When you inherit an apartment you also inherit the neighbors, the scenery and all aspects of the neighborhood. Being attentive and detail oriented during the apartment search process ensures that your domain is just that; yours. Most people focus on apartment style, room size, kitchen type or even proximity from work. But after they are settled into their cozy personal space, they realize that outside matters.
The one aspect of apartment searching that is long overlooked is the view (in and out of your apartment). You should desire to be at home. A home should be a place of relaxation and tranquility and a crucial aspect of relaxation is sight. You do not want to feel confined by the lack of view due to the apartment building smack dab outside your bedroom window. Others may feel overwhelmed with the hustle and bustle of everyday city life right outside their bedroom. Here are a couple of steps to help determine your needs and ways to find the apartment with the view that is right for you.
What Fits Your Fancy
The first step is to take a long hard look at yourself. What type of person are you? Are you adventurous? Are you a homebody? Do you enjoy nights out on the town or walks through parks and wilderness? Do you prefer the background sounds of city noise or country silence? Knowing a little about yourself will go a long way in discovering the type of area you wish to live and the type of views you can look forward to in your future. List your likes and dislikes when it comes to your desire for the perfect view around Las Vegas.
If you find that you prefer quiet, serenity and peace, looking for an apartment in a quaint little neighborhood will work best for you. If you find that you like to party and live life to the fullest, then maybe a city building close to restaurants, bars and entertainment venues will work better for you. Once you determine the lifestyle that fits your fancy, you can then research a few neighborhoods.
Researching The Las Vegas Area
Once you have determined your lifestyle type, it is good to determine other factors such as proximity to work, family and friends as you choose a few locations to research. There are a couple of ways to research an area that are easily accessible on the internet.
- Viewing school reports, city comparisons, and demographic information at www.moving.com
- Getting complete city profiles, including schools and demographics, and compare your current neighborhood with your potentially new one: www.move.com
- Visit the neighborhood at different times. Viewing an apartment in the afternoon may reveal a different atmosphere from its evening setting.
Feeling at Home
It’s imperative that you feel at home with your new abode. The perfect apartment is only as perfect as its surroundings. What’s the point of the perfect living room setup, when it’s overlooking the backdrop of an abandoned building or anything other than something you wish to envision?