If you’ve been wondering whether apartment living is for you, here’s a look at some of the benefits of a low-maintenance, urban lifestyle.
1. Added security
While this largely depends on the complex you invest in, apartments generally come with a few extra layers of security – from electronic access control and CCTV surveillance to manned security and on-site parking. Living in fairly close proximity to your neighbours can also add to your peace of mind, particularly if you live alone.
2. More free time
Another bonus of apartment living is that, as you’re not spending hours on pool or garden upkeep or similar chores, you tend to have more time on your hands. You’re also likely to spend less money on general maintenance and cleaning costs.
Apartment developments are often situated near restaurants, retail stores and office buildings, which makes socialising and shopping a breeze. And if you choose an apartment block close to where you work, you could save hundreds of hours each year thanks to your short commute – hours that you could spend seeing friends, playing sport or investing in your hobbies.
4. On-site amenities
Even more convenient is that many apartments offer on-site amenities like communal pools, gyms, spas and relaxation areas as well as storage areas and laundry rooms. Some luxury apartments even offer concierge services. Developments also often have landscaped gardens, park-like surroundings or shared green spaces so that residents can still enjoy the outdoors.
5. Community spirit
When you live in an apartment, you tend to get to know your neighbours, whether through body corporate meetings or by bumping into each other in the lift or at the communal pool – and this helps to foster a sense of community spirit and creates plenty of opportunities for new friendships to develop.
Experience luxury living in Melrose Arch
If you’d like to live in a vibrant urban environment, why not explore what One on Whiteley has to offer you? Located in the heart of Melrose Arch, this luxury residential development offers apartment living at its best – and it’s selling out fast. If you’re keen to know more, contact Tersia (JHB) on 063 695 7571 today.