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837 Apartments for rent in Phoenix, AZ

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Last updated March 13 at 07:18am
19 Units Available
Arboretum at South Mountain
15251 S 50th St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,050
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,275
1008 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
1135 sqft
Recently updated apartments with granite counters and in-unit laundry. Residents have access to a media room, volleyball court, and fire pit. Easy access to I-10. Close to South Mountain Preserve for a quick nature getaway.
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Last updated March 13 at 07:17am
Downtown Phoenix
8 Units Available
Linear
295 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,420
793 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,120
1103 sqft
Recently opened residential community in Phoenix's downtown art district. Rooftop deck with city views, a pool, yoga classes, and a pet washing station. Units feature washers/dryers and hardwood flooring.
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 07:13am
6 Units Available
Inhabit on 7th
5615 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$890
390 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,180
660 sqft
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Inhabit on 7th in Phoenix. View photos, descriptions and more!
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 07:06am
24 Units Available
The Art on Highland
4626 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$1,275
584 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,357
729 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,038
1302 sqft
Fantastic access to Phoenix's many entertainment options. On-site amenities include a rooftop terrace, pool and dog park. This new-construction, green community offers smoke-free units. Fire pit and gym included.
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Last updated March 13 at 06:46am
16 Units Available
Bellagio by Mark-Taylor
5635 E Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,219
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,485
1040 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,734
1300 sqft
A stately development, this complex offers one- to three-bedroom floor plans with plenty of amenities. Residents here can access all sorts of amenities, including an on-site pool and Jacuzzi, wood-style floors and more.
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 06:47am
25 Units Available
Villages at Metro Center
9652 N 31st Ave, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$716
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$765
629 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$870
931 sqft
Convenience meets affordability in this pet-friendly complex featuring a playground, pool and gym. Right next to I-17 and the Metrocenter Mall. Units feature air conditioning and walk-in closets.
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Last updated March 13 at 06:37am
Mountain Park Ranch
12 Units Available
Mountainside Apartments
3625 E Ray Rd, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,185
776 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,299
1011 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Close to South Mountain and Sun Ray Park. Quartz counters, hardwoods floors and walk-in closets. Pet friendly. Amenities include sports courts, gym, pool and hot tub. Clubhouse and playground.
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 06:13am
16 Units Available
Retreat at the Raven by Mark-Taylor
3606 E Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,114
879 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,295
1098 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,589
1298 sqft
Beautiful and convenient, this development features units with gourmet kitchens, oversized closets, 9-foot ceilings and open floor plans. The community provides a 24-hour fitness center, pet-friendly amenities and outdoor gazebos.
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Last updated March 13 at 06:09am
Ahwatukee
20 Units Available
Rockledge Fairways
13220 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$995
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,192
1050 sqft
Recently renovated units located in the foothills of South Mountain Range. One- and two-bedroom residences have walk-in closets, hardwood floors and cooking range. Community amenities include hot tub facility and a 24-hour gym.
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Last updated March 13 at 06:09am
17 Units Available
Palm Court
20401 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,160
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,279
895 sqft
Strategically located close to Loop 101 and the I-17 with easy access to freeways. Well-designed homes with in-unit laundry and fully operable kitchens. Lush landscaped grounds, pool, clubhouse and spa.
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Last updated March 13 at 06:09am
Ahwatukee
3 Units Available
Vista Sureno
4727 Warner Road, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,065
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,245
928 sqft
Vista Sureno features beauty, convenience and style around every corner! From lush landscaping to spacious living spaces and an array of amenities, our apartments have everything you need to upgrade your lifestyle.
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Last updated March 13 at 06:09am
29 Units Available
Courtney Village
4848 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,142
878 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,272
1172 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,473
1295 sqft
Luxury apartments in a country village setting. Spacious units feature granite counters and in-unit laundry. Clubhouse, sauna and pool. Near Red Mountain Freeway access and local transit. Pet friendly.
