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Starting at $1,346
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Vista Imperio
5880 Lochmoor Dr
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,346
2 Bedrooms
$1,615
Well-equipped apartments close to Sycamore Parks and the I-215. Apartments feature hardwood floors, granite worktops, fireplace, walk-in closets, patios and more. The complex has a pool, hot tub and gym.
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Starting at $1,219
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Alvista Canyon
600 Central Ave
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,219
2 Bedrooms
$1,678
Four swimming pools, three spas and community gym for all tenants! Located close to shopping, dining and the 60 and 91 Freeways. Units feature granite counters, extra storage, open floor plans with scenic balcony views.
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Starting at $1,265
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Copper Canyon
1234 W Blaine St
Riverside, CA
Studio
$1,265
1 Bedroom
$1,270
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
Unique studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with upgraded kitchens, tile backsplash, faux-hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. Community has picnic plaza, sparkling pools, fitness studio and Wi-Fi lounge.
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Starting at $1,210
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Sunstone Place
3845 Polk St
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,210
2 Bedrooms
$1,480
Recently renovated property features ceiling fans, and carpet flooring for comfort. Enjoy community amenities such as a pool and hot tub. Easy access to Magnolia Avenue with proximity to West Plaza Shopping Center.
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Starting at $1,343
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Estancia Riverside
7871 S Mission Grove Parkway
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,343
2 Bedrooms
$1,904
1-2 bedroom apartments in Mission style, near Trautwein Road and Mission Grove Parkway South. All units feature fireplaces and in-unit laundry. Pool, gym and hot tub on site.
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Starting at $1,204
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Laurel Heights
8655 Arlington Ave
Riverside, CA
Studio
$1,204
1 Bedroom
$1,272
2 Bedrooms
$1,594
Pet-friendly apartments on Arlington Avenue in Riverside. Close proximity to airport and Van Buren Boulevard. Community amenities include onsite pool, gym and basketball court. Apartment features private patio, garbage disposal and dishwasher.
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Starting at $1,580
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Stone Canyon
5100 Quail Run Rd
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,580
2 Bedrooms
$1,785
Resort-style complex with incredible views. Located in picturesque Sycamore Canyon Park. Sustainable and very pet-friendly. Amenities include movie theater and basketball court. Apartments are recently renovated.
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Starting at $1,475
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Laurel Green
6195 Pegasus Dr
Riverside, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,475
All apartments in this complex have 2 bedrooms with air-conditioning, patio and hardwood floors. Beautiful Santa Ana River Regional Park is nearby. The I-10 and I-15 give easy access to L.A. and SoCal.
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Starting at $1,840
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Mission Grove Park
7450 Northrop Dr
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,840
3 Bedrooms
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Stylish homes with 9-foot ceilings and upgraded appliances. Community includes a bark park, fitness facility and business center. Close to University of California, Riverside and Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park. Near I-215.
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Starting at $1,235
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Boulder Creek Apartments
2442 Iowa Ave
Riverside, CA
Studio
$1,235
1 Bedroom
$1,242
2 Bedrooms
$1,665
Charming mountain community with studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes. Located close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. On-site business center, tennis court, and resort-inspired pool and spa with waterfalls.
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Starting at $1,331
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Artessa Luxury Apartments
7600 Ambergate Pl
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,331
2 Bedrooms
$1,617
Artessa Riverside apartment homes are spacious and comfortable with dishwashers, ceiling fans and patio/balcony. The community is pet-friendly and has a tennis court, playground and pool/hot tub!
