No matter your current housing situation, it can be hard to truly know what sort of housing option is right for you when it comes to choosing a new place to live.
If you’ve had good or bad experiences with both single-family home living and with apartment living, you might need to take a step back and really examine which really works better for you and your household overall, and which might not be the best fit. No matter which kind of living style you’re used to, there are benefits and drawbacks to each – especially if you’re purchasing a home or condominium instead of renting.
When making big decisions like this, it’s important to examine all of your options before jumping in head first. For all of the cons of apartment living when compared to living in single-family homes, continue reading.
Cons of Living in an Apartment
This is a huge consideration for a lot of people when considering where to move next. There’s nothing more annoying than settling in for the night – especially if you have work in the morning, only for your neighbor to decide that it’s time to have a party or a very loud solo dance party at 1am.
Because of the idea of having neighbors above, below, or next to you at all times in traditional apartment buildings, some people might pass on having to be privy to their neighbors’ goings’ ons.
Apartments often boast central locations that are close to public transportation and close to the city of all of the action in most cities. Unfortunately, however, this often means that they don’t have the best parking situation.
If you’re looking at a high-rise building with no garage or underground parking, it might be time to pass on the place. Trying to find parking AND trying not to get a ticket in the process around your building might be a hopeless quest – better to be safe than sorry!
For all of our fellow pet lovers out there, or for those who also currently have pets, apartment buildings’ pet restrictions or expensive pet fees can be a central reason as to why you might opt for a single-family home instead.
On top of their fees and breed restrictions, apartment complexes often will limit how many pets you’re allowed to have, and might fine or evict you if you violate these rules.
This one goes in accordance with our pet restriction point – apartment complexes often do not offer extensive yard space (or space at all).
This means you’ll have to walk a considerable distance to a nearby park or patch of green for your pet to do their business, or just to lay out in the sun.
The last con of apartment living goes to living subject to not only your neighbors, but to the rules and regulations of your complex. When you sign a lease and move into a building, your landlord will often make you sign a code of conduct to abide by, and some might penalize you if you violate it in some way.
For those who prioritize freedom, or who just don’t like following the rules that come with apartment living, single-family-home rental or ownership is most likely the right choice for you.
Now that you’ve determined whether or not to go ahead for your new apartment move, it’s time to book the right movers for the job. For all of your full-service moving needs, look no further than the experts at E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co.