Growing up, it seemed like our parents always had stories referring to how tough they had it during their childhood. “I had to hike to school in the snow. Uphill. Both ways!” We’ve all heard these folktales before!
If the next generation saw the way their parents grew up during the 21st century, they might not have a good deal of sympathy. Many apartment and rental communities where their parents may have lived are decked with top amenities.
If you are looking to rent as opposed to buying, what are the top amenities you would seek from an apartment community?
An apartment with a beautiful swimming pool is definitely a plus. Whether you live in a destination that has perfect weather year round or in a colder climate where only 4 months out of the year are pool season, having a swimming pool for the warm weather months is a huge bonus.
A swimming pool is a great place to hang out with other residents or invite friends over for a splash. Many times, there will be a grill at the pool for a good old-fashioned barbeque.
Let’s face it, with smart phones nowadays, it seems like we are constantly checking emails and looking at a screen in some way, shape or form. Having a comfortable Wi-Fi/Business Center at an apartment community provides the perfect work environment while making sure that your connection to the Internet is on point!
Gym memberships can cost a person $40 or more per month! Having a fitness center at an apartment community is just another added bonus. You will have a place in your backyard where you can stay fit and meet other residents. Additionally, a nice gym will allow you to watch the big game or your favorite show while working out. There is nothing better than multitasking!
Sometimes it’s nice to escape the friendly confines of your apartment. If you can walk into a clubhouse with comfortable couches, televisions and a friendly management staff, it is definitely a plus. Certain clubhouses will also let you throw parties or have events at your community! A clubhouse provides a ‘home away from home’ while allowing residents to meet new people in their community. Pretty awesome, huh?
If you are currently living in an apartment complex with these amenities, consider yourself very lucky! There are many apartments that aren’t decked out with these features – but don’t fret – they are still fantastic places to rent. The four amenities listed above are certainly good to keep note of if you are looking for a little extra luxury!