Earlier this year, we shared a list of the ten most expensive Denver neighborhoods to rent a two-bedroom apartment.
The numbers were based on December 2014 figures assembled by ApartmentList.com.
Now, ApartmentList.com has crunched a new set of numbers as part of its renter satisfaction survey, which drew upon the views of 18,000 renters nationwide, and the changes between December and April are striking.
For one thing, more than half the neighborhoods from December are no longer in the top ten. And while a two-bedroom apartment in the tenth most-expensive Denver neighborhood in December was available for $1,100, number ten this time around will cost nearly $500 more.
There is a ray of sunshine, though. The most expensive neighborhood for renting a two-bedroom in December showed a median price of $2,790. The same neighborhood places first this time, too, but the price tag is more than $200 lower. Woo-hoo!
Count down the top ten below, followed by some of the main Denver findings from the renter satisfaction survey. To learn more. click here.
Number 10: Jefferson Park
Median Price for a 2 Bedroom: $1,600
Number 9: Whittier
Median Price for a 2 Bedroom: $1,680
Number 8: Stapleton
Median Price for a 2 Bedroom: $1,800
Number 7: Uptown
Median Price for a 2 Bedroom: $1,890
Number 6: Five Points
Median Price for a 2 Bedroom: $1,820
Number 5: Highland
Median Price for a 2 Bedroom: $2,160
Number 4: Cherry Creek
Median Price for a 2 Bedroom: $2,250
Number 3: Platt Park
Median Price for a 2 Bedroom: $,2,400
Number 2: Lincoln Park
Median Price for a 2 Bedroom: $2,510
Number 1: Lower Downtown
Median Price for a 2 Bedroom: $2,560
Key findings for Denver include:
• Denver earned an A for city satisfaction, ranking it 15th out of 100 cities
• The local economy received an A-, with 33% of renters saying it's on the right track compared to 29% who say it's on the wrong track
• 65% of Denver's renters plan to purchase a home or apartment in the future, which ranks above the national average of 60%
• A high percentage of Denver renters (76%) say they are satisfied with access to recreational opportunities, scoring above the national average of 67% and ranking in the top 20 cities nationwide
• Only 53% of renters reported satisfaction with the quality of local schools versus the national average of 55%, giving Denver a grade of B-
• The survey covered a total of 5 Colorado cities. Denver led with an overall satisfaction score of A. Englewood received a B+, followed by Colorado Springs (C+), Arvada (C+), and Aurora (D)
• The top rated cities nationwide for overall satisfaction were Plano, TX; Boston, MA; Arlington, VA; Austin, TX; and Torrance, CA. The lowest rated cities were Newark, NJ; New Haven, CT; Bridgeport, CT; Hartford, CT; and Columbia, SC