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 06:08am
14 Units Available
Seven
19800 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,540
747 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,306
930 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,266
1256 sqft
Uniquely designed homes reminiscent of colorful modern art. Stunningly luxurious with impressive amenities: 24-hour gym, hot tub, refreshing pool, coffee bar and more. Interiors are spacious and include in-unit laundry and air conditioning.
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 06:09am
29 Units Available
Verano Townhomes
13820 S 44th St, Phoenix, AZ
2 Bedrooms
$1,273
1112 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,410
1260 sqft
Enjoy resort-style amenities in a gated community boasting a splash pad and whirlpool spa. Granite counters and stainless steel appliances in apartments. Proximity to I-10 a plus for commuters. Minutes from Chandler Fashion Center.
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Last updated March 13 at 06:09am
34 Units Available
Villas on 35th Apartments
8135 N 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$780
625 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$876
875 sqft
Studios to two-bedroom apartments near public transportation in Phoenix. Short- and long-term leases available. Units are equipped with air conditioning and cable readiness. Community features include covered parking, pools, spas and a playground.
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 06:09am
24 Units Available
Cortland Desert Ridge
4750 E Union Hills Dr, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,035
759 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,505
1087 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,515
1262 sqft
Great location, close to the heart of downtown Phoenix. Units feature laundry, patio/balcony and hardwood floors. Luxury community offers 24-hour gym, pool, playground and clubhouse.
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 06:09am
35 Units Available
San Melia
14435 S 48th St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,221
824 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,594
1004 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,801
1345 sqft
Welcome Home to San Melia Apartments, a beautiful one-of-a kind resort-style community tucked into the Ahwatukee Foothills of Phoenix.
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 06:09am
19 Units Available
Monterra
1333 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$768
507 sqft
1 Bedroom
$764
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,261
994 sqft
The pet-friendly apartment community features a 24-hour gym, a pool and Jacuzzi. Apartments within the gated community boast in-unit laundry. Excellent location near Arizona State University and all major freeways. Phoenix Light Rail is nearby.
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 06:08am
87 Units Available
Camden North End
6800 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$1,309
587 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,409
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,759
1158 sqft
A new construction community with open concept floor plans. Luxury amenities including a chef-inspired kitchen, wood-style flooring, walk-in closets, and full-size washer and dryer. Pet-friendly. Fitness and yoga studio.
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 06:08am
38 Units Available
Modena
815 N 52nd St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,015
593 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,210
937 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
Resort-style homes in sunny Phoenix, near Papago Golf Course and Papago Park. Six sparkling swimming pools, four relaxing spas and 24-hour fitness center. Ceiling fans and air conditioning in apartments.
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 01:19am
Pointe Tapatio
30 Units Available
Avana at the Pointe
888 E Clinton St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$1,142
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,346
1055 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$1,815
1224 sqft
Gated community with easy access to hiking and biking trails, retail shops and restaurants. Four swimming pools, spas and outdoor picnic areas. Units have a private patio/balcony.
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Last updated March 13 at 06:55am
Arcadia
14 Units Available
Arcadia on 49th
4902 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$779
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$869
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,182
930 sqft
Minutes from Old Cross Cut Canal Park and numerous boutique shops and restaurants. On-site amenities include pool, playground and courtyard. Dogs and cats allowed. Walk-in closets for extra storage and on-site laundry for convenience.
Verified
Last updated March 13 at 06:11am
17 Units Available
Proximity at Papago
1010 N 48th St, Phoenix, AZ
1 Bedroom
$895
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$995
720 sqft
This community provides easy access to Papago Golf Course and Walmart Supercenter. It's also pet-friendly with covered parking and a swimming pool. Units have extra large closets and a full array of appliances.
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Last updated March 13 at 07:06am
Phoenix Country Club
21 Units Available
The Wexler
3030 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ
Studio
$775
348 sqft
1 Bedroom
$875
637 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,025
760 sqft
Come experience the best at The Wexler in Phoenix, Arizona. Perfectly located near the heart of downtown Phoenix between I-10, I-17, and the 51. The Wexler has easy access to the Phoenix nightlife and public transportation including the light rail.

