Most New Apartment Buildings in the USA Are Considered High-End

Jason C.
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Dallas, Data Visualization, Seattle

Good news for renters: Most new apartment buildings in 2017 are considered high-end. This trend continued in 2018 and will likely be a feature of new apartment complexes in 2019 as well. RENTCafé put together the numbers and even went city-by-city to show how luxury apartments are taking over. Let’s see what they found!

The Trend is Luxurious

Nadia Balint of RENTCafé writes, “Encumbered by high construction costs and encouraged by a surge in demand for rentals, developers have bet big on luxury apartments. Back in 2012, high-end properties represented about half of all newly completed construction, but now these projects occupy the lion’s share of the multifamily industry. Of the 1,600 large-scale apartment buildings completed in 2017 in the U.S., 1,270 (or 79%) classify as high-end properties”.

To put this into better perspective, let’s take a look at the percentage of properties with high-end apartments by year built. They are:

  • 2012: 52%
  • 2013: 64%
  • 2014: 69%
  • 2015: 76%
  • 2016: 79%
  • 2017: 79%
  • 2018: 87%

And there you have it. The percentage of new, luxury apartments can’t get much higher than that! Let’s take a look at a visualization of this growth in luxury apartments. Check out the photo below.

Dallas, Seattle, and Las Vegas

The percentage of new, high-end apartment buildings can’t get much higher than 87%. But they can in Las Vegas! Nadia Balint continues, “The luxury market is also thriving in Las Vegas metro — where 100% of the apartments built in 2017 were high-end — boosted by Californians moving to Vegas in greater numbers and the area’s great economic outlook.”

The luxury apartment market is thriving in Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston as well. In Dallas-Fort Worth, a massive 98% of all new apartment buildings were high-end in 2017.  Houston was just behind Dallas-Fort Worth. In 2017, 97% of their new apartment building were high-end.

Seattle wasn’t very close to Las Vegas, Dallas-Fort Worth, or Houston; however, the percentage of new, luxury apartment complexes isn’t bad their either. Case in point: 67% of the construction of new apartments in Seattle were high-end in 2017. In 2018, that number stayed the same. Back in 2015, however, the percentage of high-end, new apartment buildings was 72%. This is a slight decrease but it’s nothing to worry about if you’re a luxury apartment developer.

Methodology of Collecting the Data

How did RENTCafé get these numbers? How did get put together visualization above? The data comes from Yardi Matrix which, by the way, is RENTCafé’s “sister company”.

To define what’s luxurious or not, Yardi Matrix makes use of discretionary and high mid-range asset class categories. It’s important to note that “The regions and metro areas included in this report are defined as per Yardi Matrix’s market boundaries and may be different from the regional boundaries and metropolitan statistical areas as defined by the U.S. Census.”

Moving to Dallas, Seattle, or Las Vegas

Are you interested in moving to one of these cities? Are you a renter or plan to rent once you get there? Good news! You’ll be able to live in one of these new, luxurious apartment complexes if you want to. Allow RPS Relocation to help you started on decided to move.

Get a free moving quote for Dallas, Seattle,  or Las Vegas today!

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Luxury apartment photos from RENTCafé are screenshots by RPS Relocation

Hottest Suburbs for Renters in the Dallas Area

Jason C.
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Dallas

There are areas of the country that are hotter than others when it comes to the real estate market for renters. Texas, especially the Dallas area, has some of the most popular up-and-coming suburbs for renters. These suburbs have been listed and ranked by RENTCafe. It’s important to note that the data is based off changes in the renter population from 2011 until 2016. Let’s see what they have to say!

Suburban Versus City Life

The author of the article, Florentina Sarac, noted that living in the suburbs isn’t necessarily as exciting as living in a major city. Within suburbs, attractions are often spread of distances. In cities, however, so many things seem to be within walking distance or at least have close relative proximity.

That being said, people are flocking to suburbs. Why? Florentina writes, “Renting in the suburbs tends to be more affordable, generally, and who doesn’t like the idea of paying less for more space? In addition, suburban public schools are often better than inner city schools, and there’s no match for the sense of community, especially if you’re raising a family.”

Trending Texas Suburbs

RENTcafe listed 20 of the hottest suburbs people are moving to. Of the 20, Texas showed up on the list 5 times! Here they are:

  • Flower Mound, TX (#3; Dallas metro)
  • Allen, TX (#8; Dallas metro)
  • Burleson, TX (#9; Dallas metro)
  • Pearland, TX (#11; Houston metro)
  • The Colony, TX (#19; Dallas metro)

It’s worth noting that 4 of the 5 suburbs in the Dallas area. Dallas is booming! Furthermore, to get more specific, Burleson is actually closer to Fort Worth. Still, the area is the current trendsetter for the state when it comes to the real estate market for renters.

