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Why rent with Bungalow?

Bungalow doesn’t just list rooms for rent in shared homes - we work with our homeowners to hand select each property to make sure it is up to our standard. We then help our residents find their roommates and build a unique community in their home. Finally, we have an incredible team behind the scenes that are always a message away through our app if and when you need us. Beautiful homes. Incredible locations. Pricing that makes sense. Find a room in a shared home that hits the sweet spot between great quality and sensible pricing. Bungalow homes are hand-selected across major markets to match your lifestyle. Find it. Try it. Feel 100% before you rent. Love where you live or you're free to go. Our 30-day trial, option to transfer to other in-network Bungalow homes, and flexible lease terms are all designed to help you rent with confidence. Live in good company. Our Meet & Greet Chat takes the stress out of finding a roommate by making sure everyone in the household is a match from day one. We pre-screen all residents because your safety is our top priority. Enjoy the benefits of living together with the freedom of operating solo. Use our Meet & Greet chat to select roommates with similar lifestyles. Then, sign and pay separately within our app.

Are utilities included in Bungalow Home Rentals?

For the vast majority of our properties, Bungalow partners with Conservice, to manage, separate, and bill utilities removing the need for arguing over venmo each month. You will only pay for the exact amount your home uses and Bungalow takes care of splitting these costs evenly between you and your roommates.

Are Bungalow Home Rentals furnished?

Bungalow’s Shared Homes include furnished common areas (living, dining, and kitchens), along with a Smart TV, and kitchen essentials! The only furniture you'll need to move in is whatever you'd like to put in your bedroom.

Are Bungalow Home Rentals pet friendly?

Some Bungalow Shared Homes are pet friendly, while others are not. You can find pet information by clicking on a particular home. That said, service and emotional support animals (ESAs) are accepted in every Bungalow home with proper supporting documentation.

About us

Bungalow takes the hassle out of your housing search. We offer beautiful homes (entire and shared) in the country’s most vibrant neighborhoods, and can help connect you with roommates you’ll love coming home to. And finally, we believe you should be able to still afford to explore your new city as well. We pride ourselves on the fact that Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Things to know before moving to New York City:

How to find a roommate in New York City

Moving into a Bungalow shared home is the easiest way to find great roommates. Our Meet & Greet Chat helps you connect with roommates you look forward to living with to form a one-of-a-kind household together.

What is the average rent in New York City?

According to Zumper, the average 1 bedroom apartment in New York City is $3,250. Nationwide, Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Is there good public transportation in New York City?

New York City has an amazingly modern network of public transit. The New York City Subway operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. It includes about 36 lines with 25 miles of track covering an extensive system of underground subway tunnels and elevated tracks in the outer boroughs. The service carries 1.6 billion passengers per year while employing 25000 people at any one time including elevator operators and maintenance personnel. If you have the luxury of transferring from one to other without spending much time walking between stations, then MTA buses may be just right for you as they serve over 4000 bus routes throughout 5 boroughs serving 8 million customers per day on average.

What to do in New York City

The city of New York is famously the most populous in the United States, and even more popular with tourists. As such, there are many things to do in order to make it an enjoyable trip. One can get their fill of art at one of the museums like the Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue or Times Square Studios for photography lovers; take a stroll through Central Park (or visit its zoo) or go for a boat ride down the Hudson River; try some food that isn't commonly found elsewhere like an amazing slice of pizza - New York Pizza Suprema on Houston Street is delicious! For ultimate convenience, midtown visitors might want to stay near Grand Central Station where they can access several subway lines to take them all over the city!

Schools and universities in New York City

There are many universities in New York City, most notable of which are the Ithaca College, Columbia University, Fordham University, Barnard College...The top universities in NYC are quite varied due to the city's multicultural population. The top universities in NYC for science include Cornell University and Columbia University. These two schools have some of the best undergraduate education for computer science majors. NYU has a pretty good rep and is one of the most prestigious in NYC, with high rankings in both academics and research. If you're considering an undergraduate degree, it wouldn't be a bad place to start looking.

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