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What is Co-Living?

December 13, 2022 | By Roomrs


If you’ve never heard the term before, you may be asking yourself, well what exactly is co-living? Co-living is a form of shared living, in which an individual has a private room and shares common spaces (including things like living room, kitchen, bathrooms, etc). Perks to co-living include flexible lease terms, fully furnished apartments, monthly cleaning services, etc. Co-living is popular in major cities due to its affordability and sense of community. This is especially attractive to students, people who recently moved to the city, nomads, and individuals who want to relocate. In fact, pretty much everyone can benefit from co-living!

Co-Living with Roomrs

Roomrs offers an unbeatable co-living experience in New York City. It all started, as a way to find an alternative to the traditional renting process. Anyone that has ever tried to rent in NYC knows how stressful it can be; so Roomrs decided to make it easy. With no brokers fees, fully furnished apartments, and utilities included in the price of rent, their aim is ultimately stress-free living.



Perks of Co-Living with Roomrs

As previously mentioned, there are a lot of perks to co-living. If you decide to rent with Roomrs, here’s what you can expect.


  • Fully furnished apartments: Anyone who has ever furnished an apartment can attest to how time consuming and expensive it can be. Sometimes, renters don’t know if they want to spend a lot of money furnishing a place they don’t plan on living in forever. Roomrs provides fully finished apartments that were curated by world class designers. They use premium brands, so it doesn’t take much to feel like home. Your apartment comes with a fully furnished living room, smart TVs, stocked kitchen, bedrooms with a full sized smart mattress, and more!


  • Flexible lease terms: Many traditional apartments want you to sign a lease for a minimum of one year. Roomrs knows that life doesn’t always line up that way. That's why they offer lease terms that start at 3 months!


  • Utilities included: Instead of worrying about having to pay utilities separately from rent, roomrs include everything in one package. Electricity, gas, and even wifi costs are covered. Just make one monthly payment and get it all!


  • Monthly cleaning: Cleaning can be a cause for conflict between roommates if chores aren’t outlined each week. There's nothing worse than coming home from work after a long day, only to find a messy apartment. If you decide to rent with Roomrs, you can expect one cleaning service a month that is included in the price of rent. However, cleaning is limited to shared spaces only; such as, the living room, kitchen, bathrooms, etc.


  • Amenities: Amenities vary depending on which apartment you choose. Each one at a minimum, has a washer and dryer in the unit. Other amenities include outdoor space, private balconies, and a lounge/workspace area.


  • Roommates: Finding roommates can be a difficult process. And even when you do, there’s no guarantee that you will get along. Roomrs screens and does a background check on every application (guaranteeing safety and security). They also work with you directly to find the roommates that suits you best!


  • Affordability: Renting an NYC apartment can be expensive. Especially if you want the added benefits of certain amenities (like outdoor space, new appliances, etc). Roomrs brings you modern living in urban areas at an affordable price.

Roomrs Apartments

Currently, there are Roomrs apartments available in both Manhattan and Brooklyn. They are in trendy, up-and-coming neighborhoods, like Crown Heights, Williamsburg, Bed-Stuy, Bushwick, Lower East Side, East Harlem, and more. Just head over to the Roomrs website, where you can pick your desired neighborhood, move-in date, price point, and type of apartment you’d like to live in (shared or private); and the website will pull up several search results. Look through all available apartments, and it’s guaranteed you’ll find something that piques your interest! If you do, you can inquire straight on the website, with a virtual assistant waiting to answer your questions.




Frequently Asked Questions

Although a lot of information has been shared in this article about co-living and Roomrs, there are bound to be additional questions and concerns. Roomrs has a very interactive website, with an in-depth page of frequently asked questions. It covers things like the pet policy, whether or not rent is negotiable, roommate questions inquires about security deposits, monthly cleaning, fees, and more. Check it out here, if you’re interested in uncovering more information about the Roomrs living experience. You can even skim through a few of our testimonials, that demonstrate people’s experiences renting with Roomrs. Spoiler alert, all our feedback is incredibly positive. People can’t believe how smooth the process is from start to finish!


Convinced of all the benefits to co-living, and want to join the Roomrs community? Browse the website here. If you find an apartment you like, request a virtual tour with just the click of a button. You won’t regret it!


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