Central Raleigh is the heart of the city, so if you want to live here, you have to be ready to participate in the action! A favorite activity among locals is the Raleigh Farmers Market, where you can come to purchase fresh produce and many other local goods. Walk along the beautiful streets and visit one of the numerous bars and restaurants In the area. Some of this area’s active nightlife comes from St. Augustine’s College, located in the Oakwood neighborhood within Central Raleigh. If you’re looking for something a little quieter, there are a number of museums as well, including the North Carolina Museum of History and the Marbles Kids Museum. This area is characterized by the collision of the old and the new. It’s not unusual to see high-rise lofts standing in harmony beside early 19th century buildings. Central Raleigh is also incredibly walkable and ideal for someone without a vehicle.
Welcome to the December 2022 Raleigh Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the December 2022 key findings and figures for the Raleigh rental landscape.
Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Raleigh and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Raleigh average rent prices in the chart below.
Raleigh rent prices decreased over the last month. From November to December, the city experienced a 0.0% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Raleigh one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,015.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from November to December, Raleigh experienced a 3.1% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Raleigh two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,694.0.
Rent prices have decreased in Raleigh over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 5 of the Raleigh suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 1 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in Cary, NC, Morrisville, NC, Apex, NC, Garner, NC, Wake Forest, NC .
Rent decreased in Clayton, NC.
6 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Raleigh.
Rent growth in Raleigh over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Raleigh average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.
The price for a Raleigh one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.
You can view the full rundown of Rentable's December 2022 National Apartment Report and data set here.
For more information about Raleigh and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
|1 BR December||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR December||2 BR M/M % Change|
|Wake Forest, NC||$1,833.0||4.27%||$2,206.0||6.98%|
Each month, using over 1 million Rentable listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.