One of the best ways to find the perfect apartment is to treat the search as an adventure. Imagine getting to know your new neighbors and exploring new restaurants. Think of the fun you’ll have decorating your new apartment (or watching your significant other take care of that project).
If you’re just embarking on the search for a new apartment, you may want to consider the following as you begin to tour prospective apartments.
Get to Know the Area Around Your New Home
Are you a native of Texas? Are you already quite familiar with Grapevine and the communities near it? You might not need to do a significant amount of exploring before you move to Grapevine (maybe you already live here). However, taking the time to explore some restaurants and take a few minutes to do some shopping can help you figure out if your apartment’s location is convenient to those frequent errands you’ll need to run.
You may find it a struggle to decide on a location for your apartment that offers a tolerable commuting time, as well as a location that’s near everyday needs like the grocery store or emergency services like the hospital. Your commute is an important part of choosing the right place to live, but so is finding a place that’s close to the places you regularly visit when you’re not at work.
Perform a Commute from Your New Home
If you think about it, a mile in New York City is quite different than a mile in rural Texas or in a town like Grapevine. If you’re moving from Houston to Grapevine, and you’re used to driving into Houston from one of the communities outside the 610 loop, you might find your experience similar if you’ll be commuting from Grapevine to Fort Worth or Dallas.
However, your commute might feel quite different if you’re used to bicycling from your apartment in Minneapolis (one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation) to your job that’s just a few miles away. It’s important to figure out if you can commute in the same way from your new apartment or whether you might need to make changes that will create a longer or shorter commute.
You probably have an apartment size in mind, and you might know how many bedrooms you want or need, but it can still be a helpful experience to take a look at a few different apartment sizes. Why is this a valuable endeavor? Well, you might find that a smaller apartment that’s more expensive but closer to work will work out just fine and that you don’t really need the larger apartment that’s less expensive but further from work.
For example, you might want a two-bedroom apartment for you and your significant other, but you might consider apartments that have a single bedroom and a small extra room that’s designed to be an office or small den. If you don’t need two full-sized bedrooms, there are many apartments with alternative floor plans that might work.
If you’re looking to increase the size of your apartment from a one-bedroom to a two-bedroom, and you can’t compromise on the number of bedrooms, it’s still helpful to tour a few different floor plans. Consider that most apartment communities offer units in different sizes, so the two-bedroom at one apartment community might feel much larger (and it might be much larger) than an apartment at another complex.
Get in Touch with Us for a Tour
Are you looking for a new apartment in Grapevine? We’d love to welcome you on a personalized tour of our convenient yet luxurious apartments at the Royal St. Moritz. We have several floor plans ranging from one to three bedrooms, and we’re sure you’ll be able to find a new apartment home that suits your needs perfectly and is also in the ideal location.