Location is the Key Apartment Search Factor

When searching for apartments many of us concentrate on amenities, features and price, but often one extremely important factor is overlooked. Location is a HUGE deal when you are apartment hunting. Don’t overlook it.

Why is location important?

The biggest factor in why location is important is saving yourself on GAS. There is no doubt that gas prices are outrageous now and there is now sign of them getting any better, so having a place that is somewhat close to your work or school is an important factor in saving yourself some ducats.

The average 15-20 commuter spends between $50-70 in gas per week going to and from work alone. Multiply this by 52 weeks a year and your are well into the $3000 range. If you live in an apartment within biking or walking distance from school or work, not only do you have the opportunity to be physically fit just from you commute, but you also have the opportunity to save yourself some money.

Another thing to factor in when considering location is where the nearest grocery store or shopping center is. If you are having to drive 20 miles to pick up a 6 pack, you are not doing yourself any justice.

Not just that, but what about all of the other little things? Getting your prescriptions refilled, visiting your bank, getting Mittens to the vet, or filling up your tank. All of these things and whatever else you need to do to get things done daily, should factor into your decision on location.

You should also think about the places that you like to hang out. It won’t make a lot of sense to hang out at your favorite spot downtown if you live out in the burbs. Pick a spot that is close to your favorite hangout.

Then you have the whereabouts of your significant others or your friends and family. You should always take into account their locations in relation to yours. You’d hate to get an apartment that is close to work yet is 50 miles from your girlfriend who you drive to see several times a week. And if you are that far…she’ll never come see you either. So make sure and pick a happy medium.

It’s very important to weigh all of these location factors in when deciding on the best place for you. If you can find a place that is within a mile from all of these places…YOU ARE SET!!! Good luck and if you have any questions…let us know…We have answers.

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