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Starting at $1,534
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Metro Gateway
3411 Grande Vista Pkwy
Riverside, CA
Studio
$1,534
1 Bedroom
$1,715
2 Bedrooms
$2,107
Minutes from La Sierra Metrolink Station. Personal balconies and patios, open living areas, wood cabinetry and flooring. On-site grill areas, bike repair shop, and a pet wash station. Resort-like pool and spa.
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Starting at $1,440
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The Hills At Quail Run
5059 Quail Run Rd
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,440
2 Bedrooms
$1,730
3 Bedrooms
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Located just steps from Quail Run Park and near the Moreno Valley Freeway, these tasteful apartments offer spacious floor plans, plush carpeting and great views.
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Starting at $1,405
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The Aspens Riverside
7955 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,405
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
Apartments feature expansive windows and large patios/balconies. Community highlights include beautiful gardens, a pool and sauna, and clubhouse with Wi-Fi. Near Riverside Freeway. Close to Riverside City College and Sky Zone Trampoline Park.
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Starting at $1,240
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Windwood
1120 W Linden St
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,240
2 Bedrooms
$1,560
Variety of recently renovated floor plans in community near University Village. Private, gated entrance. Amenities feature clubhouse, game room, pool and pool table. Pet-friendly community with hot tub and on-site laundry.
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Starting at $1,471
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Canyon Park Apartments
3100 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,471
2 Bedrooms
$1,558
Stylish home with ceiling fans, a fireplace and ice makers. Available 24-hour maintenance. Enjoy an on-site media room, clubhouse, and pool and sauna. Close to California Citrus State Historic Park.
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Starting at $1,500
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Colonnade at Sycamore Highlands
5880 Fair Isle Dr
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,500
2 Bedrooms
$1,705
Easy access to I-215. Close to a variety of shopping, dining and entertainment venues. Pet-friendly community offers onsite pool, 24-hour gym and Jacuzzi. Apartment features private patio, granite countertops and fireplace.
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Starting at $1,365
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Windemere at Sycamore Highlands
5925 Sycamore Canyon Blvd
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,365
2 Bedrooms
$1,657
Surround yourself with comfort. Furnished luxury apartments with premiere features such as ample storage, spacious floor plans, hardwood flooring and granite counters. Upgrade your life with soaking tub or crown molding. Hot tub on site.
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Starting at $1,560
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Riverwalk Landing Apartments
4301 La Sierra Ave
Riverside, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,560
3 Bedrooms
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Conveniently located near La Sierra University, Five Points Shopping Center and Collet Park. Two- and three-bedroom apartment homes in a community boasting a swimming pool and spa, dog park and children's play area.
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Starting at $1,610
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Castlerock
5700 Lochmoor Dr
Riverside, CA
1 Bedroom
$1,610
2 Bedrooms
$1,705
Sophisticated apartments features coffee bar, hot tub and a courtyard. There are six beautiful floor plans to choose from, offering both convenience and luxury. Apartments offer hardwood floors, granite counters, ceiling fans, patios and balconies.
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Starting at $2,950
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17086 Raindrop Ct
17086 Raindrop Ct
Riverside, CA
4 Bedrooms
$2,950
Starting at $1,350
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2493 Vasquez Pl
2493 Vasquez Pl
Riverside, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,350
Starting at $1,225
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3628 Madison St
3628 Madison St
Riverside, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,225
Starting at $1,350
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4150 Soto Ave
4150 Soto Ave
Riverside, CA
2 Bedrooms
$1,350

