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Mantena Apartments
431 W 37th St
New York, NY | Hell's Kitchen
Studio
$2,459
477 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$5,535
1318 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:49 PM
This new property contains 1 to 3-bedroom apartments with modern and eco-friendly features like solar window shades, rain showers, and state-of-the-art kitchens. The rooftop terrace offers amazing views of Midtown Manhattan.
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17 Units Available
71 Broadway
71 Broadway
New York, NY | Financial District
Studio
$2,553
597 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,003
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,380
1162 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:49 PM
Classic NYC apartments with vintage aesthetics. Remodeled baths with black marble counters, newly renovated kitchens with Energy-Star appliances. Within walking distance of the New York Stock Exchange and Staten Island Ferry.
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19 Units Available
140 Riverside Boulevard
140 Riverside Dr
New York, NY | Upper West Side
Studio
$2,382
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,088
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,697
1207 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:49 PM
Upper West Side high-rise overlooking Riverside Park South. On-site restaurants, groceries and gym for convenience. Apartments feature walk-in closets in-unit laundry and amazing views. Courtyard and playground. Dogs and cats allowed.
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23 Units Available
Hudson Crossing
400 W 37th St
New York, NY | Hell's Kitchen
Studio
$2,217
443 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,440
624 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,184
912 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:49 PM
Located just a few blocks from Times Square, the Port Authority and the Hudson River, this green community is everything NYC is about. Pet-friendly property has a courtyard and 24-hour gym. Units feature granite countertops.
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15 Units Available
Parc 77
50 W 77th St
New York, NY | Upper West Side
Studio
$2,037
392 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,471
602 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:49 PM
Upper West Side high-rise overlooking Roosevelt Park. Pet-friendly living with elevator, doorman and 24-hour services. Recently renovated units with granite counters, hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances. Green community.
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29 Units Available
600 Washington
600 Washington St
New York, NY | West Village
Studio
$2,945
441 sqft
1 Bedroom
$4,646
618 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$6,372
986 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:49 PM
In Greenwich Village, near Pier 40. Pet-friendly with parking, 24-hour concierge, community garden, on-site laundry and bike storage. Units feature walk-in closets, granite counters and hardwood floors.
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17 Units Available
Parc Cameron
41 W 86th St
New York, NY | Central Park
Studio
$1,615
340 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,874
637 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 25 at 12:49 PM
Recently renovated building with doorman on 86th between Central Park West and Columbus. Just a few minutes' walk from 86th Street Subway and crosstown bus stop. Pet-friendly.
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18 Units Available
Parc Coliseum
228 W 71st St
New York, NY | Upper West Side
Studio
$1,916
329 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,642
566 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,780
719 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:49 PM
Upper West Side, blocks from 72nd Street Subway. Enjoy luxury features such as steel appliances, hardwood floors and walk-in closets, as well as on-site laundry and 24-hour concierge. Pet-friendly.
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16 Units Available
Ten23
500 W 23rd St
New York, NY | Chelsea
Studio
$2,968
480 sqft
1 Bedroom
$4,073
698 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,898
1058 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:49 PM
Modern apartments in Chelsea and within walking distance of Penn Station. Features include stainless steel appliances, granite counters and in-unit laundry. Relax in the courtyard or at the coffee bar.
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20 Units Available
The Cole
354 E 91st St
New York, NY | Upper East Side
Studio
$2,320
401 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,520
500 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,320
791 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:43 PM
Located on the upper east side of Manhattan and surrounded by fine dining, shopping, art and entertainment. Units include barnwood-style flooring, quartz countertops and solid double panel doors.
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16 Units Available
Renoir House
225 E 63rd St
New York, NY | Upper East Side
Studio
$2,600
518 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,370
734 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$7,310
942 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:43 PM
Modern apartments with barnwood-style flooring and stainless steel appliances. Community includes a 24/7 attended lobby, roof deck and on-site parking. By the Central Park Zoo, Museum of Modern Art and numerous shops and restaurants.
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21 Units Available
800 Sixth
800 6th Ave
New York, NY | NoMad
Studio
$3,215
756 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,625
673 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$7,040
1158 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:10 PM
Fully furnished homes with granite counters, designer cabinetry and extra storage. Community amenities include a rooftop deck, putting green and billiards table. Near Madison Square Park and numerous shops, restaurants and bars along 6th Avenue.
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51 Units Available
Avalon Midtown West
250 W 50th St
New York, NY | Theater District
Studio
$2,110
467 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,379
692 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,796
1042 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:09 PM
Get a beautiful view of Manhattan via wall-to-wall windows in these units. Easy access to several NYC subway stations and only blocks away from Central Park and Broadway. Community features pool, sauna and game room.
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25 Units Available
AVA High Line
525 W 28th St
New York, NY | Chelsea
Studio
$2,290
572 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,970
661 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,555
1230 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:09 PM
This green community is situated in West Chelsea and is only minutes from the waterfront. Onsite valet service, fire pit, 24-hour gym and garage parking. All units feature hardwood flooring and stainless steel appliances.
