You Have a Baby in an Apartment? The Complete Guide to Apartment Living with Kids
Millions of American families happily live in apartments. The smaller spaces and shorter-term commitments are popular with many. However, if you have children, or are planning to start a family, you may be wondering if living in an apartment with kids is doable. Yes, it is doable, as long as you think about the strategic aspects before you move in.
Learn about apartment living with kids below.
Look for Family-Friendly Communities
Successful apartment living with kids isn’t all about strategy and well-behaved children. You need to do the research and find an apartment community that is family-friendly. Ask questions before you move in to be sure that the community not only has the amenities you need, but the amenities your kids need.
When you’re looking for apartments, try to find one that has a kid-approved playground on the property or nearby. So many childhood memories are made sliding down a slide or playing hide and seek in a play structure.
The outside time is essential for their development as well. Playing outside teaches children teamwork, social skills, and even time management (be back before it gets dark).
Our playground is kid approved with its choo-choo-train play structures, swings, and high metal slide. On a nice day you’ll find kids swinging around the playground—so encourage your little one to go out and make some friends!
On a hot day in Indiana, nothing makes kids happier than playing outside. It may be too hot to play on the metal play structures, but it’s not too hot to play around in the pool! And we have two pools on site. Neither have lifeguards, so please plan to supervise your children.
Look for Sidewalks and Open Spaces
Sidewalks around an apartment community are the perfect place to take run, ride a bike, or to take the dog they begged for on a walk.
Open spaces such as parks are great for tag, throwing a frisbee with their friends, or even flying a kite.
These spaces are essential in order to give your children a place to be a kid and to give you some quality time with them.
Find Outside-of-the-Apartment Activities
Kids need to learn skills and be exposed to different social settings to succeed as an adult. If your child needs some play that’s more structured than the playground, look for community activities.
There are tons of options to entertain little ones nearby. Public recreation centers and even libraries have free or cost-effective programs for kids.
Our community is located near local parks, which are the perfect place to take your kids on a nice day. Bring a picnic or even a book and have the kids entertain themselves.
Apartment Living with Kids: Make it Yours
By finding a family-friendly apartment community, you can make apartment living with kids work for you.
While you’re doing that, remember to have fun with it. There are a lot of apartment friendly decorations that will make your rented space feel like home.
Let us know if you have further questions or want to schedule a tour.