Though an 8% year-over-year rent increase might have you seething at the Denver market, the value in this red-hot region is actually well worth the cost. In addition to being named the best place to live in the U.S. just last year, the average rent for Denver apartments is surprisingly affordable, clocking in at $1,387 – not cheap, but cheaper than other fast-growing western cities, such as Seattle ($1,746) and San Francisco ($3,385). Two-bedroom apartments come in at an average of $1,533 a month, according to Yardi Matrix.
But what exactly can that $1,533 get you? And are there any good options below the average price range? What about higher-end properties? Are they worth all the hype? Let’s take a look at some great 2 BD apartments for rent in Denver available right now.
1. The Artisan, Hampden, $990, 910 sq. ft.
Less than $1,000 can get you a spacious, two-bedroom townhome in this colorful Hampden community which boasts two swimming pools, a basketball court, a business center, and an enviable location near Kennedy Golf Course and Cherry Creek Reservoir. Units at The Artisan are equipped with five-star features such as private balconies, wood-burning fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, and more. There’s even an on-site fitness center complete with treadmills, cardio equipment, and weight machines.
2. Pembroke on the Green, Kennedy, $1,069, 850 sq. ft.
Luxury abounds at Pembroke on the Green, where you’ll find two heated pools, a splash park, a playground, and on-site fitness and business centers. The units are stunning and spacious too, many with vaulted ceilings, skylights, fireplaces, and private balconies with mountainside views. As far as location goes, it just doesn’t get better than this. Just minutes away from shopping, dining and the nearby Arts District, you’re never short on things to do at Pembroke at the Green.
3. Brittania Heights, Virginia Village, $1,230, 870 sq. ft.
Just a few minutes away from Downtown Denver, Buckley Air Force Base, and I-25, Brittania Heights offers a prime location at an affordable price. The two-bedroom units are spacious, complete with private balconies, walk-in closets, and large, open floor plans. The community’s close proximity to local light rail transport makes your morning commute a breeze, and amenities like indoor and outdoor pools, a fitness center, and a private clubhouse make this one of the best values in town.
4. Westlake Greens Apartments, Marston, $1,391, 1022 sq. ft.
Need room to spread out? The Westlake Greens Apartments come with space, scenic views, and luxury all in one. Units feature large soaking tubs, walk-in closets, built-in bookshelves, vaulted ceilings, and beautiful crown molding accents. There’s even on-site recycling for the environmentally-conscious renter, and the community’s prime location to downtown, the airport, and the Denver Tech Center make getting around a breeze.
5. 825 Dahlia, Hale, $1,680, 747 sq. ft.
Recently renovated, the 825 Dahlia offers a retro feel with all the modern amenities you could be looking for. Updated countertops, cabinetry, and appliances make the kitchens a must-see, while tiled walls and new vanities complete the sleek, well-appointed bathrooms. Some units even come with mounted flat-screen TVs, private balconies and fire pit lounges, and the community’s state-of-the-art fitness equipment (complete with personalized TVs) make working out easy and fun.
6. 1600 Glenarm Place, Central Business District, $1,950, 1,229 sq. ft.
How would you like to be close to all the action? By taking up residence at 1600 Glenarm Place you’ll get that and much more. This 31-story luxury apartment community comes with all the bells and whistles, from spacious floor plans and chef-caliber kitchens with stainless steel appliances to online rent payment possibilities and stunning mountain and city views. Plus, you’re just minutes away from Auraria Campus, the Denver Center For The Performing Arts, the Civic Center Station, and Lodo. How about that for living the high life in the Mile-High City?
Learn more about what’s available for rent in Denver right now by browsing RENTCafé.com’s extensive database of verified rental listings (directly from property managers) and take the fast lane to your dream home!