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15 Units Available
Avalon West Chelsea
282 11th Ave
New York, NY | Chelsea
Studio
$2,385
521 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,800
707 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$6,030
1172 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:09 PM
Doorman building in West Chelsea, close to Chelsea Waterside Park. Smoke-free. Residences have hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, elevator, 24-hour gym and parking. Pet friendly units.
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27 Units Available
Avalon Morningside Park
1 Morningside Dr
New York, NY | Morningside Heights
Studio
$2,575
523 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,425
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,880
1174 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:09 PM
High-rise apartment homes in the heart of Manhattan. Brand new units with extra storage. Online portal for resident payment convenience. Residents get access to a yoga studio and game room. Close to Central Park.
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25 Units Available
Avalon Clinton
515 W 52nd St
New York, NY | Hell's Kitchen
Studio
$2,058
488 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,552
683 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,948
1048 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:09 PM
Luxury apartments in Midtown Manhattan with stunning city views. Apartments have balconies, granite countertops, full-wall windows and walk-in closets. DeWitt Clinton Park is nearby when you need some fresh air.
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31 Units Available
Avalon Bowery Place
11 E 1st St
New York, NY | Bowery
Studio
$2,698
474 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,440
698 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,150
1118 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:09 PM
Luxury studios and 1-2 bedroom apartments right in the heart of lower Manhattan. The courtyard and sundeck offer stunning city views. Parks, shops and restaurants are just minutes away on foot.
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31 Units Available
The Chelsea
160 W 24th St
New York, NY | Chelsea
Studio
$2,757
514 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,398
642 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,540
1054 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 12:01 PM
Premium apartments with quartz stone counters and custom cabinetry. Residents get access to a health club, terrace and pet wash area. Close to the Fashion Institute of Technology, Chelsea Market and Madison Square Park.
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49 Units Available
The Olivia
315 W 33rd St
New York, NY | Chelsea
Studio
$2,310
506 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,870
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,700
1014 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 11:39 AM
The Olivia sets a new standard of rental living, seamlessly combining design, modern day conveniences and an elevated level of service.
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104 Units Available
Eugene
435 West 31st Street
New York, NY | Chelsea
Studio
$3,065
468 sqft
1 Bedroom
$4,085
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$7,220
1118 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 11:39 AM
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13 Units Available
House 39
225 East 39th Street
New York, NY | Murray Hill
Studio
$2,742
449 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,707
682 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,585
989 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 11:02 AM
House39, with its ultra-convenient location, high level of service, first-class interiors and stunning views, is a rental residence ahead of the curve.
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6 Units Available
James Marquis
101 West 90th Street
New York, NY | Upper West Side
Studio
$2,138
529 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,275
848 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 11:02 AM
Located on Columbus Avenue at 90th Street, the James Marquis offers luxury apartment living in the heart of the Upper West Side.
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17 Units Available
Gateway
389 South End Avenue
New York, NY | Battery Park City
Studio
$2,158
541 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,604
653 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,887
903 sqft
Last updated September 25 at 11:02 AM
Gateway is a waterfront community in Battery Park City comprised of 1,700 apartments. Located on the Hudson River, Gateway's spacious NO FEE studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartment homes offer panoramic river views in select homes.
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How much is rent in New York?
In New York, the median rent is $1,864 for a studio, $2,070 for a 1-bedroom, $2,466 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,179 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in New York, check out our monthly New York Rent Report.
How much is rent in New York?
In New York, the median rent is $1,864 for a studio, $2,070 for a 1-bedroom, $2,466 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,179 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in New York, check out our monthly New York Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in New York?
You can filter cheap apartments in New York by price: under $2,000, under $1,800, under $1,400, under $1,600, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a cheap apartment in New York?
You can filter cheap apartments in New York by price: under $2,000, under $1,800, under $1,400, under $1,600, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in New York?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find New York apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in New York?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find New York apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some New York properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some New York properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in New York?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in New York.
How much should I pay for rent in New York?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in New York.
How can I find off-campus housing in New York?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around New York. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Metropolitan College of New York, Columbia University in the City of New York, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and Barnard College.
How can I find off-campus housing in New York?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around New York. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Metropolitan College of New York, Columbia University in the City of New York, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and Barnard College.

