Luxury, Lifestyle & Location: 10 Reasons We're Loving Apartment Life

Written by Posted On Friday, 11 October 2019 03:14

If it's been a while since you lived in an apartment, today's communities might surprise you. Click here for 10 reasons why we love modern-day apartment life!

Nearly 39 million Americans live in apartments today. This number is quickly exceeding capacity. Apartment demand has hit a 5-year high.

If you haven't lived in an apartment in a while, you may be surprised with all the new amenities. Here are some reasons you should consider apartment life.

1. Access to Amenities

Some apartments have amenities that are hard to beat. You also don't have to worry about maintenance and care for these services. Here are some amenities you may find:

  • A swimming pool
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Laundry facilities (sometimes in-unit)
  • Convenience stores
  • Pet amenities
  • Yoga studio and spa
  • Gated access with security protection
  • Children's playground
  • Recycling center
  • Garage or bike storage
  • Business or media center
  • Rental facilities for parties or meetings

The cost of these amenities is included in your rent, so you don't have to pay extra for memberships like you would if you owned a home. Living in an apartment can be a very convenient way to live and enjoy these amenities without breaking the bank.

2. Less Maintenance

You won't have as many maintenance expenses when living in an apartment. Not only can these expenses help you financially; they can also give you another sense of freedom as in fewer things to do. 

If it snows, you don't have to shovel the driveway. You won't have to mow the yard or care for the outside of your home. 

You also won't have to spend as much time cleaning an apartment. You can even hire someone to clean professionally if you want less maintenance. Since your apartment may be smaller than a home, it will cost you less money to have it cleaned.

3. Affordability

Apartments can be much more affordable than a home. As mentioned above, there are fewer maintenance costs. Utility bills are also lower because the expenses are shared among several tenants, and some of these utilities may be included in your rent. 

You will also learn to be more of a minimalist in an apartment with less space and storage than a home. This can help lower your shopping bills and urges.

Rent payments are usually cheaper than a mortgage, and you won't have to worry about a large downpayment. Your insurance bill will also be lower because you only have to cover your contents versus the entire structure.

4. Flexibility

You have more flexibility if you choose an apartment over buying a home. You are locked into one location when you buy a home. As a renter, you have more options.

You can choose the length of your lease, depending on the complex, you could choose 3, 6, or 12-month leases. You could even move locations if you decide you want to be somewhere else. 

Renting gives you a chance to make life decisions without feeling trapped in one location. You could move for a job or move closer to family without worrying about selling your home. 

5. Accessibility

You can find an apartment complex near just about anything you need. You can find shopping centers, grocery stores, and more. 

If you live in the city, you may not need a car. You can usually walk to just about anything including shops, bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and malls. If you need to go further, you can find city transportation nearby.

You also can find an apartment near your work, so you can lessen your commute. Imagine not having to fight traffic every day to get to work!

6. Safety

Apartment complexes have safety procedures in place to protect residents. You are close to others, so apartments can be safer for families, single women, children, and the elderly.  Some apartment complexes are gated or have their own security staff to help you stay safe.

7. Community

You may find neighbors that are friendly and meet some great people with the same interests as you. Apartment complexes are a great way to meet people. You can just walk to your new friend's home.

Not all neighbors are friendly, but you may find your new friends since there are several people living nearby. Living in close proximity to others enhances your chances of making friends and lifelong connections.

8. Stress-Free Living

If something breaks in your apartment, you won't have to worry—call maintenance! You won't have to stress about finding a plumber, electrician, or handyman for an unexpected home expense. 

Most apartment complexes have maintenance technicians onsite, so you can get your problem handled quickly. You also won't be on the hook to cover the expense of the repairs.

9. Less Space

Yes, less space can be a benefit. You won't have to worry about furnishing a full home. You have the rooms you need—bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and living room. Apartments can be quaint and feel safe.

You can also be creative with storage, so you won't hang on to things you don't need to. Living in an apartment helps you curb unnecessary spending habits because you have to think about the space you have before splurging.

10. Catered to You

There are several options when you look for an apartment. There may not be as many options when you purchase a home. You can choose an apartment based on location, floor plan, amenities, or any other option.

You can find an apartment that fits you, and you may not have to compromise like you would with a home. Think about the amenities you want and you can search to find the best apartment complex for you. Visit this website to explore some apartments in your area.

Ready to Enjoy Apartment Life?

With all these benefits, you can see why people choose apartment life. You will have more freedom, you can save money, and you can enjoy more amenities. If you want to move after your lease is up in your current apartment, you have the flexibility to try a different apartment with ease.

Keep perusing our site for other articles to help you sell your home, decorate your new apartment, or get some rental advice. 

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George cunningham

George cunningham is a residential real estate investor. he also is a licensed real estate. He enjoys sharing his thoughts on real estate topics.

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