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Amid the holiday season, we feature our third annual festive ORA Power Ranking—the top ORA properties in the top 25 happiest cities per the 2021 Wallet Hub ranking.

To view the most reputed properties in each of these happiest cities, please scroll below.

To be eligible for the happiest cities ranking, a property had to have at least 20 online reviews across various review sites and ILSs and have a minimum ORA score of 75. For properties with the same ORA score, the property with the higher number of reviews ranked higher. The national average ORA score in October was 62.28. The cities ranked Nos. 6, 14, and 15 do not have any apartments that qualify for this ranking.

Management Company Tally

The top management companies to manage the most properties in the happiest cities ranking are Greystar (nine), Goldmark Property Management (six), and Princeton Properties (three).

At the Property Level

Among the 106 properties listed in this ranking, 58, or 55%, scored an ORA of 90 or above. San Francisco is home to the most highly rated ORA property in this ranking—Rincon Green, managed by Emerald Fund, with a score of 98.

About the ORA Power Rankings

Developed by J Turner Research, the ORA Power Rankings are a monthly, independent ranking of apartment properties and management companies based on their Online Reputation Assessment (ORA) scores. A property or management company is not required to be a J Turner Research client to qualify for this ranking, which is published by J Turner’s media partner Multifamily Executive. To learn more or to request your ORA score, visit www.jturnerresearch.com/about/what-is-ora-score.

Methodology

The ORA score is an aggregate compilation of a property’s ratings across various review sites and ILSs. Each month, J Turner Research monitors the online ratings of more than 128,000 properties nationwide. Using a statistical model, a single score based on a scale of 0 to 100 is assigned to each property. This score serves as a benchmark to compare a company’s individual properties and portfolios nationally, regionally, and against the competition.