Some of our best and most requested apartment living tips are for the top rental amenities to look for, specifically for young professionals working remotely.
In this “new normal” many people work from home now, and experts predict that this boom in remote work is here to stay, meaning work-from-home amenities must be, too! Of course, fast in-unit wifi is essential, but free wifi available in public areas isn’t as usual. Fully equipped co-working spaces are even less common, but it’s the best you could be looking for—bonus points for including offices, conference rooms, and a spacious presentation room.
To take it to the next, you can look for live/work layouts that seamlessly combine your residence with your workspace. At Essence, we offer one-bedroom apartments with a workspace.
If you’re not commuting for work, you wouldn’t want to commute just for your workout. The less time you spend in traffic, the more time you can spend on yourself, your goals, and your dreams. You want to be able to head down to an expansive fitness center, or at least one with some cardio machines and free-weight equipment, which is the bare minimum for a proper workout. A yoga room with a mirror and ballet bar where you could also practice pilates or meditate would be the cherry on top.
Speaking of meditation and mental health, you want to step away from your home office and get some fresh air. Serene spaces in your apartment complex, like landscaped community courtyards, are one of the best apartment rental amenities you could look for. Extra points if these outdoor spaces are outfitted for you to host friends and family, with comfortable seating areas, fire pits, and even a barbecue grill. Also, a resort-style pool and a hot tube never hurt anybody, though the viability of this specific amenity may depend on where you are in the country.
Finally, what’s better than grooming your pet conveniently at home with a spa on-site? Nearly 70% of Americans own a pet, making amenities like a pet spa or a dog park almost essential for any reputable apartment rentals. How important this is to you obviously will depend on whether or not you have a pet, though you never know what may happen.