Whether you are starting, or returning to school this fall - or you are finished school and are starting a new phase of your life, a rental community makes a lot of sense for 20 somethings. Here’s why we think apartment communities are ideal for young people.
You have enough on your mind (school, starting your career etc.) without having to devote extra time and attention to household maintenance. When you choose to live in an apartment community, you never have to stop what you are doing to make time to shovel snow, or mow the lawn. Renting an apartment also means no additional maintenance fees, as opposed to life in a condominium. If there is a problem with the plumbing or an appliance stops working, it’s not your problem to solve. All you would need to do is send a message to your property manager, or make a phone call. You also don’t have to worry about upkeep on the exterior of the building you call home. All you need to be concerned with is keeping up with the life you are building within your apartment and beyond its walls.
Let’s face it, 20 somethings go out late and come home even later. Coming home late at night on your own can be scary. An amazing benefit of living in a rental community is increased safety. Unlike a house (where there is only a single door or window preventing potential intruders from entering) an apartment offers several secure layers of entry. There is the front door of the building and fire doors before you arrive at your apartment door. Many Timbercreek rental communities, such as Avenue Apartments (137 University Avenue, less than 1km from the University of Waterloo) also offer controlled lobby access. Having several neighbours around you in your apartment community also increases your safety. Your fellow residents may also be returning home late at night, and may even watch out for strangers trying to enter your apartment.
Most 20 somethings have a busy schedule. You may be scrambling to fit essential things into your day like laundry and workouts. The more you have close to home, the better. When you live in a Timbercreek rental community, you have access to extra amenities that make life easier and more comfortable. A great feature of many apartment buildings is on-site laundry. Packing up your dirty clothes for a trip to the nearest laundromat is a time waster and a hastle. If you drive, it is a huge bonus to have access to on-site parking. Staying active is easy as your apartment building will often feature a free fitness facility -- even swimming pools are accessible to you at many Timbercreek properties including The Dorchester (1231 Richmond Street, London - 0.6 km to Western).
Many 20 somethings find themselves in debt due to tuition fees and student loans. A big benefit of renting a Timbercreek apartment (instead of renting part or all of a home) is the money that you’ll save. Rent is usually much lower in an apartment and you can expect to save on heating costs. Heating and cooling a controlled space costs less because apartment buildings retain heat from other apartments, so your winter heating bills will be much less high than they would be in a house.
When you live in a Timbercreek rental community your building will be accessible. You will find ramps at entrances and exits, elevators instead of stairs to climb, and one-level floor plans which make life easier for anyone with physical challenges to come and go, independently.
Perhaps the most important reason why living in an apartment community is great for 20 somethings is the community aspect. When you live in a house, you may have a roommate and see a next-door neighbour or two, from time to time. In a rental community, you have next door neighbours, across the hall neighbours, laundry room neighbours, and gym neighbours (many of them in your age range). Making friends in an apartment community can be easy, you just need to smile and be polite to the neighbours you cross paths with.
Convenience, affordability, accessibility and community are hallmarks of apartment communities -- making them a great choice for a 20 something. For more information on Timbercreek rental communities in London and Waterloo, please visit our website.