Have you ever wondered why they are called apartments? The word apartment actually comes from a French and Italian word “apartmente” and “apartmentino” respectively. Both words mean the same thing; a separated place. Looking closely one can easily observe that a huge building that contains many apartments is actually housing small separate areas into one place. Though all apartments lie in the same larger building, they have their own systems and privacy. Structures like this have been a part of human society for thousands of years though advancement in technology and gregarious nature of man has led to some modifications in the original idea.
Sometimes an apartment is rented out by the owner of the building. Typically, the owner of all the apartments in a single building is the same which he rents out to other tenants. They can also be bought by the residents depending on the terms they agree upon. With a separate living system in each home, there are still some things that need to be shared with other residents of the building like the laundry, the common room or any exercise and health facilities like the swimming pool.
The question now is that why do people choose to live in these closely packed communities if they value privacy and leisure facilities so much? The reason for this is quite understandable especially if you are living in a big city of the US. The city center or downtown areas do not have enough space to provide homes for all the people. These homes will have to be big for one thing and they will need to have additional amenities like pools, lawns, gardens and surrounding area. This makes it important for the city development to opt for apartment living in the middle of the city.
Living in apartments is more secure than living in separate homes. There are pros and cons to every kind of living so here is one associated with apartment buildings and homes. Because of the homes being in close proximity with each other, there is little chance of any theft, burglary or attempt of assault. All three could be quite common in the suburbs because the homes are larger and are spread over a wide area with no chance of the neighbor seeing what is happening next door. Moreover, the apartment buildings usually have an armed guard at the entrance which is a facility provided by the building’s owner either for a charge or a smaller fee.
Some families and individuals are also attracted to the idea of living in an apartment or flat because of the low maintenance costs and ease of maintenance. While the pool and laundry would be present, it will not be your responsibility to clean up and disinfect the pool. Therefore, one can practically enjoy the amenities without having to worry about replenishment because general maintenance is the responsibility of the person who owns the flat or the building. The tenant will either pay maintenance as part of the rent or it will be free (affordable in both cases).