Which apartment would you choose?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
47261 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

How is this a choice? #1 is not available. If you need a place to stay, #2 is the only one available.

Are you prepared to move twice? To move into #2 and wait for a vacancy in #1? Or, you stay behind where you live now, he gets temporary accommodation and you move the household when #1 is available?

Post # 3
3460 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I would pick one. Fancy chandeliers and a farther commute is not my thing. I’d pick a nice view over stainless steel and sex offenders any day.

Post # 6
3460 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

secretlifeofbees :  Depends. What is the worst case scenario if one doesn’t become available in time?

Post # 8
7106 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

secretlifeofbees :  I would go with Apartment #2. There’s something to be said about enjoying the space in which you live…and having something renovated with more space would win for me espeically as someone who works from home. I can tell you from apartment life I don’t think there was ever a time we sat in any apartment and enjoyed the view out our window. While I think it would be nice to be close to amenities I don’t really think it’s a major dealbreaker – but I’m used to having to drive everywhere. As for the sex-offender list…if they aren’t in the complex I don’t see the big deal. Sure there are currently not any near #1, but that’s not to say after you move in there one won’t move in down the street. That’s just not something you can control no matter where you live.

Post # 9
1586 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Apt 1. Location, location, location!

Post # 11
872 posts
Busy bee

I would pick number 2. Enjoying your home is very important to me especially since you’ll be working there too. Where I live everyone drives everywhere so driving a little bit farther just doesn’t seem like a big deal. A sex offender could move close to apartment 1 too so I don’t really see that as a factor

Post # 12
2534 posts
Sugar bee

As much as I value living in a beautiful space (and the upgrades in Apartment #2 sound nice), I also really love living in a great, convenient location.  I LOVE being able to do a lot of my errands on foot or via bicycle.  

I live in a really urban, walkable neighborhood and it’s really improved my quality of life.  My hairdresser, nail salon, doctor’s office, and eye doctor are all a 5-10 minute walk.  The grocery store is a 10 minute walk.  I can walk to about 25 different restaurants in less than 10 minutes.  The library is about 15 minutes.  I don’t know if Apartment #1 is quite this convenient, but I wouldn’t overlook how nice it is to be in such a convenient location.

Post # 13
1840 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I would hold out for one for the better location and a better view. If you’re home all day, having some green out the window can make a huge difference.

Post # 14
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Backyard

I would hold out for #1. You can always renovate the interior of a home, but you can’t change its location.

Post # 15
246 posts
Helper bee

How long will Apt 2 hold your unit? Or are there enough units available you don’t need to worry about them filling up in your time frame? If both were available and similarly priced, I would go with Apt 1. Location makes a huge difference in your quality of life. And it will give your husband a shorter commute. But I’m assuming you need to let Apt 2 know if you want it relatively soon, and I wouldn’t risk losing out on that apartment in hopes that maybe something will become available in Apt 1. Also, the S.O. thing wouldn’t really bother me as long as the area was relatively safe (lower crime rate.) 

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