Queens, NY Rental Market Trends
The average rent for an apartment in Queens is $2,568, a 6% increase compared to the previous year.
Average Rent in Queens, NY
|Average Rent||Y-o-Y Change||Average Apartment Size|
|$2,568||6%||714 sq. ft.|
The average size for a Queens, NY apartment is 714 square feet, but this number varies greatly depending on unit type, with cheap and luxury alternatives for houses and apartments alike. Studio apartments are the smallest and most affordable, 1-bedroom apartments are closer to the average, while 2-bedroom apartments and 3-bedroom apartments offer a more generous square footage.
Queens, NY Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,00069%
Queens, NY Occupied Housing Units
- Renter-occupied Households32%
- Owner-occupied Households67%
246,478 or 32% of the households in Queens, NY are renter-occupied while 520,935 or 67% are owner-occupied.
Queens, NY Rent Trends
|Nov / 2016||Mar / 2017||Jul / 2017||Nov / 2017||Mar / 2018||Jul / 2018||Nov / 2018||Mar / 2019||Jul / 2019||Nov / 2019||Feb / 2020|
Average Rent in Queens, NY By Neighborhood
|Ditmars - Steinway||$2,574|
The most affordable neighborhoods in Queens are Hollis, where the average rent goes for $1,106/month, Auburndale, where renters pay $1,750/mo on average, and Jamaica Estates, where the average rent goes for $1,835/mo. If you’re looking for other great deals, check out the listings from Briarwood ($1,889), Jamaica ($1,889), and College Point ($1,892), where the asking prices are below the average Queens rent of $2,568/mo.
The most expensive neighborhoods in Queens are Sunnyside ($3,433), LIC ($3,525) and Hunters Point ($3,555).
The most popular neighborhood in Queens is Hunters Point, where there are 5 verified RENTCafé listings with an average rent of $3,555. Next up is Jackson Heights, where apartments go for $2,275/month, followed by Old Astoria with $2,574 If you’re looking to rent in Queens’s most popular neighborhoods, make sure to also check out Ditmars - Steinway, where renters pay $2,574 on average, and Downtown Flushing, where the average monthly rent is $1,969.
Queens | Rent Comparison by Neighborhood
Rent in Auburndale is 13% lower than in Bellerose
Auburndale rent is 32% lower than Queens average
Bellerose rent is 22% lower than Queens average
How Queens Compares to Other Cities
|Average Rent||Y-o-Y Change|
|New York City||$3,902||3%|
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