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Apartments for Rent in Nashville, TN under $900 – 92 Rentals available


Nashville’s average rent reached $1,394 in January

Nashville’s average rent reached $1,394 in January after a 2.2% decrease since last year. With a renter share of 44%, Nashville is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices above the national average of $1,392. [View Full Report]

Nashville apartment rent report

Nashville’s average rent was $1,394 in January

Nashville’s average rent reached $1,394 in January after a 2.2% decrease since last year. With a renter share of 44%, Nashville is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices above the national average of $1,392.

The average rent for an apartment in Nashville saw a smaller decrease compared to Franklin ($1,443), where prices went down by 4.7% since last year. On the other hand, in Murfreesboro ($1,176), rent went up by 1.8%.

Nashville apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the largest renter hubs in the Nashville area

The city with the largest renter share is Murfreesboro (46%), followed by Nashville, where there is a 44% renter share. Lebanon, with an average rent of $1,116, has the third largest share of renters (40%) and has experienced a rent increase of 3% since January 2020. In Smyrna, where 40% of the population are renters, the average rent is $1,106, going up by 0.7% in the past year. Apartments in Goodlettsville, where 37% of residents are renters, cost $1,188 per month, an increase of 4.3% in one year.

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Nashville area

Franklin is the priciest city for renters in the Nashville area, with apartments renting for $1,443 per month. The average rent for apartments in Mount Juliet is $1,439, the second most expensive, while Nashville ($1,394) comes in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Smyrna's $1,106 average rent is the cheapest in the Nashville area followed by Lebanon's $1,116 rate. Gallatin rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $1,166 average rent.

Nashville apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

Nashville, TN Demographics

  • Total Population455,514
  • Female 218,860
    Male 236,653
  • Median Age33

Average Rent in Nashville, TN

  • Nashville, TN Average Rental Price, December 2020 $1,399 /mo

    Nashville, TN Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $501-$7001%
    • $701-$1,00019%
    • $1,001-$1,50049%
    • $1,501-$2,00020%
    • > $2,00010%

    Nashville, TN Rent Trends

    Average Rent Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Dec / 2020
    Nashville, TN $1,288 $1,280 $1,283 $1,320 $1,352 $1,343 $1,406 $1,432 $1,439 $1,415 $1,399
    National $1,373 $1,378 $1,381 $1,418 $1,428 $1,432 $1,468 $1,475 $1,477 $1,464 $1,462
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    Nashville, TN Households

    • Total Number of Households190,191
    • Family 100,509
      Non-family 89,682
    • Children 47,865
      No Children 142,327
    • Average People Per Household2.32
    • Median Household Income$60,380
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,190

    Nashville, TN Education Statistics

    • No High School4%
    • Some High School33%
    • Some College24%
    • Associate Degree6%
    • Bachelor Degree32%

    Apartments in Nashville, TN under $900

    Balancing snug and cheap is no joke when it comes to renting a place to live. “Are there any apartments near me under $900?” is a great question to start from. Knowing your budget means you’re one step ahead and on the right track. We’ve taken care of the rest and found 92 apartments for rent in Nashville, TN on which you’ll spend less than $900. A small, cheap rental means you’ll have to budget your living space as well. The great news is that keeping it simple pays off in more than one way. The cost of utilities is likely to run low, and you get the added benefit of not having to spend too much time cleaning up the whole place. Smaller apartments are more likely to be closer to the city center, so there are potential cuts to your transportation costs too. And here’s one more very special secret to add to your book-of-perks: you’re less likely to overshop when you know your space is limited.

    Rentals near you under $900

    Our goal is to help you find cheap apartments that live up to your dreams without crushing your budget. It may be a long shot to go looking for 3 bedroom apartments or even 2 bedroom for less than $900. The average rental size in Nashville, TN is 986 Sq.Ft., but the $900 limit will probably narrow your search to places with a smaller square footage. Go through our listings and be on the look-out for a hassle-free studio or a 1 bedroom apartment. We trust you’ll turn it into a cozy home which is also budget-friendly to the core.

    Finding a home nearby is easier than you think. Check out our Apartments Near Me page and take your pick!