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LAST UPDATED: April 8th, 2024

For those customers looking for a new apartment, apartments.com is one of the nation’s leading resources to help them find what they are searching for. They provide comprehensive lists of all the information a renter would need to know about the property they are interested in. This information is presented in a variety of ways to help the customer have a good experience as they look for their new home. Apartments.com is also a great place for professionals to list their properties and find new tenants. Either side of the real estate market (buying or selling) will be taken care of on Apartments.com 

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The Good

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Many real estate search companies provide their customers with a lot of information to help them make an informed decision about where they want to live next. Since there is so much out there for customers to read and digest, some of it can get a little lost and the customer might get overwhelmed. But Apartments.com presents their listing information in an interesting, unique way that allows customers to really get a grasp of the property for rent. The first thing they do for their customers that is different than their competitors is a 3D tour of the apartments. This makes the customer feel like they are really there and they can better get an idea of the layout and size of the apartment. Some listings also come with a video tour of the whole space, which has a similar effect for the customer. This is accompanied by a gallery of high-quality photos of the interior and exterior. All of these combined really show the customer where they might possibly be living. Next there are reviews of the property written by tenants (or previous tenants), which help the customer get an accurate, realistic view of the lifestyle they would have there. These reviews are not sponsored, so the tenant can be open and honest about their experiences. These reviews are probably the most valuable part of the listing as they tell the customer what the property is really like. These reviews are also verified to make sure that only people who have actually lived in the apartment are writing them. Another really helpful feature offered by Apartments.com is their amenities map. This interactive service allows the customer to choose which kinds of amenities they would like flagged on the map of the area. Only these types of businesses show up on the map, so the customer can learn what is near their new home. The categories of these amenities are:
  • Schools
  • Grocery
  • Bank
  • Restaurants
  • Coffee
  • Banks
  • Shops
  • Fitness
This map is very unique to Apartments.com and really will help customers understand the area they are living in. All of these different features offered make Apartments.com stand out as far as the information they provide for their customers.
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The Bad

  • Property types
  • Nearby rentals
Apartments.com offers their customers a very extensive list of apartments that are available for rent. It is easy for the customer to filter down their search to specific areas or different property needs so that they can quickly find what they need. Once they've found something they might be interested in there is a lot of other information available to them to learn all they can about the property. But all of these great services and features are only available to those customers who are looking to rent an apartment. This severely limits the types of customers that can take advantage of what apartments.com has to offer. There are no listings for homes, condos or any other type of property that are for rent. There also are no listings for any type of property that is for sale, even apartments. So the customer must be looking specifically for an apartment to rent in order to find what they need on apartments.com While there is a lot of great information about the neighborhoods of the listings on apartments.com, there is no information about the other apartments in the area. That type of information can be really important to a customer as they try to figure out if that particular place is a good deal for their money or not. It would be helpful for customers to have a way to compare the prices of similar units in the same neighborhood, that way they could see where the listing they are interested in stacks up with the others. Some other information like how long the apartment has been available (sometimes even if it is available for sure) would also make the decision an easier one. Apartments.com does give their customers a lot of great information about the properties in their listings, but sometimes are missing some other factors that would help the customer make a choice.
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The Bottom Line

Apartments.com stands out among its competitors for the information they give their customers as they try to find the perfect fit for their new home. They provide extensive lists of the amenities offered by the specific complexes, as well as the amenities that are in the nearby neighborhoods. All of this information is published in interactive, easy-to-understand and digest formats for the ease of the customer. All of this and the other features they provide are great for customers looking for an apartment to rent. But it is all lost on those other potential customers who want to rent a different type of home or who would like to buy their next home since the only listings available are for apartments to rent.
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Michelle Thomas Anaheim, CA

I used this site to search apartments for my son and I before I bought my house. I found 3 apartments that I went to see. The site has great information on each apartment that helps in finding just the right match to what you are looking for. I recommend this site it made apartment searching easier.

5 months ago

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DerinFasanmi

When I was searching for a rental a friend recommended I try out this site and I didn't regret it has nice properties and you can tailor your search to your preference.

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Kelsey T.L. Lansing, MI

Before we began our mortgage journey, Apartments.com was a very trustworthy and reliable website to find quality rentals in our desired areas. As nomadic people, we frequently rented prior to moving, and we enjoyed the flexibility Apartments.com allowed us. The functionality of the website/the ease of searching is a huge advantage of Apartments.com.