Median Rent in New York

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in New York is $2,070, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,466.
Studio
$1,864
1 Bed
$2,070
2 Beds
$2,466
3+ Beds
$3,179
City GuideNew York
“Concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There's nothing you can't do. Now you're in New York. These streets will make you feel brand new. Big lights will inspire you. Let's hear it for New York.” (Jay-Z, 'Empire State of Mind')
“Concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There's nothing you can't do. Now you're in New York. These streets will make you feel brand new. Big lights will inspire you. Let's hear it for New York.” (Jay-Z, 'Empire State of Mind')

When you think of New York City, a lot of things come to mind: Concrete Jungle, Skyscraper National Park, The Big Apple. When you think of apartment hunting in New York City, one thing comes to mind: Pounding Headache! Have no fear; we've outlined all the information you’ll need to make the search as quick and painless as possible! So get into your Empire State of Mind, grab your MetroCard, and let’s go!

Having trouble with Craigslist New York? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

The Bare Essentials to Call NYC Home What's it Gonna Cost? No matter where your apartment hunt takes you, there are a few things we recommend you have handy. Of them, the most important has to be some cold, hard, cash. New Yorkers should expect to spend ¼ of their annual income on rent. Landlords like to see that your annual salary is at least 40 to 50 times the cost of your monthly rent.

Be Prepared: To get into just about any place, you’ll need at least first month’s rent and security deposit in the form of a cashier’s or bank check. (New Yorker's aren't very trusting when it comes to personal checks!) A letter from your current employer stating your salary and time of employment as well as a reference from your previous landlord don’t hurt, either. If you don’t make a certain amount of money, you may need to call in a guarantor. However, this varies building to building. A credit check will also be required, but those obtained on your own will not be accepted. Be prepared to spend between $25 and $100 getting one.

Getting Your Priorities Straight: Chances are that you, like most New Yorkers, probably won’t have everything you desire in your immediate vicinity. Are you most concerned with the size of your new space? Commute? Prioritize the things that are most important to you before you set about your hunt.

Do I Need a Broker? Using a broker or an apartment locator is often recommended when renting in New York City (especially in summer and early fall – NYC’s most difficult times to rent) and while brokers can charge a fee ranging from one month’s rent to 15% of one’s annual rent, in certain circumstances it may save you both time and money in the long run. Many brokers have access to rentals that aren't listed elsewhere, so if you've hit a dead end in your apartment search, it’s probably worth a phone call. Just keep in mind that the shorter the lease, the more expensive they come. Most brokers deal in long leases, so make sure you really want to live in your selected spot before committing.

Leaving Expectations at the Door: Usually, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be conscious of bait and switch scams found on Craigslist and elsewhere. Trust your gut. This same rule applies to the cost/size ratio.

One of the city's iconic architectural feats, the Empire State Building is a favorite spot for locals, tourists, and "Sleepless in Seattle" diehard fans.

Radio City Music Hall, designed in the 1930s in Rockefeller Center, once showed only G-rated films to the public. It's image changed drastically when it was selected as the location for the premier of the Harry Potter series.

Originally gifted to the USA by our French neighbors, the Statue of Liberty welcomes newcomers to NYC as fervently as it once did our ancestors arriving in the States. While Lady Liberty is arguably the most famous national statue, surprisingly few New York locals have actually visited her in person.

Manhattan

Many people move to the Big Apple with images of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha’s “Sex and the City” pads floating in their heads. Manhattan is completely doable if you look in the northern regions of Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. These neighborhoods more budget-friendly. The only drawback to living ‘round these parts could be your commute downtown (assuming that’s where you’ll be winning your bread). Thirty-minute commutes to the subway train are standard fare, so you better bring some comfy walking shoes. Whoever said a little exercise was a bad thing anyway?

Another neighborhood to check out is the “new” Upper East Side, in the 80’s close to York Avenue. Has a plethora of dive bars.

Your New York options are truly endless! We suggest pointing yourself towards the East Village for an amazing nightlife, the West Village for cobblestone-street cuteness and adorable sidewalk eateries, Midtown for easy access to the best theater in the world, the Upper East Side for endless museums, or the Upper West Side for strolls through Central Park with your pooch.

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Many people move to the Big Apple with images of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha’s “Sex and the City” pads floating in their heads. Manhattan is completely doable if you look in the northern regions of Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. These neighborhoods more budget-friendly. The only drawback to living ‘round these parts could be your commute downtown (assuming that’s where you’ll be winning your bread). Thirty-minute commutes to the subway train are standard fare, so you better bring some comfy walking shoes. Whoever said a little exercise was a bad thing anyway?

Another neighborhood to check out is the “new” Upper East Side, in the 80’s close to York Avenue. Has a plethora of dive bars.

