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July 14, 2016

Ten ways an apartment can simplify your life

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Park Lane at Garden State Park

Homeownership is often peddled as the American dream — how you can truly establish yourself and have it all. In actuality, apartment life is a true window of opportunity into having it all, with glamorous benefits. An apartment allows you to take control of your life and let go of the worry and financial burdens associated with maintenance and repairs. As an added bonus, apartment life allows you access to world-class amenities like never before. Here are 10 ways an apartment can simplify your life:

1. Stress-Free Maintenance & Repairs

The beauty of apartment living is that you don’t have to stress about shoveling the sidewalk or mowing the lawn. Everything is taken care of for you. Issues with plumbing, faulty appliances, and electrical headaches are not of your concern. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average civilian spends 19.8 minutes daily on lawn care and household management. You could save yourself an average of 120.45 hours a year by living in an apartment!

2. Luxury Without the Price Tag

An apartment can open the door to luxury by providing access to amenities that you may not ordinarily be able to afford. For instance, Park Lane at Garden State Park provides residents with access to a world-class gym and full-size swimming pool. It’s like upgrading your home into an all-inclusive resort that you never have to leave. The average gym membership can cost $58 per month, and an annual pool membership can cost hundreds per person. Finding an apartment complex where these amenities are included can save you thousands of dollars each year.

3. Relieve Your Financial Burden

When you rent an apartment, your living costs are all included in one simple monthly payment allowing you to easily balance your budget. This is a huge win, as the true cost of home ownership is much more than one lump sum. When you add up transaction costs, property insurance, maintenance, mortgage payments and lost opportunities to invest, the financial costs of home ownership can be staggering!

4. Downsizing

Apartment life allows you to do more with less. Getting rid of clutter can reduce your financial woes and stress. The facts are clear: a simpler life requires less money. You’ll be free to live a simpler life, without the worry of keeping things organized and fretting over not having enough space.

5. Increased Energy & Happiness

The less you have to worry about finances, repairs, maintenance and unwanted clutter, the more time you have to focus on yourself. Apartment life allows you to make time to live out your aspirations. With less stress, you’ll find the energy and time you need to recreate your life.

6. Community Bonds

A strong sense of community is often how we form our own identity, and therefore is essential to a happy, fulfilled life. Apartment living makes it easy to get involved with your neighbors whether you start a local club or make a new gym buddy. Engaging with the community is as simple as walking out your front door.

7. Nature and Exercise

A conveniently located apartment can help you be your healthiest self. For instance, Garden State Park is just minutes away from Cooper River Park, walking trails, 44 acres of preserved open space, and the outdoor adventure of the Delaware River. With easy access to the great outdoors, along with a world-class fitness center, swimming pool and tennis courts, an apartment leaves no excuse not to stay fit.

8. Safety

Apartment living also has safety benefits. When you’re away, you don’t have to worry about your property. If something goes awry, your community has your back even if you’re not there. A survey by Richard Florida, a well-known urban studies theorist, found that personal safety was the number one indicator of how individuals perceived their happiness in a community.

9. Simultaneous Luxury & Convenience

Living in an apartment often presents the opportunity to live in a more desirable area, many times at a fraction of the cost. Garden State Park is no exception. Located conveniently in the heart of Cherry Hill, there is easy access to restaurants, shopping and public transportation. Whether you choose to shop ‘til you drop at Nordstrom Rack, relax with a massage at Hand & Stone or enjoy an evening out with friends at The Cheesecake Factory, the opportunities are endless.

10. Live, Work, Play!

Simply put, apartment living is more fun! With so many amenities at your fingertips, life couldn’t get any better. Whether it’s a business center fit for a Wall Street executive, state-of-the-art billiards room, high-definition media room, swimming pool, easy access to the city or amazing shopping and restaurants right outside your door, an apartment can offer everything on your wish list. So what are you waiting for? Live, work and play at Garden State Park and you’ll bring joy and simplicity to your life!