[caption id="attachment_63838" align="aligncenter" width="761"] Click the image to view the full infographic![/caption] 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.
According to a survey of 200,000 apartment residents conducted by the National Multi Housing Council and Kingsley Associates, 71% expressed interest in green considerations for apartment living. For 23% of respondents, green practices were a basic requirement in choosing an apartment community. Apartment Guide has assembled the top cities with apartment communities which actively support green living. According to our data, more apartments in these ten cities offer a combination of apartment options with LEED Certification, energy-efficient windows, lighting and plumbing, and drought-resistant landscaping to help use water more efficiently. If you value an apartment living experience that embraces conservation and green living, you're sure to find a home you'll be proud of in one of these cities!
[caption id="attachment_58829" align="alignleft" width="360"] Let your authentic eccentricity flag fly! Check out these hipster-friendly towns.[/caption] Are you wearing a flannel shirt, skinny jeans, a vintage tee, a mustache or vintage eyewear? Find your perfect apartment now! Consider your calendar: do you have plans to hear an indie band play live, attend an art gallery opening, or meet up with your closest friends for craft pints at a gastropub? If you answered yes to at least 3 of these, then, my friend, you are very likely a participant in the hipster phenomenon. If you don’t already live in one of the cities cited by Travel and Leisure that best serve the hipster set, then you might want to scope out an apartment in one of these hip places where the welcome mat is rolled out to the authentic and eccentric!
[caption id="attachment_69898" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Seattle ranks 7th on the list of Top 10 Bikeable Cities.[/caption] If you prefer to get around on two wheels instead of four, check out Walk Score’s list of the top 10 bikeable cities in the United States. Here is a countdown of the top bikeable cities and a look at why they made the list. If you’re in the market for an apartment, knowing their Bike Score might help you pick the city where you can live on wheels!
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.
[caption id="attachment_56237" align="alignleft" width="360"] Read about what's going on in apartment renting right now.[/caption] 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.
[caption id="attachment_56221" align="alignleft" width="360"] If you aspire to the good life, you’ll find company in these three areas where wealth is concentrated.[/caption] Want to know where America’s richest people live? Find your perfect apartment now! Between 2006 and 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau tracked where the wealthiest five percent of Americans are living. Defining high-income households as those that earn about $200,000 a year and above, the Census Bureau determined that the greatest concentration of wealth is in three main areas. These three areas are located near, but not directly in, large metropolitan areas along both coasts.
Click on the image to view the full infographic.More than 70 percent of graduates are planning on moving to a new city once they say goodbye to their college campus and hello to corporate America. Nearly half of all students are most concerned about finding an apartment in the “right” neighborhood after graduation. Click on the infographic for more interesting insights into what post-grads want most in their next place.
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[caption id="attachment_37302" align="alignleft" width="360"] The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City[/caption] Ranking U.S. cities can be mind-boggling, when you consider categories ranging from the hippest spots in the U.S. to the best cities for families, for instance. Find your perfect apartment now! If it’s culture you’re after in this country, then you might consider the long list of great locations for living an artistic life. To save some time, we have scoured our sources and come up with a short list of cities where culture is not hard to find. You might want to check these out for yourself.