best apartment amenities

When it comes to the best apartment amenities, what’s popular in 2017 may surprise you. According to Apartment Guide research, many of those searching for an apartment tend to focus on individual apartment features rather than community features. However, many apartment hunters weigh community features at approximately the same level of importance as how many bedrooms they’re looking for, so community features matter.

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Data based on searches in June 2017

According to our data, apartment renters love their pets with most of the apartment searches looking for either pet friendly communities or apartments that allow pets. Being able to do the laundry also ranks supreme, with an in-unit washer and dryer at the top of the wish list for many renters. Additionally, keeping cool is also a big concern for renters, with many looking for air conditioning or a community pool as an amenity.

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You’re ready to start your search for a new apartment. You’ve selected the neighborhoods you like and made a budget so you know what you can afford. Now it’s time to narrow down your search by determining which apartment amenities you might need.

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As a recap, here's what recent ApartmentGuide searches show as the most popular amenities:

The Most Popular Apartment Amenities in 2017

  1. In-unit washer and dryer
  2. Air conditioning
  3. Pets allowed
  4. Furnished apartments
  5. Dishwasher
  6. Washer and dryer connections
  7. Some utilities included
  8. Balcony
  9. Cable ready
  10. All utilities included

 The Most Popular Community Amenities in 2017

  1. Pet friendly
  2. Garages
  3. Swimming pool
  4. High speed internet access
  5. Fitness Center
  6. Laundry Facility
  7. Covered Parking
  8. Gated Access
  9. Wireless internet access
  10. Access to public transportation

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Kari Lloyd has been a freelance writer for over 15 years. A Chicago native and recent transplant to Atlanta, Kari spent 10 years living in London, UK where she worked as a music journalist and restaurant reviewer.