2010 was the year of search. And to sum up the year, Apartment Guide, a leading resource for apartments for rent nationwide, announced the top online searches conducted on ApartmentGuide.com in 2010.

Most Popular City Searches:

1. Houston, TX

2. Atlanta, GA

3. Virginia Beach, VA

4. Orlando, FL

5. Chicago IL

“Not surprising, location and price ranked highest in search refinements on ApartmentGuide.com during 2010,” said Arlene Mayfield, president, Apartment Guide. “Location is always key, but in 2010 we also saw 10% more refinements conducted on distance vs. price range. We believe this demonstrates that distance and neighborhood still play the largest role in a renter’s apartment search.”

Most Popular Apartment Refinements, Features and Amenities:

1. Distance – Five Miles from Center

2. Price Range – $500-700

3. Number of Bedrooms – Two

4. Apartment Features – Washer and Dryer in Unit

5. Special Features – Pets Allowed

6. Number of Bathrooms – Two

7. Community Amenities – Garage

About Apartment Guide

A 36-year apartment industry expert, Apartment Guide is the flagship product of Consumer Source Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of PRIMEDIA Inc. (NYSE: PRM). Apartment Guide helps millions of consumers nationwide find an apartment through innovative Internet, print and mobile solutions. A trusted brand, it is a primary apartment search resource, offering potential renters content-rich apartment listings and information. Apartments for rent are displayed and distributed in 77 publications in 74 markets and nationwide online. For more information visit http://www.apartmentguide.com .

PRIMEDIA, Apartment Guide and ApartmentGuide.com are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of PRIMEDIA Inc. © PRIMEDIA Inc. 2011. All rights reserved.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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