Ten U.S. Cities Whose Rent is Predicted to Go Up the Most, Including Denver

Additional photos and more below.
Additional photos and more below.
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Rent prices in Denver have been among the highest in the nation in recent years.

And while costs have moderated to some degree over the past few months, they're no one's idea of a bargain.

That's the takeaway from a Rent Cafe post focusing on the twenty major U.S. markets in which rent is expected to rise the fastest.

We've focused on the top ten for a very simple reason: Denver's on it.

Again.

Look below to count down the photo-illustrated top ten, featuring Rent Cafe data about predicted uptick in 2016, job growth and the average rent as of February. Note that Denver's number is higher than all but three members of the top ten. That's followed by a Rent Cafe graphic showing digits for the entire top twenty. To check out the original Rent Cafe item, featuring much more information, click here.

San Francisco, California.
San Francisco, California.
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Number 1: San Francisco, California

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 10.5 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $2,810

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 3.7 percent

Sacramento, California.
Sacramento, California.
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Number 2 (tie): Sacramento, California

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 8.8 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $1,165

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 2.6 percent

Portland, Oregon.
Portland, Oregon.
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Number 2 (tie): Portland, Oregon

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 8.8 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $1,252

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 3.6 percent

Dallas, Texas.
Dallas, Texas.
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Number 4: Dallas, Texas

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 7.3 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $1,101

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 3.2 percent

Seattle, Washington.
Seattle, Washington.
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Number 5: Seattle, Washington

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 7.2 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $1,555

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Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 3.1 percent

Continue to see more of the top ten major cities with the highest rent growth.

 

Los Angeles, California.
Los Angeles, California.
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Number 6: Los Angeles, California

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 7.1 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $2,136

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 2 percent

Inland Empire, California.
Inland Empire, California.

Number 7: Inland Empire, California
Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 6.8 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $1,276

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 3.5 percent

Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta, Georgia.
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Number 8: Atlanta, Georgia

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 6.4 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $1,137

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 3.2 percent

Orlando, Florida.
Orlando, Florida.
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Number 9 (tie): Orlando, Florida

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 6.3 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $1,120

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 3.5 percent

Denver, Colorado.
Denver, Colorado.
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Number 9 (tie): Denver, Colorado

Forecast Rent Growth 2016: 6.3 percent

Average Rent February 2016: $1,335

Year-Over-Year Job Growth (Six-Month Moving Average) as of December 2016: 2.3 percent



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