Your New York options are truly endless! We suggest pointing yourself towards the East Village for an amazing nightlife, the West Village for cobblestone-street cuteness and adorable sidewalk eateries, Midtown for easy access to the best theater in the world, the Upper East Side for endless museums, or the Upper West Side for strolls through Central Park with your pooch.

Queens

If you’re a foodie at heart, Queens may just be the borough for you. It has often been said, “I ate my way around the world and never left Queens!” The main thing to keep in mind if you decide to go to one of the outer boroughs is commuting time. Obviously, the closer you are to Manhattan, the shorter your commute will be. And if you end up in the outer-reaches of a far-out borough, make sure you are close to public transportation.

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If you’re a foodie at heart, Queens may just be the borough for you. It has often been said, “I ate my way around the world and never left Queens!” The main thing to keep in mind if you decide to go to one of the outer boroughs is commuting time. Obviously, the closer you are to Manhattan, the shorter your commute will be. And if you end up in the outer-reaches of a far-out borough, make sure you are close to public transportation.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn has their spacey apartments. The farther east or south you go, the further your dollar stretches. Just keep that commute we warned you about locked in your mind.

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn has their spacey apartments. The farther east or south you go, the further your dollar stretches. Just keep that commute we warned you about locked in your mind.

The Bronx

Ahh, the Boogie-Down Bronx! The South Bronx is home to Yankee Stadium, so the area is undergoing a lot of positive development. Amazing deals and lifestyles can also be found in the Northeast Bronx in the neighborhoods of Pelham Parkway and Co-cop City. The apartments will be spacier, and you’ll ultimately get more bang for your buck...not only in rent, but also bodegas, grocery stores and restaurants. When it comes to having and housing a car, The Bronx is the most user-friendly neighborhood around. It's not uncommon to find street parking, and the parking garages are a fraction of what you will pay in other boroughs.

The Bronx
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Ahh, the Boogie-Down Bronx! The South Bronx is home to Yankee Stadium, so the area is undergoing a lot of positive development. Amazing deals and lifestyles can also be found in the Northeast Bronx in the neighborhoods of Pelham Parkway and Co-cop City. The apartments will be spacier, and you’ll ultimately get more bang for your buck...not only in rent, but also bodegas, grocery stores and restaurants. When it comes to having and housing a car, The Bronx is the most user-friendly neighborhood around. It's not uncommon to find street parking, and the parking garages are a fraction of what you will pay in other boroughs.

Staten Island

If you are looking to stay with the suburb experience while still calling yourself a “New Yorker”, we would recommend living in Staten Island. It can only be reached by a bridge from Brooklyn (i.e. a car is a must), or a 20-minute ferry ride that will take you to the bottom of Manhattan. The North Shore is home to the hoods St. George, Tompkinsville, Clifton and Stapleton, and is the most urban of the island.

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If you are looking to stay with the suburb experience while still calling yourself a “New Yorker”, we would recommend living in Staten Island. It can only be reached by a bridge from Brooklyn (i.e. a car is a must), or a 20-minute ferry ride that will take you to the bottom of Manhattan. The North Shore is home to the hoods St. George, Tompkinsville, Clifton and Stapleton, and is the most urban of the island.

Big City Living

Once you get to NYC, there are a few things you should know to help you make you look like less of a transplant.

Getting Around Town:

  • Ditch the car. In NYC you can get just about anywhere using public transportation and your own two feet. Owning a car in NYC is more of a liability than a convenience: with limited parking (running as high as $400 a month), perpetual bumper to bumper traffic, insurance, gas, and all of the potential tickets from NYC’s extreme parking laws, you’re better off selling your car to help pay the rent.
  • Learn the subway system. Know your line. Know your train car. Know your schedule. The subway runs 24/7.
  • The left side of the subway escalator is for those rushing, stay on the right side if you’re feeling like a casual stroll.
  • Invest in a good pair of shoes for walking. You’ll be doing a lot of it.
  • Carry with you a quality collapsible umbrella. It rains a lot in NYC and, not to beat it into the ground, but you’ll be doing a lot of walking.

Now that your unlimited MetroCard has been put to good use, let’s reconvene! New York’s 5 boroughs are home to over 8 million people speaking over 800 languages. And no matter the borough you choose to call home, we’re sure you’ll bring something unique and amazing to the table. Get your apartment fondue skewers.

Big City Living
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Once you get to NYC, there are a few things you should know to help you make you look like less of a transplant.

