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Surprise is Phoenix’s most trending suburb, study finds

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PHOENIX — Renters are flocking to several Phoenix-area suburbs and the most coveted one may come as a surprise.

Surprise, Arizona’s 10th-largest city in population, saw the highest five-year increase in renters in Phoenix with a 36 percent increase, a study from Rent Cafe found.

Not only was Surprise the most popular suburb, but it also saw the highest five-year increase in rent.

A 44 percent rent increase saw the average rent in Surprise in October 2018 to be $1,208, per Rent Cafe.

Avondale (35 percent), Peoria (33 percent), Goodyear (30 percent) and Gilbert (28 percent) rounded out the top five most popular Phoenix-area suburbs, respectively.

No Phoenix-area suburb was in the top 20 nationally for most trending, however.

Five suburbs in Georgia, including No. 1 Chamblee, three in Texas and two in Florida made the top 10.

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