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Trulia, a leading online marketplace for homebuyers, sellers, renters and real estate professionals, today unveiled the most searched for neighborhoods for 15 of the top rental markets across the U.S.

As recent data from Trulia shows, despite a slowdown in rising rental prices, year-over-year rent prices have increased 4.7% nationally. And there are still many hot markets, including 8 metros with year-over-year rent increases of at least 8%.

In this latest analysis, Trulia takes a deeper look at 15 top rental markets to provide insight on where renters want to live at the neighborhood level.

“In many metros, we’re still in a landlord’s market where competition among renters is high,” said Pierre Calzadilla, Trulia’s Manager of Apartment Industry Relations. “Across metros, we’re seeing spikes in searches for specific neighborhoods where competition can be cutthroat. But no matter how popular the area or the neighborhood, finding the best listings first and being prepared to rent when you do will give you a chance to find an apartment in any situation.”

“In the recession and in the recovery, more people have become renters — some by choice and some out of necessity,” said Jed Kolko, Trulia’s Chief Economist. “Renters face rising rents nearly everywhere across the U.S., and in many urban markets the competition for limited rental units is fierce. Now, however, more new rental units are coming onto the market as developers finish projects they started last year, which will slow down rent increases and give people who are looking to rent more options to choose from.”

Trulia looked at its data in 15 popular rental markets around the country to determine the three most searched-for neighborhoods in each. Here they are in alphabetical order:

Most Popular Neighborhoods

Austin: Hyde Park, Downtown, Allandale
Boston: Back Bay, South End, Beacon Hill
Brooklyn: Park Slope, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights
Charlotte: Dilworth, Myers Park, Elizabeth
Chicago: Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Bucktown
Dallas: M Streets, Lakewood, Oak Lawn
Houston: Neartown/Montrose, Greater Heights, Midtown
Las Vegas: Summerlin, Las Vegas, Summerlin South
Los Angeles: Hollywood Hills, Silver Lake, Los Feliz
Manhattan: West Village, Upper East Side, West Village
Philadelphia: Rittenhouse Square, Northern Liberties/Fishtown, Center City West
San Antonio: Monte Visa, Downtown, King William
San Diego: Pacific Beach, North Park, Mira Mesa
San Francisco: Soma, Pacific Heights, Nob Hill
Washington D.C.: Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Adams Morgan

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  • Christine Garcia

    In Manhattan you say West Village, Upper East Side, West Village. Did you meant say East Village as the third area? Or what?

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