Finding a decent and affordable apartment in Denver may not yet be as cutthroat and dominated by insiders as, say, finding an apartment in New York City—been there and done that—but it’s getting there. The economy and culture of the Front Range is attracting young professionals from all over the state and all over the country to the Denver metro area. And it’s not like a lot of people leave once they get here. The sunny climes and gorgeous scenery appeals to youth and age alike. The population is exploding, at least in Denver.
We hear conversations all the time that end up going something like, “Looking for an apartment in Denver? Good luck, sucker.” Of course, it’s not just apartment rentals. The housing market, too, has been on a breakneck pace over the last few years. Buying a home in Denver is unreachable for some and a scary investment for most. There’s a growing tension—or maybe we’re headed toward a new equilibrium?—of people loving the Colorado lifestyle and people being able to afford it.
We’re here to monitor the statistical trends of Colorado’s affordability and the on-the-ground wisdom of finding an apartment in Denver. We want to help you find the perfect spot for your next lease. We also want to help you contextualize the leasing options and rental prices within the larger Denver rental market.