July 3, 2012 10:30 AM Subscribe
Now that Padmapper can't pull in Craigslist listings, are there any alternatives that help you wade through Craigslist apartment ads?
posted by pavane to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
This search for an alternative is probably a pipe dream, but... Padmapper isn't very useful in locating apartments now that it can't pull in Craigslist results, but Craigslist apartment ads are terrible to wade through for my large city.
I'm pretty confident there isn't anything as great at mapping and filtering apartment ads from Craigslist as Padmapper used to be out there, but are there any sites or methods that would make slogging through the 100+ daily ads for the same apartment complexes less painful? I use pretty specific Boolean searches but am still hitting a lot of those repeat posts for the same few apartment complexes, and I really miss the ability to visualize the ads (on a map of their locations) and find apartments in specific areas that aren't necessarily searchable via one zip code.
I'm not interested in other apartment-search sites that don't use Craigslist's ads, since the type of buildings I'm looking for (smaller, owner-handled) tend to only post to CL. Thanks!