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These Cities Have The Highest Apartment Rents As Of January 2017


As both Millennials and older, wealthier Americans continue to favor renting to homeownership, high-end luxury apartments have flooded the market, while very few affordable apartments have come online. Yardi's Jack Kern told Bisnow the divide in supply between Class-A and Class-B apartments will persist well into 2017.

The glut of luxury supply led to a deceleration in rent growth and eventually a decline in pricing in 2016.


In a recent study dissecting last year's rent environment, Abodo found the cities with the largest average rent declines in one-bedroom apartments on a month-to-month basis in 2016:

Oakland, CA: -4.1%

Newark, NJ: -3.8%

Las Vegas, NV: -1.8%

Tulsa, OK: -1.5%

Seattle, WA: -1.4%

Corpus Christi, TX: -1.3%

Atlanta, GA: -0.9%

San Francisco, CA: -0.8%

Glendale, AZ: -0.7%

San Jose, CA: -0.6%


Several cities that experienced the largest rent declines this past year are still among the most expensive markets to live in. Below are the cities that charge the highest rents for one-bedroom apartments as of January 2017, according to Abodo listings:

San Francisco, CA: $3,526

New York, NY: $2,935

San Jose, CA: $2,508

Boston, MA: $2,423

Los Angeles: CA, $2,194

Oakland, CA: $2,038

Washington, DC: $1,951

San Diego, CA: $1,727

Chicago, IL: $1,725

Santa Ana, CA: $1,684