You don't necessarily need to pay more to live in a quiet NYC neighborhood
By Jennifer White Karp |October 16, 2018 - 9:00AM
If you’re looking to rent in New York City, you should know that it is a raucous place but some neighborhoods are louder than others, and you don’t necessarily need to pay much extra for a (relatively) quieter place.
A new study from RentHop tracked noise complaints in the city and their relationship to median one-bedroom rental prices. The report found only a slight negative correlation between noisy nabes and median one bedroom rental prices. This means you don’t have to pay a ton for a quiet neighborhood.
In other findings: More populous neighborhoods don’t necessarily have higher numbers of noise complaints. There was only a 47 percent correlation between population and noise complaints filed. And in the neighborhoods analyzed, noise complaints are down roughly 6.8 percent year over year.
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