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The Best Apartment Amenities for Families

September 22, 2018

Today it can be harder than ever to find kid-friendly apartment communities. Your top priority is making sure that the neighbourhood is safe and that the school districts are top-notch. Once you’ve filled that criteria, you need to find a modern apartment with the right kind of amenities to keep your family safe, engage them socially, and help educate them. We’ve researched some of the top-rated apartment amenities, and we’re passing that information along to you.

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Space to Play

While most modern apartments will have an adequate amount of safe outdoor areas for kids to be kids, space can often be lacking in smaller apartment communities or big cities with tight housing. A large, clean playground should come standard—and cleanliness is a must. A spacious playground that isn’t properly tended to speaks volumes about the way an apartment cares for their property.

A Toddler Room

Indoor spaces are just as important as outdoor spaces in your new apartment. Once wintertime rolls around, kids can’t play outside as often, so they’ll need to migrate indoors to get their social interaction. A space to build, play, and interact is important. You might even meet a few other parents and make friends, too.

Classes for Kids

Quite a few upscale apartments offer educational opportunities for your young ones, be it swimming lessons, music classes, or even dance class. These sessions are a great way for your children to meet other kids with similar interests while taking a step back from video games and television.

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Space to Move About

When you own your own home, you take for granted just how large, cumbersome, and awkward a stroller, car seat, or bag of groceries can be. However, when you live in an apartment and have to traverse hallways, you tend to be more cognizant of the space around you. Fitting a stroller or car seat past a tight corner or upstairs is never fun.

Community Events

Apartment events help to bring the community together. A movie night at the park, a summer-time treasure hunt, or a fun magic show can be an inexpensive way to have a great time with friends and family.

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