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Apartments for Rent in Appleton, WI
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Getting around in Appleton, WI

19 /100
29 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 19, Bike Score®: 29

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Appleton, WI last updated?

Prices and availability in Appleton, WI were last updated on 7 Feb 2023.

What are the best apartments in Appleton, WI?

The best apartments in Appleton, WI are: Applegate Apartments, French Garden 2, Fourth Street Apartments, Evergreen Estates and 220 W Valley Rd.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Appleton, WI?

The price range for a studio apartment in Appleton, WI is between $1,187 and $1,757. View all studio apartments in Appleton, WI.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Appleton, WI?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Appleton, WI is between $665 and $1,565. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Appleton, WI now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Appleton, WI?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Appleton, WI is between $538 and $1,757. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Appleton, WI.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Appleton, WI?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Appleton, WI is between $538 and $1,364. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Appleton, WI.

What type of rental buildings are in Appleton, WI?

In Appleton 34% of the housing is rented out compared to 66% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 11% of Appleton’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 70% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 19% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Appleton, WI?

The average age of rental buildings in Appleton is 0 years old, with none being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 0 stories, of which none are garden-style apartment communities, none are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Appleton, WI?

Studio apartments in Appleton are around 0% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 0% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 0% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

Living in Appleton, WI

Appleton, WI, is regularly recognized as one of the best and most affordable places to live in the country. Renters eager to find a home with a low cost of living while maintaining a high quality of life will be delighted by the vibrant little town at the heart of Wisconsin’s Fox Cities. Featuring a rich history, exciting cultural venues, and a thriving dining scene, finding an apartment to rent in Appleton is the guarantee that renters will never get bored while enjoying the laid-back lifestyle that comes with a small-town environment. Renters appreciate the low crime rate and well-regarded schools, making Appleton a favorite among young families with children. “Grand Chute,” as it is known to the locals, is also home to Lawrence University, which promises a bustling activity year-round — as long as you can handle the harsh winters that are a Wisconsin’s weather staple.

Renting in Appleton, WI

Despite being a college town, renters constitute a minority among Appleton’s residents. The low cost of housing — which is below the national average and below the Wisconsin average — undoubtedly constitutes one of Appleton’s attractions, particularly for renters who are struggling with the increasing difficulties of finding an apartment for rent. The available housing is eclectic, featuring a historic downtown area with older low-rise townhouses, many of which were turned into condominiums and rental apartments, more recent larger apartment communities, many catering to student housing, and residential neighborhoods of single-family homes. According to Wisconsin’s rental laws, security deposits are defined as the total of all payments and deposits given as security and includes all rent payments in excess of one month's prepaid rent. The security deposit may be used as the last month’s rent with the landlord’s agreement.

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Appleton, WI demographics

Appleton, WI has a population of 73,891 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,420 of Appleton’s residents are women and 36,471 are men. The median age of those who live in Appleton, WI is 36.5.

Shopping in Appleton, WI

Grocery stores catering to all tastes and wallets abound in Appleton. Locally owned grocery chain Pick’ N’ Save has several locations throughout town, as well as family-owned supermarket chain Festival Foods. Renters also have access to national retailers such as Woodman’s and Meijer. Aldi has several locations catering to budget-minded renters. Besides, Appleton is also home to several stores featuring ethnic fare, including Hispanic and Asian products. The largest shopping mall in town is Northland Mall, where renters will find an eclectic offering of national and locally owned retailers and eateries. Appleton’s vibrant downtown district also includes many specialty retail shops, fine dining, and a wide array of ethnic eateries.

Appleton, WI households

  • 18,682 Family
    11,047 Non-family
  • 9,325 Children
    20,404 No Children
  • 29,729Total Number of Households
  • 2.4Average People Per Household
  • $61,475Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 29,729 households in Appleton, WI. 18,682 are family households and 11,047 are non-family households. There are 9,325 households with children in Appleton and 20,404 households without children. On average, about 2.4 people live in a household in Appleton, WI.

Transportation in Appleton, WI

Renters who prefer leaving their car at home will appreciate Appleton’s walkability and bike lanes. Although some errands still require access to a vehicle, you can handle many of your daily needs by traveling by foot, especially if your rental apartment is located in the downtown area, the City Park historic district, or in the Grand Chute neighborhood. In addition, Appleton is home to a tight network of public bus routes running Monday to Saturday (different routes and schedules may apply in the evening and on the weekend), so you can easily find an apartment for rent in Appleton within a couple of blocks of a bus stop. For air travel, Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport — which mainly provides domestic flights — is a 30-minute drive away. For more distant flights, passengers usually go through Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport, located some 118 miles south via Interstate 41.

Appleton, WI education statistics

The level of education of the population of Appleton, WI is as follows: 3% have no high school education, 32% completed some high school, 26% partially completed college, 10% have an Associate Degree, 20% have a Bachelor Degree, and 9% have a Graduate Degree.

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