With the high cost of rent in New York, it’s no surprise that many people end up renting a room and sharing an apartment with roommates. The wrong roommate, however, can be a nightmare to deal with. That doesn’t mean you have to find someone you know to live with or that you have to just take your chances. If you’re looking for someone to move in with you or you’re looking for a room to rent and want to start off with a roommate, we can help you find the perfect situation.
New York, the City that Never Sleeps, is the perfect place for someone who enjoys a challenge, wants to live somewhere filled with excitement or wants the big city life. Many people move to NYC to launch a career in financial services, fashion, marketing or entertainment and be a part of the big city life. Ready to move here? Well, you may be surprised at just how high rent can be.
While rents have gone down recently, they are still the highest nationwide and gone back up since the pandemic. Excluding ultra-high-end apartments, Manhattan rentals average at around $3,000 per month. With Studios averaging ~$2,100, One Bedroom for ~$2,775 and ~$3,600 for a two bedroom apartment. The most expensive neighborhoods include Tribeca, Battery Park, and Soho / Nolita with an average rental cost of above $3,500. An average two bedroom apartment in those areas will go for ~$4,800. More affordable neighborhoods with an average rent of under $3,000 include The Lower East Side, Financial District and the East Village. For much more affordable (and usually more space) apartments, you’ll want to look in uptown Manhattan. In neighborhoods like Harlem, East Harlem, Washington Heights or Inwood you’ll be able to find rents under $2,500 per month.
In Brooklyn, the average rent is $2,650. The most expensive neighborhoods for Brooklyn are Dumbo, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens and Williamsburg with rent prices over $3,000. Less expensive and popular neighborhoods include Bedstuy, Bushwick and Crown Heights with an average rent of ~$2,400. In the Bronx, the average rent is around $2,241, while in Queens, the average is $2,186. You may also consider living across the Hudson River, in Jersey City or Hoboken, where the rents are even more affordable. There are many new luxury buildings a lot of space and rents around $2,000 per month. As you could tell, where you live can make a huge difference in what you’ll pay for rent.
Everyone is different, so finding the right room for rent and roommate isn’t always that easy. But we got you. To start, tell us a little about yourself. Begin with the basics such as your budget, move date and preferred areas. Then, tell us about your lifestyle and preferences, such as your schedule, habits and sociability. The more we know about you, the better our algorithm can match you with potential rooms and roommates with similar lifestyles and preferences. Once you complete the signup, you can inquire with the rooms for rent listings of your choice who we will present to you based on the best fit.
There are a lot of people that are looking to fill up their room for rent at any given time in New York. But with our platform, you’ll be able to pick out the right ones for you. After signup, we'll present the top prospects that will be a good fit for you. Using the filters you can further narrow down prospects, then review your favorite NYC rooms for rent listings. You can contact those you want to learn more about with a message or a "like". You’ll be able to chat with them directly on our platform, and schedule a viewing in person or a virtual tour. It can be that easy to find a place that’s going to be a perfect match for you.
If the glitz and glamour of New York City sounds like the perfect place to call home, start looking through our available rooms for rent in NYC. You’ll find plenty of people in New York City who are looking for a roommate, which means it’ll be easy for you to find the perfect room and person to live with. Check out all Diggz has to offer to find the perfect place today.
Search through thousands of potential roommates, whether you have a room for rent, are looking for a vacant room, or want to pair up with someone to search for a new apartment. Our proprietary algorithm will match your personality, lifestyle and preferences with other roommate prospects and display your personalized best matches on top. You can further refine your roommate search using our filters to match your specific requirements.
Express interest by clicking “Like” on profiles of those who seem as they would be good roommates and if it’s mutual, they will become a “Match”. When a potential roommate “likes” you, you will receive a notification and they will be added to your “Likes” page where you can decide if it is mutual and “Like” back.
You can communicate directly and safely with your potential roommate “Matches” within our application. All your roommate search leads are in one central place, and you don’t need to share your personal contact information until you are ready.