If you want the easy apartment lifestyle you can have it in most towns and cities in North Carolina. Apartment communities are available in the Sandhills region clustered around golf courses, military bases, near downtowns and outside of city limits. A growing trend is apartment hi-rise living situated in or near downtown areas allowing residents to have urban, walkable lifestyles close to restaurants and nightlife.
People choose to rent for a variety of lifestyles and reasons. Renting an apartment makes sense to those who are just starting careers and when homeownership is not an option; for retired people who have downsized and do not want the responsibility of a home; those who are in career transition; or those who will be in an area for a limited time.
For some apartment living is a necessity but for many it is an intentional community choice. People are choosing to live in apartment communities not only to be near entertainment and restaurants, businesses, and services for conveniences, but to live in close proximity to neighbors for safety and security.
Smaller Is Better
Less Maintenance, More Social Time
Another upside for those who choose to rent is the freedom from yard work. Outdoor lovers will miss having a yard to work in and mow but for the vast majority getting rid of the lawn mower and yard tools is a happy day. No more evenings and weekends tending a large yard. Most management companies have landscapers that keep apartment property looking good all year.
For many living in close quarters with neighbors who live next door or across the hall adds a feeling of security and safety. In addition, some rental communities have security guards or take extra measures like pass cards or security codes to enter buildings and communal areas.
Unlike the past, apartment shopping is not a burdensome chore but can be fun and easy thanks to technology advances. Choices make shopping for an apartment easy and best of all, no one size fits all – there are apartments available for all lifestyles and ages.