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Average rent in South Bend, IN

$1,203/mo South Bend, IN average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in South Bend, IN is $1,203.

    South Bend, IN apartment rent ranges

    About 46% of apartment rents in South Bend, IN range between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, apartments priced over $1,501-$2,000 represent 9% of apartments. Around 37% of South Bend’s apartments are in the $701-$1,000 price range. 2% of apartments are priced between $501-$700.

    South Bend, IN rent trends

    Getting around in South Bend, IN

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    56 /100
    Walk Score®: 49, Bike Score®: 56

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in South Bend, IN last updated?

    Prices and availability in South Bend, IN were last updated on 23 Mar 2023.

    What are the best apartments in South Bend, IN?

    The best apartments in South Bend, IN are: The Hibberd, Hoffman Hotel Apartment, Maple Lane Apartments, Central High & Stephenson Mills Apartments and Heritage Place at LaSalle Square Apartment Homes.

    What is the average rent in South Bend, IN?

    The average rent in South Bend, IN is $1,203. Start your search for apartments in South Bend, IN now.

    What is the price range for a studio apartment in South Bend, IN?

    The price range for a studio apartment in South Bend, IN is between $385 and $2,818. View all studio apartments in South Bend, IN.

    What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in South Bend, IN?

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in South Bend, IN is between $699 and $4,475. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in South Bend, IN now.

    What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in South Bend, IN?

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in South Bend, IN is between $879 and $2,995. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in South Bend, IN.

    What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in South Bend, IN?

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in South Bend, IN is between $1,160 and $4,475. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in South Bend, IN.

    What type of rental buildings are in South Bend, IN?

    In South Bend 41% of the housing is rented out compared to 59% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 8% of South Bend’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 45% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 46% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in South Bend, IN?

    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 South Bend are about 41 years old, on average. Of these, 15% 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 3 stories. About 90% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 10% 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 South Bend, IN?

    Rental apartments in South Bend come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 2% 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 42% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 47% of all rentals in South Bend. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Living in South Bend, IN

    South Bend is the county seat of St. Joseph County, Indiana. It's a small city known for its diverse population, affordable housing and lively college city amenities. South Bend includes parts of northern Indiana and southwest Lower Michigan, so it’s also referred to as “Michiana” by locals. Due to its geographic position, the city is an economic center of northern Indiana. South Bend’s renters and homeowners are accustomed to the changing weather with unpredictable and, at times, harsh springs and autumns. Winters come with average temperatures of 27°F and plenty of snowfall, while summers are mild with temperatures averaging 70°. The sky is mostly cloudy throughout the year, but there is plenty of sunshine for renters to visit the nearby inland lakes and rivers offering fishing, water sports and leisure activities.

    Renting in South Bend, IN

    Because the city’s rental profile is diverse, you can find single-family homes, townhomes and apartments for rent in South Bend. Sizes range from one-bedroom rental apartments to single-family homes with multiple bedrooms. The most popular areas for renters are the northern neighborhoods like North Shore Triangle, a family-friendly area with historic properties close to the city’s downtown amenities. When you rent in South Bend, the landlord has the right to require a timely rent payment or terminate the lease agreement with prior written notice. As a renter, you have the right to habitable renter households with all basic amenities and appliances. Like the rest of Indiana, South Bend renters should put forth a security deposit that is typically the equivalent of one month’s rent.

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    South Bend, IN demographics

    South Bend, IN has a population of 102,786 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 53,993 of South Bend’s residents are women and 48,793 are men. The median age of those who live in South Bend, IN is 33.9.

    Shopping in South Bend, IN

    South Bend renters have plenty of shopping options to choose from. The largest shopping mall is University Park Mall, anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney and Barnes & Noble, and home to many other stores and restaurants. Other popular shopping venues with South Bend renters include Broadmoor Plaza, Eddy Street Commons and Town & Country Shopping Center. Downtown South Bend is also a popular shopping area with small boutiques, art stores, and locally owned shops. For grocery and home goods shopping, renters have access to Walmart, Aldi, Trader Joe’s, Kroger, Costco, Martin’s Market and Meijer.

    South Bend, IN households

    • 22,471 Family
      18,070 Non-family
    • 11,994 Children
      28,547 No Children
    • 40,541Total Number of Households
    • 2.46Average People Per Household
    • $46,002Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 40,541 households in South Bend, IN. 22,471 are family households and 18,070 are non-family households. There are 11,994 households with children in South Bend and 28,547 households without children. On average, about 2.46 people live in a household in South Bend, IN.

    Transportation in South Bend, IN

    There are multiple transportation options in South Bend, but most renters rely on their cars to get around. There is a highly-developed public bus system called Transpo with numerous bus routes in and out of South Bend’s neighborhoods. In addition, a commuter rail line called The South Shore Line operates between Downtown Chicago and the South Bend International Airport. South Bend is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the U.S., with multiple protected bike lanes, multipurpose paths, striped bike lanes and other designated on-street routes that renters often use for commuting. Ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are also available for renters who favor convenience. For air travel, renters go through the South Bend International Airport, located just 10 minutes by car from the city center.

    South Bend, IN education statistics

    The level of education of the population of South Bend, IN is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 39% completed some high school, 24% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 16% have a Bachelor Degree, and 11% have a Graduate Degree.

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