6 months ago Edited October 31, 2023

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Matthew Houston, TX

I used this site to blindly search for an apartment in Summerville SC for a travel nursing assignment and the reviews on the site coupled with the photos and all the info included in the site allowed me to blindly select a great apartment to come down to SC and live in for an entire year with no complaints what so ever! Website easy to use and easy to find what you’re looking for!

8 months ago

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Whitney Simmons

Great website to find apartments. The listings are accurate and don’t have to worry about being scammed on here.

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Phill Pomona, CA

I have used this website min the past to find an apartment to rent. It was very helpful in searching in my area for what was available in my price range.

2 months ago

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Sierra Jo Smith Pomeroy, WA

Apartments.com goes beyond other platforms, revealing exclusive apartments not found elsewhere. It’s crazy how many more places I find on this site compared to others! With an extensive database and customizable search filters, it offers unique options tailored to your preferences. Comprehensive information, including photos and reviews, helps you make informed decisions. User-friendly and packed with resources, Apartments.com is your go-to for finding hidden apartment treasures.

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Bunny Garlington Weatherford, TX

I used this magazine when I was hunting an apartment in Dallas, Texas. I found it quite helpful, as it showed floor plans, amenities and price ranges. I did not need the school function as it was just me. I was able to make an informed choice as I went about looking at the properties. Being a single woman, I found the neighborhood information to be spot on.

10 months ago

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Anne Sainsbury Orem, UT

As my husband and I have been looking for new housing during the past few months Apartments.com came in very handy. We have been trying to decide if we have wanted to keep renting or if we were ready to purchase. Apartments.com was very helpful in finding good quality rentals that are available in the area that we have been looking to live. One of the unique features that I liked about this site was that each listing on the main site showed whether or not it was pet friendly and if it has a washer/dryer before having to select the listing. Details like this may seem small, but they are definitely game changers in our search!

2 years ago

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Delaney Rose Fisher Tucson, AZ

Apartments.com is my go to for finding housing. The search functions and filters are really helpful.

2 months ago

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Mavris odunayo

Search apartments is a great and reliable site to find home and a comfortable place without any fraudulent we have been a customer of this site for like 3 years now

4 months ago Edited January 17, 2024

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Dawn Grover

The service was pretty typical to most other services like it. When I was looking for an apartment to rent, it gave me accurate data in the area. I was looking and contact information. Pretty good.

4 months ago

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Lupita Benitez

I used this website for about 10+ years when I was growing up and finding apartments to live in and the ease and functionality of the website is amazing! I tell everyone to use this when looking for apartments to live in.

7 months ago

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Tina Porter Montgomery, AL

I like that you can sign up for a free account and search for an apartment in a specific location. It is budget-friendly. It also has pictures and street views. It details the nearby schools and attractions. I dislike that some of the location's pictures are out of date.

7 months ago

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Sonya Hunter West Bloomfield, MI

Many years ago I found my first apartment using apartments.com. I feel as though the apartments listed are thoroughly described and would you use the service again if necessary?

8 months ago

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Sheila Burns Dickson, TN

I was searching for an apartment for my daughter while she was in college. Apartments.com was very helpful in finding an apartment in my price range. They would send emails with suggestions and apartments that were available. Very helpful website.

1 year ago

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Tom Donovan Atlanta, GA

This is a great site to find an apartment. It has the most up to date availability and there are homes/condos for rent too. The description here on Best Company is incorrect in that it states that Apartmens.com doesn't have homes for rent.

7 years ago

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Sela Sione

Very helpful and easy to navigate. I found some amazing apartment properties with amenities I was looking for and affordable. It saved me time and gas so I didn't have to drive around or make lots of phone calls to different properties. The details provided online answered most of my questions.

9 months ago

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Cindy Rotermund Charlotte, NC

Recently used Apartment . com to help my son find an apartment in Idaho. The website always produced excellent options with 95% of the information I needed to help with the search. I would only say that maybe some of these places could use more photos and maybe more dimensions for the rooms....like the living room or bedrooms. My only complain would be that sometimes the "available" dates were not alligned with the actual available dates when we spoke to leasing offices.

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Jacquelynn Russell Vancouver, WA

Found my apartment on here, and loved the simplicity of their “search engine”, the ability to filter in specifics of what I was looking for, and the honest scores for the properties. They seem to keep listings up to date really well, and provided real time availability.

