No matter if you’re a ski addict, an outdoor adventurer, a mountaineer, or just an urban enthusiast, there’s something thrilling waiting for you in Colorado. Located at the highest average elevation in the entire U.S., Colorado combines the best of all seasons. In the wintertime, you’ll find the best ski resorts, and in summertime, everyone is out and about – hiking, biking, eating outside, going to music festivals, and enjoying the beauty of the mountains.
So why not settle down in one of the state’s hospitable cities? Whether you’re searching for the perfect pad in Denver, a home in Colorado Springs, a townhouse in Aurora, a studio in Fort Collins, or a spacious apartment in Lakewood, you’re sure to find a great rental here. Of course, some cities might be pricier than others, as Yardi Matrix data shows. While Denver ($1,386/month), Fort Collins ($1,292/month) or Lakewood ($1,343/month) boast higher average rents, cities like Colorado Springs ($912/month) and Aurora ($1,189/month) are more affordable.
However, don’t let these rent averages get you down. You can still find great Colorado apartments on a moderate budget in any of these 5 cities. We’ve gone ahead and selected 5 awesome apartments for rent in Colorado, one in each of its 5 largest cities, all for under $1,200/month. Could any of these be your next home sweet home?
Baker Tower Apartments, Baker: $1,055/month for a one-bedroom apartment, 470 sq. ft.
As if the Denver Broncos – the latest Super Bowl Champs – weren’t enough reason to love Denver, this fantastic city is vibrant, even when it’s cold outside. From its famous green chili to its many local craft beers, Denver keeps its spirit alive year round. In January, the National Western Stock Show puts on a full rodeo and livestock auctions, and in summer, the Rockygrass music festival held just outside of Denver brings people together from all over the country for some great tunes.
For a home with historic charm, check out Baker Tower Apartments in the Baker neighborhood of Denver. These one-bedroom units offer some of the most amazing views of the mountains, and many of them have recently been renovated. With new kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and paint, these apartments make city living an absolute pleasure. They boast huge patios or balconies, walk-in closets, and brushed nickel fixtures. The rental community has an on-site 24-hour fitness center and is located right next to some great shopping and dining options.
Grand View Apartments, Ivywild: $1,005/month for a two-bedroom apartment, 905 sq. ft.
Commonly known as “The Springs” by locals, Colorado Springs brings in Olympic athletes from all over the country. The flagship U.S. Olympic Center is located here – which means winter athletes are almost always hanging around – as is the Air Force Academy. In fact, the city is one of the best places for Air Force families to settle and find work.
Resting below the mountains, Grand View Apartments epitomizes peace and serenity. These two-bedroom apartments feature wood-burning fireplaces, carpeting, dishwashers, and washer/dryer combos. Some units even have vaulted ceilings and walk-in closets. The pet-friendly complex is complete with two pools, an indoor hot tub, a fitness center, and even its own dog park.
Hearthstone Apartments, Centre Pointe: $1,140/month for a one-bedroom apartment, 720 sq. ft.
If you love Denver but don’t want to live right in the middle of a busy city, head out to Aurora. Nearby, you’ll find Cherry Creek State Park – perfect for hikes and biking trips. When you’re finished running or biking, Downtown awaits you with fun foods and great beers.
If Aurora seems like the perfect Colorado city to settle down, take a look at the Hearthstone Apartments that feature spacious and stylish units with a modern look. The one-bedroom apartments have sleek hardwood floors and large closets for all your belongings. The apartments also come equipped with their own washers and dryers so you won’t have to make trips to the laundry mat. If you love being outside, you’ll find a basketball court, a pool, and a picnic/barbecue area for your personal use. Invite your friends over for a cookout and enjoy Colorado’s beautiful weather or exercise at the on-site fitness center.
Ramblewood Apartments, Fort Collins-Larimer County: $1,110/month for a three-bedroom apartment, 785 sq. ft.
Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University – and that university takes sports seriously! If you weren’t a fan before, you will be once you move here. New Belgium brewery is also located right in the city. Love to bike? There’s a bike library downtown. Just give them your ID and credit card, and you can borrow the bike for a fun day of travel and exploration.
When you’re looking for a place to call home in this lovely town, look no further than Ramblewood Apartments. These trendy one-, two-, and three-bedroom units are designed in a variety of floor plans. Some have their own private balconies while others have wood-burning fireplaces inside. You’ll find large closets and carpeted floors in all units. In your free time, hang out at the resort-style clubhouse, which has its own heated swimming pool and free WiFi throughout. Shoot some hoops on the basketball court or head to the playground with your children. If you’re a student at the Colorado State University, a free shuttle from the complex is available. Your furry friends will be happy, too, as there’s an enclosed dog park available.
Trifecta, Lakewood-Jefferson : $1,185/month for a studio, 528 sq. ft.
For purple mountain majesty, no other town compares with Lakewood. This charming Colorado outpost flaunts the most amazing views of the mountains. With easy public transportation to downtown Denver, you’ll always have plenty of options for a fun night out. Lakewood also has over 80 parks, so if you love being in the great outdoors – and who doesn’t! – then you’re almost guaranteed to live near a park.
If you dream of an apartment with a modern design, then you’ll love the chic studios at Trifecta. The units have washers and dryers, electronic thermostats, balconies with awesome views, as well as a plethora of other modern amenities, including granite countertops and backsplash in the kitchens and bathrooms. The 100% smoke-free LEED certified complex boasts a hip lounge area with a pool table, a rooftop deck with ping pong tables and BBQ grills, a clubhouse, a fitness center, a salt water pool, and many other perks. Plus, it’s just minutes away from Weir Gulch and Belmar Park, and 10 miles from Downtown Denver.
Colorado offers residents incomparable natural wonders, while its cities embrace vibrant communities. If you’re planning a move to this state, choose the city that best suits your taste and feel free to explore more rental options available for around $1,200/month or even less!