Apartment Searching

The best apartment hunting sites for New York City


Good real estate is hard to come by in New York City, and apartment searching can be a job all on its own. To find a home, you have to filter through a number of listings, tour all the various options, and meet with different landlords and agents. It’s exhausting, but when you finally find the perfect place, the tireless search is all worth it. These six apartment hunting sites make it easier for you to find a place to call home. 


StreetEasy is the leading real estate marketplace for New York City. Owned by Zillow, this site is exclusive to the city, with listings across the five boroughs. StreetEasy offers users apartments for rent, fee and no-fee listings, and more. You don’t have to pay to use the app, so it’s a great place to start. 


This app is a super convenient way to look for apartments in the city. Most of their listings are in Brooklyn, and they have good services when looking for just a room instead of an apartment. Nooklyn is known to be transparent with information, working with quality brokers to help users find a place they love. 

The Listings Project 

The Listings Project is a free email of real estate listings. Every Wednesday, subscribers receive an email blast with available listings and all the information users need. It connects people with listers for lease-takeovers, apartments for rent, rooms for rent, and even exhibition, rehearsal, and event spaces. 


Finding a short-term lease between one and 12 months is almost impossible in this city. Leasebreak is one of New York City’s free sites for short-term rentals. This platform is used by tenants who want someone to take over their lease, or landlords looking for more traffic for their short-term rentals. They value transparency in their listings and require the whole address to be listed with the landlord’s approval. 


This platform is the ultimate site to find apartments for rent in the city. The no-fee search tool allows you to view rentals from building managers, landlord, and current tenants. You can contact the lister directly, and even see their directory of NYC property managers to set up an email. 


For a stress-free apartment search, skip all the sites, and try Common. Common offers beautiful, fully furnished homes across New York City. These coliving homes are conveniently located, stocked with the essentials, and have amenities that you can’t find elsewhere (rooftop decks, coworking lounges, gyms, etc.). Enjoy convenient city living with an easy 30-minute move-in, free WiFi, free laundry, high-end appliances, high-quality furniture, and free weekly cleanings included in your rent. Take a free tour today and find your perfect home.


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