You’re ready to start your apartment search in Salt Lake City. Congratulations! It’s a beautiful city bordered by the the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Mountain Range, with plenty of job opportunities, and a very long list of things to do for fun.
Once you’ve figured out your budget, it’s time to narrow down your search by determining which apartment amenities are important to you. What are some key things on your list’? These useful or desirable features will help make your place special and unique.
In 2019, the majority of apartment renters love their pets, want to do their laundry in their own home and want the option to beat the heat with cooling AC and a sparkling swimming pool.
Here are 10 amenities that are important for today’s apartment residents:
24-hour fitness center
Having access to a state of the art fitness center – complete with cardio machines, weights and more – helps renters work out more often due to the convenience, avoid traffic and save on monthly gym fees. Apartment communities that offer extras, like free wifi access, TVs, and games like ping pong are even more popular.
Add a full-size swimming pool for workouts and cooling off on those long, hot summer days – a rarity for apartment complexes located downtown – and you’ve hit the jackpot.
Online payments and maintenance
Many renters have moved away from traditional paper documents, instead choosing to receive electronic bank statements and access news online. In addition, they want to avoid writing checks for rent or calling the front office to get something fixed. Being able to pay rent and request maintenance online are hugely popular options in today’s digital world.
Choice of floor plans
An apartment that features an open floor plan can seem bigger and more spacious. Having the kitchen open to the living space can make a home seem friendlier, and it’ll be easier to entertain and keep conversations flowing. Whether you’re solo, have a roommate, or a family, choose an apartment community that offers a variety of one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans so you can find the home that’s perfect for your lifestyle.
Everyone deserves to feel safe and comfortable. When viewing apartments, look for features such as controlled access to buildings, a courtesy night security patrol, and a parking garage that can help keep you and your vehicle secure.
The kitchen is one of the main rooms prospective renters are attracted to, and the right amenities can make your apartment look stylish and welcoming. Look for all-black energy-efficient appliances to add a touch of elegance. Also ask about features including granite countertops, a kitchen island, and breakfast nook to elevate your style of living.
Speaking of appliances, the convenience of being able to wash clothes in the comfort of your own home is priceless. If you prefer in-unit connections to hook up your own in-unit washer/dryer, you’re not alone.
Everyone needs adequate space to store bins, clothing and more. Keep this in mind as you ask about spacious walk-in closets, linen closets and spacious cupboards that can help keep your living space clean and free of clutter.
If you own a dog or cat, you’re in the majority. Choose an apartment community that understands your pet is a part of your family and welcomes them.
Balcony or patio
On warm sunny days and relaxing summer evenings, a patio or balcony can serve as a wonderful extra room. On colder days, they can still provide scenic views and precious light. Finding the right apartment should include an irresistible outdoor space that’s perfect for relaxing and entertaining.
This may be the most important factor in deciding on a new apartment. Being in an ideal location means living in a safe neighborhood, with nearby options for dining, shopping and entertainment. It also means having easy access to public transportation, including TRAX, and Interstate 15.
Fun things to do in Salt Lake City: If you like to make the most of your off-work hours, consider choosing an apartment close to Salt Lake City's vibrant downtown area – a prime location that allows easy access to the Vivint Smart Home Arena, Temple Square, and Agricultural Park. You can walk to Capitol Hill or eat and shop at City Creek Center.
Of course, if you’re an adventure-seeker, Salt Lake City is surrounded by Wasatch Mountain State Park, Flat Top Mountain, Natural Bridges, Mt. Timpanogos, and Twin Peaks, so you’ll be close to these natural playgrounds for hiking, skiing, and many other outdoor activities.
We want to hear from you! Are the amenities above on your top-10 list? If not, what did we miss? Let us know what’s important to you.
If you’re looking for a great apartment in a prime location with competitive rental prices, contact us today at Bridges Apartment Homes in Salt Lake City. We’re ready to schedule your personal tour so you can find your perfect new home and begin exploring life in this amazing city!