How do you find the apartment perfect for you and your family? Whether its your first apartment, or your next apartment, choosing can be almost as difficult as buying a house! Even if you won’t be living here for life, the location, community features, cost, and availability all come into consideration when finding the perfect community for you!
“Location, location, location.” But what location is best depends from person to person. Is it close to your job? If you are a parent, is the community in the right school district? Some downtown apartments offer convenient access to restaurants and stores, but will come with a higher price tag; while an apartment community outside of town might be quieter and offer more affordability. Whether the apartment is close to your job, friends, and family, are all things to consider while choosing the location.
When searching for an apartment many times future residents can be roped in by amazing community amenities, but are they really worth the price? Consider how often you will actually use those amenities and which ones are worth paying more money per month. If you are a parent, your kids might absolutely love a community swimming pool and playground! But if you are pet-parent, you might prefer a dog walking trail. Having a community fitness center could help you save money on gym fees. While lots of amenities may seem like a great deal, don’t get roped into paying more for something you don’t need!
You found the perfect community, but the apartment you want isn’t available! Many renters are familiar with the fact that the most popular floorplans might be on a waiting list. Apartment communities offer a variety of floorplans to choose from and depending on how quickly you need to move in, you might need to be flexible with the type of layout you choose.
Size and Features
The size of an apartment is one of the most important things to consider when choosing! Not just how big it is, but if its the right size for you. Singles and students may find a one-bedroom apartment just perfect for their needs and budget. While couples moving in together might prefer an extra bedroom for guests, or for future kids! If you have young kids, you might prefer an apartment close to the community playground!
Size and features are one of the hardest things to balance with availability, but one helpful tip is to make a list of the features you Need, versus the ones you Want. Then you can make sure your apartment checks off everything you need and see which ones check off more things you want!
Finding the perfect apartment is different for everyone, but taking time to consider all the options can help you make the best decision! At Windigrove, we’d love to be your perfect apartment in Waynesboro! We invite you to come out and take a tour and see if we are the right apartment for you!