For those of us who live in major cities, the commute struggle is real. Whether you live a 20 minute walk away from your train or you have to ride for almost an hour, getting to and from work during rush hour can be stressful 鈥 which is why learning to love your commute is a real thing. But a crazy commute can make or break your workweek. And that鈥檚 why聽Trulia, the home rental and buying site, has come out with a feature that will allow renters to easily consider commutes before committing to a home.


Trulia鈥檚 new feature, Rent Near Transit, is launching today and will allow potential renters to see median prices of apartments around each metro station. As Yardley Ip Pohl, general manager of Trulia Rentals, tells us,聽this is an excellent feature for anybody new to a city and looking to figure out which neighborhoods are the most affordable.

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Before, in order to compare home prices and commute, potential renters would have to flip back and forth between Google Maps and wherever they were purchasing their home. Trulia鈥檚 new feature puts it all together on one easy-to-read page. It鈥檚 so simple, we鈥檙e shocked that this has never been thought of before! The feature is available in six US cities, those with the current largest populations of commuters: New York, San Francisco, D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Boston.

If you鈥檙e commuting outside of those cities, you鈥檒l have to wait for now. But hey, just consider an awful commute a perfect opportunity to pick up a new book or podcast. There鈥檚 always a silver lining.

How important is the commute when you鈥檙e looking at apartments? Let us know @BritandCo!

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