Rent.com releases Top 15 Cities for Couples powered by Onboard

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A few months back, Rent.com’s Top 10 Cities for Singles received over 130 million impressions. Just a little over a month ago, Rent.com turned their attention to love birds by following up on their Best Places series with the Top 15 Cities for Couples. Since its original publication, the story has been republished on 42 media outlets including The Huffington Post, Business Insider, and Cosmopolitan.com.  To help romantics nationwide find their best places to live, Rent.com utilized Onboard’s community, school, amenity and lifestyle content to discover some of the dreamiest cities in the U.S. The list, which generated over 100 million impressions thus far, was narrowed down by Rent.com who focused only on cities with a high concentration of married adults, a low percentage of divorcees, and a wide range of possible date nights to help keep the love strong. The top 5 cities of the 15 city list are as follows:

  1. Newton, MA
  2. Staten Island, NY
  3. Edison, NJ
  4. Fremont, CA
  5. Arlington Heights, IL

Since 2011, Onboard has provided Rent.com with community, school, amenity, and lifestyle data. Here is a further breakdown on the methodology Rent.com implemented using Onboard Informatics’ data:

The Top 10 Cities for Couples is based on cities with an overall population of at least 75,000, where over a quarter of all households are rental dwellings and crime rate is equal to or less than the national average. In addition, these cities have a large concentration of married adults and a low percentage of divorced/separated. Other couple-friendly criteria that were considered included variety of dining options, dining frequency, entertainment/culture options, available parks and daytrip options within 50 miles.

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