About the Star Ratings on Apartment Finder

Every community on Apartment Finder features a rating displayed on a universally-recognized 5-star scale.

These ratings were developed by the market researchers of CoStar Group, the leading information company serving the commercial real estate industry.

The CoStar team conducted an in-person examination of every apartment community listed on Apartment Finder. The ratings displayed on this site are a result of this exhaustive research.

Factors that influenced these ratings include building design, construction, exterior spaces, and amenities.

You can learn more about this research process and the methodology behind the star ratings here.