How do you find the right apartment for you and your family? Whether this is 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 is one of the first things to consider, but what location is best depends on what you want to be close to. Do you want to be close to downtown? Or would you prefer a community away from the hustle and bustle? A downtown apartment might be closer to shopping and dining, but outside of your budget. If you rely on public transportation, you’ll want to make sure the apartment has access to this. If you have a car, you’d probably prefer a community with reliable parking. As you can see, the best location depends on the person
Apartment amenities give you the chance to have community features that many people could never afford in a single-family home, such as a personal gym or a pool! But it’s important to consider what you really need and how often you will actually use those amenities. While lots of amenities may seem like a great deal, don’t get roped into paying extra for amenities you never use!
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 it’s the right size for you. A larger apartment with more bedrooms might be best for couples, families, or those with pets who need the extra room. While singles may find a one-bedroom apartment just perfect for their needs and budget. An apartment too large might stretch your budget and force you to downsize. But a small apartment might be too cramped once you move all of your furniture and belongings.
Balancing size and cost with availability can be difficult, but one helpful tip is to make a list of the features you Need, versus the ones you Want. This way you can make sure you have everything you need, and then see which one apartment checks off more things you want for what you are able to afford!
Finding the perfect apartment is different for everyone, but taking the time to consider all the options can help you make the best decision! At Fieldstone, we’d love to be your perfect apartment in Blacksburg! We invite you to come out and take a tour and see if we are the right apartment for you!