Downtown St. Louis is the city’s bustling center that represents the revival of this once dying city. The major industrial buildings have since been transformed into offices, apartments, and other businesses, breathing new life into this urban center. Downtown is the prime place for work and play, containing some of the city’s major employers, as well as a number of great bars, restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. All of the major sporting arenas are also featured in the busy Downtown area. Most of the residential options here consist of apartments, though there are a few rehabbed industrial lofts to choose from as well. If you want to stay on top of the city’s most major events and activities, then Downtown is the place to be.
If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.
Welcome to the September 2022 St Louis Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, Rentable data scientists and rental experts break down the September 2022 key findings and figures for the St Louis rental landscape.
Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in St Louis 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 St Louis average rent prices in the chart below.
St Louis rent prices increased over the last month. From August to September, the city experienced a 1.83% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a St Louis one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $947.0.
When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from August to September, St Louis experienced a -7.72% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a St Louis two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $980.0.
Rent prices have increased in St Louis over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 6 of the St Louis 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 St Charles, MO, Florissant, MO, O'Fallon, IL, Chesterfield, MO, Hazelwood, MO, Maryland Heights, MO .
Rent decreased in Alton, IL.
4 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of St Louis.
3 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of St Louis.
Rent growth in St Louis over the past year has been on the rise. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, St Louis average rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.
The price for a St Louis 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 September 2022 National Apartment Report and data set here.
For more information about St Louis and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.
|1 BR September||1 BR M/M % Change||2 BR September||2 BR M/M % Change|
|St Louis, MO||$930.0||-0.22%||$1,062.0||-7.73%|
|St Charles, MO||$1,108.0||0.09%||$1,369.0||0.15%|
|Maryland Heights, MO||$1,062.0||1.34%||$1,295.0||0.70%|
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.