Median Rent in Phoenix

Last updated Feb. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Phoenix is $885, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,102.
Studio
$728
1 Bed
$885
2 Beds
$1,102
3+ Beds
$1,605
City GuidePhoenix
"Come to this land of sunshine, to this land where life is young. Where the wide, wide world is waiting, the songs that will now be sung. Where the golden sun is flaming tnto warm, white shining day, and the sons of men are blazing their priceless right of way." (Margaret Rowe Clifford - "Arizona").

Phoenix is nestled in the low desert valley of Southern Arizona amongst saguaro cacti and a whole lotta mountains. In fact, nearly any which way you look from within Phoenix limits you’ll have a beautiful view of the mountains that ring the greater metropolitan area with some of the more local mountains spruced in between. Read: it’s pretty. Also read: you’ll probably want a room with a view and/or balcony, let’s help you navigate the apartment landscape shall we?

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Chase Field is home to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Phoenix Zoo is one of the top 5 zoos for families in the country.

The Sonoran Desert is one of the largest in North America.

You Don’t Even Need a Dune Buggy

In Phoenix, everything is “location, location, location.” The city has seven major (and very different) areas to call home, and each area contains multiple “urban villages,” which are like mega-neighborhoods with smaller neighborhoods inside them.

Luckily, no matter where you live, getting from place to place is simple because Phoenix was built for cars. The roads are arranged on a precise grid system with wide boulevards and well-planned freeways that make getting anywhere a breeze. Even during rush hour the average commute takes only forty minutes, but beware of Phoenix’s aggressive drivers and “snowbirds” (retirees) who drive a wee bit more cautiously. Speaking of snowbirds, these seasonal dwellers increase the city’s population by almost 400,000 between the months of November and April, and the best time to rent is when they’ve left, so plan to pay your first month’s rent between April and October.

So Many Valleys in the Valley: North Phoenix (Avg. Rent: $850) North Phoenix is one of the more mountainous areas of Phoenix, and it includes the neighborhoods of Sunnyslope, North Mountain, Deer Valley, Moon Valley, Paradise Valley, and Desert View. Sunnyslope and North Mountain are high density areas closest to Midtown with the lowest ages, income levels, and rents in North Phoenix. These neighborhoods have affordable 2BR apartments ($$) with residents aged twenty to thirty-five on average.

The farther away you live from Midtown, the older the residents and their children. Rule of thumb in North Phoenix: if the “urban village” name ends in “Valley,” the area is likely upper-middle class with highly-educated residents over forty with teenaged children, and 2BR houses will be expensive. Desert View is one of the few areas in North Phoenix that has couples with young children, but it’s also in the foothills and is therefore one of the priciest areas for a 3BR. Snowbirds can find a lot of great housing options in North Phoenix, including active living communities like Central Park, Desert Skies, Sunrise Heights, and Whispering Palms.

Hella-Good Historic Haciendas: Midtown (Avg. Rent: $650) Midtown includes the neighborhood of Encanto, the La Hacienda Historic District, and the Encanto-Palmcroft Historic District. The centralized location will keep your commute simple, no matter where you work, and the living options in this area range from 2BR apartments in Encanto to Spanish Colonial houses with no sidewalks in La Hacienda to Tudor-style gabled houses in the Encanto-Palmcroft area – which looks very much like an English suburb . Because Midtown is right next to Phoenix’s swanky Biltmore area, Midtown dwellers are close to all the fancy conveniences that upscale living affords – but they don’t necessarily have to pay upscale housing prices.

Ode to the Oasis: Biltmore Area (Avg. Rent: $900) The Biltmore Area comprises the far eastern side of Phoenix including the urban villages of Camelback East and Camelback Corridor, and the neighborhoods of Biltmore and Arcadia. This area is the closest in Phoenix to Scottsdale, which is known for its high-end shopping opportunities and upscale living. Biltmore’s lush, green landscaping with gorgeous historical and retro architecture can make you forget that you live in the desert, but a quick trip to Papago Park, the Phoenix Zoo, and the Desert Botanical Gardens will remind you that the desert is your home. Biltmore and Arcadia homes will run up the tab for every age group.

