Monday, May 29, 2017
Make the Most of Apartment Living
Trying to choose between an apartment, townhome, or detached home? Apartment living has many advantages, so let’s take a closer look:
Perfect for the Social Butterfly
Apartments are great for social interaction because unless you go out of your way to avoid it, you will have constant encounters with those who live in your building. You may take the elevator down with the same people every morning, or have a similar dog walking schedule to the woman down the hall. The laundry room can be quite the social hub while you sort and fold your laundry and the mailboxes are a great place to commiserate about bills or junk mail that no one can seem to escape. All in all, apartment living can be a fantastic social experience and can generate lasting friendships. Whether you just need to borrow baking powder from the neighbour or meet with friends down the hall for weekly board game nights, your social meter will stay charged.
Another great advantage to renting in a condo building or an apartment building (particularly high-rise buildings) is that they often come with amenities. Gyms are the most common amenity to be offered and they are handy to have on site! Granted some buildings do not have a workout facility on-site, but all you need to get a good workout in is determination and a set of stairs! Running or walking up and down stairs is a fantastic workout for the entire body. It works your legs and your abs while getting your heart rate going. Challenge yourself to go up and down the stairs as frequently as possible! Make use of the space around you and get yourself in shape all year round. Rain or shine, snow or hail, you will always have a place to workout without ever having to go outside.
Apartment buildings are often centrally located within a city, providing the occupants with access to amazing nightlife, restaurants, parks and much more. Since homeownership in desired neighborhoods can come with a huge price tag, people often choose to rent in the hot locations to be closer to the action. Being within walking distance to your frequent hangouts can save you a lot of time and money on transportation.
Living in an apartment can be a truly wonderful experience if you embrace all of the benefits it has to offer. From the socializing to the exciting locations, apartments provide a fun and well-balanced lifestyle for those in Ottawa. Use our Ottawa apartment search to find the perfect place!