Many of today’s renters seek apartments with a number of features and amenities. The unique combination of unit features and community amenities available in an apartment community are what truly differentiates one apartment community from another! Comparing and contrasting apartment features can be stressful, especially if you are unsure about what you want. One key step in the apartment hunting process should be to make a list of apartment features and amenities that are a top-priority for you.
Here are a few of the apartment features and community amenities today’s apartment renters like, love and simply cannot live without, according to a few industry leaders. While on the hunt for your next apartment, be sure to add these sought-after apartment features and amenities to your list:
Walk-In Closet: According to National Multi Housing Council (NMHC) and Kingsley’s 2015 Apartment Resident Preference Survey, 89% of those surveyed indicated that walk-in closets were one of the most enticing amenities or features they considered when evaluating rental properties.
In-Unit Washer & Dryer: 87% of those surveyed in NMHC / Kingsley’s 2015 study also indicated that in-unit laundry facilities were a must-have apartment feature. Renters are attracted to the convenience of having their own washer and dryer in their apartment.
Patio or Balcony: Additionally, 87% of the responded to NMHC / Kingsley’s 2015 study indicated that balconies or patios were a must when evaluating and comparing rental properties. Even a small outdoor space can have a positive affect on a renter’s decision.
Package Receiving Services: Apartment communities have seen a dramatic increase in the number of packages delivered for their residents over the past few years, as online shopping has blossomed into a $300 billion industry (according to NMHC.org). In fact, the typical apartment community receives over 100 packages a day! For this reason, it comes as no surprise that many of today’s renters, (72% according to NMHC / Kingsley’s study), are looking for apartments with package receiving services.
Fitness Center: In a recent survey conducted by Landlordology.com on what amenities Gen Y tenants want—83% of those surveyed indicated that community fitness centers or gyms were the amenity or feature they valued the most when comparing and deciding between apartments.
Pool: It should come as no surprise that a community pool made the list of the most sought-after apartment features in 2015! After all, who wouldn’t want to unwind poolside at the end of a long work day? Community pools topped ForRent.com’s recent list of the Top 15 Searched Amenities, and 83% of respondents to NMHC / Kingsley’s 2015 survey indicated that community pools were considered a high-value amenity to them.
Pet Friendly: Last but certainly not least—according to AppFolio, 76% of modern renters own either a cat or a dog. That’s why many of today’s apartments (including Arcadia Run) are pet-friendly!
From the spacious floor plans of our one and two bedroom apartments, and the marvelous modern features that come standard in each and every one of our apartments, to our community’s amazing amenities—there’s no question that you’ll get used to getting more at Arcadia Run!
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Sources: 2015 NHMC/Kingsley Apartment Resident Preferences Survey, Landlordology.com, NHMC.org, realtor.com, forrent.com, appfolio.com