Be Wary of the Wild and Wily West: West Phoenix (Avg. Rent: $600) West Phoenix includes the areas of Maryvale and Estrella, which are home to very young couples with very young children. Maryvale has a great concert venue and many available 2BR houses and apartments, and Estrella has a lot of available mobile homes.. The recently created Laveen ranch suburbs, located in a previously agricultural area of Phoenix south of Estrella are still awaiting serious development, but would be good to keep an eye on.

CenPho, Yo!: Central Phoenix (Avg. Rent: $700) Central Phoenix, called “CenPho” by locals, includes the neighborhoods of Downtown, Central City, Cooper Square, Roosevelt, and the Alhambra suburbs. If you’re under thirty-five with some young’uns, and you want to be in a pedestrian-friendly area filled with small, local boutiques and delicious mom and pop restaurants, CenPho is for you. Downtown’s nightlife is still in the making, but Downtown Phoenix is the place to see retro architecture, the opera, Broadway shows, museums, galleries, the ballet, concerts, boxing, the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Suns, and the Arizona Rattlers. Downtown’s apartments, detached homes and multiplexes are inexpensive.

Roosevelt and Cooper Square are smaller areas that ring ASU’s Downtown Campus; these areas are perfect for single twenty-somethings who want to live in an older apartment building. Couples who are interested in affordable suburbs in CenPho should check out Alhambra, for a 2BR house with access to the light metro rail, which is eco-friendly, super-quiet, and drops you off right in the heart of Downtown.

Heat in the ‘Hood: South Mountain (Avg. Rent: $700) South Mountain, directly south of Downtown Phoenix, is a large and the most ethically diverse area in Phoenix. This area also contains the South Mountain Park, which is the largest municipal park in the entire world. Many young couples with young children live in this area, and although the prices for a 2BR are nearly unbeatable. If you love the diversity and the prices in this close-to-downtown area, finding a very home is possible if you rent anywhere on 30th up from Baseline. The Southbank area is especially nice, although pricier .

Saguaro Swank: Ahwatukee Foothills (Avg. Rent: $1200) Both Ahwatukee Foothills and South Mountain are south of Downtown Phoenix, and they could technically comprise South Phoenix if put together.Whereas, South Mountain has low-priced housing, Awatukee Foothills is a high-price, gated community nestled among the foothills of the South Mountains with big 3BR+ houses, and highly-educated middle-aged couples. Of course, the prices in this area rise even higher as the houses move higher into the foothills, but the views are spectacular.

Not Always Sunny: Things You Should Know

Phoenicians have some strange hang-ups about cars. First thing to know is that they have a really high vehicle licensing tax of 16.8%, adjusting annually for depreciation. This means that if you buy a $25,000 car in Phoenix, you’ll pay $420 in taxes (plus registration fees). The next year you’ll pay $360 (plus registration fees), etc. Basically, it costs a lot to own a car in Phoenix, and unless you live in CenPho and never plan to leave the area, you’ll need a car to navigate the city and metro area.

Also, because Arizona is such a sunny state, Phoenix does not recognize Daylight Savings Time. This is awesome if you live in Phoenix, because you never have to remember to change your clocks, but every year you will have to re-train your friends Back East so they don’t wake you up by calling at 6:00 am in the summer.

One last tip about the weather in Phoenix: it’s gorgeous . . . most of the time. Phoenix locals, called “Phoenicians” (take that “Tucsonans”!) frequently spend Thanksgiving outside on the patio, and outdoor hikers, climbers, boaters, and bikers of all ages appreciate the ability to take a New Years Day hike. Hate snow? You’re in good company. Phoenicians never shovel snow; the last year a snowflake hit the ground in downtown Phoenix was in 1939. However, “The Valley’s” beautiful winter weather comes with a price: the summer weather. Summers in Phoenix are hot, hot, HOT, and temperatures regularly rise well into the hundreds, sometimes reaching a sweltering 120 degrees. Phoenix plans well for hot summers though and provides tons of cool activities (including waterparks) for its sun-loving residents, so don’t let the heat scare you away. Now, pack up your swimsuit and your industrial-strength sunscreen, throw your snow shovel in the trash, and cool-off in that perfect (air-conditioned) Phoenix apartment.

