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43 Apartments for rent in Roanoke, VA

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Check out 43 verified apartments for rent in Roanoke, VA with rents starting as low as $600. Some apartments for rent in Roanoke might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Cedar Point Apartments
3157-27 Berry Ln, Roanoke, VA
2 Bedrooms
$1,013
947 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 19 at 11:35 AM
Just west of Mill Mountain Zoo, this development offers a series of in-demand amenities, including ceiling fans, dishwashers, entry closets, pantries, self-cleaning ovens and new kitchens. Floorplans are spacious and open.
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11 Units Available
Glade Creek
3343 Glade Creek Boulevard Northeast, Roanoke, VA
Mecca Gardens
1 Bedroom
$1,215
914 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,210
1167 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,165
1346 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 10:35 AM
The Glade Creek apartment community is situated in one of Roanoke's most convenient locations, minutes from shopping, dining, and downtown Roanoke. Multiple year winner for Superior Customer Service (Satisfacts).
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12 Units Available
Hickory Woods Apartments
3006 Hickory Woods Dr NE, Roanoke, VA
Mecca Gardens
1 Bedroom
$1,110
738 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$940
951 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,230
1156 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 10:35 AM
Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hickory Woods Apartments provides you with nature's tranquility just minutes away from all areas of the city. You will love coming home to Hickory Woods.
Verified
13 Units Available
South16 at the Bridges
16 Old Woods Ave, Roanoke, VA
South Jefferson
1 Bedroom
$972
553 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,483
822 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,779
967 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 03:33 AM
Steeped in history, natural beauty, and opportunity, Roanoke offers the best of two worlds: a place that provides all of the amenities and energy of city living while maintaining the charm and personality of a small town.
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9 Units Available
Sterlingwood
2215 Montauk Rd NW, Roanoke, VA
Miller Court-Arrowood
1 Bedroom
$749
611 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$859
793 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 06:41 AM
Country living and city luxuries have found the perfect balance at Sterlingwood Apartments. Reside in a gorgeous home, surrounded by the beautiful outdoors and a mountain range you can look to each day and call your own.
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The Cove at Peter’s Creek
3836 Panorama Ave NW, Roanoke, VA
South Washington Heights
2 Bedrooms
$645
3 Bedrooms
$745
Last updated September 17 at 09:05 PM
Great Affordable Housing! - 2 & 3 Bedroom apartments in Peter's Creek Road area. Our energy-saving apartments feature double-pane insulated windows and energy efficient heat pump. Great location in a quiet area, convenient to both Roanoke and Salem.
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Northridge Village
5204 Lancelot Ln NW, Roanoke, VA
Peachtree-Norwood
2 Bedrooms
$725
3 Bedrooms
$895
Last updated September 17 at 09:05 PM
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Frontier Apartments
4426 Plantation Rd NE, Roanoke, VA
Preston Park
2 Bedrooms
$800
Last updated September 17 at 09:05 PM
Apartments in this pet-friendly complex offer ample space with personal patios and balconies. Community features include a pool and plenty of outdoor recreation areas. Convenient access to I-81 and close to beautiful Read Mountain Preserve.
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8 Units Available
The Pines Apartments
4630 Roxbury Ln, Roanoke, VA
1 Bedroom
$880
823 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,005
1038 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,095
1188 sqft
Last updated September 18 at 05:10 PM
Residents of this community are within walking distance of Southwest Plaza Shopping Center. Onsite amenities include a gazebo, sundeck, on-site laundry and a swimming pool. Indoors, residents have spacious floor plans and walk-in closets.
1 Unit Available
1114 14th st SE
1114 14th Street Southeast, Roanoke, VA
Kenwood
3 Bedrooms
$1,025
877 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 11:51 AM
Newly remodeld ONE FLOOR Living 3 bedroom home - Lovely renovated one floor living 3 bedroom located in southeast Roanoke 988 square feet with many upgrades inside and outside. Enjoy these new plank floors in every room of the home.
1 Unit Available
1817 Bluemont Avenue
1817 Bluemont Avenue Southwest, Roanoke, VA
Raleigh Court
2 Bedrooms
$1,195
797 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 11:51 AM
