Top Notch Apartment Amenities that are becoming the New Normal

People put the same amount of effort into picking their corporate apartments as they do signing a long-term lease. Amenities elevate potential corporate apartments above the minimum requirements like location, affordability, and availability. After all, plenty of complexes boast drab swimming pools surrounded by a few folding lounge chairs and a rusty grill. Many Express Corporate Housing team members enjoy working out and nobody here likes a “gym” that is better described as a stuffy room with a lonely treadmill and a few dumbbells. People are raising their expectations and communities are raising the bar!

These days, many apartments offer resort style accommodations, from infinity pools to full spas. Many of the “icing on the cake” elements of the past like on-site laundry or community clubhouses come standard. We put together a list of the most appealing apartment amenities that are becoming the norm for properties across the country.

Dog Parks and Wash Stations:

For pet owners, a pet friendly property is a priority. However, pet friendliness isn’t limited to a community whose weight limit and breed restrictions don’t exclude your four-legged friend. A jar of treats in the leasing office or pet waste bags on walking trails create an accepting environment for pets and pet owners. Many properties take it a step further. There are bark parks, obstacle courses, and even grooming stations available for residents and their pets to enjoy.

Community Events:

Many apartment communities dedicate a team to coordinating events and activities for residents. From Food Truck Friday on the lawn to a Dive in Movie at the pool, properties are coming up with creative ways to engage residents and create a sense of community. These events are a perfect way to meet new people who live around you and have fun in a new environment.

Fitness Centers:

Leaving behind your gym membership might be a challenge, but living in corporate housing doesn’t have to set back your fitness goals. With most communities offering state of the art fitness centers, it’s easy to stay on top of your workout regimen without leaving the property. Beyond free weights, stairmasters, and ellipticals, some of today’s properties come equipped with cycling and yoga studios, even bringing in instructors for weekly lessons. Pair a work out facility loaded with the most up to date equipment with the convenience of a gym right at your doorstep, and you have an amenity that’s hard to pass up!

Valet Trash:

Taking out the trash is a chore that nobody enjoys. Enduring the elements on the walk from the front door to the dumpster is something we all hate. Fortunately, that minor annoyance is a thing of the past. Many properties spoil their tenants by coming right to their doorstep to retrieve their waste. While we’ve all gotten used to taking out our trash by now, valet trash is a guilty pleasure that’s hard to pass up.

Outdoor Communal Areas:

Poolside cabanas, rooftop fire pits, courtyards with flat screens, outdoor kitchens and bar areas – if you dream it, there is a property out there with it! Communities are delivering big time on outdoor spaces for residents to entertain in style and unwind in luxury. These communal outdoor spaces add a swanky upscale touch that transforms ordinary properties into posh venues right in your backyard.

Game Rooms:

From arcade games to billiards, game rooms are a bonus that many properties are providing their guests. This elevates a place to live into a place to play – many communities offer impressive lounge areas equipped with televisions, video games, and a collection of board games. Whether it’s Super Smash Brothers on the latest Nintendo console, Jenga, or shooting pool, properties have done a great job at proving entertainment options that may be out of an individual resident’s price range.

Express Corporate Housing has access to properties that offer several of these amenities and more. Sometimes, the conveniences that aren’t huge priorities contribute the most to making your corporate apartment feel like home. If you’re looking for corporate housing, check out our listings online or call our leasing team at +1-888-899-7829.

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Article written by Brittany Hooey