For Renters, More Elbow Room in West Palm Beach

According to RentCafe, which South Florida cities have the most—and least—rental space per person?

Property investors who rent out their apartments in West Palm Beach have a new selling point: Renters will have more average space than in Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Hollywood and Miami. At 614 square feet of space per person, West Palm Beach is not only the top location in the Miami metro area to get more room to unwind, but it also ranked among the top 50 U.S. cities where renters get the most space per person. Renters’ personal space has decreased throughout the years, with the average American apartment dweller getting around 540 square feet. RentCafe.com’s research team analyzed floorplan information of apartments in 254 U.S. cities using Yardi Matrix data and the average number of renters living in a household, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

South Florida Cities by Most Apartment Space per Person in Miami Metro Area

  • West Palm Beach: 618
  • Fort Lauderdale: 599
  • Pompano Beach: 552
  • Hollywood: 494
  • Miami: 477
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