Boulder apartment rents highest among state’s largest cities

BOULDER — Apartment rental rates in Boulder decreased slightly in February, though prices are 0.7 percent higher than a year ago, putting the city by the Flatirons at the top of the list for the most-expensive rents among the 10 largest cities by population in Colorado.

The median rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Boulder was $1,800, and a one-bedroom cost was $1,500 during February, according to report released Wednesday by ApartmentList, a California-based website that aggregates apartment listings from sources on the Internet. But that pales in comparison to the $6,500 per month a renter pays for a two-bedroom unit in Aspen.

Denver is the second-most-expensive among the state’s 10 largest cities for renters, with a two-bedroom unit costing $1,750 and a one-bedroom unit going for $1,380.

Fort Collins was ranked No. 9, with a two-bedroom costing $1,230 and a one-bedroom costing $900 per month.

Colorado Springs had the fastest-growing rents among the 10 largest cities, at a 4.4 percent increase over last year. Median rents in Colorado Springs are at $1,000 for two-bedrooms and $790 for a one-bedroom apartment.

Rents for a two-bedroom apartment in other cities in Northern Colorado and the Boulder Valley tracked by ApartmentList include Broomfield, $1,650; Louisville, $1,570; Longmont, $1,100; Loveland, $1,000 and Greeley, $980.



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