Bluemont 2 Bedroom Condo - Enjoy stepping into this amazing Condo in Raleigh Court 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom Condo ready for immediate occupancy! The entire condo has been remodeled with amazing "plank flooring" in the living room and kitchen.
1 Unit Available
111 Windward Drive SW
111 Windward Lane, Roanoke, VA
Franklin - Colonial
2 Bedrooms
$1,500
Last updated September 19 at 11:51 AM
townhome ready for move in - 2 bedroom large closet, large kitchen , large deck on back lots of room with a skylight a Must See No Pets Allowed (RLNE6071738)
1 Unit Available
2419 Longview Ave, SW Lot 13
2419 Longview Avenue Southwest, Roanoke, VA
South Roanoke
2 Bedrooms
$750
Last updated September 19 at 11:51 AM
2 bedroom 1 bath ready for move in - 2 bedroom,1 bathroom nice roomy kitchen large living room, close to hospital . this is a very spacious No Cats Allowed (RLNE6071794)
1 Unit Available
1117 2nd Street SW
1117 2nd Street Southwest, Roanoke, VA
Old Southwest
4 Bedrooms
$2,500
3600 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 11:51 AM
4 Bedroom Home in SW Roanoke - Welcome to 1117 2nd Street SW. A circa 1920's Italian Renaissance design located in Historic Old Southwest. The main home offers 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths and 2 half baths within just over 3,600 sq feet.
1 Unit Available
2302 Dunkirk Ave NE
2302 Dunkirk Avenue Northeast, Roanoke, VA
Wildwood
2 Bedrooms
$995
800 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 11:51 AM
Single Family - New Renovation in Roanoke! - Available around the beginning of October, rent this single-family home on a quiet Roanoke street for $995/month! The home is currently being completely remodeled with a new floor-plan, brand new kitchen
1 Unit Available
1844 Maiden Lane SW
1844 Maiden Lane Southwest, Roanoke, VA
Raleigh Court
4 Bedrooms
$1,495
1720 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 11:51 AM
1844 Maiden Lane SW Available 10/16/20 1920’s Brick Charmer, one block from Grandin Village! - **AVAILABLE MID-OCTOBER 2020** Home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 baths and 1,720 sq ft.
1 Unit Available
3043 Hemlock Lane, SW
3043 Hemlock Lane Southwest, Roanoke, VA
South Roanoke
4 Bedrooms
$1,795
2392 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 11:50 AM
Fully Furnished 4 Bedroom/3 Bath South Roanoke Home - Fully furnished, spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath home. Tree lined streets and fabulous views await you. This home also features a living room, dining room, galley kitchen, office and family room.
1 Unit Available
2212 Memorial Ave
2212 Memorial Avenue Southwest, Roanoke, VA
Raleigh Court
3 Bedrooms
$1,095
1600 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 11:50 AM
2212 Memorial Ave Available 10/14/20 Huge 3 BR apt near Grandin Village - **AVAILABLE MID-OCTOBER 2020** 3-bedroom, 1 bath townhouse style apartment with approx. 1600 sq ft.
1 Unit Available
441 Highland Ave Apt D
441 Highland Avenue Southwest, Roanoke, VA
Old Southwest
1 Bedroom
$650
450 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 11:50 AM
FURNISHED studio apt in Old SW; utilities + Wi-Fi included! - **AVAILABLE mid-July 2020** FURNISHED studio apartment with approx. 750 sq ft. Kitchen with dishwasher & microwave with plenty of counterspace. Central air & gas heat.
1 Unit Available
1805 Bluemont Ave.
1805 Bluemont Avenue Southwest, Roanoke, VA
Raleigh Court
2 Bedrooms
$965
792 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 11:50 AM
1805 Bluemont Ave.
1 Unit Available
355 Highland Avenue Southwest
355 Highland Avenue Southwest, Roanoke, VA
Old Southwest
2 Bedrooms
$825
900 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 11:39 AM
Nice First Floor Apartment in brick building within walking distance to downtown. Hardwood floors throughout living room, dining room and bedroom. Water included and includes stove and refrigerator.
1 Unit Available
3823 Greenway DR SW
3823 Greenway Drive SW, Roanoke, VA
Franklin - Colonial
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1610 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 10:53 AM
Spotless, upscale townhouse. Two bedrooms and loft ( could be used as 3th bedroom) hardwood floors, stainless high end appliances, granite counter tops, washer and dryer. Two car garage has plenty of storage space.
1 Unit Available
400 Salem AVE SW
400 Salem Avenue Southwest, Roanoke, VA
Downtown Roanoke
2 Bedrooms
$1,375
1062 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 10:53 AM
Condo for rent Fulton Motor Lofts! Convenient location to downtown Roanoke, excellent property that features 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The condo is very spacious at 1062 square and is available for rent now!
1 Unit Available
4444 Pheasant Ridge RD SW
4444 Pheasant Ridge Road, Roanoke, VA
Southern Hills
2 Bedrooms
Ask
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1927 sqft
Last updated September 19 at 10:53 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 4444 Pheasant Ridge RD SW in Roanoke. View photos, descriptions and more!

