You can find cheap apartments by searching online through real estate and apartment search sites such as Apartments.com, ApartmentFinder.com and Rent.com. You can also browse listings on your local Craigslist site.
The key to searching for cheap apartments is to narrow your search results by price. Apartments.com allows you to set a minimum and maximum rental price range to focus your results and reveal apartments that fall into your price range. ApartmentFinder.com allows you to choose a range of rental rates in order to filter out apartment listings that are more expensive than you can afford. Be sure to specify your choice for apartment size on all sites to return listings that not only match your price range but offer the size of apartment that suits your needs.
You can search for cheap apartments through Craigslist by selecting your city or region from the list of states and included cities on the site's home page. Once you've chosen the Craigslist site for your chosen region or city, choose the Apts/Housing option under Housing near the top of the page. You can then arrange the results from least expensive to most expensive to show cheaper listings at the top of the results list.