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    633 N. Mcknight, St. Louis, MO 63132
    1 BED $905+
    2 BEDS $986+
    3 BEDS $1,573+
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    8342 Delcrest Dr, St. Louis, MO 63124
    1 BED $1,525+
    2 BEDS $2,200+
    3 BEDS $2,905+
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    8211 Montreal Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63132
    2 BEDS $1,060
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    8680 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63124
    1 BED $1,800+
    2 BEDS $2,950+
    3 BEDS $4,200+
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    8669 Old Towne Drive, University City, MO 63132
    1 BED $965+
    2 BEDS $1,202+
    3 BEDS $1,868+
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    8320-34 Delcrest Drive, St. Louis, MO 63124
    2 BEDS $975
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    7525 Melrose Avenue, University City, MO 63130
    2 BEDS $900
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    1085 Colby, Saint Louis, MO 63130
    3 BEDS $1,575
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    7295 Teal Ave, Hanley Hills, MO 63133
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    8025 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton, MO 63105
    Studio $1,600+
    1 BED $1,975
    2 BEDS $3,150+
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    8025 Bonhomme Avenue, Clayton, MO 63105
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    212 Meramec Ave, Clayton, MO 63105
    Studio $1,551+
    1 BED $1,828+
    2+ BEDS $2,661+
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    721 Westwood Drive, Clayton, MO 63105
    2 BEDS $1,000
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    9150 Olive Crossing, Olivette, MO 63132
    Studio $1,875
    1 BED $1,800+
    2+ BEDS $2,525
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    6146 Waterman Blvd., Saint Louis, MO 63112
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    6340-6346 SOUTHWOOD, St. Louis, MO 63105
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    1 BED $980
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    6221-6229 SOUTHWOOD, St. Louis, MO 63105
    1 BED $940
    2 BEDS $1,030
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    100 Kalen Drive, Apt. B, Overland, MO 63114
    1 BED $615
    2 BEDS $660
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    6612 JESSE JACKSON AVE, ST LOUIS, MO 63121
    3 BEDS $1,440
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    8456 San Rafael Place, Charlack, MO 63114
    1 BED $790+
    2 BEDS $910+
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    6946 Normandale Drive, St. Louis, MO 63121
    2 BEDS $850
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    9470-90 Olive Blvd, Olivette, MO 63132
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    5622 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63112
    1 BED $1,180
    2 BEDS $1,385
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    299 Debaliviere Ave, St. Louis, MO 63112
    Studio $1,375+
    1 BED $1,775+
    2 BEDS $2,820+
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    5535 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO 63112
    1 BED $1,103+
    2 BEDS $825
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Average rent in University City, MO

$1,259/mo University City, MO average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in University City, MO is $1,259.

University City, MO apartment rent ranges

About 20% of apartment rents in University City, MO range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 1% of apartments. Around 59% of University City’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 20% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

University City, MO rent trends

Getting around in University City, MO

56 /100
Somewhat Walkable
35 /100
Some Transit
45 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 56, Transit Score®: 35, Bike Score®: 45

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in University City, MO last updated?

Prices and availability in University City, MO were last updated on 25 Feb 2024.

What are the best apartments in University City, MO?

The best apartments in University City, MO are: The District Apartments, Vanguard Crossing, 8211 Montreal Dr, Avenir - Coming Soon and The Oaks on Bonhomme.

What is the average rent in University City, MO?

The average rent in University City, MO is $1,259. Start your search for apartments in University City, MO now.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in University City, MO?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in University City, MO is between $925 and $3,100. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in University City, MO now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in University City, MO?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in University City, MO is between $900 and $4,200. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in University City, MO.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in University City, MO?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in University City, MO is between $1,573 and $4,250. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in University City, MO.

What type of rental buildings are in University City, MO?

In University City 45% of the housing is rented out compared to 55% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 12% of University City’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 59% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 29% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in University City, MO?

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 University City are about 54 years old, on average. Of these, 6% 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 91% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 3% are mid-rises, and 6% are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in University City, MO?

