It shouldn’t be of any surprise, but while Washington, D.C.’s more urban, central neighborhoods get the most news, it’s the suburban parts of the District that are getting the most attention from renters.
In 19 of the 20 biggest U.S. Metro areas analyzed by RENTCafé, the growth of renters in suburban areas outpaced the growth in urban areas from 2011 to 2015. For Washington, D.C., there was a 13 percent increase of renters in suburban areas, while there was a 9 percent growth of renters in urban areas.
In December 2016, Curbed reported that suburban areas accounted for 91 percent of the population growth in the nation’s top 50 metropolitan areas between 2000 to 2015.
For more data, check out RENTCafé’s report here. Want to know where the suburbs begin and end in D.C.? This map should help you out.
• Suburb vs City: Suburban Areas Are Gaining Renters Faster Than Urban Areas in 19 out of 20 Largest Metros [RENTCafé]
• 5 trends shaping the future of suburbs [Curbed]