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Parking and a Pool: What DC Millennials Want in an Apartment

by Tianna Mañón

Parking and a Pool: What DC Millennials Want in an Apartment: Figure 1
A graphic by RadPad shows the top amenities in Los Angeles, Chicago and DC.

The top amenities that millennials in DC are looking for in terms of a rental go hand in hand with common frustrations in the city: finding parking and washing dishes.

A study by RadPad ranked the most-desired amenities among renters based on the most commonly used search terms on the site. They found that parking, in-unit laundry and a dishwasher top the list nationally. RadPad also compared Los Angeles, Chicago and DC to see how the type of amenities that renters wanted varied from city to city. In DC, the top amenities are:

  • Dishwasher
  • Pool
  • Parking
  • Garage
  • Stainless Steel

Most of these amenities make sense, however it was interesting to see stainless steel on the list, as DC was the only major city where this term made the top five. 43 percent of DC residents are likely to search for rentals with a pool, the highest percentage of the three cities analyzed.

RadPad analyzed millions of the tags prospective renters use when searching listings on their website to come up with these rankings.

This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/parking_and_laundry_tops_list_of_desired_amenities/10248

1 Comment

  1. Anthony said at 9:20 pm on Monday August 17, 2015:
    Being a native in DC, parking is certainly a gem to have and I hear it all the time from young people trying to live here. However, as rent keep going higher, I'm surprised there hasn't been a survey that addresses affordable living in MF bldgs. For example, is better to rent in a building that has natural gas amenities or electric? The cost to operate electric heating,hot water, cooking and dryer is far more expensive than gas. Young consumers need to also factor in energy costs when looking for affordable living in multifamily buildings.

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