Getting Around Town:

  • Ditch the car. In NYC you can get just about anywhere using public transportation and your own two feet. Owning a car in NYC is more of a liability than a convenience: with limited parking (running as high as $400 a month), perpetual bumper to bumper traffic, insurance, gas, and all of the potential tickets from NYC’s extreme parking laws, you’re better off selling your car to help pay the rent.
  • Learn the subway system. Know your line. Know your train car. Know your schedule. The subway runs 24/7.
  • The left side of the subway escalator is for those rushing, stay on the right side if you’re feeling like a casual stroll.
  • Invest in a good pair of shoes for walking. You’ll be doing a lot of it.
  • Carry with you a quality collapsible umbrella. It rains a lot in NYC and, not to beat it into the ground, but you’ll be doing a lot of walking.

Now that your unlimited MetroCard has been put to good use, let’s reconvene! New York’s 5 boroughs are home to over 8 million people speaking over 800 languages. And no matter the borough you choose to call home, we’re sure you’ll bring something unique and amazing to the table. Get your apartment fondue skewers.

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City GuideNew York
“Concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There's nothing you can't do. Now you're in New York. These streets will make you feel brand new. Big lights will inspire you. Let's hear it for New York.” (Jay-Z, 'Empire State of Mind')
“Concrete jungle where dreams are made of. There's nothing you can't do. Now you're in New York. These streets will make you feel brand new. Big lights will inspire you. Let's hear it for New York.” (Jay-Z, 'Empire State of Mind')

When you think of New York City, a lot of things come to mind: Concrete Jungle, Skyscraper National Park, The Big Apple. When you think of apartment hunting in New York City, one thing comes to mind: Pounding Headache! Have no fear; we've outlined all the information you’ll need to make the search as quick and painless as possible! So get into your Empire State of Mind, grab your MetroCard, and let’s go!

Having trouble with Craigslist New York? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

The Bare Essentials to Call NYC Home What's it Gonna Cost? No matter where your apartment hunt takes you, there are a few things we recommend you have handy. Of them, the most important has to be some cold, hard, cash. New Yorkers should expect to spend ¼ of their annual income on rent. Landlords like to see that your annual salary is at least 40 to 50 times the cost of your monthly rent.

Be Prepared: To get into just about any place, you’ll need at least first month’s rent and security deposit in the form of a cashier’s or bank check. (New Yorker's aren't very trusting when it comes to personal checks!) A letter from your current employer stating your salary and time of employment as well as a reference from your previous landlord don’t hurt, either. If you don’t make a certain amount of money, you may need to call in a guarantor. However, this varies building to building. A credit check will also be required, but those obtained on your own will not be accepted. Be prepared to spend between $25 and $100 getting one.

Getting Your Priorities Straight: Chances are that you, like most New Yorkers, probably won’t have everything you desire in your immediate vicinity. Are you most concerned with the size of your new space? Commute? Prioritize the things that are most important to you before you set about your hunt.

Do I Need a Broker? Using a broker or an apartment locator is often recommended when renting in New York City (especially in summer and early fall – NYC’s most difficult times to rent) and while brokers can charge a fee ranging from one month’s rent to 15% of one’s annual rent, in certain circumstances it may save you both time and money in the long run. Many brokers have access to rentals that aren't listed elsewhere, so if you've hit a dead end in your apartment search, it’s probably worth a phone call. Just keep in mind that the shorter the lease, the more expensive they come. Most brokers deal in long leases, so make sure you really want to live in your selected spot before committing.

Leaving Expectations at the Door: Usually, if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be conscious of bait and switch scams found on Craigslist and elsewhere. Trust your gut. This same rule applies to the cost/size ratio.

One of the city's iconic architectural feats, the Empire State Building is a favorite spot for locals, tourists, and "Sleepless in Seattle" diehard fans.

Radio City Music Hall, designed in the 1930s in Rockefeller Center, once showed only G-rated films to the public. It's image changed drastically when it was selected as the location for the premier of the Harry Potter series.

Originally gifted to the USA by our French neighbors, the Statue of Liberty welcomes newcomers to NYC as fervently as it once did our ancestors arriving in the States. While Lady Liberty is arguably the most famous national statue, surprisingly few New York locals have actually visited her in person.

Manhattan

Many people move to the Big Apple with images of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha’s “Sex and the City” pads floating in their heads. Manhattan is completely doable if you look in the northern regions of Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. These neighborhoods more budget-friendly. The only drawback to living ‘round these parts could be your commute downtown (assuming that’s where you’ll be winning your bread). Thirty-minute commutes to the subway train are standard fare, so you better bring some comfy walking shoes. Whoever said a little exercise was a bad thing anyway?

Another neighborhood to check out is the “new” Upper East Side, in the 80’s close to York Avenue. Has a plethora of dive bars.

