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Chicago, the Poopy City - A Closer Look at Chicago’s Dog Poop Problem
Updated 3 weeks 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 4 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 4 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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The Madness That is Boston Move-in Day 2018
Updated 5 months ago
If you don't live in Boston, you probably don't know about the struggles faced by students during the dreaded move-in period. Every year, between late August and early September, new and returning students move into dorms or new apartments near the city's universities. While moving week is a…
Can You Afford to Live in Boston in 2018?
Updated 5 months ago
Median Annual Income Won't Afford Suffolk County Apartments We pulled data for 2-bedroom median rents across Boston ($2,700 for the whole metro area), and found many neighborhoods to be quite affordable, much more affordable, in fact, than Los Angeles and Miami, where nearly all neighborhoods…
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Can Your Job Impact Where You Should Live?
Updated 5 months ago
Finding an apartment for rent that's affordable, in a good area, while being in good shape is not an easy task. Especially if you're looking to rent in a big city. The task gets even more daunting when you are trying to find an apartment in a city that you're not familiar with, which is often…
Chicago's Rat Complaints Continue to Grow
Updated 6 months ago
Chicago ranks #1 as the "rat capital" in the country. The abundance of garbage and buildings in The Windy City makes it a great location for these rats to seek shelter and food for survival. The presence of these furry critters poses a threat to city dwellers due to the fact that they are…
New York Still Unaffordable in 2018
Updated 6 months ago
East Harlem, LES, and Bed-Stuy Among Top NYC List of Unaffordable Neighborhoods In 2018, finding an apartment in NYC continues to be the easiest part of the process-- affording one, however, remains the hardest part. With median asking rents that vary from expensive ( $1,975 for a 2-bedroom in…
Is the Train of Rising Rents Slowing Down in DC?
Updated 7 months ago
The Metro Rail system in the DC metropolitan area is the third busiest metro systems in the nation, serving nearly 750,000 riders living in the District of Columbia, as well as parts of Maryland and Virginia. The sprawling Metrorail transit system provides a backbone for the metropolitan area…
The Effects of the 2016 Election on a Single Trump Building
Updated 7 months ago
In the 2016 elections, Hillary Clinton won New York City with 79% of the vote. In Manhattan, that number was 86.6%. On the island where Donald Trump first made a name for himself as a real estate developer, fewer than 1 in 5 residents voted for him. We decided to look at this situation through…
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