The most desirable areas are in the NW or SW. but the NE is a good area to live. It really all depends on what the renters' rental budget is. That will determine where they will look to live.
In my Real Estate/Property Management business, I get calls from buyers/investors looking for potential rental properties. Again, their buy is determined by their budget too.
I hope this helps, or you can call me anytime for more info.
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