When Dorothy clicks her red heels and announces “there’s no place like home”, many people imagine a house. Yet ‘home’ doesn’t have to just mean owning your own property.
In the last ten years, the number of Americans renting apartments increased by 10.8 percent. Why would people choose apartments over houses?
It’s great to live in an apartment. Read on to learn five of the biggest benefits.
- You’re Not Responsible for Repairs
One of the biggest benefits of an apartment is the lack of maintenance required. Your landlord is responsible for maintaining the property.
That’s really helpful if your apartment complex has outdoor space. No more mowing the lawn!
Living in an apartment lets you outsource all maintenances and repairs. This doesn’t just save money, it also saves time.
- You Can Be Part of the Community
One of the enjoyable parts of apartment living is access to the community. You’ll have more chances to get to know your neighbors.
Many buildings and complexes also put on apartment resident events. These are a great way to meet people and enjoy a social life with those around you.
- Enjoy Better Security
Apartment buildings are often more secure. Many are accessible only to residents. That means you have a better idea of who is moving around near your home.
In addition, having so many neighbors around means you’ve got more pairs of eyes on your apartment. You can all watch out for each other.
By contrast, homeowners are responsible for the security of a whole house. That often includes a yard, which is difficult to keep secure.
- Access to Amenities
A superb advantage to apartment living is access to amenities. That might include a pool or an on-site gym.
These offer a great way to keep fit and socialize with neighbors. They also give a good excuse for friends to visit.
As a resident, there’s often no extra charge to use them. Meanwhile, these are expensive for non-residents to access. If a homeowner wanted to install their own, swimming pools and home gyms cost a lot to set up.
- Have a Green Conscience
Are you concerned about your carbon footprint? Or with living a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle?
Apartment buildings are a great choice. They provide space for more people on less land, so they have less impact than a suburb.
You’ll also use less energy because you’re heating (or cooling) a smaller property than a house.
Best of all, many complexes and buildings are in urban locations. This puts them closer to the stores, cinemas, or other social spaces you use.
You’ll be able to walk to many places you want to go to. If walking is too far, cycling may be an option.
Who Wouldn’t Want to Live in an Apartment?
These are just five reasons why it’s great to live in an apartment. We didn’t even get to the lower deposits or lack of property taxes.
If you’re keen to be part of a social community, apartment buildings offer a great opportunity. You’re also only paying for space you actually need, meaning less time spent doing chores.
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