March 2020 Phoenix Rent Report

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

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March 2020 Phoenix Rent Report

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

Phoenix rents increased slightly over the past month

Phoenix rents have increased 0.2% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 3.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Phoenix stand at $885 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,103 for a two-bedroom. The city's rents have been increasing for 27 straight months - the last time rents declined was in November 2017. Phoenix's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.6%, but exceeds the national average of 1.7%.

    Rents rising across the Phoenix Metro

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

    • Gilbert has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.1%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,541, while one-bedrooms go for $1,237.
    • Phoenix proper has the least expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,103; rents increased 0.2% over the past month and 3.5% over the past year.
    • Gilbert has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,541; rents grew 0.1% over the past month and 6.1% over the past year.

    Phoenix rents more affordable than many similar cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Phoenix, a few other large cities nationwide have also seen rents grow modestly. Phoenix is still more affordable than most comparable cities across the country.

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Arizona as a whole logging rent growth of 3.6% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.9% in Tucson.
    • Phoenix's median two-bedroom rent of $1,103 is below the national average of $1,194. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.7% over the past year compared to the 3.5% increase in Phoenix.
    • While Phoenix's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Las Vegas (+3.4%), Dallas (+2.3%), and Seattle (+1.8%).
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Phoenix than most other large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,100, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Phoenix.

    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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Phoenix
    $890
    $1,100
    0.2%
    3.5%
    Mesa
    $920
    $1,140
    0.4%
    5.1%
    Chandler
    $1,170
    $1,460
    0.3%
    5%
    Glendale
    $950
    $1,180
    0.3%
    4.2%
    Scottsdale
    $1,110
    $1,380
    0.3%
    4.2%
    Gilbert
    $1,240
    $1,540
    0.1%
    6.1%
    Tempe
    $990
    $1,230
    0.4%
    4.9%
    Peoria
    $1,190
    $1,480
    0.3%
    4.5%
    Surprise
    $1,090
    $1,360
    0.3%
    0.5%
    Avondale
    $1,030
    $1,290
    0.3%
    4.8%
    Goodyear
    $1,190
    $1,480
    0.1%
    4.9%
    Buckeye
    $970
    $1,210
    0.2%
    1%
    Casa Grande
    $800
    $1,000
    0.2%
    1.9%
    Sun City
    $880
    $1,100
    0.5%
    0.1%
    Apache Junction
    $590
    $730
    0
    1.7%
    El Mirage
    $780
    $970
    -0.1%
    0.1%
    Fountain Hills
    $1,070
    $1,330
    0.2%
    2.9%
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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.

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Phoenix’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Phoenix renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List...

    View full Phoenix Renter Survey

    Here’s how Phoenix ranks on:

    B-
    Overall satisfaction
    C
    Safety and crime rate
    B-
    Jobs and career opportunities
    C+
    Recreational activities
    B+
    Affordability
    C+
    Quality of schools
    B-
    Social Life
    B
    Weather
    B
    Commute time
    B
    State and local taxes
    A-
    Public transit
    B
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Phoenix’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.

    "Phoenix renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, there seems to be a discrepancy between millennial renters in Phoenix, who are unsatisfied (D), and renters who are parents (B-)."

    Key Findings in Phoenix include the following:

    • Phoenix renters gave their city a B- overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Phoenix were public transit and affordability, which received A- and B+ grades, respectively.
    • The areas of concern to Phoenix renters are quality of local schools (C+) and safety and low crime rate (C).
    • Phoenix millennials are unsatisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of D, while renters who are parents are more satisfied, giving it a B-.
    • Phoenix did relatively well compared to other cities in Arizona, including Glendale (F), Tucson (D) and Mesa (C+).
    • Phoenix did relatively well compared to similar cities nationwide, including Los Angeles (C+), Las Vegas (C) and Miami (C+).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "I love how easy it is to get to everything." -Jaxine C.
    • "Phoenix has great weather year-round, tons of available work, and friendly people." -Wendy B.
    • "In Phoenix, you’re never more than 15 minutes to great hiking or a few hours from national parks. Unfortunately, it’s not very bike friendly and the summers are miserably hot!" -Paula A.
    • "This city has access to everything and the cost of living is low compared to most states." -Anon.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

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