April Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2019 Birmingham Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the April 2019 key findings and figures for the Birmingham rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Birmingham 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 Birmingham rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Birmingham Rent Prices Decreased From March to April

Birmingham rent prices increased over the last month. From March to April, the city experienced a 0.34% increase for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Birmingham one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $893.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from March to April, Birmingham experienced a 0.9% increase for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Birmingham two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $1,012.

April Prices: Birmingham vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Birmingham and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have increased in Birmingham over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 2 of the Birmingham 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 Homewood, AL, Moody, AL .

  • Rent decreased in Hoover, AL.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Birmingham.

  • 1 suburb is currently priced lower than the city of Birmingham.

April 2019 Pricing Trends: Birmingham vs. National Comparisons

Birmingham Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Birmingham 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, Birmingham rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Birmingham 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 ABODO's April 2019 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Birmingham and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Birmingham and suburbs

1 BR April 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR April 2 BR M/M % Change
Birmingham, AL $890 0.57% $1,003 -0.79%
Homewood, AL $1,310 2.74% $1,480 -1.07%
Hoover, AL $899 -0.44% $1,003 0.50%
Moody, AL $838 0.36% $956 3.02%


Each month, using over 1 million ABODO 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.