Let’s take a closer look at each of these suburbs to get an idea of why they are so popular.

Flower Mound, TX

  • Renter Population Increase: 115%
  • 5-Year Rent Change: 22%
  • Average Rent: $1,546
  • Average Rent in Dallas: $1,181
  • Renter Income Change: 5%

Allen, TX

  • Renter Population Increase: 71%
  • 5-Year Rent Change: 16%
  • Average Rent: $1,295
  • Average Rent in Dallas: $1,181
  • Renter Income Change: 4%

Burleson, TX

  • Renter Population Increase: 70%
  • 5-Year Rent Change: 21%
  • Average Rent: $1,187
  • Average Rent in Dallas: $1,181
  • Renter Income Change: 9%

Pearland, TX

  • Renter Population Increase: 67%
  • 5-Year Rent Change: 6%
  • Average Rent: $1,273
  • Average Rent in Houston: $1,091
  • Renter Income Change: 8%

The Colony, TX

  • Renter Population Increase: 58%
  • 5-Year Rent Change: 25%
  • Average Rent: $1,315
  • Average Rent in Dallas: $1,181
  • Renter Income Change: -4%

Texas Suburb Growth Chart

There’s more market growth in Texas! As you can see in the chart above, our top 5 suburbs—Flower Mound, Allen, Burleson, Pearland, The Colony—are already listed. In addition to those, RENTCafe listed even more of the trending cities in the state.

Coming in right after The Colony is Keller, TX, which saw a 54% increase in renters (compared to The Colony’s 58%). Then we have Frisco (51% increase), Friendswood (50% increase), and Desoto (49% increase). To view more trending cities, head over to RENTCafe.

One more important thing to note is this: 4 out of the top 5 cities are suburbs of Dallas. 1 is a suburb of Houston. Looking at the chart, this trend continues. Most of the cities are suburbs of Dallas and one more (Friendswood) is a suburb of Houston.

Are you interested in moving to the Dallas area? How much would it cost to move? Use our free Moving Quote for Dallas, TX to get the answer!

Featured photo is a screenshot of RENTCafe by RPS Relocation

Texas suburb growth chart photo is a screenshot of RENTCafe by RPS Relocation

House in Bellevue Where Amazon Was Born is For Sale

Jason C.
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Home Ownership, Seattle

The original Amazon headquarters is for sale! By that, I mean the house that Jeff Bezos rented while he launched Amazon. TheRealDeal—a real estate news website—shares the details of this story.

Amazon’s HQ House

Jeff Bezos started Amazon in the comfort of his own home, just outside of Seattle. It’s much smaller than Amazon’s current headquarters, clocking in at only 1,500 square feet. Bezos began renting the home in 1994. The house is currently on the market for a whopping $1.5 million.

Alex Nitkin of TheRealDeal writes, “The last time the house went on the market in 2009, it sold for $620,000, or $720,000 in today’s dollars, according to the Seattle Times.” This house is a fantastic investment then! In only 10 years, the value of this house increased by over 100%.

$1.5 million for a 1,500 square foot house sounds ridiculous to most of us. However, the average home price in the area is even more expensive! Alex continues, “Its current $1.5 million asking price is still well below the $2 million median home price in the area, as a surge of Amazon workers has helped boost Seattle-area property values.”

The surge of Amazon employees to Seattle has raised property values there. Amazon recently announced that their HQ2—their second headquarters—would be split between New York and Virginia. Since then, plans for their New York HQ2 have been scrapped due to political reasons. Will property values go up in Virginia due to a surge in new Amazon employees? If what happened around Seattle is any indication, the answer is yes.

So, where does Jeff Bezos live now? He does have a home in the Washington, DC area. Alex continues with details on a couple of additional homes. He writes, “Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man with $132 billion to his name, now owns a waterfront estate in nearby Medina valued at $76 million. In 2017, he dropped $13 million on a four-bedroom home adjoining his 12,000-square-foot Spanish-style mansion in Beverly Hills.”

Featured photo and Amazon house is a screenshot of ZDNet by RPS Relocation

What $1,200 Gets Renters in Seattle Right Now

Jason C.
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Seattle

$1,200 seems like a lot of money. Have you ever held 12 $100 bills in your hand? I haven’t. Yet, we regularly spend that much, or more, in the form of rent each money. $1,200 may go far or not-so-far depending on what city you’re looking to live in. For this article, we’re going to explore how far $1,200 will go in Seattle.

