I'm a landlord right in that nook, and rents have been relatively stable for a couple of years. I don't see them going up in the next 2 years, but once the economy stabilizes people will not be as likely to pass up a nice place in a great location with higher rent. Overall, this neighborhood is known and loved by renters as a nice change from the rent prices in uptown and closer to campus. The average 2 bedroom duplex unit in this area would run between $750 and $1000 depending on size, amenities, and utilities included. This particular area has seen many changes since i made the switch from renter to landlord. Tons of new restaurants, shops, and galleries have been flying up and pride of ownership in the area is coming back. I am the only owner occupant on my block, but the neighbors that rent all take nice care of their space. Great rental area!