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Where Austin rent is growing fastest

Rates mapped by neighborhood

Austin slipped one place, to No. 26, in its ranking on the list of most expensive rental cities in the country this month, according to national apartment rental site Zumper. One bedroom units came in at a median of $1,120 per month and two-bedroom units at $1,430/month.

Zumper’s report also comes with lots of maps and charts and includes information on the rental state of 35 Austin neighborhoods. Its analysts found that the University of Texas area had some of the fastest growing rents this fall, up more than 6 percent since last quarter—not a huge surprise with the influx of student for the fall semester.

Some of the neighborhoods that fall into the site’s “pricier” range—with rent between $1,400 and $1,500 a month for one-bedroom units included Holly, Mueller (RMMA), and Chestnut—the latter two a bit surprising.

Downtown ($1,880) was the most expensive neighborhood to rent in with Old West Austin ($1,615), Central East Austin ($1,550), and Zilker ($1,550) close behind. Some mid-range central-city rentals included West University, Old Enfield, and Travis Heights, which we are apparently now calling “South River City.”