Median Rent in Roanoke

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Roanoke is $687, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $876.
Studio
$573
1 Bed
$687
2 Beds
$876
3+ Beds
$1,198
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Roanoke?
In Roanoke, the median rent is $573 for a studio, $687 for a 1-bedroom, $876 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,198 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Roanoke, check out our monthly Roanoke Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Roanoke?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Roanoke apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Roanoke properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Roanoke?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Roanoke.
How can I find off-campus housing in Roanoke?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Roanoke. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Virginia Western Community College, Central Virginia Community College, Roanoke College, and Liberty University.
City GuideRoanoke
Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke is one of those nice, medium-sized cities that you never hear bad stuff about. With a population of just over 92 thousand, Roanoke oozes southern charm and boasts of a big, beautiful mountain range that you may have heard of: The Blue Ridge Mountains. The cost of living is lower than other parts of the state.

Roanoke could use somebody like you so it’s a darn good thing you’re planning on renting an apartment and settling in. Let’s get your apartment search up and running.

The ‘Hoods of Roanoke Virginny
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Like lots of cities nowadays, Roanoke is split up into the usual four quadrants of “never eat soggy waffles.” Well, wait a sec, that’s not truly accurate. It’s northeast, southeast, southwest and northwest. Within the quadrants are small communities, each with their own unique flavor. Real estate agents usually have the best info on a locale’s neighborhoods, so let’s use their lingo.

Northeast Roanoke Although there are lots of apartments here, it’s a fair hike to the freeway if you need to commute.

Belmont/Fallon Located on the southeast side of Roanoke, this is one of the city’s older ‘hoods and city mothers and fathers have spent a lot of money on revitalization projects. If you’re into architecture from the 1890s to 1950 you may enjoy living here. To help you narrow down your search, the zip code for this ‘hood is 24013.

Old Southwest Although the name of this hood may bring up images of New Mexico and salsa, it’s actually a very great neighborhood in Roanoke, VA. Just five minutes of driving from here puts you downtown. The Tower Shopping Center is located here.

Grandin Village/Raleigh Court The Grandin area is located in the southwest part of the city. Mainly, rentals consist primarily of single-family homes and condos. It’s a perfect fit for you if you like sidewalk restaurants and boutique shopping. There are a lot of smaller apartment complexes in this area.

Gilmer Gilmer is an older neighborhood in the northwest part of Roanoke. Here you’ll find some rather large apartment buildings as well as smaller complexes.

Downtown Roanoke Not many cities can boast that their downtown area is not only the ideal location for entertainment but living as well, but Roanoke most certainly can. Shop in cute little boutiques, have a dinner at a restaurant, listen to live blues and then head home to your loft, flat, walk-up or penthouse apartment.

Things to Know to Become a Local Really Quick
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If you land in town without a car, the Valley Metro bus system is happy to haul you around. If you live or work downtown, you may want to take the Starline Trolley, which runs along Jefferson Street to Carilon Memorial Hospital, with lots of stops along the way.

Look for hot and humid weather from May through October and get ready to really cook in mid-summer when temps can reach 110 degrees. There’s lots of sunshine but also plenty of rain and wind.

Roanokers love their city for the very low cost of living, the fact that you can get to anywhere in the city within 15 minutes, and the mountain views.

Welcome home to Roanoke. Settle into your apartment and discover your new hometown. We hear the southern charm is contagious. Happy hunting!

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City GuideRoanoke
Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke is one of those nice, medium-sized cities that you never hear bad stuff about. With a population of just over 92 thousand, Roanoke oozes southern charm and boasts of a big, beautiful mountain range that you may have heard of: The Blue Ridge Mountains. The cost of living is lower than other parts of the state.

