All New Yorkers know how elusive the dream of the in-unit washer/dryer is. We either trudge our Hefty garbage bags full of dirty clothes to the laundromat, where we mindlessly wait for ~16 years for cycles to finish, or we waste upwards of $15 dollars sending it out and having strangers touch our underwear. And then there are those lucky few who are actually really living the in-unit washer/dryer dream -- but don't think they're not paying an ungodly amount for it.
According to data collected by Trulia, New Yorkers pay the 6th highest premiums for an in-unit washer/dryer, after Chicago, Boston, SF, LA, and Philly (Philly pays the most). On average, New Yorkers pay a 10% premium for washer/dryers, or $175 extra in rent. The median rent for a washer/dryer-equipped apartment is $2100.
Trulia also provided the following map, which shows what parts of the city have the highest percentage of in-unit washer/dryers. So, if you're willing to shell out the extra money, where should you look? The neighborhoods with the most in-unit washer/dryers are Midtown West, Lenox Hill, Tribeca, Hudson Square, and SoHo.
Keep the dream alive, people. And maybe sell some of your belongings and/or soul. Lucy Meilus is a staff writer for Thrillist and would probably do unspeakable things for a washer/dryer. Probably. Follow her on Twitter at @Lucymeilus and send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.