10 months ago

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jill barbour Mount Joy, PA

This site was easy to navigate and had many good features to use for apartment searching. The photography and descriptions of the units were excellent. Although many of the units listed seemed to be outdated as far as availability, the site still was a great source of what rental units exist in any given area and in that aspect is a good resource.

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Chase Victorson Yonkers, NY

Very helpful Apartments.com is an exceptional platform for apartment hunting, offering a user-friendly interface, a vast database of listings, and accurate information. The website's comprehensive search filters enable users to find their ideal rental based on location, price range, amenities, and more. With detailed property descriptions, high-quality photos, and floor plans, Apartments.com ensures that users have all the necessary information to make informed decisions. Overall, Apartments.com provides a seamless and efficient apartment hunting experience, making it a top choice for anyone in search of a new home.

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F G Plainfield, IL

Apartments.com make apartment locating very easy and great to see. I was looking for apt. In my area last month and found many great recommendations They show pictures and give direction and tell me what the current rent is per month. Also if pets are allowed and what size is allowed. It's all layed out here in easy to follow website . They do the searching for me. Great site. Wayne

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Jessica C Suwanee, GA

I have definitely browsed this sight a few times. It is very user-friendly and easy to navigate a very informative with what is in the surrounding neighborhood and the school district and the crime level and give you all the information that you can possibly think of and not think of to know what you would be renting and the neighborhood area you'll be renting in.

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Matthew Ohmann Lake Placid, NY

A great place to find an apartment anywhere. They give you prices availability as well as what’s included with the rent and what’s available in the area you choose. All you have to do is type in an area code or city and state and places pop up with pictures, amenities included, prices, and when the place is available to rent. Highly recommend apartments.com if you’re looking for a new place to live.

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Diogenes DeFawkes

One of the sites I immediately turn to when moving to a new area. I've found several rentals I've lived in here. One of the best features in my opinion is the large selection of area specific rentals not listed on sites like Craigslist and Zillow. Also I've noticed many of the listings on those sites are also on Apartments.com. Think of it as one stop shopping for your future residence. Great site.

1 year ago Edited October 21, 2022

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Wendy Shaw Queens, NY

Don't let the name fool you! With options varying from apartments to condos to townhouses and so on. Loved the virtual tours, easy on-line tools and consistent updates on availability/new listings. Provided a customized search from thousands of listings. Provided all amenties and features. Navigated me to choices that fit my budget and other non negotiable. I must have tool for anyone on the search for thier future dream home of any size or price!!!

2 years ago

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BRANDON BROWN Houston, TX

I feel like apartment.com show change the format of their site the first page looks like zillion.com which is not a bad thing but the next page is not inviting I don't want to have to scroll down to see the picture are too big of the outside I would prefer if the information about the house or apartment would be the first thing you see then scroll down to the pictures and everything else. Just my opinion though

2 years ago

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MM Largo, FL

I like apartments.com because they don't charge to search for apartments and they allow you to send a message to the apartment manager making it easy to inquire about availability, etc. Also, the search can be filters by specific features and amenities and price, making it so you don't have to weed through a bunch of listings that don't match your needs.

2 years ago

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Rachelle Detroit, MI

I have used this site to search for apartments at various times across the United States. This site streamlines searches and makes it so much easier. It has been in service for years. I remember finding my apartment on Lake Merritt in Oakland, California on this site. It was beautiful, reasonable, and I got the link to an easy online app to apply at a time when they were virtually nonexistent.

2 years ago

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EB

Apartments.com helped me to find an apartment faster than my (“side hustle” realtor) relatives could. I found what I needed at a reasonable price, and moved in without the hassle of someone trying to coerce me into taking a higher priced dwelling so they could make some commission. The website was easy to navigate, and the search feature had user friendly filters. Just what I needed (and nothing I didn’t).

2 years ago

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Debora Paez Columbia, MO

While apartment hunting for my first place, it was incredibly difficult to find a place with everything I needed; just the right price, quiet neighborhood, and a location close to my priorities. Apartments.com made apartment hunting much easier with their countless filters, detailed maps, and easy to navigate website. The best feature about Apartments.com has to be their very specific filters that cater to your every need, my personal favorite being the move-in date one. This website is a great tool for those apartment hunting with little time to spare!

