Beyond Pools and Courtyards: Unique Apartment Amenity Trends

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From a convenient location to a comfortable size, every apartment hunter has their own list of deal-breakers and must-haves during the search process. Instead of focusing solely on the specifics of the apartment, be sure to do some research on the available amenities in the community. With options such as an on-site art gallery or a movie projector wall, you’ll be able to get the most out of your free time without the hassle of leaving home! Here are a few unique amenities to look for during your search.

Amenities to Help You Stay In Shape

Get moving with a virtual fitness class at your on-site gym! Many wellness centers are now equipped with touch-screen monitors that let you to choose from a variety of pre-recorded workouts led by a virtual personal trainer. You have complete control over the level and length of the workout, guaranteeing a comfortable experience overall. Or grab one of your neighbors at Runway Playa Vista in Playa Vista, CA for a spin class to get your heart racing while staying close to home! Alternatively, if you are looking to unwind with meditation or want to perfect your cobra pose, look for an apartment community with a zen courtyard and yoga lawn, like at our community Southtown Flats in San Antonio.


Fitness center with spinning bikes at Runway Playa Vista

Amenities for a Tech-Friendly Lifestyle

Ditch the adapters and conveniently charge your electronics straight from the USB cord. Many apartments, like The Kathryn in Frisco, TX, are now equipped with USB outlets, making it convenient for residents to plug and play without any difficulties. While waiting for your electronics to charge, keep your room as cool or warm as you need while saving money on energy with a smart thermostat. These helpful gadgets learn your temperature preferences and adjust accordingly to keep you comfortable. Smart thermostats are available in many communities such as Lincoln at Discovery Square in Herndon, VA.


Tech-friendly living available at Lincoln at Discovery Square

Amenities for Pampering Yourself & Your Pet

Treat yourself to a massage without stepping foot outside of the community. Many communities are now offering massage treatment rooms for when you need to work out the kinks from a long work week. After your own massage, treat your furry friend to a bath at one of the on-site pet wash stations, available at the Gallery at Domain in Austin, TX and many other communities. Taking some time to take care of yourself (and your pet) results in a happier, healthier you!

Dog wash Station at Gallery at Domain

Dog wash Station at Gallery at Domain

Amenities to Help You Get In On The Action

Love staying active? Be sure to look for a community that caters to some of your favorite sports and hobbies. Many apartment communities have common areas or game rooms with ping pong tables. Take advantage of this by challenging a neighbor to a friendly match or organizing a community wide tournament. Also, sports lovers at The Haven at Cranberry Woods in Cranberry Township, PA, can practice everything from their golf swing to football throw in the community’s sports simulator room. This amenity is perfect for those who love to play golf but may not have the time for a full round of 18 holes. For residents of Vela Apartments in Tempe, AZ, they can enjoy the feel of a golf course without leaving the north bank of Tempe Town Lake.


Sports simulator at The Haven at Cranberry Woods

Don’t miss out on great amenities by not doing your research on a potential place to call home. For more information on the unique amenities available in our communities, contact us today!