How would you like to live in a community where your grocery store is right around the corner, work is a 10-minute walk, and everything else you need just a quick light-rail ride away? No car necessary! Sound too good to be true? It’s becoming a reality. The idea of transit-oriented development, or TOD, -- conceptualized in the 1980s by architect Peter Calthorpe -- places travel centers like light rail and bus stations at the heart of a well-planned neighborhood. The goal is to reduce dependence on cars, increase ridership, and create vibrant neighborhoods where residents enjoy many valuable conveniences.
There's a misconception that handicap accessibility for apartments is related to ADA compliance, which it's not. Federal laws related to accessibility requirements DO apply to public and common use areas, as well as most dwelling units in newer apartment complexes.…
Moving closer to work makes life so much easier, but make sure you take all factors into account when apartment shopping based on your commute.
Everything from location to building materials can make using WiFi difficult. So how can you ensure that the WiFi for your new apartment is going to be top-notch?
Moving is considered one of the most stressful experiences. Apartment hunting, if unprepared, can cause anxiety. Prepare and don't procrastinate, and your apartment hunt can be fun and exciting; you’re headed toward a fresh start in a new home. So, how can you eliminate the stress? Nail down these answers BEFORE you start searching.
When it comes to renting a garage, many consider it a luxury. If budget is tight, then luxuries are out of question: a parking space is convenient enough. Apartments with garages can actually be worth the “splurge,” however. Read on to learn…
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.
The good news is that increasingly, apartment complexes are beginning to understand the pivotal role pets play in their residents’ lives and are accommodating dog owners when it comes to their policies – even to the point of putting pet-centric amenities in place. That means finding dog friendly apartments is easier than ever. The bad news? There are often restrictions, caveats or fees. Here are a few things to think about when you’re searching for dog friendly apartments.