2 years ago

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abw fsu Tallahassee, FL

What I like best about Apartments.com was that I did not feel limited in my apartment selection. When I was searching for my first apartment in Chicago, I felt so overwhelmed by the process of going to different locations or searching out landlords. Apartments.com made it so easy to narrow my search! I like that it has a vast selection of apartments. I can search in any region or any neighborhood in the country and get numerous options for apartments. You can filter down to what you are specifically looking for and it is accurate. The interface is easy to use and navigate and I have never had a problem finding what I am looking for.

2 years ago

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Nyla C. Tallahassee, FL

Apartments.com is a platform that shows you real reviews of apartments; I prefer searching for apartments on this website because when you go to the actual site of the apartment you're looking for, they censor the negative reviews. Apartments.com has helped me locate the student housing apartment I currently have been living in for two years now. I highly suggest utilizing this platform.

2 years ago

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Otis Adkins Hazard, KY

Let them do the work of finding what u need while u focus or other important tasks look at websites and see the apartments pick ones u like and not spend all day driving around to one u don’t like

7 months ago Edited October 18, 2023

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Paige Stockard Wichita, KS

This is the website that helped my roommates and I find the place we live in now! It is a great website that is super easy to use. You can narrow down your options to find places within your price range and area that have all of your needs and wants.

3 years ago

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Emerald Scott West Jordan, UT

The site was really easy to use and had good, up-to-date information. It helped me find the best deal on an apartment when I was in college. There were a lot of customization options in the search bar, which was really nice.

6 years ago

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Susan Brett-LaBrecque Allentown, PA

I found my beautiful apartment through Apartments.com!! They gave more information and photos than any of the other places I tried. I have already steered 2 friends there. They both found their new places.

11 months ago

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julie roberts

So glad to not be looking for an apartment anymore thanks to apartments.com. We found our new rental here, and through the site were able to contact the property about a viewing. The property got us in contact with their agent and the rest is history. This place would’ve gone so fast at the price point and neighborhood so apartments.com having the newest listings with email notifications was helpful!

1 year ago

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Mary Ellen Lee Gilbert, AZ

I listed my rental on Apartments.com and they did a great job. I love all the places that is syndicates to so I didn't have to write multiple listings. I highly recommend if you are renting out your property that you build a profile through them for the traffic alone!

1 year ago

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Brittany Gould Augusta, ME

I have used this app as well as the website many times over the years. It is extremely user friendly and very helpful for searching for new homes in my desired location. It is usually the first website I use or have recommended to people when looking for a new place to live.

1 year ago

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scotty Saint Paul, MN

I really like using the apartments.com and it's very easy to use has tongue options, As far as what you're looking for you can narrow it down to exactly your price range location all kind of things Okay. I haven't used it for myself for a while but I've helped plenty of friends find a nice spot

2 years ago

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Shalon Johnson MS

Amazing website. I always use apartments whenever I am searching for apartments. It’s super easy to use and the information is typically accurate. Super user friendly. I highly recommend when looking for an apartment. I love the ability to draw the area I would like to live in. Super convenient

2 years ago

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Audrey Macfarlane Dallas, TX

I actually got my new apartment because of this site. Everything is always up to date and the site is easy to navigate. I really liked their customer service and how easy it was to find what I was looking for through their associates. Really impressed.

2 years ago

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keiontai henry Tallahassee, FL

I love using apartments.com when it comes to my search for student housing, I am able to narrow down my searches to 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms, any amount of bathrooms, or type of housing. It makes for searching for a new place to live much less of a hassle!

2 years ago Edited December 7, 2021

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Destini Ferguson Tallahassee, FL

This website features REAL apartments. The site is also user friendly. You are able to filter by bedroom number, amenities, and price. So, you'll find exactly what you're looking for in no time! Apartments.com helped me find the complex I live in now.

2 years ago

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Stephanie Ponce Hemet, CA

Helpful when looking for a place to move. They have actual listing of places that are vacant in your area. I got a response from all places I applied.

6 months ago

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Reem Haddad Houston, TX

Apartments.com has been an amazing site to use to find an apartment! Very easy to use. The process with them has been amazing!

8 months ago

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Apartments.Com is my number 1 site to use when i was looking for my new apartment. They always present you with every housing option in your designated area. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking to move.

1 year ago

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April Simpson Charlotte, NC

I found my 2 bedroom townhome using Apartments.com specifically bc of reputation and the details they give are not just about the apartment but the amenities and neighborhood

1 year ago Edited August 10, 2022