How To Find The Right Apartment For You
Apartment hunting is stressful. And honestly, it should be! You’re trying to find a place that you’ll be happy with for at least a year, you should be a little stressed about it. But there are ways to mitigate it. One of the most helpful ways is coming up with a good list of your likes, dislikes and what you’re ideally looking for. Fortunately, we’ve come up with a checklist to help you focus and decide the best apartment for you.
Know what’s important to you- Knowing what matters to you is by far the most important factor when deciding on an apartment. Do you love to cook? Focus on the kitchen. Do you entertain a lot? Then you need a good living room. There are lots of places and apartment styles that work well for one person and not another. Plenty of people would go crazy without enough counter space, and plenty more avoid the kitchen at all costs. Knowing what’s important to you is the first step to finding the right apartment for you.
Natural light- People are basically house plants with emotions. We crave sunlight and are deeply affected when we don’t get enough of it. Natural light helps regulate circadian rhythm, boosts vitamin D and wards off seasonal depression, and is absolutely necessary when finding an apartment. Trust us, that one window that opens to a shaft in the middle of the building isn’t enough.
Enough space- This may seem like an obvious one, but it needs to be said. Having enough space to store, organize and live is necessary for your wellbeing. There’s a fine line between cozy and cramped and once you cross it, it’s difficult to go back. A ceiling that’s slightly higher, one extra closet or a few more feet in your room can do wonders for your psyche.
Your commute- While never truly overlooked, the potential commute is often underestimated. If you find yourself even slightly worried about your commute to work, you should maybe reconsider. An hour-long commute may seem doable now, but if you’re already having reservations about it, they’re only going to get worse.
Don’t settle (immediately)- Apartment hunting is stressful, and in an effort to alleviate that stress many people will sign a lease for a place that doesn’t make them happy. If you’re looking for an apartment, it’s key not to settle right away. There are a lot of places out there, but if you decide on one right away, you may not find the apartment that really fits you. That being said, it’s important to know when to throw in the towel. If you’re coming down to the wire, you need a place to live. It’s all about striking a balance between what you really want and what is available.
At Grove City Summit, you don’t have to settle. Along with our gorgeous 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments, we also have state of the art amenities and facilities. From our community garden to our clubhouse and BBQ gazebo, you’re sure to love your next apartment at Grove City Summit.