1222 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA

How beautiful! This apartment is in the heart of the Roosevelt neighborhood within Seattle. It’s a walking distance from the local Whole Foods, bars, and restaurants. There’s only one catch: This is a studio apartment and it’s only 228 square feet. However, that might not be a big deal to many people, especially those who will be renting their first apartment.

Here are some features of this apartment:

  • Balcony
  • Flexible leasing options
  • Laundry in unit
  • Online rent payment
  • Pet park
  • Disability access
  • High-speed internet available
  • Club house

12508 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA

If you enjoy spending time outdoors on a rooftop, look no further than this apartment complex. City North Seattle features a shared rooftop experience that is accessible all year round. As you can see, there’s a large infrared heater for when it’s cold outside. And, there’s also a nice grill for when the weather is better. However, if you want to grill in the winter too, nothing will stop you!

The apartments in City North Seattle start at 467 square feet. That’s double in size from the apartments at 1222 NE 65th Street. The apartment units feature “lofty” 9-foot ceilings which give the rooms a larger feel. Some other features of living in City North Seattle are:

  • Cats are allowed
  • Laundry is in unit
  • Includes a fitness center
  • Landscaped courtyards
  • Multi-level garage parking
  • Flexible leasing options
  • Bicycle storage
  • Computer nook area

6717 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA

Meet Seattle’s newest apartment complex. This complex—a seven-story, mixed-use building with over 100 units—will be available to the public in 2021. And a unit can be yours for under $1,200/month! The units here start at 494 square feet, which isn’t bad for a new complex loaded with amenities.

There’s something special about this complex: It will feature what’s being called “The Nook”. This area will include a modern-looking fireplace, a library, and comfortable seating throughout. It will be visible from the street which will attract local passerby’s. Here’s a concept of what The Nook will look like:

The Nook will be located at the center of the apartment complex, allowing for maximum access for all guests. There’s another benefit to living in this complex: It will be walking distance from a soon-to-be light rail station! Some other features of this complex include:

  • Pets allowed (including large dogs)
  • Attached garage parking
  • Gated entry and controlled access
  • Deck and patio
  • Disability access
  • Bicycle storage
  • Flexible leasing options
  • High-speed internet access
  • Business center

Living in Seattle

What do you think of these apartments? They are a good idea of what’s available to you if you wanted to live or relocate to this city. For $1,200, the square footage isn’t huge; however, a major benefit is being walking distance to so many hubs of restaurants, shopping, and transportation.

Speaking of money, how much will it cost you to relocate to Seattle? Use our free Moving Quote service to find out! You’d be surprised to find out that it’s possible to save up to 70%. Try it now!

Apartment photos are screenshots of Zillow by RPS Relocation

Featured photo is a screenshot of available Seattle apartments as displayed on Zillow

Dallas Crime in 2018 Visualized

Jason C.
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Dallas, Data Visualization

The crime rates in Dallas are decreasing. And that’s something to be celebrated! Numbers and statistics alone can be quite bland; however, plugging the numbers into various types of visualizations brings the numbers to another level. That’s exactly what Robert Mundinger has done. Robert—a resident of Dallas—shared numerous data visualization photos in a Medium article.

Dallas Crime is Decreasing

The numbers don’t lie: Crime is going down in the city. As a matter of fact, “the murder rate in Dallas has plummeted more than any other major city over the past 30 years”, writes Robert. These numbers are shown in the chart below.

As you can see, the murder rate is decreasing the most in Dallas, followed closely by New York City and then Houston.

Let’s take a look at the overall crime rate in Dallas. The next visualization shows the crime rates in major cities per 100,000 people. Robert writes, “Dallas is quite safe despite its large size. We have the 4th largest population on this list, but are 38th on the list in total crimes committed.” Check out the photo below (Dallas is at the bottom).

The general crime rate in Dallas is far below many other major cities. Even some lesser known major cities—St. Petersburg, Stockton, Durham—have higher crime rates than Dallas.

TheMap, by Robert Mundinger

The name Robert Mundinger may sound familiar to you. He’s the same person who created TheMap: a data visualization tool that displayed critical data for a specific, geographic area. We published an article about TheMap last November. Make sure you check it out!

Dallas continues to become a better and better place to live. And the low crime rate is only one of many features the city offers. If you’re interested in moving to Dallas, visit our Moving Quote for Dallas page to see how much it will cost.