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City GuideRiverside

If you want to escape the superficial-reality-show lifestyle of Orange County, but don’t want to live in the gritty, post-apocalyptic urban landscape that is LA, then Riverside is the perfect middle ground. The people are real, the vibe is laid back, and the surrounding mountain views look great from just about any apartment.

Apartment Hunting Tips

California Charm. Yes, southern California is very charming. Riverside looks like a perfectly fine and fair-weathered place to live.

Smog. Thanks to the drastic industrialization of LA, Riverside gets breezes heavily weighted down with city smog, especially in the summer. A visit to the area in wintertime may be beautiful, and quite refreshing compared to harsh east coast/midwest winters (you’ve heard the stories), but a visit during the heat and smog of summertime is necessary to make sure you can actually survive here.

Transportation. Although the smog has been a major problem, efforts to clean up the air in Southern California have prompted a very convenient transportation system. Living in Riverside, you can skip the traffic and save on gas money by taking a free ride on the Metrolink, which runs throughout the LA, Orange County, and San Diego area. The city itself has a sufficient bus system, and the streets are great for bikers and walkers alike.

Ants. If there is one major infestation that all apartments experience around here, it is ants. They make their way through the walls, up multiple stories, and into your kitchen. Newer apartments that are completely sealed off have less trouble, yet they do still find ways in. So, don’t back out of your lease just because of an ant problem. They are an issue at every apartment. Just work with the management, or work within your budget, and get a good pesticide spray in a few times a year.

Things To Do. No, you don’t have to go all the way to Los Angeles or Orange County to have a good time. Riverside has plenty of hidden gems for locals to enjoy. There are hiking trails everywhere, a few lakes, tons of shopping centers, live music, theater, horse races, golf courses, hipster bars, hookah lounges, fairs and festivals, and even an old school drive-in movie theater… not to mention, the snow-capped mountains right outside the city. Its location right in between the beach and the mountains is ideal in spring and fall, when you can go snow skiing and water skiing all in the same day. Now, tell us that isn’t the coolest thing you’ve heard all day.

Neighborhoods of Riverside

Airport. Lots of character, best hole-in-the-wall restaurants for taco and Thai food lovers, and a little bit of airplane noise, but you probably guessed that from the neighborhood’s name.

Arlington Heights. Gorgeous country drives, lush orange groves, and lots of natural vegetation around Mocking Bird Lake.

Arlington South. Great spot for the scenery of Arlington Heights, but with the convenience of nearby shopping complexes and neighborhood parks.

Box Springs. Near Lake Perris Fairgrounds, two enormous parks, mall, movie theater, sushi, pizza and a grocery store. If convenience is a hot-button word for you, this place has got it in spades.

Canyon Crest. Perfect neighborhood for a bicycle-traveling student, with the University of California and downtown within a few miles, and plenty of parks, eats, and shops in between.

Casa Blanca. A little noisy, but this neighborhood has some of the best little Mexican spots, including a meat market, bakery, grocery store, and a few restaurants. Plus, it’s less than five miles from downtown. No Humphrey Bogarts, though. Trust us, we’re bummed too.

Downtown. A neighborhood of live theater, jazz, festivals, a few laid back dive bars, and lots of beautiful, open green space right on the river.

Eastside. Just east of downtown, don’t walk there.

** Grand.** Right on the river, with lots of tree cover for walking to downtown, the community college, or the golf course. Keep an eye out for duplexes and fourplexes.

La Sierra. This ‘hood is mere seconds away from the mall and freeway, has lots of open space along Norco Ridge, and, as an added plus, it’s got tons of great little shops on Van Buren.

Magnolia Center. The place for shopaholics, local musicians, families, college kids, martini-drinkers and Irish lager lovers… basically fun for the whole family, including that crazy aunt that composes Middle Eastern meditation music for her baby yoga class. There is a huge shopping center, local music showcases, Irish pub, hip gay bar, hookah lounge, coffee shops, and beautiful green spaces under bright blue California skies. What more could you ask for!

Mission Grove. A hidden treasure next to the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, this woodsy area is home to luxury apartments, walkable streets, and high-class neighborhood bars and restaurants.

Northside. Close to everything: downtown, the river, Fairmount Park, the golf course, and a few little mom and pop shops.

Presidential Park. This is a nice, affordable suburban area, with great little neighborhood parks and a drive-in movie theater to add some nostalgic Southern California charm.

Ramona. This neighborhood is convenient and affordable.

Sycamore Canyon Springs. Here, you can hit the highway to LA as quickly as you can skip over to the two biggest parks in Riverside: Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park and Box Springs Mountain Park. Be sure to take a hike after a good rain… that’s when the flora is most colorful.

University. Walk to the University of California-Riverside, the Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park, and through streets filled with tons of studious college kids. And, no, you are not crazy if you hear the sound of church bells playing the theme to Ghostbusters… that is just the sound of a Carillonneur jamming out on the enormous Bell Tower that you see lit up in the sky. The sound travels throughout the city and bounces off of the nearby mountains.

Victoria. Victorian houses, upscale shopping, and a sea of blonde people.

Southern California Living

Now armed with the apartment hunting tips and the neighborhood breakdown, you are ready to take on the town! Keep your mind open, your schedule loose, and enjoy that Southern California living!

