Here are a collection of perspectives from renters with families on their experiences with the benefits to living in an apartment. This is what apartment dwellers with children do to make it work for them.
Family Time Abounds
There are several advantages to living in an apartment with school age kids. The biggest one was the fact that without the upkeep of a house, there is so much more extra time to spend quality and quantity time with the kids. Also, because there is no space to stash a lot of items, so you spend less money. If you don’t pay for a storage space, you must always consider where an item would fit before a purchase. Finally, the complex can have several amenities, including a pool, a playground, and an exercise facility. Therefore, there is easy access to free entertainment, which is something that every parent of a young child appreciates.
More Resources for Children
Cities often have wonderful resources for children that are not so easy to find in a small town. Search out the city's library. It will most likely have wonderful programs for children, such as "story times." This also gives the parent a chance to meet other parents who have young children and to make new friends.
A Quick Call to Maintenance
With young kids you can really appreciated the security of living in an apartment complex. If there was a plumbing problem or a broken appliance, a phone call took care of everything. You develop relationships with the management and maintenance staff, as well as our neighbors.
The Benefits of Cultural Diversity
There are a lot of advantages to city apartment dwelling.
- No lawn care or housing repair costs
- Extensive public transportation with no real need for a vehicle
- Cheap and free cultural activities abound.
- Cities tend to attract colleges, which mean free or cheap college events, babysitters, and adult evening classes.
- In a city situation, you have neighborhoods. Visiting them is a great way to experience new foods and cultures without going far.
- Ethnic neighborhoods sprout ethnic groceries as well, which tend to be cheaper on certain items.