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Apartments for Rent in Edmonton, AB under $1200 – 259 Rentals available

  • 470 Macewan Road SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 1W1
    $1,195
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Realstar Management Partnership
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (587) 415-8088
  • 12847 50 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 1S1
    $1,200
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    FirstService Residential AB Ltd
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (587) 635-2797
  • (1)
    9033 184Th Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 1W2
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    $1,115 - $1,120
    • 2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Weidner Apartment Homes
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (780) 851-3914
  • (12)
    3830 105Th Street NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 2N9
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    $940 - $1,185
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Weidner Apartment Homes
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (780) 851-9672
  • 9925 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 2X5
    $750 - $1,235
    • Studio-1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Realstar Management Partnership
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (587) 415-7729
  • (6)
    5308 - 147Th Ave, Edmonton, AB T5A 4J2
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    $860 - $1,195
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Weidner Apartment Homes
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (780) 851-7637
  • (1)
    9915 115 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1S5
    $1,125
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Realstar Management Partnership
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (587) 415-7225
  • 890 Lakewood Road North NW, Edmonton, AB T6K 3Y2
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    $948 - $1,040
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Weidner Apartment Homes
    Available Today! Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (780) 851-7779
  • (14)
    4807 137Th Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 4A7
    $895 - $1,215
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Weidner Apartment Homes
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (780) 851-9342
  • 10001 Bellamy Hill Road NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 3B6
    $912 - $1,206
    • Studio
    • 1 Bath
    QuadReal
    Last updated 14 Jun 2021
    (833) 545-7235
  • (15)
    5011 - 140 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 5G2
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    $1,024 - $1,205
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Weidner Apartment Homes
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (780) 851-8282
  • 16455 50Th Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5Y 0X3
    $1,195 - $1,215
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Realstar Management Partnership
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (587) 415-7723
  • (14)
    8808 - 165Th St. NW, Edmonton, AB T5R 2R9
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    $940 - $1,095
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Weidner Apartment Homes
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (780) 851-7591
  • 3149 151 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5Y 3A3
    $1,125 - $1,400
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    FirstService Residential AB Ltd
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (587) 635-3015
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    87 Stirling Road, Edmonton, AB T5X 5C7
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    $900 - $1,210
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Weidner Apartment Homes
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (780) 851-9420
  • 10515 99Th Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 0E8
    $1,045 - $1,225
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Realstar Management Partnership
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (587) 415-7860
  • 9810 105 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1A7
    $1,005 - $1,150
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Realstar Management Partnership
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (587) 415-7388
  • 11405 132 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 1G1
    $750 - $1,294
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Osgoode Properties
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (866) 794-1222
  • 9939 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 2W8
    $1,075
    • Studio
    • 1 Bath
    Realstar Management Partnership
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (587) 415-7386
  • 10126-154Th Street, Edmonton, AB T5P 2H3
    $850
    • 1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Yorkton Management
    Last updated 14 Jun 2021
    (780) 951-2277
  • REM117, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Y6
    $995 - $1,095
    • 2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    TRC Realty Management Inc.
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (780) 962-9300
  • (1)
    9910 – 104 Street,, Edmonton, AB T5K 0Z4
    $800 - $1,190
    • Studio-1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Petwin Development Company Ltd
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (780) 420-6212
  • (1)
    10620 - 116 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0P3
    $1,050 - $1,515
    • Studio-1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Killam Apartment REIT
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (833) 206-7755
  • 3007 35 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6L 5J2
    $900 - $1,175
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    MyVic Property Management
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (587) 989-7368
  • 7606 – 156 Street,, Edmonton, AB T5R 4K6
    $1,100 - $1,180
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Petwin Development Company Ltd
    Last updated 13 Jun 2021
    (780) 420-6212

Renter's Guide to Edmonton, AB

Although not the most populous city in Alberta, Edmonton is the capital of the province. Originally a trading post for the Hudson’s Bay Company, modern Edmonton has retained its status as an economic, governmental, and cultural hub. Census data shows that the city has a population of 932,546 people and is the fifth largest municipality in Canada.

Located along the North Saskatchewan River, almost in the middle of the province, the weather in Edmonton is what you would expect from a humid continental climate. The winters here are among the coldest in Canada, reaching an average daily low of 13.28°F. Summer days aren’t as hot, with the average summer maximum temperature resting at a comfortable 73.6°F – perfect for shorts and t-shirts. All in all, summers are pretty mild here, but winters vary in length and severity. Luckily, even when it’s cold, it’s sunny. Edmontonians enjoy 2,299 hours of sunshine a year, making it one of Canada’s sunniest cities.

Cost of Living in Edmonton, AB

If you're moving to Edmonton, you'll be surprised to learn that the cost of living here is very decent. A monthly transit pass is just $94.25 and the average monthly bill for groceries and household items is a reasonable $237.60 per person. Unfortunately, like in many Canadian cities, phone and internet services are expensive. Each month expect to spend $90 and $75 on them, respectively.

As one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, there are a lot of young people moving here. As a result, local eateries are popping up to serve this market. If you go out for dinners and drinks with friends regularly, expect to spend about $250 per month. A basic lunch menu and drinks for two people will go for around $32, in a business district.

