Group project by Meng Gao, Tamanna Goware, Sanskruti Joshi
This study analyzes the spatial distribution of different types of AirBnB listings in Manhattan, New York, from 2015 to 2019. It also includes the location of 10 major transit stops and 77 major points of interests / tourist attractions. Then, the study compares the distribution of these locations with the listings, and try to find out spatial factors that influence the price of AirBnB listings.
AIRBNB LISTINGS HEAT MAP WITH TRANSIT STOPS AND POINT OF INTERESTS
The total number of observations obtained for New York city were over a million, challenging us to clean the data as much as we can. This was achieved by eliminating Redundant listing- One user has multiple listings/ one record has two or more rooms as separate listings, Null listings, and Ghost listings. This resulted into 47,542 listings for Manhattan. In the heat map above we can see that there’s a concentration of listings in Downtown and Midtown.
AIRBNB LISTINGS MAP BY ROOM TYPE 2018