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Average Rent in Fort Smith, AR

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Fort Smith Studio - $800+34%
Fort Smith 1 Bed - $895+33%
Fort Smith 2 Beds - $830+4%
Last updated 6/20/2024

Local Guide

See what Fort Smith, AR has to offer.

Local Reviews

Well we have nice place to eat at ,and ces about history, and a lots of different churches,and always the Casino

All of the houses are cookie cutter. All of the houses have yards. We live close to a DG, a Walmart, and a gas station. There are not many places to take my children. We have parks but they are overcrowded. We have two trampoline parks but they are expensive.

My neighborhood is pretty boring. My favorite is McDonalds. We like going to the park. Its very fun playing outside.

I like that I know my neighbors and we're more like a close-knit everyone on my street I know because they've been in their homes 5 plus years

What i like most about my neiis the fact that I am smack right in the very middle of town and cab walk to wherever if needed

What is unique is that threes is a school by. And there is a bunch of food places near to.I thinks that I like going to the park with my family. It's fun there. There is a few bars near bt but I don't think people really go to them.

Demographics

Education

High School

50%

Associate's

30%

Bachelor's

15%

Master's

4%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

44%

3 people

23%

4 people

18%

5 people

9%

6+ people

6%

Household Income

0-50k

58%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

2%

200k+

3%

Age

0-10

14%

10-20

13%

20-45

34%

45-65

25%

65+

15%

Affordability

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/20/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Fort Smith, AR

In Fort Smith, AR, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $800 to $895. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Fort Smith, AR is $800. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $895. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $830.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+34%

Changed from $597 to $800
1 Bed

+33%

Changed from $673 to $895
2 Beds

+4%

Changed from $798 to $830
Last updated 6/20/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
17%
45%
21%
12%
6%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fayetteville$1,139-7%
Fort Smith$800+34%
Tahlequah$550--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Prairie Grove$1,7000%
Fayetteville$902+22%
Fort Smith$895+33%
Tahlequah$4750%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Prairie Grove$2,100--
West Fork$1,400--
Farmington$1,195--
Fayetteville$1,150+26%
Greenwood$1,095--
Tahlequah$925--
Fort Smith$830+4%
Pocola$750--
Poteau$700+4%

Compare Neighborhoods

Cavanaugh

$430

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Park Hill Historic District

$600

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Mill Creek

$675

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Fort Smith, AR?

For renters in Fort Smith seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Cavanaugh, Park Hill Historic District, and Mill Creek, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $430, $600, and $675 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Fort Smith Northside and Fort Smith Southside, where the rents are $684 and $725, a favorable comparison to Fort Smith's overall 1-bedroom average of $895.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Fort Smith, AR?

In Fort Smith, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Downtown, Fort Smith Eastside, and Fort Smith Southside. A 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown averages at $1,050, in Fort Smith Eastside it averages $795, and in Fort Smith Southside, the average is $725. For additional high-end living options, South Fort Smith offers 1-bedroom apartments at $725, and Fort Smith Northside at $684. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $895 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fort Smith, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Fort Smith, AR?

In Fort Smith, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include South Fort Smith, Fort Smith Eastside, and Fort Smith Southside. In South Fort Smith, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $725. Fort Smith Eastside sees average rents of $795 for a 1-bedroom unit. Fort Smith Southside offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $725. For those seeking other popular areas, Park Hill Historic District presents 1-bedroom apartments at $600, and Mill Creek at $675. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $895 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Fort Smith, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fort Smith Southside$800--
South Fort Smith$800--
Downtown$725--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Fort Smith Eastside$795+37%
Fort Smith Southside$725+7%
South Fort Smith$725+7%
Fort Smith Northside$684+5%
Mill Creek$6750%
Park Hill Historic District$600--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Chaffee Crossing$1,500--
Downtown$1,095--
Fort Smith Eastside$895+15%
Fianna Hills$850+13%
Cavanaugh$835+63%
Fort Smith Southside$830+4%
Mill Creek$7950%
South Fort Smith$780-2%
Fort Smith Northside$700-7%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

50%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

5%

40-60 Mins

2%

60+ Mins

3%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 3636

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 15 of 24 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 17 of 24 renters

Percentage: 3737

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 14 of 24 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Medical Care

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is no sight for sore eyes. Plenty of docs in Fort Smith.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 64% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 8% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The perfect place to paint the town red.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in Fort Smith.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 22% more shops than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Sit. Stay. Good boy. Fort Smith is a good place for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Fort Smith are at full-throttle!

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 51% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Fort Smith gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 94% more coffee shops than average
  3. 49% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fort Smith is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 15% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Fort Smith.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 22% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 50% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 83% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 21 of 24 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 21 of 24 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 20 of 24 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 19 of 24 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 18 of 24 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 17 of 24 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 16 of 24 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 16 of 24 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 16 of 24 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 15 of 24 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 15 of 24 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 15 of 24 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 13 of 24 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 15 of 24 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 16 of 24 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 16 of 24 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 16 of 24 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 17 of 24 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 23 of 24 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 23 of 24 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Fort Smith

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