Your New York options are truly endless! We suggest pointing yourself towards the East Village for an amazing nightlife, the West Village for cobblestone-street cuteness and adorable sidewalk eateries, Midtown for easy access to the best theater in the world, the Upper East Side for endless museums, or the Upper West Side for strolls through Central Park with your pooch.

Manhattan
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Many people move to the Big Apple with images of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha’s “Sex and the City” pads floating in their heads. Manhattan is completely doable if you look in the northern regions of Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood. These neighborhoods more budget-friendly. The only drawback to living ‘round these parts could be your commute downtown (assuming that’s where you’ll be winning your bread). Thirty-minute commutes to the subway train are standard fare, so you better bring some comfy walking shoes. Whoever said a little exercise was a bad thing anyway?

Another neighborhood to check out is the “new” Upper East Side, in the 80’s close to York Avenue. Has a plethora of dive bars.

Your New York options are truly endless! We suggest pointing yourself towards the East Village for an amazing nightlife, the West Village for cobblestone-street cuteness and adorable sidewalk eateries, Midtown for easy access to the best theater in the world, the Upper East Side for endless museums, or the Upper West Side for strolls through Central Park with your pooch.

Queens

If you’re a foodie at heart, Queens may just be the borough for you. It has often been said, “I ate my way around the world and never left Queens!” The main thing to keep in mind if you decide to go to one of the outer boroughs is commuting time. Obviously, the closer you are to Manhattan, the shorter your commute will be. And if you end up in the outer-reaches of a far-out borough, make sure you are close to public transportation.

Queens
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If you’re a foodie at heart, Queens may just be the borough for you. It has often been said, “I ate my way around the world and never left Queens!” The main thing to keep in mind if you decide to go to one of the outer boroughs is commuting time. Obviously, the closer you are to Manhattan, the shorter your commute will be. And if you end up in the outer-reaches of a far-out borough, make sure you are close to public transportation.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn has their spacey apartments. The farther east or south you go, the further your dollar stretches. Just keep that commute we warned you about locked in your mind.

Brooklyn
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Brooklyn has their spacey apartments. The farther east or south you go, the further your dollar stretches. Just keep that commute we warned you about locked in your mind.

The Bronx

Ahh, the Boogie-Down Bronx! The South Bronx is home to Yankee Stadium, so the area is undergoing a lot of positive development. Amazing deals and lifestyles can also be found in the Northeast Bronx in the neighborhoods of Pelham Parkway and Co-cop City. The apartments will be spacier, and you’ll ultimately get more bang for your buck...not only in rent, but also bodegas, grocery stores and restaurants. When it comes to having and housing a car, The Bronx is the most user-friendly neighborhood around. It's not uncommon to find street parking, and the parking garages are a fraction of what you will pay in other boroughs.

The Bronx
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Ahh, the Boogie-Down Bronx! The South Bronx is home to Yankee Stadium, so the area is undergoing a lot of positive development. Amazing deals and lifestyles can also be found in the Northeast Bronx in the neighborhoods of Pelham Parkway and Co-cop City. The apartments will be spacier, and you’ll ultimately get more bang for your buck...not only in rent, but also bodegas, grocery stores and restaurants. When it comes to having and housing a car, The Bronx is the most user-friendly neighborhood around. It's not uncommon to find street parking, and the parking garages are a fraction of what you will pay in other boroughs.

Staten Island

If you are looking to stay with the suburb experience while still calling yourself a “New Yorker”, we would recommend living in Staten Island. It can only be reached by a bridge from Brooklyn (i.e. a car is a must), or a 20-minute ferry ride that will take you to the bottom of Manhattan. The North Shore is home to the hoods St. George, Tompkinsville, Clifton and Stapleton, and is the most urban of the island.

Staten Island
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If you are looking to stay with the suburb experience while still calling yourself a “New Yorker”, we would recommend living in Staten Island. It can only be reached by a bridge from Brooklyn (i.e. a car is a must), or a 20-minute ferry ride that will take you to the bottom of Manhattan. The North Shore is home to the hoods St. George, Tompkinsville, Clifton and Stapleton, and is the most urban of the island.

Big City Living

Once you get to NYC, there are a few things you should know to help you make you look like less of a transplant.

Getting Around Town:

  • Ditch the car. In NYC you can get just about anywhere using public transportation and your own two feet. Owning a car in NYC is more of a liability than a convenience: with limited parking (running as high as $400 a month), perpetual bumper to bumper traffic, insurance, gas, and all of the potential tickets from NYC’s extreme parking laws, you’re better off selling your car to help pay the rent.
  • Learn the subway system. Know your line. Know your train car. Know your schedule. The subway runs 24/7.
  • The left side of the subway escalator is for those rushing, stay on the right side if you’re feeling like a casual stroll.
  • Invest in a good pair of shoes for walking. You’ll be doing a lot of it.
  • Carry with you a quality collapsible umbrella. It rains a lot in NYC and, not to beat it into the ground, but you’ll be doing a lot of walking.

