Top Ten Metros for Green-Friendly Apartments

Top Ten Metros for Green-Friendly ApartmentsAccording 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!

Top Ten Metros for Green-Friendly Apartments

  1. Seattle
  2. San Antonio
  3. Austin
  4. Phoenix
  5. Omaha
  6. Dallas
  7. Tucson
  8. Raleigh
  9. Denver
  10. San Francisco
M Street Apartments in Seattle, Washington, feature an eco-roof for residents to share.

M Street Apartments in Seattle, Washington, feature an eco-roof for residents to enjoy.

LEED, “leadership in energy and environmental design,” is perhaps the most well-known and regarded certification for declaring green-friendly building design. Apartment communities which earn this designation have placed considerable effort and expense into creating environmentally-friendly places to live.

Check ApartmentGuide.com to discover apartment communities in your area which are green-friendly. When you search by city, click “More Options,” then select “Green Community” to bring up the list!

Methodology: Apartment Guide looked at their data for the top cities with the most properties noted with green communities. Properties listed on Apartment Guide as green communities provide offerings/certifications such as LEED certification, energy-efficient windows, lighting and plumbing, and drought-resistant landscaping to reduce water waste. 

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