Featured photo by skeeze on Pixabay

Dallas crime statistic photos are screenshots by RPS Relocation

A YouTube Star Threw A Super Bowl Party for Homeless New Yorkers

Jason C.
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Homeless

What did you think of the Super Bowl this year? The Patriots won again, it was a relatively low-scoring game, and the halftime show was so-so (depending upon how much you really like Maroon 5). But for some people—some homeless people, in particular—this Super Bowl was like Christmas.

A YouTube star (Meir Kay) took some people off the street, at least for one evening, and threw them a Super Bowl party. The 3 1/2 minute video was posted to Facebook and details the evening. Check it out below.

Commenting on the Video

The video was an instant hit on Facebook, and rightfully so. One commenter, Teri Scivley, was so inspired by the video that she decided to do something similar in her area. She writes, “this video inspired me last year to have a Super Bowl Party for the homeless in my hometown. We had 160 to show up then and expect 150 tomorrow! Good deeds inspire good deeds.”

The homeless were taken off the streets and were granted access to a rooftop Super Bowl party. Part of this event was free food, which they were grateful for. Another commenter, Mike Bezak, noticed something about the homeless men before they started eating: They prayed in thanksgiving. Mike writes, “One thing that caught my eye was all the homeless men prayed before they ate. We have so much in our lives to be thankful for, we could learn a lesson from these men. Amen to them.”

On the night of the Super Bowl, in New York City, the temperature was in the teens. Not only did Meir Kay feed the homeless, but he also warmed them up as well. He did this by giving each homeless person a Patriots football jersey. Not every commenter on Facebook is a Patriots fan. Case in point: Michael Winchock shared a joke about the choice of attire. He wrote, “Haven’t these men suffered enough?? It’s just cruel to make them wear Patriots jerseys.” I’m not sure which team Michael roots for, but better luck next year!

Helping Others

Videos like this remind us that there are more important things than the Super Bowl. Don’t get me wrong: The Super Bowl is always a great time to spend a few hours. And the homeless men know this better than anyone after their chance evening.

The point is to do something good for people when they are down, whether they’re homeless or not. I’ll close with one more quote from a Facebook commenter. Tony McCready writes, “The only time you should be looking down on someone is when you’re helping them up.”

Featured photo is a screenshot by RPS Relocation

Facebook comment photos are screenshots by RPS Relocation

Dallas Area Residential Developments Are Adding Millions of Dollars in New Artwork

Jason C.
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Dallas

Construction is booming in Dallas and residential areas are being developed. New high-rise complexes are finding expensive artwork placed throughout. Why? The answer lies with the type of tenants the complex wants to attract. Dallas News covers the story and some additional details on the artwork.

Commissioning Art of Dallas

Builders of new residential buildings don’t want off-the-shelf art; instead, they are actually commissioning quality artwork to display. This is because the art is meant to elevate the atmosphere of these buildings. Some of these new Dallas high-rises will have the highest rents in the city. Every part of the building—including the artwork—should reflect the high-class aura the developers strive to present to people.

Steve Brown of Dallas News writes, “The first thing visitors see when they drive into the new Park District project in Uptown Dallas is a monumental silver sculpture. By Dallas artists Brad Oldham and Christy Coltrin, the polished steel artwork called Twist was commissioned for the office and apartment high-rise project.”

Then, when people go inside the Park District, they are treated to a massive piece of artwork that was created by Ólafur Elíasson, an Icelandic-Danish artist. In addition, there’s a large painting by Jennifer Losch Bartlett, an American artist.

Steve Brown continues, “And, Crow Co. commissioned two large lobby paintings — Cypress Trees and Cypress Swamp — by British artist Billy Childish. They are an explosion of color and shape in the white marble lobby of the office tower.”

Scott Krikorian is a senior managing director for Park District developer Trammell Crow Co. He’s one of the people responsible for fostering this new approach to displaying artwork. Scott was instrumental in getting Billy Childish to create the paintings. “We believe Billy is a bright star in this. We want it to where if somebody walks in the building, they see the quality of the work”, said Krikorian.

Craig Hall Leads the Way

Original artwork isn’t necessarily new to developments. Case in point: developer Craig Hall started including this original artwork in Dallas building in the 1990s. At the time, he thought people might like it. He was right!

Steve Brown writes, “Hall is already working on plans to expand the art offerings at a new high-rise condominium tower and luxury hotel next door, where construction is underway.” It seems Hall hasn’t stopped including original artwork since he started doing it decades ago.

Hall noted that up-and-coming Mexican artist Pedro Reyes has been chosen to create a major sculpture for the area. The sculpture will be located in an urban garden between a hotel and residential area. This will give the sculpture maximum exposure.

