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Average Rent in Lincoln, NE

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Lincoln Studio - $987-1%
Lincoln 1 Bed - $1,170-2%
Lincoln 2 Beds - $1,460-2%

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Local Reviews

I live across the street from a Middle school, and a large Park. There are no business's within walking distance.

I like to got to the park with my friends and family.I also like going to the local grocery stores to shop and eat.

I like going to stores and porch activities sight seeing and watching cars near O street and being close to family

I like my neighborhood because I am a college student and it is a college-kid dominant neighborhood. Were right across the bride from our university and all get along since we're all peers. It's easy to socialize and make friends with my neighbors. I like going to this family-owned Mexican shop down the street to get food and candy. I also enjoy taking late night walks in the quiet streets.

Demographics

Education

High School

38%

Associate's

27%

Bachelor's

22%

Master's

10%

Doctorate

3%

Family Size

2 people

55%

3 people

3%

4 people

9%

5 people

7%

6+ people

26%

Household Income

0-50k

81%

50-100k

13%

100-150k

4%

150-200k

0%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

6%

10-20

19%

20-45

53%

45-65

16%

65+

6%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*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 Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

In Lincoln, NE, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $987 to $1,460. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Downtown Lincoln, Lincoln, NE is $987. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,170. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,460.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-1%

Changed from $997 to $987
1 Bed

-2%

Changed from $1,194 to $1,170
2 Beds

-2%

Changed from $1,490 to $1,460

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

1.8%

Compared to National Average

5.1%

The cost of living in Downtown Lincoln, Lincoln, NE is 1.8% higher than the state average and 5.1% lower than the national average. Downtown Lincoln, Lincoln, NE housing is 20.5% less expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 15.4% less pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 2.6% less in Downtown Lincoln, Lincoln, NE than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 8.8% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Downtown Lincoln, Lincoln, NECompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
4.8%
20.5%
Utilities
7.1%
15.4%
Food
0.5%
2.6%
Transportation
4.9%
4.2%
Healthcare
16.7%
8.8%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Elkhorn$1,186--
La Vista$1,147-3%
Bennington$1,0950%
Papillion$1,0490%
Valley$995-9%
Lincoln$987-1%
Bellevue$979+25%
Fremont$915+8%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Lavista$1,323-5%
Elkhorn$1,270+4%
La Vista$1,270+4%
Bennington$1,230+5%
Lincoln$1,170-2%
Gretna$1,140+1%
Valley$1,099-20%
Fremont$1,085+6%
Papillion$1,055-9%
Bellevue$1,017+6%
Ralston$895-25%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Papillion$1,717+14%
Lavista$1,693-3%
Elkhorn$1,690+3%
Bennington$1,670+1%
Ralston$1,5950%
Valley$1,550-5%
Lincoln$1,460-2%
Fremont$1,450+16%
Gretna$1,390-10%
La Vista$1,375+2%
Plattsmouth$1,307+101%
Bellevue$1,197+10%
Ashland$1,012--

Compare Neighborhoods

Indian Village

$600

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Woods Park

$695

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Capitol View

$775

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Lincoln, NE?

For renters in Lincoln seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Indian Village, Woods Park, and Capitol View, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $600, $695, and $775 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Belmont and Country Club, where the rents are $820 and $847, a favorable comparison to Lincoln's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,170.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Lincoln, NE?

In Lincoln, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are East Campus, Highlands, and Salt Creek. A 1-bedroom apartment in East Campus averages at $1,500, in Highlands it averages $1,437, and in Salt Creek, the average is $1,350. For additional high-end living options, Hawley offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,348, and Haymarket at $1,255. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,170 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Lincoln, NE?

In Lincoln, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Hawley, Hartley, and Woods Park. In Hawley, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,348. Hartley sees average rents of $952 for a 1-bedroom unit. Woods Park offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $695. For those seeking other popular areas, Country Club presents 1-bedroom apartments at $847, and Capitol View at $775. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,170 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lincoln, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Hawley$1,334--
Highlands$1,100+27%
University Place$960-8%
Bethany$805-9%
Capitol View$600+4%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
East Campus$1,500--
Highlands$1,437+2%
Salt Creek$1,350+35%
Hawley$1,348--
Haymarket$1,255+1%
University Place$1,140-3%
Culler$1,032+16%
Bethany$1,000-12%
Hartley$952-14%
Meadowlane$950+6%
West A$9040%
Country Club$847+6%
Belmont$820-10%
Capitol View$775--
Woods Park$695--
Indian Village$6000%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Highlands$1,800+3%
Haymarket$1,685-3%
Bethany$1,400-3%
Hartley$1,357+8%
Culler$1,317+4%
Landon's$1,165+6%
West A$1,099-7%
Meadowlane$1,095+10%
Country Club$1,025+11%
University Place$989-32%
Capitol View$950--
Salt Creek$950+19%
Belmont$925+3%
Woods Park$895--
Near South$875--
North Bottoms$825+37%
East Campus$750--
Indian Village$7000%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

49%

15-30 Mins

31%

30-40 Mins

10%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7575

Walk Score®

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Percentage: 9494

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Downtown Lincoln Lincoln looks good for nightlife.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 97% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 82% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Theaters

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The spotlight is constantly on in Downtown Lincoln Lincoln.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 97% more theaters than average
  3. 86% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 98% more fine art centers than average
  3. 71% more fine art centers 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. 90% more restaurants than average
  3. 38% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Downtown Lincoln Lincoln gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 94% more coffee shops than average
  3. 60% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 85% more gas stations than average
  3. 18% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Downtown Lincoln Lincoln is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 91% more daycares than average
  3. 54% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 47% more amusement parks 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

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Downtown Lincoln Lincoln.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 80% more parks than average
  3. 13% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Downtown Lincoln Lincoln.

  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 Lincoln Lincoln could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. An average number of pet facilities
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than 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 Lincoln Lincoln'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

Area Features

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Downtown Lincoln Lincoln

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Lincoln, NE 1.9 miles$1,170$1,460
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Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Near South 1 miles---$875
Capitol View 0.4 miles$775$950
Everett 0.9 miles------
Hawley 0.8 miles$1,348$2,408
Haymarket 0.6 miles$1,255$1,685
Salt Creek 0.9 miles$1,350$950
Woods Park 1.1 miles$695$895
Clinton 1.5 miles------
North Bottoms 1.1 miles---$825