From hikes through the Grand Canyon to fun nights in downtown Phoenix and endless golf opportunities, Arizona is a nature lover’s dream and an ideal location for anyone looking for a hip state to call home. Not to mention that the sun hardly takes a day off here!
If you’re planning to move to Grand Canyon State but haven’t yet decided where, one of the state’s 5 largest cities would be a good starting point. Each has its unique character, charm, and local flavor. As a renter though, there’s another important criteria to consider – the local average rental prices in each of these 5 cities: Phoenix, $816/month; Tucson, $721/month; Mesa, $782/month; Chandler, $1,009/month; Gilbert, $990/month (according to data from Yardi Matrix).
Take a look at these 5 handpicked apartments for rent in Arizona’s largest cities, all around $800/month:
Agave Court Apartments, Central City Phoenix: $800/month for a three-bedroom apartment, 1,206 sq.ft.
On average, Phoenix has 211 sunny days throughout the year. The city boasts a number of great craft beers, and is known for its tasty Southwestern cuisine. For golf enthusiasts the city offers a wide range of beautiful golf courses.
If it’s a relaxing and serene oasis that you seek, check out the three-bedroom apartments at Agave Court. These spacious 1,206 sq.ft. units offer all the comforts a family needs, including balconies and patios, ample storage, and lovely interior finishes. Children will enjoy the on-site playground while you get to relax by the outdoor veranda with BBQ grills, or at the renovated clubhouse with WiFi and café lounge. For maximum convenience, the covered parking will keep your car out of the hot Arizona sun. Located just minutes away from all the fun of downtown Phoenix, as well as from Sky Harbor Airport, Agave Court renters are also in close proximity to the I-17 and I-10 freeways for easy commuting.
Retreat at Speedway, Rancho Perdido Estates: $815/month for a one-bedroom apartment, 899 sq.ft.
If you love a mountain backdrop but still want to enjoy a warm climate, head over to Tucson. This ideal city is surrounded by mountains and has plenty of hiking and biking trails for outdoor enthusiasts. In fact, Bustle ranked Tucson as the seventh best city for bikers in the U.S. in 2014. The University of Arizona is also located in Tucson!
For a great Tucson rental, consider the apartments at The Retreat at Speedway. At around $800/month you can get a beautiful and spacious one-bedroom apartment, that comes with full-size washers and dryers, all-electric gourmet kitchens, private patios and balconies with amazing views, and air conditioning. The community boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center, pool, and spa – for all residents to enjoy. For more socializing, you can invite your friends at the Cyber Cafe or pull a barbecue at one of the outdoor picnic areas. With a private entrance and a business center on-site, you will soon feel like this is home sweet home.
San Montero Luxury Apartments, Superstition Springs: $807/month for a one-bedroom apartment, 798 sq.ft.
Mesa is known for its high number of computer and technical jobs. If you love to shop for a deal, don’t miss the Mesa Market Place Swap Meet where you can haggle with sellers and find vintage gems and hidden treasures.
For luxury living in this hot Texan outpost, take a look at the San Montero Luxury Apartments. These one-bedroom apartments offer gorgeous lake views, fireplaces, large bathrooms, washers and dryers. They include electronic thermostats to help you control the temperatures in their units. To relax, head down to the pool to catch some rays and play a game of volleyball, or hang out at the Clubhouse. Did we mention there’s an on-site fitness center and a sauna? With controlled, gated access and a night patrol, this is a safe community for you and your family.
Cantera Apartments, San Marcos: $850/month for a one-bedroom apartment, 707 sq.ft.
If you’ve ever wanted to visit a real town of the Old West, you’ll enjoy the Rawhide Western Town and Event Center, where you can take a peek into the past. On the job hunt? Pay Pal has an office in Chandler, and last year, they added 150 jobs.
If you have a furry friend, then Cantera Apartments, with its on-site dog park, is a great choice. But there’s so much more to this awesome community located just minutes from Downtown Chandler! For around $850/month you get to live in a luxurious one-bedroom apartment designed for your maximum comfort. Each apartment has a washer and dryer in the unit and is elegantly lined in crown molding. Upgraded units have renovated interiors and impress with wood-style flooring, mirrored wardrobe doors, and built-in computer desks. The newly renovated community offers a wide array of amenities fit for an active lifestyle: volleyball court, fitness center, pool with sundeck, billiards area, and a coffee bar.
Springs at Gilbert Meadows, Val Vista Lakes: $785/month for a two-bedroom apartment, 840 sq.ft.
In 2014, Money.com rated Gilbert as one of the top places to live – and they were right! Health professionals will find ample opportunities in this city. But even if you’re not in the healthcare industry, Gilbert still has one of the lowest unemployment rates in Arizona. On weekends, you can take a ride out Lost Dutchman State Park and spend great afternoons outdoors.
If you’re looking for a little city oasis, look no further than the Springs at Gilbert Meadows Apartments. These two-bedroom units feature beautiful views, wood-style floors in select units, washer and dryer hookups, and carpeting. Within the community, you’re invited to enjoy the fitness center, the pool, the dog park, and the tennis courts. Even kids have their own outdoor shaded playground and as of this winter, there’s also a new indoor kids play area. The community is pet-friendly, welcoming up to 2 pets that will love the new on-site dog park.
If you’re planning on moving to the Grand Canyon State, make sure to check out more cool, cheap apartments for rent in Arizona. You’ll find great rental options for every price point.