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16 of the country’s 20 most expensive neighborhoods are in Manhattan

Will Gleason

Like gag-inducing well vodka or a delayed F train, the results of a new study by Rent Café are depressing if not all that surprising.

The real estate site collected apartment rent averages for every state and zip code in 125 major US markets from Yardi Matrix. It then compiled them in an interactive map. You can hover over states to see the average rent price for the state as a whole, and also zoom in to check out the averages for specific zip codes.

And what, pray tell, is that dark red blob over yonder? Oh, just New York, home of sky-high rents and bottom-of-the-ocean-low real estate expectations. Welcome home. In fact, a whopping 16 of the 20 most expensive zip codes for renting in the entire country are located in Manhattan!

The most-expensive? That would be Battery Park City, sandwiched between the ritzy enclave of Tribeca and the murky grey waters of the Hudson River. See the full list of priciest nabes here.


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