Top 10 Fabulous Metros for Luxury Apartments

If you love the finer things in life, dahling, naturally you want the poshest apartment you can find to match your luxurious lifestyle. Granite countertops, a doorman, tons of closet space, gorgeous views – these are all things you want in your life, and you won’t settle for anything less in your home.

If this sounds like you, then you definitely belong in one of these top 10 metros with the most luxury apartments on Read on to find out where you can live in the lap of luxury.

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The Most Expensive Square Feet in the Nation: 20 Metros Where Rented Space Really Costs You

In a previous article, Apartment Guide looked at internal data to determine apartment rent costs per square foot nationwide. We learned the median rent for an entry-level apartment — $769 in April of this year — and how much space that amount would rent in metropolitan areas (metros) around the country.

Below is an expanded list to include the twenty most expensive metros for renting by square foot based on internal apartment listings data on Apartment Guide in May 2014.

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Keep an eye on what your renting dollar can buy in some of the most desired places to live in the country!
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Top Cities for College Grads

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For college seniors, the spring season means looking forward to graduation – and life beyond the college campus.

To help college graduates as they look both for work and a new place to live, Apartment Guide consulted with Indeed, the number one job site worldwide, to bring together information to match the perfect apartment with the right job.

Together, Indeed and Apartment Guide have researched the top cities with the most entry-level job openings, along with average rents for one and two bedroom apartments in these cities.

Here’s the list.

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Upgrading to a 2BR Apartment? Here’s Where It’ll Cost You the Most

Considering a move to a larger apartment? Wondering if you can afford a second bedroom?

We wondered the same thing and decided to look at our data to see what metro areas had the biggest percentage rent increase from one bedroom to two bedrooms.

For March 2014 in metros with at least 50 apartment listings, we looked at the lowest-price one bedroom and two bedroom apartment units to determine the average percentage increase between the two inside the same community. We included only apartment listings for which there were both one and two bedroom offerings located on the same property.

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Top 10 Metros for Great Apartment Kitchen Amenities (Infographic)

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For many American families, everything that’s really important in home life takes place in the kitchen.

At Apartment Guide, we know that renters want kitchens they can both enjoy spending time in and also put to work for their cooking efforts.

What are the great apartment kitchen amenities people want and need most?

Stainless steel appliances, dishwashers and microwaves are important, but extra amenities like a kitchen island and granite countertops can make a kitchen more useful and elegant.

We’ve combed our apartment listings to find the metro areas with the most tricked-out kitchens.

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New York Tops List of World’s Most Competitive Cities: Report


Find it hard to secure an apartment in New York City? It’s just another way that city is one of the most competitive in the world.

For those who find New York a challenging place to live, there’s hard research to back that up.

As reported in the New York Times, a brand-new study, published by The Economist Intelligence Unit for Citigroup, places New York #1 on the list of most competitive cities worldwide.

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Relocation Trends: Where’s Your Next Move? (Infographic)

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June is a popular month for change: graduations, weddings and job changes. All of this change results in relocation and the need to find a new place to call home.

Where are people relocating to? We define “sister metros” as the areas where people most often move from and where they move to.

In this relocation trends infographic, we found that the top searched sister metros included Washington, D.C. to New York City, New York City to Los Angeles, New York City to Atlanta and Dallas to Houston. The top five searched metro areas were Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Houston and Atlanta.

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Apartment Guide used internal search data from May 2013 to determine the top sister cities, as well as the cities that are most searched. U.S. Census Bureau data was used to identify common reasons that trigger relocations.

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2013 Renting Trends: Mid-Year Update

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Read about what’s going on in apartment renting right now.

At Apartment Guide, we want to help movers stay informed about the state of renting in this country.

Find your perfect apartment now!

Take a quick look at a gathering of recent trends and reporting about what you might expect to find when renting an apartment right now.

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Hippest Neighborhoods in the United States

The Pearl district of Portland, OR, is one of America's hippest neighborhoods, according to Forbes.

The Pearl district of Portland, OR, is one of America’s hippest neighborhoods, according to Forbes.

Forbes has ranked the hippest neighborhoods in the United States. By looking at key factors like which neighborhoods are home to people with artistic jobs, a large concentration of farmers’ markets and food trucks, and high walkability scores, the magazine’s research turned up some of the most interesting spots to hang out in the country.

The top three they found, in order, are:
Silver Lake in Los Angeles, Calif.
• The Mission District in San Francisco, Calif.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.

But what about the other hip hangouts from the 20 places featured? Here are five of our faves.

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Best Vegetarian Restaurants in California

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These vegetarian restaurants in California are so good, you’ll never miss the meat.

California’s healthy, eco-friendly mentality is so prevalent that it spreads to practically every aspect of the lives of its residents, so it’s no surprise that some of the best vegetarian restaurants in the country can be found in this sunny state.

If you want your plate to be filled with healthy, meat-free options, check out these vegetarian restaurants in California.

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