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Where Does the Train of Rising Rents Stop in Chicago?
Updated 4 days ago
Rents are Going up in the Windy City The Chicago "L" is the fourth largest heavy rail rapid transit system in the U.S. As an essential part of most Chicagoans' lives, the L system serves on average 780,000 riders each weekday. We at RentHop, therefore, believe that it is our duty to map out the…
Where Does the Train of Rising Rents Stop in New York?
Updated 2 weeks ago
Rents Are Going Up in New York City New York's MTA subway system is an essential part of many New Yorkers' lives. With as many as 5.7 million riders each weekday, it truly is the backbone of the city. It should be no surprise then, that it is one of the first things that people consider when…
Where Does the Train of Rising Rents Stop in Boston?
Updated 1 month ago
Boston's T is one of the largest rapid transit systems in the nation, behind New York City and Chicago and similar in size to Washington D.C. This means hundreds of thousands of people rely on the MBTA system to get them to and from work, school, yoga classes, and whatever else they may need…
Best Time of Year to Rent
Updated 1 month ago
What is the best time of year to rent an apartment? Conventional wisdom would suggest that apartment hunting during the winter is superior to hunting during the summer. First, new graduates (or current students) tend to move during the summer, prior to commencing work or school. These new…
Best Time of Year to Rent a 1-Bedroom Apartment
NYC Q1 Evictions Fall Year over Year
Updated 2 months ago
With total evictions in 2018 clocking in at around 21,000, it would be unfair to characterize evictions in NYC as a problem affecting a large portion of the population. That said, the Data Science team at RentHop looked into some of the more interesting data around evictions in an attempt to…
Erasmus in Brooklyn the Coldest Neighborhood 2 Years Running
Updated 2 months ago
In 2019 Residents Are Still Lacking Heat in the Same Neighborhoods   While the beginning of 2019 hasn't been as cold as 2018's bomb cyclone, the 2019 Heat Season has continued to show that certain parts of the city just aren't getting the heat they need- despite peoples' complaints to 311. And…
Upper East Side is the Quietest Neighborhood in Manhattan
Updated 2 months ago
In 2018, finding an apartment in NYC continues to be the easiest part of the process finding a place you actually want to live, on the other hand, is much more difficult. In the hustle and bustle of NYC, some people put a huge emphasis on peace and quiet, preferring for their apartment to be a…
Chicago, the Poopy City - A Closer Look at Chicago’s Dog Poop Problem
Updated 3 months ago
We have all been there, enjoying a beautiful spring day, maybe walking to meet some friends for dinner. Suddenly SQUISH uh-oh. In a split second, there is a rush of feelings: anger, sadness, embarrassment or maybe even nausea. You could not help but wonder "who on earth doesn't clean up after…
Violent Crimes by Neighborhoods in Chicago in 2018
Updated 8 months ago
Chicago has been considered a dangerous city in many respects since as early as the 1960s and, in many years, has been considered the "murder capital" of the United States. With attention focused on shootings and gun crimes in Chicago, RentHop's data science team has taken a look at violent…
Can You Afford to Live in Chicago in 2018?
Updated 8 months ago
Fewer than half of Chicago Neighborhoods are Affordable Curious which parts of Chicago are actually affordable? With widely varying rents across the city ($850 in Riverdale vs $3,154 in River North for the median two-bedroom) it's no surprise that some neighborhoods have rents that are just too…
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