This post is full of tips and recommendations to help you finding accommodation before your arrival in USA and making the appartment haunting a bit eaiser. We will cover the best areas to live, the different accommodation options and the best websites out there! We will use New York as an example for the post, but these recommendation can be useful across the U.S.
The first thing to know is that the property market in New York is very expensive. Lofts in the heart of Manhattan are just ridiculously pricy! People who work in Manhattan prefer to live in others areas like Brooklyn (Williamsburg, Prospect Park), Queens (Astoria, LIC) or New Jersey (Hoboken) because the rents are much lower and the commuting is easy as well. One room outside of Manhattan is around $700-900. But we aware that these are the lowest prices to find in New York, and if you find that bargain you should take it! We recommend to order the offers according to price and to ignore those which are not in between these standard ranges.
On the other hand, maybe with a good research and a little bit of patience you can find a good place and not very expensive in the Uppers, both the Upper East Side and Upper West Side (tradicional rich areas of Manhattan).
Looking for an apartment from abroad is very difficult so we recommend starting the search before you get to the US, staying in a temporary room and do an Airbnb for instance your first days, and once in the US visit the selected accommodations!
Check out the list of the best websites to find easily accommodation:
It is the number one website to find accommodation or buy furniture, electrical appliances and any other product!
It is the other very known website, mostly among students!
Insurent’s goal is to give an international young profesvsionals and students the best opportunity to obtain their desired apartment in a desirable and safe neighborhood!
Agencies are other option to find accommodation. They offer you a selected group of apartments according to your requirements and needs. There are a lot of agencies but our recommendation is:
William B. May
This agency has more than 100 years of experience operating in NY and helping Spanish people that come to the United States and want a temporal accommodation or a long-term apartment! In addition this company has two Spanish employees:
- Concha Carrasco_ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Phone: +1 (917) 340-5181
- María Duque_ Email: email@example.com / Phone:+1 (917) 365-5507
Another way to find an apartment is through Social Media. We use in this post Spanish Communities as an example:
Spaniards _ Website
Spanish Expats NYC _ Facebook
Residences are another accommodation choice to live in New York. Residences are a good option because you can meet people from all over the world there! Here we show you a list of residences:
Phone: (312) 474-1300
High-quality properties in growth markets such as New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Phone: (800) 297-4694
Perfect for students! They provide comfortable and secure residences. They host thousand of students and interns from all over the world as they study and work in NYC.
Phone: (800) 858 4692
Phone: (718) 733-6119
Phone: (212) 242 2400
A female residence in the heart of Manhattan (West Side)
Phone: (212) 222-3799
To find studios or rooms in New York
1760 Third Avenue
Phone: (800) 297-4694 or (212) 600-5000
Bellow, other list to housing choices if you want to find accommodation in other Cities or States (Washington, Texas, Florida, California,…):
It is the leading Real Estate and Rental Marketplace! Perfect to buy, sell, rent, finance or remodel a home.
Simplify the process of finding a new place to live! It offers you a database of millions of apartment around the country.
Perfect to find low income apartments!
One of the largest and most trusted apartment search companies!
We hope you have found the post helpful and good luck with the search!