Factors to Consider When Looking for an Apartment

Whether it’s your first time moving out on your own or you’re looking to upgrade to a more suitable place to live, searching for a new apartment is an exciting time in your life. However, as anyone who has purchased or rented their own apartment knows, the process can be a bit overwhelming. In order to make it a little easier, take note of these five apartment-hunting secrets for a stress-free way to find your dream living situation.


1.    Factor in the location – especially if you’re a commuter

Location is key when finding a new apartment, and typically something that makes or breaks whether or not you choose to go with one place over another. If you are a commuter, you need to be extra picky about where your new apartment is. Your best option? Choosing a transit village apartment that is located next to a train or bus station. Even if you don’t have to travel too far for your 9 to 5 job, the location of your apartment should be in a convenient spot where you can easily access restaurants, shopping, banks and a hospital.


2.    Check out the amenities

Snagging an apartment that offers top-notch amenities is easier said than done. Even if an apartment community doesn’t offer every single feature or service you’d like, be strict with yourself and don’t settle for an apartment that does not have basic amenities. While searching for your new apartment, have a checklist in mind of all the things you’d like included. The ideal apartment will offer useful amenities such as a full-size front loading washer and dryer, designer master baths, quartz countertops, standard ceilings with a height of at least 9 feet, LVT wood flooring, electronic keyless entry systems and oversized walk-in closets.


3.    Test out multiple floor plan options

When it comes to choosing where to live, you definitely want plenty of options. For that reason, finding an apartment community that offers multiple, spacious floor plans will do you good, and allow you to truly narrow down the best possible decision. Floor plans that offer unique layouts and designs – whether they’re one bedroom, two bedrooms, or a bedroom with a den – each with their own original characteristics, will allow for the best selection. Discussing the pros and cons of each floor plan with a realtor or landlord can also help you decide which option is best for your family.


4.    Take note of the community life

If you’re choosing to live in an apartment, it is worth looking into the community life that will possibly surround you for years to come. Don’t just focus on your neighbors, but also what the complex provide for their residents. If a place really values its residents, they will provide community amenities like a clubroom, courtyard swimming pool, terrace or lounge, BBQ grilling areas, cardio center, outdoor fire-pits, sundecks, a game room and storage units. Apartment communities that are also pet-friendly are a big plus to those who have four-legged family members, and shows that they are willing to go the extra mile to make sure all residents are satisfied!


5.    See for yourself

Making the time to schedule a visit to your potential apartment is crucial so that you can truly see for yourself what the place is like. During your tour, be sure to note the exact size of each bedroom, how safe the neighborhood you’ll be residing in is, and what the overall atmosphere is like at your potential home. An apartment community that offers tours and is more than willing to bring potential renters around their property is a positive sign that they’re proud of the community – and everything they offer – as a whole.


Luxury Apartments in Middlesex County, NJ

If you’re searching for a new apartment in the New Jersey area, look no further than Woodmont Metro. Located at Metuchen station, we are now officially open and leasing! With our spacious floor plans, up-to-date amenities and modern, downtown lifestyle, we are the perfect place to call home. Call our office at 844-459-1442 to get your dream apartment today!