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The Best Suburbs for Rentals With Maximum Space at Lowest Price

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The Best Suburbs for Rentals With Maximum Space at Lowest Price

September 16, 2020
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It’s not just homebuyers who are interested in more space, renters need accommodations for their life changes as well, and many still need to stay close to city centers. Not every city has suburbs within a realistic commuting distance, but a recent analysis by RENTCafe found the areas that do. Many areas for renters wishing for more space at an affordable price point and in a good location are in the South. John’s Creek, a suburb 30 minutes northeast of Atlanta, has the largest average apartment size outside one of the 30 largest cities. Median rent in the area hits $1,950 while the average square footage is 1,225.

More Americans have been moving out of the cities, seeking more privacy and space since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, the suburbs have become hot markets for both renters and home buyers. And as white-collar workers continue to be allowed to work remotely, they're moving farther and farther out.

Only two other burbs offered more than an average 1,200 square feet.

Wellington, FL, about an hour and 20 minutes north of Miami, offers renters an average of 1,208 square feet. Meanwhile, Lake Wylie, SC, about 30 minutes southwest of Charlotte, NC, provides an average 1,205 square feet.

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