Roanoke could use somebody like you so it’s a darn good thing you’re planning on renting an apartment and settling in. Let’s get your apartment search up and running.

The ‘Hoods of Roanoke Virginny
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Like lots of cities nowadays, Roanoke is split up into the usual four quadrants of “never eat soggy waffles.” Well, wait a sec, that’s not truly accurate. It’s northeast, southeast, southwest and northwest. Within the quadrants are small communities, each with their own unique flavor. Real estate agents usually have the best info on a locale’s neighborhoods, so let’s use their lingo.

Northeast Roanoke Although there are lots of apartments here, it’s a fair hike to the freeway if you need to commute.

Belmont/Fallon Located on the southeast side of Roanoke, this is one of the city’s older ‘hoods and city mothers and fathers have spent a lot of money on revitalization projects. If you’re into architecture from the 1890s to 1950 you may enjoy living here. To help you narrow down your search, the zip code for this ‘hood is 24013.

Old Southwest Although the name of this hood may bring up images of New Mexico and salsa, it’s actually a very great neighborhood in Roanoke, VA. Just five minutes of driving from here puts you downtown. The Tower Shopping Center is located here.

Grandin Village/Raleigh Court The Grandin area is located in the southwest part of the city. Mainly, rentals consist primarily of single-family homes and condos. It’s a perfect fit for you if you like sidewalk restaurants and boutique shopping. There are a lot of smaller apartment complexes in this area.

Gilmer Gilmer is an older neighborhood in the northwest part of Roanoke. Here you’ll find some rather large apartment buildings as well as smaller complexes.

Downtown Roanoke Not many cities can boast that their downtown area is not only the ideal location for entertainment but living as well, but Roanoke most certainly can. Shop in cute little boutiques, have a dinner at a restaurant, listen to live blues and then head home to your loft, flat, walk-up or penthouse apartment.

Things to Know to Become a Local Really Quick
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If you land in town without a car, the Valley Metro bus system is happy to haul you around. If you live or work downtown, you may want to take the Starline Trolley, which runs along Jefferson Street to Carilon Memorial Hospital, with lots of stops along the way.

Look for hot and humid weather from May through October and get ready to really cook in mid-summer when temps can reach 110 degrees. There’s lots of sunshine but also plenty of rain and wind.

Roanokers love their city for the very low cost of living, the fact that you can get to anywhere in the city within 15 minutes, and the mountain views.

Welcome home to Roanoke. Settle into your apartment and discover your new hometown. We hear the southern charm is contagious. Happy hunting!

Rent Report
Roanoke

September 2020 Roanoke Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Roanoke Rent Report. Roanoke rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Roanoke rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Roanoke rents increased moderately over the past month

Roanoke rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Roanoke stand at $687 for a one-bedroom apartment and $877 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Roanoke's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents rising across cities in Virginia

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Roanoke, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -0.4% 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, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,070; of the 10 largest cities in Virginia that we have data for, Arlington, Alexandria, and Newport News, where two-bedrooms go for $2,070, $1,845, and $1,017, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-3.0%, -1.7%, and -0.3%).
    • Portsmouth, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.4%, 2.4%, and 2.4%, respectively).

    Roanoke rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

    • Roanoke's median two-bedroom rent of $877 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While Roanoke's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Roanoke than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in Roanoke.

    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.

    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.

    Read More

    September 2020 Roanoke Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Roanoke Rent Report. Roanoke rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Roanoke rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 Roanoke Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Roanoke Rent Report. Roanoke rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Roanoke rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Roanoke rents increased moderately over the past month

    Roanoke rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 2.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Roanoke stand at $687 for a one-bedroom apartment and $877 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in May. Roanoke's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -0.4%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents rising across cities in Virginia

      Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Roanoke, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, 7 of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -0.4% 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, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,070; of the 10 largest cities in Virginia that we have data for, Arlington, Alexandria, and Newport News, where two-bedrooms go for $2,070, $1,845, and $1,017, respectively, are the three major cities in the state to see rents fall year-over-year (-3.0%, -1.7%, and -0.3%).
      • Portsmouth, Roanoke, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.4%, 2.4%, and 2.4%, respectively).

      Roanoke rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

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

      • Roanoke's median two-bedroom rent of $877 is below the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While Roanoke's rents rose moderately over the past year, some cities nationwide saw increases as well, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Roanoke than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $2,956, which is more than three times the price in Roanoke.

      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.

      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.