Studio apartments in University City are around 3% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 32% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 53% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Renter's guide to University City, MO

University City, Missouri is a suburban community located just 10 miles northwest of St. Louis, covering less than 6 square miles, with a population of 35, 371 according to the 2010 U.S. Census. Being just outside St. Louis, the city has a relatively central location—it’s only 240 miles to Kansas City and 300 miles to Chicago. A flight from St. Louis’ Lambert International Airport to San Francisco is 3 hours and 40 minutes and to New York City just 2 hours and 25 minutes. The University City weather is what you would expect in the St. Louis and Mississippi valley area. Summers are rather warm and humid with average temperatures in the mid-to-upper 80s, though winter months are rather temperate with an average around 40°F with less than 20 inches of snowfall. Apparently, the weather isn’t much of a factor in that Forbes Magazine recently ranked the St. Louis area as the happiest city for college grads.

Tips for renting in University City, MO

Those looking for University City apartments can take solace in knowing that all University City housing is covered under the State of Missouri Landlord and Tenant Act, which gives tenants the right to habitable property before moving in. Landlords are required to make repairs due to ordinary wear and tear, refrain from turning off a tenant’s water and utilities, provide written notice to tenants when ownership of the property is transferred, and to not discriminate.

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Living in University City, MO

University City’s name reflects the city’s proximity to Washington University, located on its southern border, which has a direct impact on the city’s culture. Considering that University City’s population is only 35,000 people, it still offers a thriving nightlife scene. This is evidenced by the fact that the Delmar Loop, the city’s entertainment, cultural, and dining district sits a mere ½ mile north of the university. Being located adjacent to the St. Louis city limits also places University City within close proximity to all that its larger neighbor offers, while retaining its small town atmosphere. Yet, it’s not without diversity in that African-Americans, Latinos, Asians and other ethnicities make up 50% of the city’s population.

According to the 2015 Urban Mobility Study, the St. Louis area did quite well, ranking far down the scale in all aspects of congestion when it comes to commuting by car. However, despite the fact that University City benefits from a good St. Louis area public transportation system, one really needs a car to get around conveniently. If there are negatives to life here, it may be that a car is a must to get around.

Things to do in University City, MO

Despite being a somewhat small suburban town, University City certainly has its share of activities. There is definitely no shortage of parks—the largest being Heman Park covering over 85 acres in the middle of the city. It has a swimming pool and the University City swim club, 9 baseball diamonds, 4 soccer fields, 8 tennis courts, basketball courts, a 1 ½ mile running path, a large playground and picnic area, and much more! For culture and entertainment there’s the Delmar Loop, with its unique collection of specialty shops, music venues, and art galleries, not to mention the University City library, with its collection of over 150,000 books, and the University City movie theater—The Landmark Theater Tivoli—showing new releases, independent, and foreign films. Just 3 miles southwest of the Loop is the St. Louis Galleria, with over 150 stores and great places to eat. There’s also the International District along Olive Boulevard, with more than 100 diverse restaurants, ethnic grocery stores, and year-round events, and the unique Melting Pot fondue restaurant. Finally, one would be remiss in not mentioning the Center of Creative Arts—a non-profit arts center and leader in innovative arts education.

University City, MO employment & economy

The economy in University City is directly impacted by the economic conditions of the adjacent St. Louis, and it looks quite healthy. The unemployment rate has plummeted from 6.8% in April of 2015 to 4.9% in June of 2016. Though University City employers are primarily small businesses, there are major employers in the public sector—University City School District, police and fire departments, and city government. A number of major banks also maintain branches and offices in University City such as Commerce Bank and Royal Banks of Missouri.

Education in University City, MO

The University City school district has provided a strong academic foundation for over 100 years, having been organized not long after the city was incorporated in 1906. Today, the district serves nearly 3,200 students in its pre-school, elementary and middle schools, and the University City High School.  The district operates under a Comprehensive School Improvement Plan that includes goals, strategies and action steps needed to achieve the district’s overall mission in the University City schools to “Transform the life of every student every day.” In addition, one of the nation’s premier universities, Washington University, is located at the edge of the city.

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