More and more apartment communities are offering high-end amenities to attract new tenants. In-unit washer/dryers, off-street parking, walk-in closets, high-speed internet and 24-hour security are quickly becoming standard. Even sustainable features such as recycling/composting, alternative energy and car charging stations are being adopted into the urban fabric. Search outside the box and make sure you know what’s available in your city so you can find a pad that will help you get the most out of your rent budget and make you feel right at home.
For many, a private pool is the ultimate luxury, either for exercise or lounging. A rooftop pool means nothing gets in between you and that glorious blue sky plus a steady breeze to cool things off. Balcony or ground-level pools are sometimes an easier add when rooftop space is at a premium.
next level: heated pool and hot tub
- Rooftop Space
What better way to escape the daily grind than to gaze out over the horizon? A rooftop deck is an experience that should be lived at least once in a lifetime. Commune with the sky solo, host an event with friends or hold an impressive meeting for clients with a view.
- Outdoor Kitchen
For apartments without a balcony, an outdoor kitchen with grills and nearby seating is a handy and safe option for those wanting to get their gill on for everyday dinner or a special occasion.
Depending on your lifestyle, many find an on-site gym to be a significant time – and money – saver as well as perhaps just enough of a convenience to motivate a workout.
next level: areas for yoga, fitness classes and court sports
- Community Lounge & Game Room
For those more inclined to chillax or challenge others to some friendly competition, a cozy lounge and game room can be a festive hideaway to entertain with friends and unwind with neighbors.
next level: movie room
- Pet Amenities
The next best thing to having a backyard handy to let your dog run free is a dog park located just steps away. Also clever is a dog spa floor-level for washing off dirty paws and salt.
next level: grooming spa and dog-walking services
- Coworking Spaces
With a growing trend away from traditional workspaces, coworking spaces have sprung up in every major city in the U.S. Having business-grade meeting areas steps from home is a major bonus for young professionals and students.
- Green Spaces
For those that don’t have their own backyard right outside their door, a landscaped community green space is a premium addition. A piece of nature amidst the bustle of city living goes a long way towards creating respite after a long day or a welcoming outdoor venue for family and friends.
next level: community garden
Home is often a place for recharging and what better way to do so than with a little pampering. Onsite massage, steam room, mani/pedi and salon services are the ultimate luxury for the harried city dweller.
Live above anything from dining options to FedEx and newsstands, convenient retails options offer much appreciated quick access to everyday necessities.
Having everything at your fingertips can definitely make an apartment stand out from the rest and make your next move an easy one.