Gotta Have it: Amenities You Need to Have in Your Next City APT
S/S is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to break out of our winter cocoon. So, what’s in store for the months ahead? We’re thinking pool parties, fireside lounges (outdoors, of course), riverside bike rides and more. Make the most of the couple winter weeks left before spring really hits by shopping for that new apartment. We know you’re picky, so we’re making it easy for you to find exactly what you’re looking for!
I want to live at a resort. Saltwater pool? Check. Yoga on the terrace? Check. Movie night in the courtyard? Check. Impromptu wine and cheese night in the lobby? Check. Concierge to order your car to the airport? Well, you get the idea. Suffice it to say, properties like Eastside Bond, Southside Works City Apartments and Bakery Living set the bar seriously high. Hot on their heels are new debuts from Edge 1909 in the Strip District and The Grand at Kaufmann’s in Downtown, which bring new amenities like room service and rooftop infinity pools to the mix. The only thing missing from these over-the-top properties are sliced cucumbers for your eyes as you lounge by the pool — but we’re sure that can be arranged!
I want to live in the neighborhood. Lawrenceville has most definitely graduated from “up-and-coming” to “the”neighborhood that everyone wants to call home. From Butler Street strolls to your favorite coffee shop to dinner at your go-to taco spot to throwback bowling and beer tastings, the neighborhood has it all. If you’re looking to call 15201 home, you should make sure your new apartment matches your on-the-go lifestyle. Our picks: the Instagram-worthy Butler Street Lofts and the luxy riverside property, The Foundry (which easily could have been mentioned in the prior category).
Historic character or bust. If exposed beams and original hardwood floors are on your must-have list, then head straight for the units at 908 Penn Ave in Downtown, Luna Lofts in North Oakland or the brand new units at 1627 on the Strip. The latter offers up 12’+ ceilings, polished concrete floors and some of the best Strip District and Downtown views from its massive windows. If the refined look of original molding is more your speed, our vote is for the units at the North Side’s Masonic Hall.
I want it shiny and new. Want to be the first one to call your unit home? Want to be able to walk to Whole Foods for dinner supplies and Ace Hotel for the buzzy Sunday brunch? Then the brand new units at Coda on Centre are calling your name! Similarly, you can be the first to take a luxurious jetted bath at Kaufmann’s Grand on Fifth Avenue this April, grill out on the roof at 1627 on the Strip or stroll to gorgeous West Park from The Bradberry.
I want deals, deals, deals. Do you often find yourself gravitating to the sale racks when you’re shopping? Yeah, us too. No one can resist a great deal, so if a free month’s rent in a beautiful Downtown building in the heart of the Cultural District sounds good to you, head for The Clark Building and The Alcoa Building — and tell them we sent you. (You’ll get the free month’s rent regardless; we just want to say hi!)
I want to live that (private) patio life. If your idea of a great summer is relaxing with a beer with music playing and a rack of ribs ready to hit the grill, then you need to check out Flats on Fifth and The Yards. Each building offers up city and river views from their oversized private patios, and both are ready and waiting for your grilling expertise and a couple of lounge chairs to soak in the summer city sunsets.