Now that your unlimited MetroCard has been put to good use, let’s reconvene! New York’s 5 boroughs are home to over 8 million people speaking over 800 languages. And no matter the borough you choose to call home, we’re sure you’ll bring something unique and amazing to the table. Get your apartment fondue skewers.

Big City Living
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Once you get to NYC, there are a few things you should know to help you make you look like less of a transplant.

Getting Around Town:

  • Ditch the car. In NYC you can get just about anywhere using public transportation and your own two feet. Owning a car in NYC is more of a liability than a convenience: with limited parking (running as high as $400 a month), perpetual bumper to bumper traffic, insurance, gas, and all of the potential tickets from NYC’s extreme parking laws, you’re better off selling your car to help pay the rent.
  • Learn the subway system. Know your line. Know your train car. Know your schedule. The subway runs 24/7.
  • The left side of the subway escalator is for those rushing, stay on the right side if you’re feeling like a casual stroll.
  • Invest in a good pair of shoes for walking. You’ll be doing a lot of it.
  • Carry with you a quality collapsible umbrella. It rains a lot in NYC and, not to beat it into the ground, but you’ll be doing a lot of walking.

Now that your unlimited MetroCard has been put to good use, let’s reconvene! New York’s 5 boroughs are home to over 8 million people speaking over 800 languages. And no matter the borough you choose to call home, we’re sure you’ll bring something unique and amazing to the table. Get your apartment fondue skewers.

Rent Report
New York

September 2020 New York Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 New York Rent Report. New York rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the New York rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

New York rents decline sharply over the past month

New York rents have declined 1.1% over the past month, and have decreased significantly by 3.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in New York stand at $2,070 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,466 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. New York's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents falling across the New York Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in New York over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the New York metro for which we have data, 7 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Over the past year, Bayonne has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 7.7%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,436, while one-bedrooms go for $1,205.
    • West New York has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,580, while one-bedrooms go for $1,326.
    • Hoboken has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the New York metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,671; rents decreased 0.5% over the past month and 0.2% over the past year.
    • Elizabeth has the least expensive rents in the New York metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,392; rents were up 0.2% over the past month but fell 1.6% over the past year.

    Other large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to New York

    As rents have fallen significantly in New York, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most other large cities across the country, New York is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in New York have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.3% in Rochester.
    • New York's median two-bedroom rent of $2,466 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in New York fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-5.6%), Boston (-3.1%), and DC (-2.2%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in New York than most similar cities. For example, Buffalo has a median 2BR rent of $879, where New York is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

    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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    New York
    $2,070
    $2,470
    -1.1%
    -3.3%
    Newark
    $1,200
    $1,430
    0.1%
    1.8%
    Jersey City
    $1,560
    $1,860
    -0.9%
    -3.8%
    Elizabeth
    $1,170
    $1,390
    0.2%
    -1.6%
    New Rochelle
    $1,510
    $1,790
    0.4%
    -1.6%
    East Orange
    $1,310
    $1,560
    0.2%
    0.5%
    Bayonne
    $1,210
    $1,440
    -0.1%
    -7.7%
    White Plains
    $1,780
    $2,130
    0.3%
    -3.7%
    Hoboken
    $2,240
    $2,670
    -0.5%
    -0.2%
    West New York
    $1,330
    $1,580
    -0.2%
    6.6%
    Hackensack
    $1,420
    $1,690
    -0.2%
    -1%
    Coram
    $2,200
    $2,620
    0.3%
    2.4%
    Port Chester
    $1,600
    $1,910
    -0.4%
    0.3%
    Rahway
    $1,310
    $1,560
    0
    -0.2%
    Englewood
    $1,490
    $1,780
    0
    -6%
    Glen Cove
    $2,030
    $2,420
    1.5%
    4.5%
    Nesconset
    $1,800
    $2,140
    1.2%
    4.1%
    See More

    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.

    Read More

    September 2020 New York Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 New York Rent Report. New York rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the New York rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    September 2020 New York Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 New York Rent Report. New York rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the New York rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    New York rents decline sharply over the past month

    New York rents have declined 1.1% over the past month, and have decreased significantly by 3.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in New York stand at $2,070 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,466 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. New York's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -0.1%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents falling across the New York Metro

      Rent prices have been decreasing not just in New York over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the New York metro for which we have data, 7 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Over the past year, Bayonne has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 7.7%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,436, while one-bedrooms go for $1,205.
      • West New York has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,580, while one-bedrooms go for $1,326.
      • Hoboken has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the New York metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,671; rents decreased 0.5% over the past month and 0.2% over the past year.
      • Elizabeth has the least expensive rents in the New York metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,392; rents were up 0.2% over the past month but fell 1.6% over the past year.

