Mesquite is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Texas as a whole logging rent growth of 1.9% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.1% in Houston, 0.7% in San Antonio, and 0.1% in Austin.
  • Mesquite's median two-bedroom rent of $1,320 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 3.6% increase in Mesquite.
  • While Mesquite's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of DC saw a decrease of 0.2%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Mesquite than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,060, which is more than twice the price in Mesquite.

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
Dallas $890 $1,100 0.2% 1.3%
Fort Worth $910 $1,130 0.3% 1.3%
Arlington $970 $1,210 0.7% 4.8%
Plano $1,140 $1,410 -0.1% 1.2%
Garland $980 $1,220 -0.0% 0.8%
Irving $970 $1,200 0.4% 2.3%
Grand Prairie $980 $1,220 0.5% 0.9%
Mesquite $1,060 $1,320 0.8% 3.6%
McKinney $1,120 $1,390 0.5% -2.0%
Carrollton $1,090 $1,350 0.6% 2.8%
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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.


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.

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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.