Click through the slideshow to see where rents are rising fastest in the Bay Area.
Some of the Bay Area’s most affordable suburbs are getting less so. Bay Area ex-pats would be shocked to learn the average rent in Antioch — a full 45 miles from downtown San Francisco — has reached $1,756, according to RENTCafe.
But while rent appears to have stabilized in some of the Bay Area’s biggest cities (San Francisco and San Jose), numbers are still climbing in the suburbs.
RENTCafe, a rental listing website, compiled a list of cities where the rent has grown fastest over the past year. Among them are traditionally pricey locations, such as Larkspur and Palo Alto. But most of the cities on the list were considered fairly affordable places to live not so long ago, such as Campbell and Alameda.
See the gallery above for the full list.
RENTCafe compiles the data by analyzing rent prices at apartment complexes with 50 or more units around the Bay Area. They left out any smaller cities or towns that didn’t have a statistically relevant housing stock that fits that description.
Despite recent increases, Antioch boasts the cheapest rent in the region. The most expensive can be found in Tiburon, the wealthy Marin County enclave where the average apartment goes for $4,543. The most shocking part of that statistic? There are apparently large apartment complexes in Tiburon.
Alix Martichoux is an SFGate supervising producer. Read her latest stories and send her news tips at email@example.com.