What Do Apartment Dwellers Really Want?

Nationwide apartment rental firm ApartmentGuide.com says the majority of apartment seekers between June 2009 and June 2010 looked for apartments in the $500 to $700 price range, followed by $700 to $900.

Distance from the city center was also a factor, with the majority of apartment hunters seeking homes five miles form the city center, followed by 10 miles, then 20 miles.

These are the other top features that apartment seekers sought over the last 12 months:

Washer and dryer in unit
Pets (allowed)
Air conditioning
Some paid utilities
Washer and dryer connections
Dishwasher
Balcony
Garage
Cable-ready
Furnished available
Fitness center
Swimming pool
Short-term lease available
Gated access
Oversized closets

Sources: ApartmentGuide.com (06/22/2010)