Raleigh is a great city with lots of great neighborhoods to live in and fun places to hang out. Downtown Raleigh is ideal for youthful urban living because of its walkability and convenience to some of the liveliest restaurants, bars, shops, and entertainment venues in the city.
Welcome to the December 2023 Raleigh Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the December 2023 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 -1.68% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Raleigh one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,114.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from November to December, Raleigh experienced a -1.21% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Raleigh two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,632.0.
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 1 of the Raleigh suburb increased last month. On the other hand, 6 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.
More key findings include:
Rent increased in Wake Forest, NC .
Rent decreased in Cary, NC, Morrisville, NC, Clayton, NC, Apex, NC, Garner, NC, Knightdale, NC.
7 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.
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||$1,794.0||2.69%||$1,958.0||-1.51%|
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.