Five Reasons to Choose Apartment Living
August 10 2023
For those in the market for new lodgings, a variety of factors will influence the decision to purchase a house versus an apartment.
Depending on your budget, your circumstances and location requirements, apartments present with many advantages worth considering.
Apartments are often located in premium lifestyle suburbs offering a range of appealing amenities such as beaches, dining, retail and entertainment.
On the Gold Coast, it’s no coincidence that luxury apartment projects are primarily located along the city’s golden coastline.
Main Beach, Broadbeach, Burleigh Heads and Palm Beach are among the most sought-after locations among buyers seeking the best of beachside living.
2. Security and Safety
Many new apartment projects offer a high level of security, with restricted access to the building and basement parking.
Features including gated intercom or key coded entry, fobs or swipe cards are common security inclusions, along with CCTV security cameras, alarms and number plate recognition.
Living within a small community where neighbours are close by further adds to the sense of safety for apartment owners.
3. Low Maintenance
For downsizers, families and professionals, there isn’t the time nor the desire to deal with the maintenance that comes with a large residence.
Apartments offer low-maintenance living with amenities and grounds maintained by the body corporate, leaving more time for you to enjoy the lifestyle.
Internally, apartments tend to be easier to maintain with fewer rooms, a smaller floor area, and fewer fixtures to clean and repair.
4. Access to Amenities
Having a range of amenities for your exclusive use is a major perk of apartment living, offering extensive benefits for health, recreation and relaxation.
Newer luxury projects tend to include a wide range of resort-style amenities such as swimming pools, gymnasiums, residents lounges and even business centres.
Resident health and wellbeing facilities can even extend to yoga or Pilates rooms, infrared saunas, steam rooms and cold therapy plunge pools.
5. House-sized Floor Plans
While unit living was once associated with less space, developers have responded to increased demand from owner-occupiers wanting larger apartments.
The floor area offered in some full floor apartments, sky homes and penthouses exceeds that of an average house, with three or more bedrooms, multiple living areas, large balconies, and inclusions such as a butler’s kitchen or home office.
Sizeable floor plates have increased the appeal of apartment living for both families and those wanting to upgrade to a better location, without having to compromise on space or luxury inclusions.
View a range of luxury apartments now selling on the Gold Coast.