By Steven Hsieh | Phoenix New Times
Looking to move to metro Phoenix? Or maybe you’re a resident looking to relocate? Don’t shop blind. Know what — or more specifically, where — you’re looking for.
The good news is that the area is relatively affordable compared with other parts of the country. But there’s been a reported uptick in rent prices, with a 3 percent raise compared with last year. That puts us among the top five large U.S. cities for rent growth in 2018. Also good to know: The rent rates in the city of Phoenix are still relatively low compared with other cities in the Valley.
Below, see October’s average rent for neighborhoods in the metropolitan Phoenix’s eight most populous cities, as provided by RENTCafé, an apartment listings website that regularly publishes data on pricing. The cities are Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria. Each entry includes average rents for studios, one-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom apartments, and an average price for all rentals. The list goes from least expensive to most expensive: