Moving out of the house to live on our own can be scary and daunting. Renting an apartment takes away a lot of the stress that comes with having your own place. Here are the top 6 reasons why renting an apartment is the best option for living out on your own.
Amenities are probably one of the best perks when it comes to renting an apartment. Popular amenities often include a playground for the kids, a clubhouse to hang out with friends and family, a fitness center, a theater room, and other various amenities that you wouldn’t normally have when living in a home. Not only does having these amenities so close to your apartment save you time, but they also save you money. The average gym membership fee is $50 a month. If you add that up then that’s a total of $600 a year that you just saved! And that number could be even higher, if you have a family. Apartment amenities build fun and long-lasting memories.
Another great perk of having an apartment is that you never have to worry about unforeseen maintenance problems. Whether it’s a broken fridge, washer/dryer, air conditioner, or leaky roof, these maintenance issues can be expensive. As a tenant, you can just pick up the phone and leave all of these pricey fixes to the maintenance staff. Yard maintenance is also typically handled by the apartment complex, which means more time on Saturdays relaxing at home. Yard maintenance can be a huge perk if you live in an area with snow. No need to get up early every winter morning to shovel the snow from the driveway! If only they scraped the ice off of your car window too.
An apartment complex isn’t just a place to sleep: it’s a community of friends and family. Everyone looks out for one another and is quick to lend a helping hand. And with your neighbors looking out for you, you can always feel an added sense of safety and security, especially when you’re gone all day. You also won’t have any problem finding people for game nights. That means no more games of solitaire alone! Woot!
At first glance, you might view having a smaller space as a negative rather than a positive. Smaller apartments will not only have a lower rent cost, but they will also save you a lot of money on your electric and gas bills. This is because apartments are typically better insulated and don’t cost as much to heat and cool the entire space. Apartments also don’t require as much furnishings and decorations which makes the out of pocket costs for moving into an apartment much lower if this is your first time living on your own.
An apartment gives you the ability to better plan for your future. Rather than being tied up in a house, you’re able to move around, seek out the best job opportunity, and pick out a location that feels right for you. It’s also really easy to go from one apartment complex to the next since you don’t own anything. And since you’re living in a smaller space, you don’t have as much stuff to haul around.
Apartment complexes are typically located near the best attractions in the city. These attractions include restaurants, shopping centers, schools, and fun destinations that the city has to offer. Not only can this help save a lot of money on gas and other vehicle expenses, but you could cut these expenses altogether by walking or investing in a bike.