Renters have been eager to move from their home base ever since the start of the pandemic. The reasons are well known: a desire for more space, the perceived safety of smaller cities and towns from the pandemic and the rise of remote work that allows employees to work from anywhere. The latest indication of renters' restlessness? Forty percent of Apartment List users were searching to move to a new metro area in the third quarter of 2021 and 26% were searching in a different state altogether.


Above you will see ten of the top markets that these searchers are considering.

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Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.