One of the best parts about living in an apartment community is having several amenities included in your monthly rent. For example, many apartments have a pool or fitness center for residents to use freely. Below, we’re sharing five budget and apartment-friendly activities you can do to help you make the most of the perks that come with apartment living—and save some money, too!

Go Swimming

Sit poolside by yourself or have a few friends tag along on a hot summer day. The Reserve at Merrick, Belmont Run, and The Studios at Belmont all have pools on their properties for tenants to enjoy. If you live in an apartment complex that doesn’t have access to a pool, check out neighborhood pools in the area instead.

Plan an At-Home Movie Night

Between snacks, drinks, and the price of tickets, going to the movie theater can be expensive. Instead, stay in and host an at-home movie night with some of your friends. Ask each person to bring something to snack on and queue up a movie from a streaming service you already pay for like Netflix or Hulu.

Get Moving in the Fitness Center

Living in an apartment community with an on-site fitness center means you can save money on a gym membership. If you’re feeling bored or antsy, slip on your tennis shoes and get in a workout instead of sitting around. Most of Cowgill’ communities have a space where residents can work out. Plus, The Flats at 345 is close to the Legacy Trail if you want to go on a walk, run, or bike ride outside.

Host a Potluck Dinner

A potluck dinner is a great way to save money and take the stress out of hosting. Instead of spending all day preparing a meal, you can make one dish and then enlist your guests to handle the others. You can even light up your apartment building’s outdoor grill—Belmont Run, Cove Lake Village, The Reserve at Merrick, The Studios at Patchen, The Axis at 1435, Limestone Square, and The Flats at 345 all have one—if the weather is nice.

Hang in the Club Room

If you need to get out of your apartment for a bit but don’t want to spend any money, see if your apartment community has a common area with TVs, a pool table, or games. The Flats at 345 and The Reserve at Merrick both have club rooms where tenants can hang out and mingle. These spaces can even be rented out if you want to plan a get-together with your friends.

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