In communities across the country, apartments work—helping you live in a home that is right for you. Whether you’re a young professional starting out, an empty nester looking to downsize and simplify, desiring to live near your job, or a family building a good life together, apartment homes provide a sensible choice to meet your specific housing needs.
Apartment Types—Which Type is Best for You?
When you are searching for a new place to call home, making sense of all the apartment types and terms listed in rental ads can be confusing. The many types of apartments are distinguished by the difference in their size, capacity, location, structure, amenities and facilities.
In the advertisements, you might find words such as garden, brownstone, loft, studio, serviced efficiency, garage, walk-up, penthouse apartment and more. Take a look at this handy Rental Dictionary before you get started.
Become familiar with the different apartment types and determine what is best for you in your new home. There are considerations for choosing a high-rise apartment community versus a low-rise community.
The Community for You
Where you live is your community. You’ll need access to retail, services, grocery, entertainment and the other elements in your lifestyle. Use this handy Great Neighborhood Checklist.
Tips for Choosing the Right Rental
- Stay within your budget
- Visit the community at various times during the day
- Spend time getting to know the management
- Ask around about the surrounding community — at the grocery store, dry cleaners, gas station.
- Use online resources to find out more about the area
- Feel comfortable with all aspects of the lease