DATA: Many Northwest Austin renters pay more than metro average for two-bedroom units

New figures from ApartmentData.com show that many Northwest Austin residents pay higher rents than the metrowide average.

Data shows about half of area renters pay more for a two-bedroom unit than; however, rents for one-bedroom units are lower than the metro average.

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