British artist Clare Woods has also been commissioned by Hall. Clare will create a floral painting which will be displayed in the ballroom of a Dallas-area hotel.

Scott Krikorian and Craig Hall are among the many developers who are spearheading the campaign to include beautiful, original artwork in the Dallas area. These paintings and sculptures will continue to attract people which will further encourage the growth of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Featured photo “Cypress Trees” (2018, by Billy Childish) is a screenshot by RPS Relocation

Paths (by Steinunn Thorarinsdottir) photo is a screenshot by RPS Relocation

ISP, Entertainment, & Technology Giant AT&T is Now An Apartment Landlord

Jason C.
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Dallas, Moving News

AT&T is making moves in Dallas. Just 10 years after moving from San Antonio to Dallas, the technology company is purchasing the historic Interurban Building. Here’s where the story gets interesting: AT&T isn’t using the building for company operations; instead, they’re investing in the property which is a mix of residential and retail units. Dallas News covered the story and gave us more details about this purchase.

The Interurban Building

Long before AT&T came to Dallas, the Interurban Building was built. As a matter of fact, it’s been there for over 100 years.

Steve Brown of Dallas News writes, “The more than century-old brick and stone building was once the hub for North Texas’ electric railway system. It later served as a bus station with offices on the upper floors. In 2005, developers acquired the vacant historic building and converted it to loft apartments with retail on the ground floor. The building was sold by California-based Bridge National Partners, which acquired the property out of bankruptcy in 2011.”

Take a look at what the Interurban Building looked like in the 1940s below.

AT&T is Growing in Dallas

About 6,000 employees work at AT&Ts office complex in Dallas. Some of these employees likely already live at the Interurban Building. The purchase of the Interurban building is a further expansion for what AT&T is already currently doing.

The company has been renovating its four-block Dallas campus—Discovery District—since last year.

Steve Brown continues, “The surrounding construction includes 40,000 square feet of restaurants and retail space, a two-story food hall with balcony dining, outdoor gathering and performance areas, and a water garden.”

In total, AT&T is spending $100 million to redo and renovate the Discovery District and surrounding areas. With these renovations and the purchase of the Interurban Building, AT&T is having a great growth year in the Dallas area.

Featured photo by Wikimedia Commons

The 1940s Interurban Building photo is a screenshot by RPS Relocation

Meet Uhaul’s 2018 Growth States Winners

Jason C.
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Moving News

People are moving and U-Haul has the data. Are people moving within their respective states? Or, are there trends towards certain states on a large scale? U-Haul went through their records and shared their results for 2018.

A Spotlight on Texas

Texas is the grand winner when it comes to states people are moving to. As a matter of fact, this is the third year in a row Texas is the number one state people are moving to.

U-haul writes, “North Texas is truly bursting at the seams,” stated Kevin Flanagan, U-Haul Company of Northwest Dallas president. “McKinney, Frisco and the entire Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has been growing substantially in recent years. Texas is gaining more residents than any other state. I think it is the most desirable state in which to live. Obviously, many U-Haul truck-sharing customers agree with me.”

Why is Texas gaining more residents than other states? Business opportunities are a big reason. Companies are moving to Texas and bringing their employees with them. Lower taxes is another reason.

States with high taxes—such as California—are losing residents to Texas.

How has the population migration to Texas changed since 2017? U-Haul continues, “Texas arrivals of one-way U-Haul trucks were up 5 percent compared to the state’s 2017 numbers, while arrivals accounted for 50.2 percent of all one-way U-Haul traffic in Texas to keep it the top state for netting do-it-yourself movers. Communities in and around the Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin-Round Rock metropolitan areas continued to see some of the largest influxes of U-Haul traffic in the Lone Star State.”

The Runner-up States

Florida, South Carolina, Utah, Idaho, Maryland, Vermont—these are the states people are moving to besides Texas.

U-Haul writes, “Florida ranked second for the third year in a row. South Carolina inched up one spot to No. 3, while fast-risers Utah and Idaho rounded out the top five states for growth.”

South Carolina, Utah, and Idaho aren’t staying stagnant on the list; instead, they’ve become even more popular in 2018 from the prior year.

The Losing States

Which states came in last? These are the states people aren’t moving to. As a matter of fact, people are moving away from them.

Illinois, Michigan, California, Louisiana, and Massachusetts were the big losers in 2018. U-Haul writes, “Illinois was 50th on the list for the third time in four years, outpacing No. 48 California and No. 49 Michigan for net departures among out-migration states.”

