Whether you work in an industry that thrives in New York or you’re simply looking for a fresh start in one of the most iconic cities in the world, the prospect of paying for an apartment in a desirable neighborhood like Greenwich Village or Murray Hill can seem daunting. Luckily, there’s an easy solution, and No Fee Rentals will help you take advantage of it.

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There are so many great reasons to live in New York. The culture, the career prospects, the people, the history…it’s no wonder millions of people proudly call this city their home. This is especially true for people in their 20s and 30s who are building a career path and looking for a way to really make their lives worthwhile. But the high desirability of life in New York means that apartment rentals can be astronomical, well beyond the reach of the salary of an entry-level or junior employee in most industries.

That’s why living with roommates has become such a standard practice in NYC. Rent for a 2-bedroom apartment can be less expensive than that of a 1-bedroom when you split the cost in two, and that’s driving more and more people to opt for multi-bedroom living situations with roommates. Having roommates can be great not only from a financial standpoint but also from a practical and social standpoint as well. Roommates can help you if you get locked out of the apartment or water your plants if you’re going for a weekend getaway upstate. Plus, lots of young New Yorkers luck out and find roommates who end up becoming friends, which helps combat the sense of loneliness that often comes with making a big move to a bustling new city.

 Finding a Good Roommate to Share Your Space

Finding good roommates really can feel like a luck-of-the-draw process, but before you break out the rabbit’s foot and start wishing for success, keep in mind that the growing trend of living with roommates has brought about some handy solutions for finding good people to buddy up with. Roommate finding services like roommatelocator.com are like dating apps for roommates, giving you the chance to review profiles and find the people you think you’d like to live with.

Nofeerentals.com offers some Multi-Room Share apartments, meaning you won’t necessarily have to do a lot of legwork and research to find an affordable place to live.  These larger units are available furnished or unfurnished,  in a range of prices depending on location, amenities, and time frame – from short-term leases of just a few months to long-term rentals. They enable tenants to share the cost of utilities and common areas, while retaining the privacy of individual bedrooms.

Interested? Grab a few friends and begin your New York story here.