Moving into an apartment building is no easy feat, especially if you’ve been living in houses for a long time. A single house will give you a lot of freedom and set you at a considerable distance from most of your neighbors. Once you move to an apartment complex, suddenly everyone is a lot closer, and you have to think about how to let your young adult neighbors know that you need your rest at night and their parties are making your life a living nightmare.
Amenities and Advantages
Of course, when we check out an apartment we actually want to know what it has to offer. It’s not just about having a smart TV with the right diagonal or a roomy balcony. It’s also about the heating and cooling installations and how they work (as well as how much money they need every year), the plumbing and wiring, the beds, the appliances you get and what type of flooring you will have.
Try not to look for something standard. Instead, write down everything you’re looking for in a new Bentonville apartment and keep your eyes on the “prize.” If you already know what you need, you will be able to avoid wasting a lot of time checking out apartments that don’t have those things.
What’s the Area Like?
If you’re moving to Bentonville apartments with your family, you’ll need to know that the area has a nearby park and playground, as well as a good school. You’ll want to check the crime statistics online as well as ask your neighbors if there are any unusual things or red flags that you need to look out for – such as specific types of crimes that could put your family at risk.
Keeping track of vacation spots and venues is another thing you should do. If you’re used to going out and partying in the evening, it’s good to check out some of the local clubs. If, instead, you have a family and you want to make sure your kids are happy, then check if there is a marina, a natural reserve you can visit or volunteer at, an ice skating rink, a soccer stadium or anything else that your kids might be passionate about.
Is the Apartment Pet-Friendly?
Moving in with pets can be a problem in areas where apartment building owners have a strict “no pets” policy. So it might be a good idea to check on whether or not the apartment you’re moving to is pet friendly. You’ll also save a lot of time sorting out the apartments that have balconies and hardwood floors from those that are smaller and have a lot of carpets and fragile furniture items that your pet could break.
The Neighborhood and the Neighbors
Finally, and maybe most importantly, make sure that the area is populated with people that you actually want to be around. For that purpose, it might be best to try to befriend some of the neighbors, talk to the superintendent in the building, or hire a real estate agent who knows the area well.
Once you find out about the lesser known quirks and details of the apartment complex, you’ll be able to make an informed choice. Then you can easily decide whether this is the right place for you to move to, or whether it might be best to move along and try to find something else.