Throughout the past few weeks, Rent.com’s Top 10 Cities for Singles has been published on 58 media outlets including The Huffington Post, Business Insider, and Examiner.com. Celebrating singles nationwide, Rent.com utilized Onboard’s community, school, amenity and lifestyle content to discover some of the hippest, trendiest, and 20’s-populated cities in the nation, making these areas perfect for singles.
The list, which generated 133,519,788 impressions as of 6/25/2014, was narrowed down by Rent.com who focused only on cities with a high concentration of young adults, singles, nightlife, dining, and coffee shops. The best city for singles is San Francisco and the four runner ups are as follows:
- San Fransisco, CA
- New York, NY
- Washington, D.C.
- Boston, MA
- Seattle, WA
Since 2011, Onboard has provided Rent.com with community, school, amenity, and lifestyle data. Here is a further breakdown on the methodology Rent.com implemented using Onboard Informatics’ data:
The Top 10 Cities for Singles is based on cities with more than 50,000 rental dwellings, a high concentration of single adults (20 years and older) and an overall population greater than 100,000. Single-friendly criteria that were considered included safety, nightlife activity, variety of dining, dining frequency and coffee shop density. These factors were ranked based on individual indices on a scale from 1-1,000. Cities with a safety index less than 500 were removed from the ranking. Rental data and median rental rates based on Rent.com data.