Illinois is essentially the polar opposite of Texas. Illinois is a high tax state and its balance sheet is negative with debt. Texas is a low tax state and is not drowning in debt. People want to move where the opportunities are. That’s why companies and the people they employ are moving to states like Texas and leaving states like Illinois.

The Data Tells a Story

U-Haul simply followed their own vehicles to get the data. Where are their trucks going? What states are they leaving?

U-Haul writes, “U-Haul Growth States are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck sharing transactions that occur annually.”

It’s simple: More trucks entering a state than leaving the state means there’s a net gain in new residents. U-Haul is in the perfect position to compile this data because they own tens of thousands of moving trucks.

U-Haul continues, “U-Haul is the authority on migration trends thanks to its expansive network that blankets all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The geographical coverage from more than 21,000 U-Haul truck and trailer sharing locations provide a comprehensive overview of where people are moving like no one else in the industry.”

The Full List of States

Read on to view the full list of states by popularity for 2018. These are the states people are moving to. Do you live in one of the top states? Note: The number in parenthesis is the ranking of the state in 2017.

  1. Texas (1)
  2. Florida (2)
  3. South Carolina (4)
  4. Utah (21)
  5. Idaho (14)
  6. Maryland (42)
  7. Vermont (10)
  8. Tennessee (5)
  9. New Hampshire (31)
  10. Maine (26)
  11. Delaware (18)
  12. Missouri (30)
  13. Wisconsin (20)
  14. Oregon (32)
  15. Ohio (34)
  16. Colorado (9)
  17. West Virginia (15)
  18. Nebraska (16)
  19. New Mexico (19)
  20. Washington, D.C. (28)
  21. Connecticut (8)
  22. Arkansas (3)
  23. Arizona (43)
  24. North Carolina (7)
  25. Nevada (33)
  26. Indiana (17)
  27. South Dakota (27)
  28. Virginia (13)
  29. Washington (6)
  30. Mississippi (23)
  31. Alaska (36)
  32. Kansas (38)
  33. Wyoming (22)
  34. Montana (25)
  35. Georgia (41)
  36. North Dakota (37)
  37. Minnesota (35)
  38. Rhode Island (39)
  39. New York (44)
  40. Oklahoma (24)
  41. Iowa (12)
  42. Alabama (11)
  43. New Jersey (45)
  44. Pennsylvania (48)
  45. Kentucky (29)
  46. Massachusetts (46)
  47. Louisiana (40)
  48. California (50)
  49. Michigan (47)
  50. Illinois (49)

Featured photo by Wikimedia Commons

U-Haul photo is a screenshot by RPS Relocation

Lyft’s Top Destinations in Major American Cities

Jason C.
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Dallas, Moving News, Seattle

What are the most popular destinations in major U.S. cities? Bars, restaurants, gyms—every major city has these establishments. Now, we have an idea of which ones people prefer the most thanks to Lyft. The rideshare company released their 2018 Lyftie Award Winners. The awards cover the most popular places in 45 cities. If you live in our around these cities, do the establishments look familiar?

Here’s the full list:

2018 Atlanta Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Dark Horse Tavern
Most Popular Concert Venue: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Altanta Breakfast Club
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Waffle House
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Buckhead
Only In Atlanta: Ponce City Market

2018 Austin Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Whisler’s
Most Popular Concert Venue: Stubb’s
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: South Congress Cafe
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Kerbey Lane Cafe
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Castle Hill Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Rainey Street
Only In Austin: Barton Springs Pool

2018 Baltimore Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Max’s Taphouse
Most Popular Concert Venue: Royal Farms Arena
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Barcocina
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Planet Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Uptown Towson
Only In Baltimore : Horseshoe Casino

2018 Boston Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Lansdowne Pub
Most Popular Concert Venue: Agganis Arena
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: The Friendly Toast
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Felipe’s Taqueria
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: CorePower Yoga
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Southie
Only In Boston: Fenway Park

2018 Chicago Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Sidetrack
Most Popular Concert Venue: Douglas Park
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Beatrix
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: The Vig
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: XSport
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Boystown
Only In Chicago: Navy Pier

2018 Cleveland Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Punch Bowl Social
Most Popular Concert Venue: House of Blues Cleveland
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: TownHall
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Dive Bar
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Planet Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: East Bank Flats
Only In Cleveland: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

2018 Charlotte Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Ink n Ivy
Most Popular Concert Venue: PNC Music Pavilion
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Tupelo Honey
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Gin Mill South End
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Charlotte Athletic Club
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Uptown
Only In Charlotte: Epicentre

2018 Columbus Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Standard Hall
Most Popular Concert Venue: Ohio Stadium
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Forno Kitchen & Bar
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Union Cafe
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Short North
Only In Columbus: Hollywood Casino Columbus

2018 Dallas-Fort Worth Lyftie Award Winners
Most winners in Lyft’s 2018 list were in Dallas only. No standalone business locations from Fort Worth or other area cities made the list, so it’s odd they decided to say these were he winners for all of DFW.

