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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 6/19/2024

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Local Reviews

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 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.

Its quiet sometimes, and is walking distance to and from stores including the one I work at. My friends and I usally go out of the neighborhood to do stuff

There's many places to walk to like the store downtown out to eat to the river or a 25-30min walk to the park

Everyone is friendly yet keeps to themself . Dog friendly . Quite most of the time and good location to grocery store and schools.

the things I like most about my neighborhood are the fact that we have stores that are nearby as well as a park. my community is very quiet

Demographics

Education

High School

63%

Associate's

24%

Bachelor's

8%

Master's

4%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

43%

3 people

22%

4 people

21%

5 people

4%

6+ people

10%

Household Income

0-50k

77%

50-100k

14%

100-150k

6%

150-200k

2%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

12%

10-20

10%

20-45

43%

45-65

25%

65+

10%

Affordability

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/19/2024

*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 Downtown, 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 Downtown, 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 6/19/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

2.2%

Compared to National Average

7.6%

The cost of living in Downtown, Fort Smith, AR is 2.2% higher than the state average and 7.6% lower than the national average. Downtown, Fort Smith, AR housing is 18.6% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 5.5% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 7.4% less in Downtown, Fort Smith, AR than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 1.2% less here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Downtown, Fort Smith, ARCompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
3.6%
18.6%
Utilities
1.3%
5.5%
Food
0.9%
7.4%
Transportation
2.1%
5.2%
Healthcare
4.7%
1.2%

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 Fort Smith Eastside, Fort Smith Southside, and South Fort Smith. A 1-bedroom apartment in Fort Smith Eastside averages at $795, in Fort Smith Southside it averages $725, and in South Fort Smith, the average is $725. For additional high-end living options, Fort Smith Northside offers 1-bedroom apartments at $684, and Mill Creek at $675. 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--
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
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

46%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

3%

40-60 Mins

1%

60+ Mins

12%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6262

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Percentage: 5555

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Amusement Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

No spin here - Downtown Fort Smith boasts a good number of amusement parks.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 67% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 83% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 55% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Theaters

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's a pretty good scene for movie buffs and theater lovers.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 91% more theaters than average
  3. 80% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Fort Smith has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 97% more fine art centers than average
  3. 80% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 67% more restaurants than average
  3. 37% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. An average number of grocery stores
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Downtown Fort Smith.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. An average number of coffee shops
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Downtown Fort Smith.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. An average number of parks
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Childcare

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Fort Smith is low on childcare options so get on the waiting list early.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. An average number of daycares
  3. A standard number of daycares compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Downtown Fort Smith.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. An average number of shops
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Fort Smith could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. An average number of pet facilities
  3. A standard number of pet facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Downtown Fort Smith's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 26% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. Far fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 40% more gas stations than average
  3. 33% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 6 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 4 of 6 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 3 of 6 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 6 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 5 of 6 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 6 of 6 renters

Schools

Percentage: 5/55/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Downtown Fort Smith

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Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Park Hill Historic District 1.8 miles$600---