The Top Amenities Renters Are Searching For
July 2, 2021Back to All Posts
When searching for a home, most renters aren’t just looking for a place to lay their heads at night. Instead, renters want community amenities and in-unit perks that make life more comfortable and enjoyable both in their home and throughout the community.
All amenities aren’t created equal, though. Certain amenities attract renters more than others. We’re here to go over some of the most desired amenities and tell you where you can find them.
Renters with four-legged friends don’t just need a home for themselves; they need to find a pet-friendly community that meets all of their pets’ needs along with their own. Simply allowing pets is enough for some renters, but others want additional community amenities, like a dog park or a dog wash. With pet-friendly amenities just steps away, renters can be sure that Fido will love their new home, too.
Pools and Hot Tubs
Picture yourself diving into a swimming pool on a sweltering summer afternoon or taking a dip in a hot tub after a long day of work. It sounds pretty incredible, doesn’t it? Renters across the country think so, too. Having an outdoor pool in your new community doesn’t just allow you to cool off, but it’s also an excellent opportunity to host a small pool party with your friends or get to know your new neighbors.
Swimming in the community pool is a fantastic workout. But to really stay in shape, renters want access to a fitness center and even a yoga studio. Whether residents feel like pumping iron, running on the treadmill, or practicing their Downward Dog, they’ll have access to it all without having to drive to the local YMCA, gym, or yoga studio.
Private Outdoor Space
Hosting a pool party is always a blast, but sharing that space with uninvited neighbors can sometimes be awkward. To ensure total privacy, why not have your friends over for a cookout in your backyard? A private backyard space complete with an outdoor grill allows hosts to socialize while cooking up some juicy burgers for all of their friends.
We believe renting a home should be all about convenience. Unlike owning, renting doesn’t require any upkeep to keep your house looking great—an on-site maintenance team takes care of everything. From fixing things around the house to a trash valet, everything should be handled for renters.
Daily life shouldn’t be a hassle when you’re a renter. Each rental should come fully equipped with a dishwasher and in-unit laundry machines to ensure total convenience day and night. Additionally, it’s 2021—why are some homeowners still fumbling for their keys to open the door? Modern rental homes can even be equipped with keyless entry systems for easy access.
Sense of Security
Even though national crime rates continue to decrease year over year, you can never take your security for granted. Today’s renters want to feel safe knowing their community features gated access and that their home boasts an easy-to-use security alarm system with a doorbell camera. With a smart home security system, you can rest easy knowing your home is safe and sound each night.
It goes without saying COVID-19 changed the way we work. While many businesses are starting to allow employees back in the office, there are still workers who prefer skipping the commute and working from their homes. Renters who don’t already have a home office set up are now looking for a community complete with a business center and conference room just steps from their front door.
Hunting for a parking spot on the street is a huge hassle. What’s worse is finally finding a spot that’s a long walk from your front door, especially if you’re carrying groceries. We’ve found that renters want off-street parking spaces, a parking garage, or even a private garage that can accommodate their vehicles and their visitors.
Ready to Start Enjoying These Amenities?
Stop dreaming about all of these amenities and start enjoying them for yourself! Every renter at Christopher Todd Communities has access to community amenities inside our gated neighborhood and luxury personal features inside their single-family home.
Take a virtual tour or reach out to our team today to learn more about becoming a renter at Christopher Todd Communities.