Most Visited Bar: Backyard Dallas
Most Popular Concert Venue: American Airlines Center
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Pecan Lodge
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Whataburger
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Uptown Dallas
Only In Dallas-Fort Worth: The Statler

2018 Denver Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Avanti Food and Beverage
Most Popular Concert Venue: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Snooze an A.M. Eatery
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Lodo’s Bar & Grill
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: 24 Hour Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Lodo
Only In Denver: Union Station

2018 Detroit Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: The Apparatus Room
Most Popular Concert Venue: Ford Field
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Dime Store
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Lafayette Coney Island
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Detroit Athletic Club
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Greektown
Only In Detroit: The Belt

2018 Honolulu Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Mai Tai Bar
Most Popular Concert Venue: The Republik
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Scratch Kitchen
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Chingu
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: UFC GYM
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Chinatown
Only In Honolulu: Diamond Head

2018 Houston Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Kung Fu Saloon
Most Popular Concert Venue: NRG Stadium
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Whataburger
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Midtown
Only In Houston: White Oak Music Hall

2018 Indianapolis Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Kilroy’s
Most Popular Concert Venue: Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Milktooth
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Brothers Bar & Grill
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Wholesale District
Only In Indianapolis: MIlitary Park

2018 Los Angeles Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: The Abbey
Most Popular Concert Venue: Hollywood Bowl
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Soho House
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: In-N-Out Burger
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: West Hollywood
Only In Los Angeles: Santa Monica Pier

2018 Las Vegas Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: PT’s
Most Popular Concert Venue: Downtown Las Vegas
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Carnival Buffet at The Rio Hotel
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Pho Kim Long Restaurant
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LVAC
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: The Las Vegas Strip
Only In Las Vegas: Caesar’s Palace

2018 Madison Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: The Old Fashioned
Most Popular Concert Venue: The Kohl Center
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: DLUX
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Red Rock Saloon
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: UW Natatorium
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Marquette
Only In Madison: Memorial Union Terrace

2018 Memphis Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: B.B. King’s Blues Club
Most Popular Concert Venue: FedEx Forum
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Tin Roof
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Life Time Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Beale Street Entertainment District
Only In Memphis: Graceland

2018 Miami Lyftie Award Winners

Most Popular Concert Venue: Hard Rock Stadium
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Big Pink
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Mango’s Tropical Cafe
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: South Beach
Only In Miami: Wynwood Walls

2018 Milwaukee Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Lakefront Brewery
Most Popular Concert Venue: Bradley Center
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Café Benelux
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Brothers Bar & Grill
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Wisconsin Athletic Club
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Haymarket
Only In Milwaukee : Miller Park

2018 Twin Cities Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: The Saloon
Most Popular Concert Venue: US Bank Stadium
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Union Bar & Grille
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Stella’s Fish Café & Prestige Oyster Bar
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Downtown West
Only In Twin Cities: Mall of America

2018 New Jersey Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Bar Anticipation
Most Popular Concert Venue: MetLife Stadium
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: The Cheesecake Factory
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Grasshopper off the Green
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Planet Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Atlantic City
Only In New Jersey: SoJo Spa Club

2018 New Orleans Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Bacchanal Fine Wine & Spirits
Most Popular Concert Venue: New Orleans City Park
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Commander’s Palace
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Dat Dog
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: City Park
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Bourbon Street
Only In New Orleans: Cafe Du Monde

2018 Nashville Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Acme Feed & Seed
Most Popular Concert Venue: Ascend Amphitheater
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Biscuit Love Gulch
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Lower Broadway / Downtown
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Downtown YMCA
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Lower Broadway / Downtown
Only In Nashville: Ryman Auditorium

2018 New York City Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Elsewhere
Most Popular Concert Venue: Forest Hills Stadium
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Smorgasburg
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Freehold
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Planet Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Freehold
Only In New York City: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2018 New York (Upstate) Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: City Beer Hall
Most Popular Concert Venue: The St. Joseph’s Amphitheater at Lakeview
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Stella’s Diner
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Falley Allen
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Allentown
Only In New York (Upstate): Buffalo Riverworks

2018 Orange County Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Baja Sharkeez
Most Popular Concert Venue: Honda Center
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Mutt Lynch’s
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Goat Hill Tavern
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: 24 Hour Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Newport Beach
Only In Orange County: Disneyland Park

