Mid-year Rent Check: What’s the Going Rate for Apartment Rentals in Metros Nationwide?

It’s the middle of the year: do you know who’s paying more in rent, right now?

Here at Apartment Guide, we thought we’d take a look at our data about apartment rentals and determine just that.

Using information provided by the apartment communities which advertise with us, in July 2014, Apartment Guide calculated the median price for an entry-level apartment unit in about 250 metros areas (CBSAs) nationwide.

Check the interactive map above for the results.

The Top Ten Most Expensive Metros this July
These metro area rents ranked most expensive.

CBSA Name Median Entry Price
Williston, ND $2150
Dickinson, ND $1700
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA $1658
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT $1565
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH $1409
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA $1400
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA $1387
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA $1335
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA $1277
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA $1250


Williston, ND

Even several months after our initial coverage on the subject, Williston, ND, remains an expensive market in which to rent an entry-level apartment. Our findings about apartment rental prices in Williston have been covered by news agencies including ABC News, Business Insider and the Associated Press.

The Confluence at Harvest Hills, Williston, ND

The Confluence at Harvest Hills, Williston, ND

San Jose, CA

Domain, San Jose, CA

Domain, San Jose, CA

Tucson, AZ

Encantada at Dove Mountain, Tucson, AZ

Encantada at Dove Mountain, Tucson, AZ


In July 2014, Apartment Guide determined median prices for an entry-level apartment (studio or one-bedroom) in CBSAs (metros) nationwide.

Photo credits: Shutterstock / Andrew F. Kazmierski, ApartmentGuide.com

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