You’re moving off campus and looking at what seems like a never-ending list of available student apartments. When there are a lot of options available, it can be difficult to choose the one that’s best for you. Although there might be plenty of apartments available, not every one of them is going to be just right or anywhere close to ideal. If you have a lot to choose from, you have the freedom to pick a place that stands out from the rest.
Privacy should be a priority when you’re looking at available student apartments. It’s nice to have a place of your own, where you can close the door and take a nap or get in some studying. You might have been fine sharing a tiny dorm room when you lived on campus, but you don’t have to do that when you move off campus. A place that gives each roommate his or her own bedroom should definitely stand out from places that expect you to share a room. Even better is finding an apartment that lets everyone have his or her own bedroom and bathroom.
Having your own bedroom definitely helps when it comes to enjoying some quiet in your apartment. The best available student apartments are designed so that you don’t have to overhear the music or conversation of your neighbors. Think of it this way, you don’t want to have to knock on your neighbor’s door every night at midnight to ask them to please be quiet or to turn their music down. Look for a place that has thick walls or plenty of space between units, and you won’t have to worry about noisy neighbors, or about being the noisy neighbor yourself.
One of the great things about living in a dorm is there is a sense of community. Resident advisors constantly arrange social gatherings or there’s a feeling of camaraderie, created by living in such close quarters. You can find that sense of a community in an off campus apartment, and some places do more to establish it than others. For example, you might look for a place that offers yoga or other exercise classes, so that you can meet and interact with your neighbors. Places that have plenty of outdoor space make it easy to get together with other residents for a picnic, quick game of football, or while out walking your pets.
Amenities and perks are really just the icing on the cake, but wouldn’t you want to go with an apartment that offers them, over one that doesn’t? Make a list of the dream features you’d love to have at your apartment, such as a pool, a lounge, a game room, or easy access to exercise equipment.
One thing worth remembering is that the most appealing available apartments tend to get snapped up quickly. If you’re looking for a place to live for the upcoming school year, contact The Mark today to see what’s available and to tour our apartments.