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Average rent in Surprise, AZ

$1,794/mo Surprise, AZ average rental price, February 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Surprise, AZ is $1,794.

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    Frequently asked questions

    What are the best apartments in Surprise, AZ?

    The best apartments in Surprise, AZ are: Mera City Center 55+, Harmony at Surprise, Christopher Todd Communities on Mountain View, The Village at West Point and La Borgata.

    What is the average rent in Surprise, AZ?

    The average rent in Surprise, AZ is $1,794. Start your search for apartments in Surprise, AZ now.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Surprise, AZ?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Surprise, AZ is between $1,350 and $3,626. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Surprise, AZ now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Surprise, AZ?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Surprise, AZ is between $1,350 and $4,247. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Surprise, AZ.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Surprise, AZ?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Surprise, AZ is between $1,850 and $4,520. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Surprise, AZ.

    What type of rental buildings are in Surprise, AZ?

    In Surprise, 24% of the residents are renting compared to 76% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 9% of Surprise’s rentals, 23% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 67% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Surprise, AZ?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Surprise are about 16 years old, on average. Of these, 91% have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 2 stories. About 95% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Surprise, AZ?

    Rental apartments in Surprise come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 0% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 36% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 50% of all rentals in Surprise. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Living in Surprise, AZ

    Located in Maricopa County, Surprise is one of Arizona’s fastest-growing communities. Home to a diverse population with a laid-back attitude, this small city attracts renters with its positive job growth, excellent schools and beautiful natural surroundings. Surprise is located in a predominantly desert climate zone, so the community strongly emphasizes water conservation. During the summer months, average daily highs often push into the triple digits, while winters are mild, with minimal precipitation throughout the year. While the climate may be harsh, renters can enjoy the sunny weather and abundant outdoor activities. A haven for sports enthusiasts, Surprise is home to multiple professional-level baseball fields, tennis courts, indoor racquetball courts and golf courses.

    Renting in Surprise, AZ

    Surprise has a versatile rental market, with rental properties fit for any budget and taste. For instance, renters looking for upscale and family-friendly communities can look into Copper Canyon Ranch, Kenly Farms, and Surprise Farms, all of which are neighborhoods with spacious rentals close to schools, transportation options and luxury amenities. Conversely, those looking for a more affordable alternative can consider the Sierra Montana, Mountain Vista Ranch, and Litchfield Manor neighborhoods, which have smaller, less expensive apartments for rent. Note that, if the rental period lasts more than 12 months, a lease agreement is mandatory and should include information about the main responsibilities of the parties. Usually, landlords are responsible for providing and maintaining a habitable rental unit and systems. In turn, landlords may ask for a security deposit that cannot exceed 1.5 months’ rent, along with the prepaid rent.

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    Surprise, AZ demographics

    Surprise, AZ has a population of 141,875 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 74,237 of Surprise’s residents are women and 67,638 are men. The median age of those who live in Surprise, AZ is 41.7.

    Shopping in Surprise, AZ

    Surprise is home to Surprise Towne Center, Surprise Marketplace, and Surprise Village Marketplace. These average-sized malls offer a variety of popular retailers, department stores and grocery chains. Aside from these large retail hubs, there are also many smaller shops throughout the city, from bookstores to craft stores and antique boutiques. Renters looking for designer brands are also a short drive from Arrowhead Towne Center in Glendale, a major outdoor mall with designer stores, clothing shops, department stores, national chains and a food court. Meanwhile, renters can find groceries and everyday necessities in major stores like The Home Depot, Walmart, Target, Costco, Lowe’s, Safeway, Albertsons, Trader Joe’s and WinCo Foods. Additionally, local chains Sprouts Farmers Market; Fry’s Food and Drug; Bashas; and AJ’s Fine Foods have several stores throughout the city where renters can find a variety of goods.

    Surprise, AZ households

    • 39,491 Family
      12,714 Non-family
    • 17,511 Children
      34,694 No Children
    • 52,205Total Number of Households
    • 2.71Average People Per Household
    • $76,623Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 52,205 households in Surprise, AZ. 39,491 are family households and 12,714 are non-family households. There are 17,511 households with children in Surprise and 34,694 households without children. On average, about 2.71 people live in a household in Surprise, AZ.

    Transportation in Surprise, AZ

    Due to the limited pedestrian and bike infrastructure, those renting in Surprise rely on a car to complete their errands. U.S. Highway 60 and State Route 303 intersect in the city and provide access to and from all directions. Alternatively, renters opting for public transportation can use the bus service provided by Valley Metro. To that end, Valley Metro rail serves the area around Phoenix, putting renters a short drive away from rail transport. For renters needing on-demand transportation, residential car-sharing programs, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Surprise. Finally, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, located 31 miles away, is the nearest airport with domestic and international flights.

    Surprise, AZ education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Surprise, AZ is as follows: 2% have no high school education, 30% completed some high school, 32% partially completed college, 10% have an Associate Degree, 18% have a Bachelor Degree, and 9% have a Graduate Degree.

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