Apartment living comes with plenty of perks – especially if you know how to make the most of the opportunities and amenities available.
Without a doubt, finding a fabulous community to call home is vital because even the best apartment tips can't turn a subpar space into somewhere spectacular. But once you pick the perfect place, there are a few easy ways to ensure that you truly love where you live.
Tricks & Tips for Living in an Apartment
Here are some of our favorite tips for apartment living – keep these in mind to reap all the lifestyle's benefits.
Find creative ways to make it your own.
Think of your apartment as a "blank canvas:" you'll want to add your special touches to express your style and turn it into a space that feels like home.
Many people assume that because you can't make permanent or dramatic upgrades (like you would as a homeowner), there isn't much you can do in terms of apartment interior design. But when you're moving into a well-designed apartment with quality finishes and features, this isn't a drawback – because you don't need to worry about significant changes.
Instead, you can enjoy the fun of focusing on design elements such as furniture, art, and the like. Hang up framed photos, add stylish area rugs, set up smart home technology, and incorporate all the small things that make a big impact.
Check out all of the community amenities.
You would be surprised at how many people live in an apartment community for years without realizing all of the amenities just outside their front door. Don't miss out on all of your community's unique amenities because they can turn apartment living from good to great.
For example, at Optima Sonoran Village, our residents have the advantage of amenities for recreation, health and wellness, entertaining, pets, and even convenience: a 24-hour fitness center, 24/7 virtual concierge, complimentary coffee service, multiple outdoor resort-style pools, on-site personal trainers, and more.
Get to know your neighbors.
In an apartment, you get to be a part of a larger community of residents – which means that making new friends, networking, and building relationships is as easy as stepping outside your home. There are many ways to meet people when living in an apartment community; you can cross paths with fellow residents during a morning workout, a summer afternoon at the pool, or even a quick stroll to your mailbox.
Just like any neighborhood of single-family homes, an apartment community is often best enjoyed by those who get to know who their neighbors are – so get out there and say hello!
Explore your neighborhood.
Finally, one of our top tips for living in an apartment focuses on what to do when you aren't at home. Whether new to the area or have lived there for years, seeing the neighborhood through the eyes of a tourist can breathe new life into your living space. Think about what there is to do, see, and discover.
For example, residents at our apartments in Downtown Scottsdale are surrounded by restaurants, designer boutiques, museums, sports venues, bars, scenic outdoor sites, and more. From hiking Camelback Mountain and indulging in a mimosa brunch in Old Town to treating yourself to a shopping spree at Scottsdale Fashion Square, you'll never run out of things to do in Scottsdale.
Find Your Dream Apartment in Scottsdale's Most Exclusive Luxury Community
Are you ready to live in an apartment community that has it all? At Optima Sonoran Village, every designed detail delivers a thoughtfully luxurious lifestyle – and all you need to do is move in.
From the spacious, modern floorplans with upgraded amenities to the community features you won't find anywhere else, everything you've been looking for and more are at our Old Town Scottsdale apartments.