Where you choose to live can have a big impact on your lifestyle and your contentment level. Apartments are fast becoming the way of the future, and apartment living is on the rise.

There are many great reasons why living in an apartment is the best choice – below are some of them.


Low cost

There are a number of ways apartment living can be much more cost effective than living in a house. For starters, apartments are usually much cheaper to buy than houses, especially for first homebuyers. And apartment living is much more cost effective in terms of both rent and bills.

You’ll pay less to heat and cool a smaller area. And living in close proximity with many other people will mean that heat is likely to be retained better. Rent on apartments is usually much cheaper than paying rent on a house.


Safety and security

Most apartments have a secure front entry system and a few layers of entry. To get to your apartment you’ll often need to go through a main door, an internal door and then the door of your apartment.

Living in close proximity to other people also makes apartment buildings a less attractive prospect for thieves. No self-respecting thief is going to try smuggling large electronics past numerous other apartments and out the communal front door.


No maintenance

When you live in an apartment, you don’t have to spend your precious free time fixing leaky roofs, painting the building, mowing the lawn or clearing the gutters. All that boring (but necessary) stuff will be done for you.

If you have the services of a good body corporate manager (such as those you’ll find at Capitol), you won’t have to lift a finger to keep your building looking good. And it will cost you much less than if you were paying for it on your own. Maintenance will occur without you ever having to worry about it.


A built-in community

Living in a close-knit community has its advantages. You’ll have built-in friends and company surrounding you if that’s what you want. It’s easier to develop relationships with neighbours who are living right next door, rather than separated by fences and gardens.

It’s easy to socialise with your neighbours, and handy to have someone right there to turn to in an emergency. If you need someone to sign for your packages or let the plumber in while you’re at work, you’ll get those benefits with apartment living.


Convenient location

Living in a densely packed suburb attracts business and transport. This makes it easy to live close to your job, school, or close to public transport. You won’t have to deal with long commutes and traffic jams when you live in an apartment. You’ll also be closer to facilities

such as restaurants, entertainment and shops. And you might be able to live in a higher socio-economic area than you could afford to rent or buy a house in.


Cleaning is quick and easy

Cleaning an apartment is much quicker than cleaning a house. Your cleaning products will go further, and you’ll have more time for other (much more interesting) things.


Extra amenities

Apartment blocks often come with extra features that you may not normally get with a house. Pools, gyms, BBQ areas, rooftop or garden entertaining areas, undercover car parks and secure storage cages are some of the perks that you get with apartment living.

This can save you money on pool, gym or storages fees, plus time in travel.



While this doesn’t apply to every apartment, there are great things to be said for the view you get when you live up high.


It’s easier to update your style and décor

Living in a smaller space makes it easier to update your style. If you feel like something different, you can more easily change your décor to match the seasons or keep up with trends.

Changing small pieces such as cushions, rugs and accents will have a bigger impact in a smaller space, too.


You’ll stay on top of your stuff

When you live in an apartment you won’t have a lot of spare room to hoard “stuff”. Apartment living forces you to downsize your clutter and only hold on to what’s really important to you.

Not having the space for something makes it easier to let go of the items you’ve been hoarding for years. Not only will this make it easier to move next time, it will also give you more freedom.

For tips on how to maximise your apartment space, have a look at this handy infographic: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/479351954067717008/

Apartment living offers some great benefits and it is definitely worth considering the apartment lifestyle.

Having a great body corporate manager like Capitol helps too. Contact us here to discover how we can help make your apartment lifestyle smooth and hassle-free.

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