This city has the best rental prices in Tampa Bay. Tampa area rents are up 2.1% over last year. But, down a little bit since December. ApartmentList showed the median cost of rentals in 100 of the largest cities in the US. Here in Tampa we priced in at Number 27. The national average for a one bedroom came in at $1,153, and $1,321 for a two bedroom. That puts average rent for all types at $1,344. In Tampa Bay the same average for all types came in much higher at $1,700 a month! It did show Tampa had a slightly slower rent increase than other Florida cities, and in the US. That’s where the 2.1% comes in. If you want to pay the cheapest rent in the US move to Cleveland! LOL. No really. Lowest rent among our 100 largest cities was Cleveland, Ohio, where rent costs don’t even hit the $1,000 mark. I know it’s cold, but Cleveland residents’ median rents are closer to $781 bucks.
So where do you go here in the Tampa Bay Area for best rent prices? ApartmentList says Tampa is about 3.8% higher than it’s neighbor cities. Pinellas Park is where you go for the best rent deal with a median of $1,422. Here’s a little heads up for you. Up the road in Largo they have the fastest increase in the area with rents up 5.8%. Thinking Pinellas Park may not be far behind in the next few years. If you got the big money, really big, check out Wesley Chapel in the list of average rents below. Source NewsChannel8