Of course, with all the eating out, you’ll want to stay fit. Gym memberships here can vary from $52 per month to $150 per month, depending on whether you’re taking classes or not.

As if the very reasonable cost of living wasn’t enough, they don’t even charge sales tax in Alberta!

Living in Edmonton, AB

Living in Edmonton has its pros and cons. Many people flock to the city to take advantage of the economic benefits of the low cost of living, low taxes, and high average incomes.

If you’re like most people and hate being stuck in traffic, then Edmonton is for you. According to TomTom’s GPS data, Edmonton has the privilege of being the least congested of the 6 largest cities in Canada. Because the city has invested heavily in their infrastructure in recent years, Edmontonians see less traffic than their fellow drivers in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.

Like many Canadian cities, Edmonton is diverse and welcoming of newcomers. According to census data, 37.1% of people identify as a visible minority, with the most popular ethnicities being South Asian, Chinese, Black, Filipino, and Arab. So no matter where you come from, you’ll feel welcomed here.

Things to Do in Edmonton, AB

Edmonton is a vibrant city with many things to do. If you’re looking to meet friends for brunch or a cup of coffee, 124 Street is dotted with art galleries, antique stores, coffee shops, and eateries. Old Strathcona & Whyte Avenue is a famous historic district full of trendy galleries, record stores, and restaurants.

Of course, no list of attractions and points of interest in Edmonton is complete without a visit to the 10th largest mall in the world, the West Edmonton Mall. Home to an indoor water park, amusement park, 800 stores, two hotels, and over 100 dining options, there are many fun things to do in this mall, with or without kids.

Although not as well-known as the coastal Canadian cities like Vancouver and Toronto, Edmonton also has a burgeoning food scene, and dining out is very popular among Edmontonians. If you’re not sure where to go, head to the 4th Street Promenade where there are always hip new restaurants and hangouts opening up.

Employment & Economy in Edmonton, AB

Due to its location, Edmonton is ideal for distribution and logistics businesses. The city is commonly referred to as the “Gateway to the North” and used as a hub and home base for oil and diamond extraction projects in northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories.

Like much of the province, the economy of Edmonton is dominated by oil and other resource extraction industries. Perhaps for this reason, the average family income in Edmonton is a very solid $101,470 CAD.

But anyone discussing the economy of Edmonton shouldn’t forget to mention investments in various other sectors. The city is the birthplace of many large Canadian companies like Shaw Communications, Booster Juice, Boston Pizza, The Brick, Earl’s, and Fountain Tire, among others. Edmonton is also a major financial centre with many big banks opening regional offices here.

Education in Edmonton, AB

Top universities in Edmonton include the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, and Athabasca University.

In terms of primary and secondary school education, Edmonton has 3 publicly funded school districts, covering everything from kindergarten to grade 12. There are also a number of private, religious, and charter schools operating in the city. Like in most Canadian cities, students are generally assigned to the public school in their catchment area.

According to the Fraser Institute, the top public school in Edmonton is Old Scona, whereas the top private school is Tempo School. Both of them score a perfect 10, but Old Scona is known for its 100% diploma completion rate. If you don’t live in their area, Archbishop MacDonald and Millwoods Christian are also great choices.

For families with younger children, top elementary schools in Edmonton include Mount Pleasant School, known for its Cogito program for high-achieving students, Windsor Park School, with high standards in literacy and mathematics, and Grandview Heights School, known for its alternative education program and use of technology in the classroom.

Tips for Renting in Edmonton, AB

The Residential Tenancies Act establishes renters’ rights in Edmonton and protects both renters and landlords. If you’re moving to Edmonton, make sure you understand both the landlords’ and the tenants’ rights and responsibilities, so that you won’t be surprised or taken advantage of.

The Act has rules that protect you from unreasonable evictions and ensure that you have enough time to relocate between the notice and your last day in the apartment.

If you have any questions or concerns, the Landlord and Tenant Advisory Board (LTAB) provides information to tenants and landlords in Edmonton.

The best apartments in Edmonton, AB under $1,200

We know that comfort and convenience are essential elements to your well-being, and that is why we selected the best apartments for rent in Edmonton, AB. The monthly rent does vary on the property type, but you can find cheap luxury apartments listed for up to $1,400. Exclusively designed to satisfy your needs, these modern apartments include high-level amenities and a décor designed to provide the utmost in convenience. Offering quality living and comfort, our stylish apartments for less than $1,200 present a unique lifestyle for anyone who is looking to take it to the next level.

How to find the best rental near you

If searching for your perfect apartment gets a little bit too overwhelming, use the RENTCafé filters and you’ll find something for your taste. If you’d rather sacrifice space for a good location, search for a studio or a 1-bedroom apartment in one of the city’s top-rated neighborhoods. If you want to share or if you need more space, choose from our selection of spacious 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartments. Asking yourself “how do I find desirable apartments near me?” is quite a challenge, but RENTCafé can help by making your apartment search an enjoyable experience. Make the most of your money by selecting whatever you consider suitable, knowing that the apartments come with thoughtful amenity packages and are located in well-maintained, modern buildings.

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