Where are America's happiest renters?

Affordability, job market, crime level: study finds what tenants value most
  • According to the report, affordability isn't the strongest barometer of renter happiness; career opportunities weigh more heavily.
  • Nearly 45 percent of renters claimed to be either "very dissatisfied" or "somewhat dissatisfied" with the affordability in their town.
  • While 52 percent of mid-size and small city renters were happy, just 24 percent of those in big cities shared positive sentiments.

Many variables contribute to a happy renter base. Most would probably assume pricing is the major factor for renter satisfaction, but a recent analysis from Apartment List indicates otherwise.