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Choosing a senior apartment

Choosing The Perfect Senior Apartment For You

How do you know what apartment is right for you? Choosing the perfect apartment means something different for every person and can be almost as difficult as buying a house! Location, amenities, availability, and cost all come into consideration when choosing what community is going to be right for you!


Location is one of the first things to consider, but what location is best depends from person to person. Communities close to town offer the convenience of being close to shopping and dining; while a community away from town might offer more peace and quiet. You might prefer a community close to friends and family, or a community convenient to facilities you need, such as grocery stores or your doctor’s offices.


Apartment communities these days are offering more and more amazing amenities to attract renters! But, consider how often you will use those amenities, and are they really worth the price? While lots of amenities may seem like a great deal, don’t get roped into paying more for something you don’t need! Community amenities should add enrichment to your life, not add stress to your life because you are paying for things you never use.


Apartment communities typically offer a variety of floorplans to suit your needs, but not all of them will be available to choose from depending on when you need to move. You might be able to wait for the perfect apartment to become available, or, you might have to be flexible with the type of layout you choose if you need to move right away. Starting your apartment search early, before you need to move from your current living situation, can help you avoid settling!

Choosing the perfect senior apartment

Size and Features

Size and features are arguably the most important things to consider when choosing an apartment. Not just how big an apartment is, but if it’s the right size for you! An apartment too large might stretch your budget and force you to downsize. But a small apartment might be too cramped once you move all of your furniture and belongings. Does the apartment offer the features you need for a comfortable life? Such as apartment laundry or adequate storage space.

Size and features are some of the hardest things to balance with availability, but one helpful tip is to make a list of the features you Need, versus the ones you Want. Then you can make sure your apartment checks off everything you need and see which ones check off more things you want!

Choosing the right apartment is different for everyone, but taking the time to consider all the options can help you make the best decision! At Gateway Senior Apartments in Fishersville, we’d love to be your next home! We invite you to come out and take a tour and see if we are the right community for you!