Carrie Rengers

Something for Wichita to brag about

A national apartment rental rate index ranks Wichita 99th, which it calls the 99th most expensive market nationally. Another way to look at it, though, is it’s the second-cheapest.
A national apartment rental rate index ranks Wichita 99th, which it calls the 99th most expensive market nationally. Another way to look at it, though, is it’s the second-cheapest. The Wichita Eagle

Apartment rental website Zumper has released its August 2016 National Rent Report and names Wichita “the 99th most expensive rental market in the country.”

Here’s the thing, though: The National Rent Index covers only 100 cities.

That means another way to look at it is Wichita is the second-cheapest rental market.

Nationally, the median price for one-bedroom units in July was $1,158, which compares to $480 in Wichita.

The median price for two-bedroom units was $1,369, which compares to $610 in Wichita.

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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