Searching for an Apartment: The Importance of Location

It’s important when you’re planning a vacation (to Disney World) and it’s equally (dare I say more?) important when you’re selecting a new apartment for rent. Say it with me now – Location, location, location. When it’s time for a new apartment, you can make your life shockingly easier by paying attention to that one big detail.

Work & School

If you’re enrolled in school or work 9-5, time management is extremely important. One of the easiest ways to manage your time is by minimizing your commute. Less time spent in the car going to and from means more time outside of work and school to do, well, whatever you want to do. And, as with all destinations, the closer you are, the less money you’ll have to spend filling your car up with gas. So to recap: The closer your apartment is to work and/or school, the more free time you’ll have and the less money you’ll spend on gas. Sounds like a win-win to us.

*Let’s not forget this is better on the environment and you yourself. You can reduce the amount of exhaust you contribute to the air as well as reduce the stress and/or frustration you would experience sitting in 8 a.m. and 5 o’clock traffic.

Shopping & Bank

If there are two things that I’m absolutely positive that every independent adult does, it’s eat food and spend money. That being said, choosing an apartment close to one of your bank’s branches or your favorite grocery store is an easy way to make these trips seem like less of a chore. By choosing a great location, what used to be a day of errands can be easily reduced to only an hour or so of your time.

Gas Station

I’m no stranger to the blinking light, dinging bell and sinking feeling when it’s time to fill up and there isn’t a gas station in sight. Living close to a gas station is a real perk, location-wise. Besides being close to a gas pump when you need one, gas stations are also handy when you need ice, a quick ATM transaction or get a sudden craving for crunchy Cheetos.

Pools, 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and pet parks are major perks, but don’t forget the icing on the cake when you’re searching for a new apartment. Try using a free, professional apartment locating service, like MoveForFree.com, for help narrowing down your best choices in your preferred area.