Steve Harper

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.

Top Ten Metros for Kitchen Amenities

1. Chicago
2. San Antonio
3. Los Angeles
4. Washington, D.C.
5. New York
6. Salt Lake City
7. Phoenix
8. Baltimore
9. Seattle
10. Dallas

EnV Chicago Apartments in Chicago, IL
EnV Chicago Apartments in Chicago, IL
The Mansions at Canyon Springs, San Antonio, TX
The Mansions at Canyon Springs, San Antonio, TX

Editor's note: Friday 2:50 pm, October 4, 2013
The infographic has been updated to list metro areas with all kitchen amenities. An earlier version of the infographic listed metro areas with stainless steel appliances, or dishwashers, or microwaves, or island kitchens.




About The Author

Steve Harper enjoys seeking out and writing about topics that matter to renters for the Apartment Guide Blog. He hails from Atlanta, Georgia. Find Steve on Google.