Urban Micro-Apartments Opening in Two Metro Areas
Digested from WeWork's apartments of the future are officially open, starting at $1,375 a month for a Murphy bed
Business Insider (4/4/16) Carson, Biz
Residents looking to find micro-apartments that are fully equipped and have Ikea-style flair should consider a move to New York Citys Financial District or the Washington, D.C., suburbs.
Those are where $16 billion company WeWork is unveiling its WeLive apartments. These dorm-like homes, with an urban twist, on average run 450 square feet and rent for anywhere from $1,375 a month for a Murphy bed to $2,000 and up for a private room. The apartments cater to people seeking a network-friendly, ready-made living space, with the flexibility of a month-to-month lease.
Units come fully stocked with kitchenware, bedding and towels and sport trendy amenities and fixtures. Open the fridge and youre likely to find all-you-can-drink high-end water and beer, all part of the $125 amenities fee, which also includes cable, Internet, utilities and laundry.
Residents also benefit from full-time staff, including a community concierge and housekeeping team. Residents can play billiards or ping-pong while doing their laundry or enjoy barre or yoga classes in the wellness room.
WeLive residents have access to an app that keeps them informed about community events, and also lets them order cleaning services or a new mattress or linens, if needed.