-By Katy Comal

Rent Report
Riverside

May 2018 Riverside Rent Report

Welcome to the May 2018 Riverside Rent Report. Riverside rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Riverside rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Riverside rents held steady over the past month

Riverside rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 3.2% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Riverside stand at $1,050 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,310 for a two-bedroom. Riverside's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.1%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

    Rents rising across the Riverside Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Riverside, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Riverside metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Rancho Cucamonga has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.4%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,720, while one-bedrooms go for $1,380.
    • Over the past month, Indio has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,210, while one-bedrooms go for $970.
    • San Bernardino has the least expensive rents in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,040; rents increased 0.7% over the past month and 1.9% over the past year.
    • Corona has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Riverside metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,170; rents rose 2.6% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Riverside rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

    As rents have increased moderately in Riverside, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Riverside is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

    • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.4% in San Jose, 2.1% in Los Angeles, and 1.9% in San Diego.
    • Riverside's median two-bedroom rent of $1,310 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 3.2% rise in Riverside.
    • While Riverside's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Portland saw a decrease of 1.4%.
    • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Riverside than most large cities. For example, San Jose has a median 2BR rent of $2,580, which is nearly twice the price in Riverside.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

    City
    Median 1BR price
    Median 2BR price
    M/M price change
    Y/Y price change
    Riverside
    $1,050
    $1,310
    0
    3.2%
    San Bernardino
    $830
    $1,040
    0.7%
    1.9%
    Fontana
    $1,050
    $1,310
    0.7%
    2.5%
    Moreno Valley
    $1,360
    $1,700
    0.1%
    1.3%
    Rancho Cucamonga
    $1,380
    $1,720
    0.8%
    3.4%
    Ontario
    $1,190
    $1,490
    0.2%
    3.1%
    Corona
    $1,730
    $2,170
    0.3%
    2.6%
    Murrieta
    $1,390
    $1,740
    0.3%
    2.1%
    Indio
    $970
    $1,210
    -0.3%
    2%
    Chino Hills
    $1,560
    $1,970
    1.1%
    3.1%
    Redlands
    $890
    $1,120
    0.1%
    3.5%
    Lake Elsinore
    $1,510
    $1,910
    -0.4%
    4.1%
    Palm Desert
    $960
    $1,200
    0.3%
    0.6%
    Palm Springs
    $920
    $1,150
    -0.2%
    1.9%
    La Quinta
    $1,110
    $1,390
    0.3%
    1.1%
    Twentynine Palms
    $660
    $820
    -0.1%
    3%
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    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology here.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Apartment List
    Riverside Renter Confidence Survey
    National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

    Here’s how Riverside ranks on:

    D
    Overall satisfaction
    C+
    Safety and crime rate
    B
    Jobs and career opportunities
    B-
    Recreational activities
    C+
    Affordability
    C
    Quality of schools
    B
    Social Life
    B-
    Weather
    C
    State and local taxes
    B-
    Public transit
    D
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Riverside’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Riverside renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for Riverside vary widely across categories such as jobs and career opportunities and commute time."

    Key findings in Riverside include the following:

    • Riverside renters gave their city a D overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Riverside were social life and jobs and career opportunities, which both received a B.
    • The areas of concern to Riverside renters are commute time (F) and pet-friendliness (D).
    • Riverside did relatively poorly compared to other cities in California, including San Diego (A-), San Francisco (B+) and Los Angeles (C+).
    • Riverside did relatively poorly compared to similar cities nationwide, including Austin, TX (A-), Seattle, WA (B+) and Denver, CO (B+).
    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "I’m 30-45 minutes from the beach, Disneyland and the mountains. It’s very accessible to local shops, restaurants and fitness activities." – Ashley F.
    • "I like the scenery and the available access to shopping malls, grocery stores and activities for the weekend." – Cristin M.
    • "Not a lot of higher paying jobs so you have to commute to major cities." – Dana H.
    • "Love that there is always something to do, but I hate that the city is a bit isolated" – Margaret S.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here
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