Apartment Living For Families

Published: February 7, 2024

The benefits of living in an apartment with kids

Choosing to raise a family in an apartment can be an appealing option for various reasons. The most evident advantage is the sense of community and social interaction readily available within apartment complexes. Children often find companionship among neighbouring kids, fostering a built-in support system and playmates. 

Family-friendly rental apartments commonly offer on-site and nearby amenities such as playgrounds, recreational areas, and sometimes even swimming pools, providing convenient and safe spaces for children to engage in physical activities. 

Overall, the communal atmosphere, coupled with the practicality and amenities that apartments often provide, can create a family-friendly environment that suits the needs of parents and enhances the overall quality of life for the entire family. 

Living in an apartment with the kids has many perks:

Financial flexibility and affordability 

Apartments often cost less than houses, making them a more budget-friendly option for families and those new to Canada. This can free up financial resources for other priorities like the kids education, travel, or savings. Many apartment complexes also offer discounts or special rates on utilities and may offer other resident-specific perks. 

Reach out to our team and learn about the different perks Boardwalk offers, with perks ranging across our locations.

Community & building amenities 

Many apartment complexes offer shared amenities such as playgrounds, swimming pools, fitness centers, and community rooms. These facilities provide additional recreational options for families without the need for upkeep.

Building security 

Apartments often have security features such as controlled access, gated entrances, and surveillance systems, providing an added layer of safety for families. With Boardwalks 24/7 on-call security, you and your family can rest easy.

Social opportunities for you and the kids

Living in close proximity to other families in apartment buildings can create a sense of community. Children find playmates within the complex, and parents may have opportunities to socialize with neighbours.

When renting an apartment with Boardwalk, you're not just finding a cozy place to live with your family but joining a community. With our large selection of family-friendly rentals, you and your kids could be making lifelong connections.

Boardwalks BWell program aims to build health and well-being into the lives of our residents, with initiatives supporting sustainability, mental health, safety, diversity, and inclusion. We also offer a Kids Club program, offering opportunities for the children in our buildings to collaborate, flex their artistic muscles, and have fun!

Convenient locations

Apartments are often in both urban or suburban areas, providing convenient access to schools, shopping centers, public transportation, and entertainment options. This can be especially beneficial for families with busy schedules. 

At Boardwalk, you can find the perfect apartment rental in the best location for your needs, whether it's a more convenient commute to work or being close to the kid's school and extracurricular activities. 

Financial flexibility

Renting an apartment offers more flexibility than homeownership. Families can choose to move easily if job opportunities, school changes, or other life events arise without the challenges of selling a property. This type of flexibility can be a relief to those new to Canada or families whose priorities and lifestyles change as their children age. 

Is your family growing? Are your kids leaving the nest? Or maybe you're moving to a new city? Talk to your Boardwalk building manager; we can help you transition smoothly!

Utilities and maintenance costs

Apartments are usually designed with energy-efficient features, leading to lower energy consumption and utility costs for families.

In many cases, apartment living can result in lower utility bills and reduced maintenance costs compared to owning a house. While there are simple things residents should do to maintain their units and keep their utility bills down, apartment buildings are responsible for the building's upkeep.

Less yard work & maintenance

Families living in apartments don't have to worry about maintaining a yard or landscaping, saving them time and effort that can be spent on other activities. The less home maintenance you must do, the more quality family time you can enjoy!

When renting with Boardwalk, residents enjoy fully dedicated maintenance and landscaping teams. This means no mowing the lawn in the summers or shoveling snow in the winters. Is something off or broken in your unit? Let your building manager know, our maintenance team is here to help! This can be especially beneficial for busy families, allowing parents to spend more quality time with their kids.

Family-friendly rentals at Boardwalk

While apartment living may not be suitable for every family, considering these benefits can help individuals make informed decisions based on their unique circumstances and preferences. If you’re new to Canada or are moving into your first apartment, there are always a few things to keep in mind, such as location, amenities, etc.At Boardwalk, you can rest assured that you will join a family-friendly rental community. With properties across Canada, we would love to help you find the right place for you and the kids to call home. Reach out to our team or explore our rental apartments on bwalk.com.

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