2020 Best Coliving Companies Compared


In today’s sharing economy, coworking spaces, ridesharing, and coliving have proven their convenience. Coliving is rapidly becoming one of the most reasonable options for affordable housing in major urban areas. As the industry expands with coliving companies such as Common, Ollie, Quarters, WeLive, Outpost Club and more, what are the differences between them all?

Free Wi-Fi, cleaning services, stocked shared kitchens, and incredible amenities all included in rent — sounds like a sweet deal. Recognizing the high demand for convenient living spaces and elevated city experience, several such companies have undertaken such a project.Find them all here on this comprehensive list of the best coliving companies.

#1: Common

City living made easy

Locations: New York City, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Philadelphia, Fort Lauderdale

Average cost breakdown:

  • $710 – $2579/month in Chicago
  • $1000 – $2725/month in New York
  •  $1000 – $1875/month in LA
  • $1219 – $2525/month in San Francisco
  • $1000 – $5,650/month in Washington, D.C.

Included in rent:

  • Furnished home and private room
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Utilities
  • Free weekly cleaning
  • Free onsite laundry and detergent
  • Free household essentials, like toilet paper
  • Stocked kitchens with pots and pans
  • Coworking and community lounges
  • Free community events
  • Exclusive discounts and perks
  • Connect by Common app

Differentiating factor: Leases at Common range between 3 and 12 months. Most members sign onto a year-long lease and have the option to renew their lease or transfer to another Common home in another city. Common also has a community app that provides its members with a central hub of information: a directory, event catalog, live chat, and the newest perks like discounts to local and national brands.

#2: Ollie

All-inclusive living

Location: New York City, Pittsburgh

Average cost breakdown:

  • $1,380 – 2,063/month in Long Island City
  • $2,775/month for a micro-studio in Kips Bay
  • $897 (coliving) – $4,225 (3BR)/month in Pittsburgh

Included in rent:

  • Furnished home and private room
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Utilities
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Linen and towel service
  • Bath amenities
  • TV programming
  • Stocked kitchens with dishware
  • Amenity and coworking space

Differentiating factor: Each of Ollie’s home have a dedicated live-in community manager who organizes the in-building community events for all tenants, from Sunday brunch to sunset yoga.

#3: Roam

Make this life a wonderful adventure

Location: Miami, San Francisco, London, Tokyo, Bali

Average cost breakdown:

  • $220/night or $4,000/month in San Francisco
  • $95/night and $1,800/month in Miami

Included in rent

  • Furnished home and private room
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Utilities
  • Daily cleaning
  • Linens and towels
  • Stocked kitchens with high-end appliances

Differentiating factor: Roam rents out furnished, private bedrooms — for days to months — with king or queen-sized beds, ensuite bathrooms, linens, towels, and cleaning services provided.

#4: WeLive

Your stay. Your way.

Location: New York City, Virginia

Average cost breakdown:

  • Studios starting at $3,175/month in New York
  • 4BR starting at $7,600/month in New York
  • Studios starting at $1,800/month in Virginia
  • 4BR starting at $4,440/month in Virginia

Included in rent:

  • Furnished home and private room
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Utilities
  • Housekeeping
  • Residents lounge
  • Fresh coffee and water daily
  • Shared flat screen TV

Differentiating factor: Tenants can stay at WeLive for a few days to months. The home offerings are also diverse: microstudios, XL studios, 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom apartments.

#5: Quarters

We are easy living

Location: Berlin, New York City, Chicago

Average cost breakdown:

  • Starting at €599/month in Berlin
  • Starting at $1,599/month in New York
  • Starting at $1,079/month in Chicago

Included in rent:

  • Furnished home and private room
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Utilities
  • Weekly cleaning
  • 24/7 Laundry
  • High-end mattress
  • Weekly catered events
  • Quarters app

Differentiating factor: Similar to Ollie, Quarters’ homes have an on-site community manager who organizes regular community events for all tenants.

#6: Outpost Club

Save money by sharing homes with a like-minded community

Location: New York City, San Francisco

Average cost breakdown:

  • Based on location, room type, length of stay, season, and availability
  • Single rooms starting at $1350/month
  • Shared rooms starting at $750/month

Included in rent:

  • Furnished home and private room
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Utilities
  • Regular cleaning
  • Stocked kitchen
  • 24/7 security

Differentiating factor: All of Outpost Club homes have a House Leader who is responsible for answering any residents’ questions. You can also choose to pay month-to-month or sign a longer lease and renew.

#7: Starcity

There’s a place for you in the city

Location: San Francisco, LA

Average cost breakdown:

  • Between $2,000 and 2,400/month

Included in rent:

  • Furnished home and private room
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • Utilities
  • Brand new appliances
  • Weekly cleaning services
  • Community events

Differentiating factor: Currently, Starcity is exclusively on the West Coast, offering 3, 6, and 12-month leases. They also offer extra services such as dog walking, room cleaning, package delivery, wash and fold, and furniture rental for its residents.

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Many of these coliving companies share a lot in common. They were started by entrepreneurs with the goal of providing fully furnished, move-in ready living spaces and an equally convenient and enjoyable cohabitation experience.Because of the benefits and convenience provided to those who live in these shared living spaces, coliving is riding the momentum and building out in more cities and highly dense areas. Such cities include Philly, Miami, San Diego, Atlanta, Denver, Nashville, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Portland.

Experience coliving yourself at one of the top coliving companies out there. Live in Common.

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