Renting an apartment can be much more affordable than buying property, plus, living in an apartment community comes with a lot of perks. From saving money on a gym membership thanks to an on-site fitness center to having access to a maintenance team if something isn’t working, here are some of the benefits that come with apartment living.
Less to Clean: Apartment living typically means less space—A.K.A less time spent cleaning and organizing your home. In addition to saving time, you’ll also save money on expensive household cleaners because you won’t go through them as fast.
Apartment Community Amenities: If you live in an apartment community, you’ll likely have access to a fitness center, an outdoor pool, a club room, and more at no additional cost—and you should try to take advantage of all these perks since they’re included in your rent. For example, there’s a complimentary coffee bar and a paw spa at several of Cowgill’s communities including The Flats at 345, and an outdoor grilling area at communities like Belmont Run, The Reserve at Merrick, and Cove Lake Village.
Access to a Maintenance Team: One of the biggest perks of leasing a space instead of owning one is that you don’t have to take care of any major problems, like a broken appliance or water damage in the bathroom. Instead, you can simply submit an online maintenance request and your apartment community will send someone to fix it.
Safety First: If you’re going to be living alone and are worried about feeling safe, you might feel most comfortable in an apartment complex because many—like The Flats at 345—have controlled access, meaning only residents can enter using keys, key cards, or access codes. And, since you’re living in the same building as other people, you’ll never feel completely alone.
No Long-Term Commitments: If you just moved to a city or have a job that requires you to move around a lot, you might want to look into apartment living so you can sign a short-term lease. Leases typically run 12 months but some communities may allow shorter ones depending on your situation.
Prime Location: Apartment communities are usually found in central locations with easy access to major hot-spots in the city. Here in Lexington, The Axis at 1435 is in walking distance of the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field and The Arboretum, The Flats at 345 are down the road from Transylvania University and Rupp Arena, and The Reserve at Merrick is just across the street from the popular Lansdowne Shoppes.
A Sense of Community: If you’re going to live in an apartment, consider choosing one that has a strong sense of community. Is there a common area for everyone to hangout? Do they ever host events for residents to meet one another? These are the types of questions you should ask if you’re new to the area or just want to know the other people who live in the building.