In the News: Greenville Ranks as the Top City for Gen Z Renters

Greenville ranks as the top city for Gen Z renters

The secret is out among America’s young adult population, otherwise known as Gen Z. According to RentCafé, Greenville ranks as the top city for Gen Z renters for several reasons, including affordability!

Greenville takes the top spot!

We know Greenville ranks as the top city for Gen Z renters because it’s the lovely city we call home. But if you aren’t familiar with the Emerald City, we’ll share a few of the characteristics that earned it the top spot on RentCafé’s rankings in 2021.

First of all, it’s affordable. The study noted that many of the top ranked cities rent apartments for less than the national average, which is about $1,400. In general, the cost of living was also lower in the top cities listed.

Secondly, it’s a small town with authentic charm. Based on the study’s results, the most attractive cities to Gen Z were small to mid-sized cities with a vibrant local scene. In fact, a majority of the top 20 cities had a population of fewer than 300,000 residents. Greenville fits the mold with fewer than 100,000 residents.

Finally, Greenville had the added bonus of being considered a good place to launch a career, from manufacturing to pharmaceuticals to the tech industry.

Another feature that makes Greenville stand out in the rankings is that it was the only city on the list that’s a college town, home to East Carolina University.

More about the rankings

Greenville ranks as the top city for Gen Z renters thanks to the large jump in apartment applications submitted by that generation in 2020. More specifically, rental application submissions increased by 84 percent!


So, Gen Z, if you are interested in renting an apartment in desirable Greenville, look no further than Summer Green Apartment Homes! Affordable, comfortable, and convenient to all the city has to offer, we check all the boxes. Connect with us to ask about upcoming availability.

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