Renter Engagement Visits Midwest, East Coast

New data shows where renters are searching for apartment homes.

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For the third straight month, renters are battling for apartment units in Minneapolis more so than any other metro. According to, Minneapolis saw the most website engagement in February, up 234% from the previous February.

While much of the top 10 is made up of cities in the Midwest and on the East Coast, 10 of the top 30 locations are in the West. Spokane, Wash., was the lone Western city in the top 10 at nine. Atlanta, Queens, N.Y., Detroit and Cleveland round out the top five most sought-after cities in February.

Philadelphia jumped 42 spots in February to seventh, knocking Orlando, Fla., down a notch to eighth, just ahead of the biggest top 10 mover: Spokane, which skyrocketed 49 spots.

Little Rock, Ark., showed the biggest growth, moving 90 positions to 13th. Fellow Twin City, St. Paul, increased 73 spots to 17th in the top 30 rankings. San Jose, Calif., sank 16 spots to 30th.