Hooray for apartment living!
Someone mentioned on one of the boards that hardly anyone ever posts about anything positive, that it's the complaints that get the attention. So I thought I'd start a thread about why I love living in my apartment!
*$700 a month for a 1BR (converted to 2 by using a walk-in closet as a loft BR!) in an area where comparable rents are $900-$1200, and houses are off the page
*Fantastic low-crime neighborhood, with 2 great coffeehouses, a library, shopping, restaurants, and all the essentials within a few blocks
*Wonderful Art Deco architecture, building circa late 20's with many fascinating details and full of character
*Killer sunsets and sunrises, and a mountain view as well from our 3rd-floor BR
*Quiet, clean, nice neighbors
*Understanding management and landlord who pretty much lets us decorate as we like
*No yard work!!! But I do get to grow a vertical garden on the back landing!
*If it breaks, I don't have to fix it
*I can move when I want and am not locked in
We moved here from a 4 BR, bilevel house on a 3-acre lot. Every spare minute was taking care of the place and yard. Freedom!