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A St Louis Neighborhood


In many ways, Midtown could be considered the college-aged twin of the sophisticated Central West End. Midtown is the home of St. Louis University, making it one of the more young and hip areas of St. Louis. The majority of the homes in the area are owned by the University and those that aren’t are usually rented out to college students. The popular “Midtown Alley” houses many great casual restaurants, including a good ol’ fashioned pizza joint and a vintage-style soda fountain. You can also find some unique shops along this row. If you’re looking for college-style nightlife, check out a few of the small, rowdy bars along Laclede Street.


If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.

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St Louis:
April Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2020 St Louis Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the April 2020 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 rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

St Louis Rent Prices Decrease From March to April

St Louis rent prices decreased over the last month. From March to April, the city experienced a -1.64% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a St Louis one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $902.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from March to April, St Louis experienced a -0.7% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a St Louis two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $991.0.

April Prices: St Louis vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in St Louis and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have decreased 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 2 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 Belleville, IL, Florissant, MO .

  • Rent decreased in Oakland, MO.

  • 1 suburb is currently priced higher than the city of St Louis.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of St Louis.

April 2020 Pricing Trends: St Louis vs. National Comparisons

St Louis Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in St Louis over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, St Louis 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 ABODO's April 2020 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.

Data set for St Louis and suburbs

1 BR April 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR April 2 BR M/M % Change
St Louis, MO $917.0 -2.13% $998.0 -1.87%
Oakland, MO $1,950.0 0.00% $2,150.0 0.00%
Belleville, IL $543.0 1.88% $749.0 1.08%
Florissant, MO $855.0 2.15% $998.0 -0.70%


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.