Best Neighborhoods For Bunking Up

Renting in big cities isn’t cheap. We all know that. And living with someone can often lessen the financial burden. But in neighborhoods within certain cities, living alone can mean paying hundreds of dollars extra each month.

In addition to costs-savings by city, HotPads looked at popular neighborhoods in San Francisco, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C. to see how much renters in these neighborhoods save when they cohabit. Click on the interactive maps to explore each city.

San Francisco

Nob Hill: $1,100
Portrero Hill: $1,000
Telegraph Hill: $900
Financial District: $740
Mission: $700
Central Richmond: $630
Cow Hollow: $620
Outer Mission: $600
North Beach: $560
SoMa: $540
Presidio Heights: $540
Civic Center: $540
Noe Valley: $540
Pacific Heights: $470

New York*

West Village: $2,250
Greenwich Village: $1,500
Greenpoint: $1,500
Lower East Side: $1,500
East Village: $1,300
Noho: $1,230
Bushwick: $1,230
Boerum Hill: $1,200
Chelsea: $1,200
Columbus Circle: $1,200
Sunset Park: $1,200
Williamsburg: $1,200
DUMBO: $1,100
Upper East Side: $1,100
Tribeca: $1,100
Gramercy: $1,075

*NYC Map does not reflect all neighborhoods listed below do to database mapping issue.

Boston 

Leather District: $1,400
Roxbury: $1,150
South Boston (including Seaport): $1,000
West End: $900
South End: $900
Jamaica Plain: $730
Chinatown: $690
Back Bay: $640
Fenway: $550

Los Angeles

Brentwood: $500
Westwood: $520
Westlake:$540
Canoga Park: $450
Beverly Glen: $450
Del Rey: $380
Hollywood Hills: $360
West LA: $330

Washington DC 

Georgetown: $840
Penn Quarter: $740
Downtown: $700
Chinatown: $700
Glover Park: $660
Shaw: $660
Dupont Circle: $650
Foggy Bottom: $650