2018 Orlando Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Ember
Most Popular Concert Venue: Camping World Stadium
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Bahama Breeze
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Mango’s Tropical Cafe
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Wall Street Plaza
Only In Orlando: Disney Springs

2018 Ottawa Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: The Lieutenant’s Pump
Most Popular Concert Venue: Lansdowne Park
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Daly’s Restaurant
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Heart & Crown Irish Pub
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Movati Athletic
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: ByWard Market
Only In Ottawa: Carleton University

2018 Philadelphia Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Morgan’s Pier
Most Popular Concert Venue: Wells Fargo Center
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Parc
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Pat’s King of Steaks
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Planet Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Center City
Only In Philadelphia: Eastern State Penitentiary

2018 Phoenix Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: El Hefe Scottsdale
Most Popular Concert Venue: State Farm Stadium
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Bottled Blonde
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Scottsdale Entertainment District
Only In Phoenix: Talking Stick Resort

2018 Pittsburgh Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Tequila Cowboy Bar & Grill
Most Popular Concert Venue: Stage AE
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Eat’n Park
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Primanti Bros.
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: South Side
Only In Pittsburgh: Giant Eagle Supermarket

2018 Portland Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: White Owl Social Club
Most Popular Concert Venue: McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Tasty n Alder
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Voodoo Doughnut
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Multnomah Athletic Club
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Buckman
Only In Portland: OHSU’s Aerial Tram

2018 Richmond Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Southern Railway Taphouse
Most Popular Concert Venue: Innsbrook After Hours
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Maple & Pine Restaurant
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Southern Railway Taphouse
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Gold’s Gym
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: The Fan
Only In Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

2018 San Antonio Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Sternewirth
Most Popular Concert Venue: Yanaguana Gardens
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Pearl Brewery
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Brass Monkey
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Gold’s Gym
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Tobin Hill
Only In San Antonio: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

2018 Sacramento Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Faces Nightclub
Most Popular Concert Venue: Golden 1 Center
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Iron Horse Tavern
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: LowBrau Bierhalle
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: 24 Hour Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Lavender Heights
Only In Sacramento : The Shady Lady Saloon

2018 San Diego Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Mavericks Beach Club
Most Popular Concert Venue: Valley View Casino Center
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Breakfast Republic
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Mavericks Beach Club
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: 24 Hour Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Gaslamp Quarter
Only In San Diego: Petco Park

2018 Seattle Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Optimism Brewing Company
Most Popular Concert Venue: CenturyLink Field
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Portage Bay Cafe
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Big Mario’s Pizza
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Washington Athletic Club
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Only In Seattle: Seattle Center

2018 San Francisco Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Emporium SF Arcade Bar
Most Popular Concert Venue: Golden Gate Park
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Tartine Manufactory
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: In-N-Out Burger
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: 24 Hour Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: SoMa
Only In San Francisco: Ferry Building Marketplace

2018 San Jose Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: The Patio
Most Popular Concert Venue: Levi’s Stadium
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Flames Eatery & Bar
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: 4th St. Pizza Co.
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: 24 Hour Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Santana Row
Only In San Jose: Tres Gringos Cabo Cantina

2018 Salt Lake City Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: The Sun Trapp
Most Popular Concert Venue: USANA Amphitheatre
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Red Iguana
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Beer Bar
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Gym at City Creek
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Downtown Salt Lake City
Only In Salt Lake City: Powder Mountain Resort

2018 St. Louis Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Wheelhouse Downtown
Most Popular Concert Venue: Enterprise Center
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Pappy’s Smokehouse
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Broadway Oyster Bar
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Planet Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: The Grove
Only In St. Louis: The City Museum

2018 Toronto Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Rebel
Most Popular Concert Venue: Budweiser Stage
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Mildred’s Temple Kitchen
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Belfast Love Public House
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Myodetox Performance
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: West Queen West
Only In Toronto: CF Toronto Eaton Centre

2018 Tampa Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: Franklin Manor
Most Popular Concert Venue: Raymond James Stadium
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: The Cheesecake Factory
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: American Social
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: LA Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: Hyde Park
Only In Tampa: Armature Works

2018 Washington, DC Lyftie Award Winners

Most Visited Bar: El Centro D.F.
Most Popular Concert Venue: RFK Stadium
Most Visited Brunch Restaurant: Busboys and Poets
Most Visited Late Night Restaurant: Brixton
Most Visited Fitness Studio/Gym: Planet Fitness
Most Visited Late Night Neighborhood: 14th and U
Only In Washington, DC: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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