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How to Choose the Best Luxury Apartment

In 2020, it was expected that 371,000 new rentals were hitting the US housing market. 

Of these hundreds of thousands of rentals, many were aimed towards affluent buyers in upscale neighborhoods. Luxury apartments have become more popular, and many adults are looking to move into one for themselves. 

Choosing a luxury apartment, especially if it's your first, can be difficult. Many people aren't sure what to look for while browsing the market. 

If you plan on renting an apartment on the luxurious side of things, make sure to keep reading below. We've provided a full guide on exactly what boxes to check in your search. 

Find the Perfect Location

As you search through apartments for rent, guarantee you're looking in a prime location. What's the point of luxury apartment living if you're nowhere near the things you enjoy?

If you're looking at apartments in large cities, consider the distance between your work and your apartment. Traffic easily backs up in cities so make sure you're on the right side of town. 

Are you using public transit in your city? Grab an apartment near a subway stop. This will come in handy if you're running a bit late after grabbing coffee one morning. 

Grab a map to look at if you're in an urban or suburban area. See if there are fun restaurants, spas, bars, parks, and music venues near your apartment. You'll love being able to walk to dinner on a cool summer evening.

Other locations to consider are luxury apartments near the beach. You can even snag a luxurious location in a rural area outside the city. This way, you'll have plenty of quiet space to yourself, but you're close enough for a night in the concrete jungle. 

Look For an Extensive List of Amenities

One of the best things about luxury apartment units is you're able to enjoy things other than just your apartment. 

Plenty of luxury apartment complexes have pools, lodges, game rooms, coffee shops, gyms, and garages. While you may not be able to get everything you want with your budget, prioritize what's most important to you. 

Do you have a dog? Chat with management to see if the complex has a dog park for tenants. If you're lucky, you can stop by the dog park before you jump in the apartment hot tub.

On top of guaranteeing amenities are available, hop online to check out the reviews for the amenities. It's crucial the gym is known for being tidy, and the pool should be regularly cleaned. 

Consider the Living Space Available 

A crucial difference between renting an apartment in a middle-class area and renting a highly luxurious apartment is the amount of living space each apartment offers. 

As you're choosing an apartment, look at how many square feet each apartment offers. Investigate floorplans to see how big the living room area is, and check to see that you're able to comfortably fit all of your furniture in your bedroom.

If you enjoy having plenty of clothing options, luxury apartments typically include large walk-in closets. It's a perfect excuse to add more looks to your wardrobe!

Ask Management About Security 

A handful of people will remember pulling into their old college apartment complex and seeing the broken gates. It seems to be a common occurrence. 

When you pay for a luxury apartment, you're paying for top-notch security. Don't hesitate to chat with management about each apartment's security procedures, how many guards are available at all times, and what measures the management takes if there's a threat.

Most luxury apartment complexes require visitors to check in using a code and/or their personal identification. Many times, visitor names are kept in a log. 

You should also inquire about the use of security cameras in the hallways and garages. No matter where you live, you should feel safe and protected.

Lastly, don't forget to ask what kinds of keys they use for individual apartments. It's not uncommon to see electronic key fobs.

Double-Check the Available Parking Space

Imagine pulling into your brand new apartment complex and then realizing you have no place to park. It sounds awful, right? 

Before signing a lease, always ask about available parking. Guarantee they have a spot for each tenant. You'll also want to clarify how many cars each apartment unit can own.

Cover the details of the parking situation. Are you parking in a covered area? Is it a garage or a parking lot? 

If you plan on having regular visitors, don't forget to ask about visitor parking. Check to see how full visitor parking gets to be on the weekends so you know what you're in for. 

Always Tour Before You Sign

What may seem like the best apartment on your computer can turn out to be the worst one in person. Always tour the apartment before signing any paperwork. 

You're typically able to schedule a tour by contacting the front desk. They can schedule a time slot for you or direct you to someone better able to assist you. 

If you're working with a realtor, ask them to take you and any other tenant to tour the space. Ask any questions that haven't been answered, including questions about deposits, past tenants, and the quality of the management.

As you tour, open closets, test appliances, investigate the walls, check out the shower, and step out onto the balcony. Look for any concerning dents and scratches. 

It's perfectly fine to be nit-picky because it's your money on the line!

Living in Luxury: Renting an Apartment

Renting an apartment is a stressful process, especially if you don't know what to look for. If you're in the market for a new luxury experience, make sure you read the guide above.

Luxury apartments come with high-quality amenities, large living spaces, and prime locations. Always check out the reviews of each complex, and tour the apartment before signing anything. 

Are you looking for a luxury space in the Dallas, TX area? Check out the rest of our site, and contact us to set up a tour.