Necessary Amenities to Think About Before Renting an Apartment

If you’re looking for a one-bedroom, two-bedroom, or even a studio apartment, you’re sure to find several options in whichever area you’re looking to move. But what makes one place stand out among the rest is the amenities they provide. In this article, we’ll help you weigh how important some apartment amenities are to your lifestyle.



It shouldn’t be a luxury to feel safe at home. As you compare apartment complexes, you should ask about the apartment security features and hold them as a standard requirement. However, safe means different things to each person. Some might consider the added security of a gated entry where everyone that comes and goes is monitored as the best option. Others might view a complex door attendant as a safer choice because they see everyone who comes in.  Still, others may view on-duty security teams that monitor the grounds as the safest option. Whatever safety means to you, ensure that your apartment complex adheres to your requirements.


Your Furry Friends

Many people prefer the idea of a cat or dog as their roommate rather than a person. Dog-friendly apartments which allow dogs, cats, and other pets appeal to a wider audience and create a community for dog owners to connect with each other. These types of apartment owners understand that a dog, cat, or other pet can make a place feel like home for their patrons.

Take note that some complexes place restrictions on the types or sizes of pets allowed, so you’ll need to find out the stipulations of having a pet in your new apartment are before you commit to the property. Don’t assume that when it says pets allowed your exotic bird will be welcomed.



People move into luxury apartments for all kinds of reasons. For those who are downsizing from a house or living in an apartment until they can afford to buy, they may have more stuff than what will fit in a unit. Extra storage on-site is a special amenity that may appeal to this group.

Even if you have to pay an extra monthly fee for a storage space on-site, the convenience of the location can make it worthwhile. You can use the storage unit for seasonal items or stuff you don’t often use.



Apartment Amenities for Fun

Your home should be a place to relax and have a good time. Apartment complexes that offer fun amenities will be at the top of any list. Look for places that offer a variety of activities like the following:

  • You might love the idea of swimming in a pool during the long, hot days of summer. Maybe you prefer to relax in a hot tub after a long day at work.
  • Get in shape or stay that way with a fitness center that offers a full range of equipment. Notice if the equipment is well-cared for and is in good shape to determine the quality of the amenities being offered.
  • Consider properties with a clubhouse where you can host parties or invite guests. Recreation rooms provide fun activities you can do with friends of all ages or you can just bring your family for an afternoon of entertainment.

As you’re touring apartment complexes and looking at the units where you may live, don’t forget to ask about apartment amenities that are important to your happiness and peace of mind. Those little details are what makes a place feel like home.


Ariel Luxury Apartment Homes

Ariel Luxury Apartments are luxury, dog-friendly apartments in San Diego, CA, located in the heart of the Little Italy neighborhood. If you are interested in renting from Ariel, don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly leasing office.