CAMBRIDGE, MA/ACCESSWIRE/March 1, 2022/ ApartmentAdvisor (www.apartmentadvisor.com), the apartment search platform, today unveiled its list of top foodie cities, with Louisville, KY, Albuquerque, NM and Tulsa, OK taking the top three spots. The list highlights cities with culinary offerings that rival the better-known food capitals, but with affordable rental prices that allow for more frequent dining out.
The company’s top ten picks were determined by a variety of factors, including the number of restaurants per capita with at least a four-star rating on Yelp, diversity of cuisine, and access to food halls or specialty markets. Additionally, ApartmentAdvisor editors factored in rental prices, targeting cities with a median rent-to-median income ratio of 25% or less to account for a restaurant budget.
Top 10 Best Food Cities for Renters:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Kansas City, Missouri
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Raleigh, North Carolina
You can find more information about each of these cities and their exciting food scenes in the Best Foodie Cities report.
“Living in a city with a vibrant foodie scene can be amazing, but not when your rent expenses are too high to enjoy it,” said Adeeva Fritz, Editorial Director at ApartmentAdvisor. “With our list of the best foodie towns, we’ve identified towns where the culinary offerings and rental prices are just as appetizing for the average renter. Even if you don’t consider yourself a real foodie, these places are worth checking out. “
Louisville, Kentucky earned the top spot on the list and was acclaimed by ApartmentAdvisor for its extensive dining options ranging from award-winning fine dining to delicious, cozy and casual restaurants. And while many local chefs offer a modern take on Southern cuisine, editors noted there’s no shortage of globally-inspired menus to choose from, giving foodies plenty of opportunities to dine. explore new tastes. Rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Louisville averages about $760 per month.
Albuquerque, New Mexico, second on the list, was celebrated for a local food and culinary culture shaped by Native American, Mexican and Spanish influences. Resident foodies enjoy plenty of options for the best New Mexican dishes as well as other dishes from around the world–inspired cuisine, contributing to a dynamic and diverse culinary landscape. The average rental price for a one-bedroom apartment in Albuquerque is $800 per month.
Tulsa, okay, in third place, has been called for its burgeoning food scene that is fueled by a new generation of creative chefs and restaurateurs, many of whom are taking advantage of the region’s agrarian wealth to shape their modern menus. Tulsa’s signature barbecue and steakhouses also endure, providing local foodies with a wide array of choices both familiar and new. The average price for a one-bedroom apartment in Tulsa averages $761 per month.
To determine the list of Best Foodie Cities, ApartmentAdvisor editors evaluated hundreds of cities based on the following criteria: number of restaurants per capita with at least a four-star Yelp rating, diversity of restaurant cuisine, access to food halls and specialty markets, proximity of dining options to popular rental neighborhoods, and median rent prices relative to median household incomes for each city. ApartmentAdvisor used data from the US Census Bureau, Yelp and its proprietary rental price data in its analysis.
ApartmentAdvisor (www.apartmentadvisor.com) helps tenants easily find the right apartment. The platform combines rigorous analyzes of rental prices and neighborhood information, giving renters a more transparent way to compare prices, features and locations of available apartments.
ApartmentAdvisor was founded in 2020 by a team of founders and engineers from TripAdvisor and CarGurus, including Langley Steinert (co-founder of TripAdvisor and founder and executive chairman of CarGurus); Tom Gilmore (founder and CEO of VacationHomeRentals, sold to TripAdvisor); Josh Arnold (Engineer at TripAdvisor and Director of Data Science for MineralTree); and Oliver Chrzan (former Chief Technology Officer at CarGurus). The company is based in Cambridge, MA.
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