The Ten Colorado Cities Where Rent Prices Are Rising the Fastest

We recently told you about the ten most expensive Colorado cities to rent a two-bedroom apartment, based on new data from ApartmentList.com.

The site also crunched the numbers to determine where in Colorado rent costs are going up the fastest on a year-to-year basis — and there are definite differences between one list and the other.

Several places that aren't among the ten most expensive places to rent appear below — although if costs keep heading upward at the rate they are currently, that could change.

In addition, Colorado Springs slipped into the biggest-rent-increase roster. The other nine selections are clustered around the Denver-Boulder area.

Count down the photo-illustrated top ten below, complete with ApartmentList.com data and an occasional note with extra info. That's followed by a graphic showing that rent prices in Colorado as a whole continue to exceed the national average — by a lot.

No surprise there. For more information about rents in Colorado, click here.

Number 10: Denver

Year-to-year rent growth: 5.6 percent

Note: At $1,500 for a 2-bedroom, Colorado’s capital was the 7th most expensive city for 2-bedroom rent prices, and showed the 10th strongest year-to-year growth at 5.6 percent. Month-over-month, however, Denver actually decreased by 0.7%.

Number 9: Arvada

Year-to-year rent growth: 6.1 percent

Number 8: Englewood

Year-to-year rent growth: 6.1 percent

Number 7: Westminster

Year-to-year rent growth: 6.6 percent

Number 6: Colorado Springs

Year-to-year rent growth: 7 percent

Number 5: Centennial

Year-to-year rent growth: 5.6 percent

Number 4: Lone Tree

Year-to-year rent growth: 8.4 percent

Number 3: Aurora

Year-to-year rent growth: 9.1 percent

Note: Aurora claims the 3rd highest rent growth, at 9.1 percent year-over-year. Just 30 minutes east of Denver, Aurora averages $1,260 for a 2-bedroom.

Number 2: Longmont

Year-to-year rent growth: 11.7 percent

Note: Longmont came in second behind Sherrelwood for fastest growing rents, with an 11.7 percent increase over last year. A 2-bedroom in Longmont averages $1,100.

Number 1: Sherrelwood

Year-to-year rent growth: 17.2 percent

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