      Other large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to New York

      As rents have fallen significantly in New York, a few similar cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most other large cities across the country, New York is less affordable for renters.

      • Although rents across cities in New York have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.3% in Rochester.
      • New York's median two-bedroom rent of $2,466 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in New York fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-5.6%), Boston (-3.1%), and DC (-2.2%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in New York than most similar cities. For example, Buffalo has a median 2BR rent of $879, where New York is more than two-and-a-half times that price.

      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 Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      New York
      $2,070
      $2,470
      -1.1%
      -3.3%
      Newark
      $1,200
      $1,430
      0.1%
      1.8%
      Jersey City
      $1,560
      $1,860
      -0.9%
      -3.8%
      Elizabeth
      $1,170
      $1,390
      0.2%
      -1.6%
      New Rochelle
      $1,510
      $1,790
      0.4%
      -1.6%
      East Orange
      $1,310
      $1,560
      0.2%
      0.5%
      Bayonne
      $1,210
      $1,440
      -0.1%
      -7.7%
      White Plains
      $1,780
      $2,130
      0.3%
      -3.7%
      Hoboken
      $2,240
      $2,670
      -0.5%
      -0.2%
      West New York
      $1,330
      $1,580
      -0.2%
      6.6%
      Hackensack
      $1,420
      $1,690
      -0.2%
      -1%
      Coram
      $2,200
      $2,620
      0.3%
      2.4%
      Port Chester
      $1,600
      $1,910
      -0.4%
      0.3%
      Rahway
      $1,310
      $1,560
      0
      -0.2%
      Englewood
      $1,490
      $1,780
      0
      -6%
      Glen Cove
      $2,030
      $2,420
      1.5%
      4.5%
      Nesconset
      $1,800
      $2,140
      1.2%
      4.1%
      See More

      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.

      New York Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how New York ranks on:

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

      Overview of Findings

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

      "New York renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for New York vary widely across categories such as public transit, safety, and local taxes."

      Key Findings in New York include the following:

      • New York renters gave their city a C+ overall.
      • The highest-rated category for New York was public transit, which received an A+ score.
      • The areas of concern to New York renters are state and local taxes (F), affordability (D) and quality of local schools (D).
      • Millennial renters are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of C+, while renters who are parents were less satisfied, giving it a C grade.
      • New York did relatively well compared to other cities in the state, including Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany, which all received scores of F.
      • New York earned similar scores to other similar cities nationwide, including Philadelphia (C+), Los Angeles (C+) and Miami (C+).
      • 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:

      • "New York has tons of interesting neighborhoods, restaurants, and public transportation to get around. Unfortunately, weekend transit is pretty unreliable." -Justin L.
      • "The best things about the city are the amazing food options, cultural diversity, and nightlife. But the downsides are crowds, transportation delays, and dirty streets." -Molly G.
      • "I love having access to transportation, but I hate the cost of living and high rent prices." -Erica D.
      • "Great access to food and entertainment, but commute times are long." -Elias

      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.
      Read More

      Renter Confidence Survey

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

      "New York renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment Li...

      View full New York Renter Survey

      Here’s how New York ranks on:

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

      Overview of Findings

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

      "New York renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Interestingly, ratings for New York vary widely across categories such as public transit, safety, and local taxes."

      Key Findings in New York include the following:

      • New York renters gave their city a C+ overall.
      • The highest-rated category for New York was public transit, which received an A+ score.
      • The areas of concern to New York renters are state and local taxes (F), affordability (D) and quality of local schools (D).
      • Millennial renters are moderately satisfied with their city, giving it an overall rating of C+, while renters who are parents were less satisfied, giving it a C grade.
      • New York did relatively well compared to other cities in the state, including Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany, which all received scores of F.
      • New York earned similar scores to other similar cities nationwide, including Philadelphia (C+), Los Angeles (C+) and Miami (C+).
      • 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:

      • "New York has tons of interesting neighborhoods, restaurants, and public transportation to get around. Unfortunately, weekend transit is pretty unreliable." -Justin L.
      • "The best things about the city are the amazing food options, cultural diversity, and nightlife. But the downsides are crowds, transportation delays, and dirty streets." -Molly G.
      • "I love having access to transportation, but I hate the cost of living and high rent prices." -Erica D.
      • "Great access to food and entertainment, but commute times are long." -Elias

      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.