The Real Deal New York

Rentals in demand: East Side victorious

TRD's weekly look at the most searched-for apartments
February 25, 2014 12:40PM

The Upper East Side was the most in-demand Manhattan neighborhood for prospective renters, one of the three East Side areas to crack the top five, according to Zumper, an apartment listings website. The others, in order, were the East Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen and Midtown East.

Studio apartments scored the majority of the market share, with 36 percent of the leads. The median rent inquiry was $1,795 per month. One-bedrooms had 33 percent and $2,300 per month. Two-bedrooms, in a similar league as the aforementioned bedroom sizes, had 31 percent of the market and $2,700 per month.

The demand for three-bedrooms, however, flatlined — with zero leads, data show.

Methodology: Zumper determined the rankings by using a representative sample of emails and phone calls from renters interested in its Manhattan listings available for the week ending Feb. 23. — Mark Maurer