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Would-Be Millennial Homebuyers Fuel the Rise of Lifestyle Renting in 2021

The number of higher-income Millennials who are renting instead of buying a home is on the rise. The share of applications for apartments from...

Apartment-Crazed Neighborhoods: The Nation’s Downtowns See Historic Boom, with DTLA Leading the Way

Highly popular due to their location and vibrant amenities, urban neighborhoods around the country have seen a boom in new apartments in the last...

The Oldest Apartment Buildings in the United States – That Still Rent Today!

They don’t make ’em like they used to – nothing is truer if we look at apartment buildings that have been around since before...

Record Apartment Conversions Make 2021 Most Successful Year in Adaptive Reuse

A record number of more than 20,100 apartment conversions are to be finalized in 2021, a total of 32,000 in the first two...

Picket Fences for Rent: 100+ Suburbs Transitioned to Majority Renters in Last Decade

Renters are now the majority in 103 suburbs that were previously homeowner territory 10 years ago, and 57 other suburbs are expected to follow...

Despite Challenges, 2021 Apartment Construction Tops 330,000 for 5th Consecutive Year

Apartment construction remains strong this year — more than 330,000 new rental units are expected to be delivered nationwide, which is comparable to the...

The Great Return: Renters Jumpstart Large Cities with Surge in Applications in 2021

The 2021 rental season kicked off twice as strong as usual, with Gen Z and high-earning Millennials being the most active apartment hunters. In...

1 in 3 Renters Are Looking to Upsize to an Extra Bedroom: What It Costs & Where to Upgrade for Less

Survey reveals that a third of apartment-hunters look for rentals with an extra bedroom to call „home office,” as 75% don’t have a dedicated...

Class of 2021, These Are the Hottest Jobs for You and the Best Metros to Find Them

Healthcare occupations outrank computer jobs as the hottest jobs for 2021 grads with nurse practitioners the fastest-growing on the list. San Jose, Washington, D.C. and...

The Hottest Rental Markets in the U.S.: Mid-sized Hubs Take the Lead in Competitivity

As the U.S. apartment market is showing signs of growth, RentCafe ranked the most competitive rental markets in the first quarter of the year. Central...

Vibrant Small Towns in America’s Heartland Are the Best Cities for Gen Z Renters

The downtown life in big coastal cities is so last decade. That’s according to the latest data that shows small towns in the heartland...

The Best Suburbs in America for Renters: Look to the South for Most Suburban Apartments Built in the Last 5 Years

With Coronavirus causing a shift towards work-from-home for countless companies across the U.S., the suburbs have a new-found appeal for renters because they offer...

Year-End Report 2020: Rental Season Delayed and Cut Short, Gen Z Renters Overtake Gen X, and Big City Rents Drop

Highlights: Renting activity was 10% slower in 2020, with a shorter rental season that started with a two-month delay  Gen Z overtook Gen X...

Living in Bucktown, Chicago – One of the City’s Trendiest Neighborhoods

Bucktown is one of Chicago’s trendiest neighborhoods, located in the Logan Square community, just west of Chicago’s Lincoln Park and to the north of...

Renters vs Owners: Renting Dips Over the Decade, But Claims Majority in 23 Cities, Including Seattle & Pittsburgh

Highlights: The U.S. renter population sank to 107 million in 2019, after a mid-decade peak of 111 million. Despite the national decline, renting...

Living in Chicago’s Near North Side: a Fashionable, Walkable Community Perfect for Urban Living Enthusiasts

Despite the fact that the Near North Side neighborhood is one of 77 official Chicago communities, with boundaries that have been in place since...

Living in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village Neighborhood: An Urban Hotspot with a Relaxed Vibe

A neighborhood within Chicago’s West Town community, Ukrainian Village is bustling with city life. From quaint shops to tasty ethnic eateries and historical buildings,...

Living in Chicago’s North Kenwood Neighborhood: An Architectural Slice of History

It’s one thing to live in a historically significant building. It’s quite another to live in an entire district that looks like it’s from...

Living in Ravenswood, Chicago: A Family Neighborhood with Old World Charm

Ravenswood is located on Chicago’s North Side, mostly in the Lincoln Square community. An old German neighborhood, today it has become popular particularly with...

Living in Rogers Park, Chicago: The City’s Best Kept Secret

The Rogers Park community is one of the most diverse enclaves in the country, boasting over 70 nationalities, and a variety of ethnic restaurants...

Living in West Lakeview, a Lively Chicago Neighborhood Chock-Full of Old World Charm

The West Lakeview neighborhood is located on the western border of Chicago’s Lakeview community. Its east border traditionally begins at Halsted, in the area...

Living in East Hyde Park, Chicago: Enjoy the Good Life with the Lake at Your Front Door

East Hyde Park is literally a neighborhood on “the other side of the tracks”. Though the idiom traditionally has a negative connotation, in this...

Gen Z Survey: Young Renters Are the Most Techy, Research-Focused, Instagram-Loving Generation of Renters

The most culturally diverse and digital native age cohort, Generation Z, the oldest of whom are turning 24 this year, are the new must-watch...

The Best Cities for Millennial Renters: Austin Challenges Seattle for the Throne

Highlights: Seattle, San Francisco and Austin were the best cities for Millennial renters in the past five years. San Francisco attracted the largest share...

Quarantine Parenting: Top Family-Centric Cities in the U.S.

If living in the midst of a pandemic feels overwhelming to you, try parenting. These days, parents' duties have multiplied overnight to include working,...

Survey: Self-Guided Apartment Tours on the Rise Among Renters

Living in the time of a pandemic has pushed us into the digital realm faster than ever before, leading to an unprecedented boost in...

Cities with the Most and the Least Apartment Space: How Much Square Footage per Person Can You Get?

At a time when most of us are required to stay at home, the idea of space takes on a whole new meaning. In...

The Decade in Housing Trends: High-Earning Renters, High-End Apartments and Thriving Construction

This past decade has transformed the relationship between America and its housing, especially when it comes to renting. While the recession pushed many to...

The Most Expensive ZIP Codes in America in 2019

It's time for our annual tradition here at RentCafe -- ranking the country's most expensive ZIP Codes for renters. As summer has come to an...

Commuting in America: How It’s Changed in the Past Decade

For many people working in large US cities, daily commutes are inevitable. Traveling to and from work eats up a lot of time for...

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