Forbes recently released their annual Best Cities for Renters list, featuring two Nebraska cities in the top 5. Forbes selected the top cities by calculating data from Apartments.com, weather and disaster risk, park information, and more. Omaha landed #2 on the list, and Lincoln at #4.
Omaha was scored 842 out of 1,000, just two points below Plano at #1. Forbes credited Omaha’s affordable, roomy apartments, access to parks and recreation, low crime and disaster rates, and revitalization efforts as the reasoning for the high placement.
|Avg. rent for a 2-bedroom||$1,084 a month|
|Avg. size of a 2-bedroom||1,086 sq. feet|
|% of population within a 10-minute walk to a park||81%|
Lincoln scored 821 out of 1,000, 7 points behind Raleigh. Lincoln scored #1 on the list for both park accessibility and lowest average rent. These factors, in addition to Lincoln’s abundance of arts and entertainment with a wide variety of business and commerce, helped to land the spot at #4.
|Avg. rent for a 2-bedroom||$981 a month|
|Avg. size of a 2-bedroom||1,044 sq. feet|
|% of population within a 10-minute walk to a park||92%|
Metonic has understood the strength of our home market for a long time, and over the course of the past 5 years, has added 1,145 apartment homes to these powerful Midwest communities. For a list of all of Metonic-owned properties, visit our website at Metonic.net.