Just as there’s no such thing as a free lunch, there’s no such thing as a free apartment, and rental rates have risen as downtown’s housing market continues to shine. Downtown has the region’s highest apartment occupancy rate at 97.5 percent.
If you want to rent downtown, here’s some good information to know about some prominent apartment buildings and complexes.
It’s important to note that prices may vary at some apartments, such as the Cannery Lofts Apartments and The Landing, which determine prices daily based on data including lease expiration, notices and available units. Rental quotes can only be good for 24 hours at some places.
Water Street flats
427 Water St.
Year Completed: 2016
Number of Units: 215
Cost: Studio, $825 (533 SF); one-bedroom apartments range from $975 to $1,280 (sizes 699 to 950 SF); two-bedrooms cost $1,220 to $1,864 (sizes 923 to 1,242 SF).
Other amenities: Outdoor pool, clubhouse, gym membership to Snap Fitness, barbecue and picnic area, pet friendly and easy access to bike paths and RiverScape.
Dayton Towers apartments
425 Dayton Towers Drive
Year Completed: 1963
Number of Units: 206
Cost: Efficiencies (535 SF) range $680 to $710; studios (590 SF) range $699 to $729; three different sizes of one-bedroom apartments, ranging in price $814 to $924 (sizes range from 740 to 860 SF); three different sizes of two-bedroom apartments, ranging in price from $909 to $1,119 (sizes between 1,075 SF to 1,170 SF with balcony). All utilities are included.
Other amenities: Gym, outdoor pool, free parking (except for car ports), recreation room, pet friendly and regular resident events.
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115 W. Monument Ave.
Year Completed: 1992 and 1996
Number of Units: 166 total (72 in high-rise apartment building, 94 in village)
Cost: One-bedroom apartments tend to range from $895 to $930 (sizes 601 to 917 SF); two-bedroom units cost $1,085 to $1,350 (sizes 886 to 1,506 SF); three-bedroom units rent for $1,400 to $1,650 (sizes 1,150 to 2,003 SF). Contact the Landing for specific pricing, as it changes frequently.
Other amenities: Fitness center, club room, pet-friendly, next to the downtown YMCA of Greater Dayton.
329 E. First St.
Year Completed: 2017
Number of Units: 133
Cost: Studio, $824 to $899 (548 to 568 SF); one-bedroom apartments range from $899 to $1,688 (sizes 688 to 965 SF); two-bedrooms cost $1,359 to $2,098 (sizes 1,230 to 1,665 SF).
Other amenities: Access to top-floor event space, some units have views of inside Fifth Third Field, private garage parking.
The Cannery Lofts Apartments
500 E. Third St.
Year Completed: 2002
Number of Units: 156
Cost: As of Thursday, studios and one bedrooms ranged from $850 to $1,050 (sizes up to 810 SF); two-bedroom apartments were between $1,200 and $1,350 (sizes 950 to 1,300 SF); three bedroom apartments started at around $1,500. Prices can vary and fluctuate regularly, so contact the Cannery for specific pricing.
Other amenities: Fitness center, resident clubhouse, private rooftop deck, coffee bar, media center, pet friendly and shops on ground floor.
St. Clair Lofts
35 S. St. Clair St.
Year Completed: 2001
Number of Units: 108
Cost: Studio, $755 (492 SF); 1 bedroom, 1 bath are between $774 and $870 (sizes 604 to 755 SF); two bedroom, two bath are between $890 and $1,180 (sizes 875 to 1,225 SF).
Other amenities: Gym, community room, outdoor patio area, gated parking available
First Place Luxury Apartments
330 W. First St.
Year Completed: 2004
Number of Units: 50
Cost: Two bedrooms range from $1,200 to $1,350 (size 1,450 SF); three bedrooms range from $1,200 to $1,650 (sizes 1,545 to 1,780 SF).
Other amenities: Outdoor pool and sundeck, club-style fitness room, free storage, pet grooming area, pool tables and covered and gated parking.
131 E. Third St.
Year Completed: 2015
Number of Units: 18
Cost: Studios cost $550 to $1,000 and range in size between 340 and 900 SF.