EDGE Apartment amenities: What tenants want and what is available

EDGE Apartment amenities: What tenants want and what is available

August 1st, 2018 by Staff Report in EDGE

One third of all households in metropolitan Chattanooga rent their home or apartment.

A new study by Apartment List found that the hardest amenity for tenants to find, in comparison to what landlords offer, was in-unit laundry. Only 11 percent of local apartments offer a washer and dryer within the apartment, compared with 42 percent of local renters who say they want such in-unit laundry equipment.

Conversely, the study found that it was relatively easy to find a cat-friendly apartment with 42 percent of all apartments allowing cats, compared with only 17 percent of tenants who said they want cat-friendly rental units.

What tenants are seeking:

Parking - 56 percent

Dishwasher - 49 percent

In-unit laundry - 42 percent

Dog-friendly - 34 percent

Hardwood floors - 27 percent

Balcony - 26 percent

Pool - 20 percent

Cat-friendly - 17 percent

Gym - 14 percent

What apartments offer

Dish washer - 49 percent

Balcony - 46 percent

Cat friendly - 42 percent

Dog friendly - 41 percent

Parking - 38 percent

Hardwood floors - 23 percent

Pool - 15 percent

Gym - 13 percent

In-unit laundry - 11 percent

Source: Apartment list


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