Premier Amenities When Seeking a Rental Community

Author: Alecia Pirulis

Woman in hat relaxing at the pool

Growing up, it seemed like our parents always had stories referring to how tough they had it during their childhood. “I had to hike to school in the snow. Uphill. Both ways!” We’ve all heard these folktales before!

If the next generation saw the way their parents grew up during the 21st century, they might not have a good deal of sympathy. Many apartment and rental communities where their parents had lived are decked with top amenities.

If you are looking to rent as opposed to buy, what are the top amenities you should seek from an apartment community? Don’t necessarily brag to your child if you lived at an apartment with these great features. Make it seem like you struggled a bit!


An apartment with a beautiful swimming pool is definitely a plus. Whether you live in a destination that is perfect weather year round or in a colder climate where only four months out of the year are pool season, having a swimming pool for the warm weather months is a huge bonus.

A swimming pool is a great place to hang out with other residents or invite friends over for a splash. Many times, there will be a grill at the pool for a good old-fashioned barbeque.

Wi-Fi Center:

Let’s face it, with smart phones nowadays, it seems like we are constantly checking emails and looking at a screen in some way, shape, or form.  Having a comfortable Wi-Fi/Business Center at an apartment community provides the perfect work environment while making sure that your connection to the Internet is on point!

Fitness Center:

Gym memberships can cost a person $40 or more per month! Having a fitness center at an apartment community is just another added bonus. You will have a place in your backyard where you can stay fit and meet other residents. Additionally, a nice gym will allow you to watch the big game or your favorite show while working out. There is nothing better than killing two birds with one stone!

Apartment Community Fitness Center



Sometimes it is nice to escape the friendly confines of your apartment. If you can walk into a clubhouse with comfortable couches, televisions, and a friendly management staff, it is definitely a plus. Certain clubhouses will also let you throw parties or have events at your community! A clubhouse provides a “home away from home” while allowing residents to meet new people in their community. Pretty awesome, huh?

If you are currently living in an apartment complex with these amenities, consider yourself very lucky! There are many apartments that aren’t decked out with these features that are still fantastic places to live. The four amenities listed above are certainly good to keep note of if you are looking for a pool or workout facility in your complex.

Remember; just don’t let your kids know how spoiled you were when you lived at your rental community!

SRE Group, a leader in Apartment Communities, contributed content to this article!