^

I support

  • Local
  • Community
  • journalism

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep Westword’s future free.

As we previously reported, rental rates are falling month to month in many of Denver’s metropolitan areas, although they continued to increase significantly over the same period in 2016. The same phenomenon can be seen in Zumper’s September 2017 report for the subway area, with the cost of renting a two-bedroom apartment varying by nearly $ 500 from town to town.

Zumper’s numbers are not the same as ApartmentList.com’s, which we published recently in a post titled “The Only Place in Metro-Denver That Rents Actually Go Down.” The cities analyzed by the websites also vary. However, the digits offer a similar picture and indicate a place where differences in the number of new units on the market and differences in demand are common.

In such a scenario, renters could potentially save hundreds of dollars each month by simply choosing one neighboring parish over another. A few blocks or a few miles could make a world of difference.

We’ve ranked Zumper’s list of twelve cities on the Denver subway (including Castle Rock which is a little way away) from cheapest to cheapest average two-bedroom apartment rental prices based on the August numbers. However, there is plenty of other data to explore, including the average price for a one bedroom apartment in each area, as well as month-to-month and year-to-year changes in both main categories. Count them down here.

Number 1: Denver

Average price for a one bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,320
Change from month to month: +1.50 percent
Change from year to year: +5.60 percent

Average price for a two bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,800
Change from month to month: -2.70 percent
Change from year to year: + 7.80 percent

Most Expensive Places in Metro Denver to Rent a Two Bedroom Apartment Right Now

Number 2: Centenary

Average price for a one bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,330
Change from month to month: -0.70 percent
Change from year to year: -1.50 percent

Average price for a two bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,790
Change from month to month: +1.10 percent
Change from year to year: +4.70 percent

Number 3: broom field

Average price for a one bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,390
Change from month to month: -2.80 percent
Change from year to year: -1.50 percent

Average price for a two bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,720
Change from month to month: +1.20 percent
Change from year to year: +4.20 percent

Number 4: Parker

Average price for a one bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,300
Change from month to month: -0.80 percent
Change from year to year: +3.20 percent

Average price for a two bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,590
Change from month to month: -0.60 percent
Change from year to year: +0.60 percent

Number 5: Castle Rock

Average price for a one bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,220
Change from month to month: +1.70 percent
Change from year to year: +2.5 percent

Average price for a two bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,540
Change from month to month: +2.00 percent
Change from year to year: +9.20 percent

Number 6: Littleton

Average price for a one bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,190
Change from month to month: +0.80 percent
Change from year to year: -7.00 percent

Average price for a two bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,530
Change from month to month: -5.00 percent
Change from year to year: -3.60 percent

Most Expensive Places in Metro Denver to Rent a Two Bedroom Apartment Right Now

Number 7: Thornton

Average price for a one bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,170
Change from month to month: +5.4 percent
Change from year to year: +2.60 percent

Average price for a two bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,440
Change from month to month: +3.60 percent
Change from year to year: +11.60 percent

Number 8: Northglenn

Average price for a one bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,080
Change from month to month: -3.60 percent
Change from year to year: 0.00 percent

Average price for a two bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,420
Change from month to month: 0.00 percent
Change from year to year: +9.2 percent

Number 9: Aurora

Average price for a one bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,000
Change from month to month: +4.00 percent
Change from year to year: +7.50 percent

Average price for a two bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,390
Change from month to month: -4.90 percent
Change from year to year: + 7.80 percent

Number 10: Westminster

Average price for a one bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,190
Change from month to month: -4.80 percent
Change from year to year: +4.40 percent

Average price for a two bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,370
Change from month to month: -1.40 percent
Change from year to year: 0.00 percent

Number 11: Arvada

Average price for a one bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,040
Change from month to month: +4.00 percent
Change from year to year: + 8.30 percent

Average price for a two bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,350
Change from month to month: -4.90 percent
Change from year to year: +3.80 percent

Number 12: Lakewood

Average price for a one bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,290
Change from month to month: -5.10 percent
Change from year to year: +4.90 percent

Average price for a two bedroom apartment in August: $ 1,340
Change from month to month: -5.00 percent
Change from year to year: -3.60 percent

Keep Westword Free … Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we want to keep it that way. We offer our readers free access to concise coverage of local news, food and culture. Produce stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands with bold reporting, stylish writing, and staff who have won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Feature-Writing Award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism . With the existence of local journalism under siege and setbacks having a greater impact on advertising revenue, it is more important than ever for us to raise support for funding our local journalism. You can help by joining our “I Support” membership program which allows us to continue to cover Denver without paywalls.

Michael Roberts has been writing for Westword since October 1990 and has worked as a music editor and media columnist. It currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.