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When you’re looking for an apartment, the right amenities in one building can make all the difference when picking out the right apartment. Here is a list of the 8 must-have apartment amenities to search for during your next apartment hunt.

  1. Washer & Dryer

A washer and dryer is a must have amenity in any apartment. No matter how great an apartment is – taking your laundry to the Laundromat or down to the community washer and dryers is a hassle. It takes up unnecessary time and money that no one wants to deal with. An in-home washer and dryer combination is the best one to look out for.

  1. Pool & Outdoor Area

Living in an apartment with a patio or courtyard area gives apartment dwellers the opportunity to get some fresh air. Look for an apartment where you can step outside and not have to leave your complex. Better yet, look for an apartment complex with a swimming pool. This way you won’t have to drive to the nearest community pool to spend some time in the sun.

  1. Fitness Centers

If you love working out, a fitness center is a community amenity you want. Gym memberships can be expensive, and if you don’t want to pay for one, a fitness center in your building can solve all your problems.

  1. Controlled Access

It’s important to find an apartment that is safe. With controlled access no one can enter your community or apartment without having either a code, a key or remote. Only residents will be allowed to access their apartment or community, keeping outsiders away. This will help you feel safer in your own home.

  1. On-Site Maintenance

When you’re looking for an apartment, you want to make sure that your building has on-site maintenance. If none of your outlets work, your toilet is clogged or your pipes burst, it’s nice to know that a maintenance team can come up in a timely manner to fix the issue.

  1. Parking

Search for an apartment that has a garage, reserved parking or covered parking. Some apartments may only offer street parking, which can be disastrous if you get home from work late and there is no more parking left. Instead of walking a mile to your apartment, look for an apartment that has the parking options you need.

  1. Pet Friendly

Your pets are your family, so finding a pet friendly community is a huge bonus when you’re looking for an apartment. Most apartment communities have breed or size restrictions and may even have you pay a pet deposit or a little extra each month in your rent. Always ask the property manager or landlord the building’s guidelines before moving in.

  1. Updated Kitchens

If you love to cook and be in the kitchen, an updated kitchen with new appliances is a must have amenity. Nice quartz countertops, tile backsplash, modern cabinets and energy efficient appliances are all things to look for when renting. Energy efficient appliances are also known to save money in the long run.

Now that you know what to look for, you can get all these perks and more at Woodmont Ridge in Allentown, PA. We offer resort lifestyle community and apartment amenities accompanied by the beauty and convenience of the Lehigh Valley. Call (855)-826-8255 and visit us today! Soon you’ll be able to enjoy a swim in our pool, a good workout in the fitness center and a nice meal in your new kitchen.