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10 Reasons Why Apartments are Better than Dorms

Student Doing Schoolwork in His Dallas ApartmentDo you need a place to live as a student in Dallas? If so, you might be debating between renting an apartment and staying in a dorm. Both choices offer advantages and disadvantages, but in our opinion, apartments are a preferable option for the majority of students. Not only would an apartment have more amenities than a dorm room, but there are also other wonderful advantages to renting an apartment. Here are ten considerations why renting an apartment can be a good idea.

Apartments are usually more spacious than dorms, so you’ll have more room to study and relax.

Dorm rooms are typically small, giving you little space to perform routine daily duties. Even though not all apartments are enormous, most are larger than a dorm room and may provide you with a bedroom and a living room area.

Apartments typically offer more privacy than dorms.

The standard dormitory room is a shared room, so you and your roommate (or roommates, depending on the set-up) will be near one another throughout the semester. Even a shared apartment typically gives you greater freedom to plan your time and more privacy during the day. You can also select the roommate(s) you want in an apartment, whereas most dorms do not allow this privilege.

You can cook your own meals in an apartment, which is often healthier and cheaper than eating at the campus dining hall.

College food plans are often not the healthiest option, despite their convenience. If you need a special diet, this is especially true. You may prepare your meals more effectively by renting an apartment with a kitchen. Furthermore, cooking at home is typically less expensive than eating out.

Some apartments allow students to have pets, whereas dorms usually do not.

It will likely not be possible to bring your favorite pet with you into a dorm room. But some Dallas property managers allow pets in apartments, allowing you to live near to your pet. Do some research first and be aware that there can be limits (such as dog breeds and sizes) as well as additional pet fees and rent.

You won’t have to share a bathroom with dozens of other people in an apartment.

One of the main issues with dorm life, in the opinion of many students, is this. You could have a separate bathroom or a lot of bathrooms in your apartment. In either case, there won’t be as many people to share with, which means less waiting and less mess to clean up.

Apartments are typically quieter than dorms, so you’ll be able to get a better night’s sleep.

Dorm rooms are generally not the greatest option for you if you value solitude. Getting a decent night’s sleep might be difficult when your neighbors are always making noise and people are coming and going at all hours of the night. However, an apartment typically provides more peace and quiet, allowing you to get the rest you require.

If you have a car, you can usually park it for free in an apartment complex.

If you can’t locate a spot on campus, you might have to park far away and walk, as many dorms charge for parking. However, if you live in an apartment, you typically have a reserved parking space (or many spots, depending on the complex) that you are welcome to use at no cost. If you require a car to travel around campus, this is a major benefit.

Apartment communities usually have great amenities like pools, gyms, and laundry facilities.

A few of these amenities might be available in some dorms, but they are typically not as pleasant or well-kept as those in an apartment building. Naturally, you will have to pay to use them. But in an apartment building, these services are typically covered by your rent, allowing you to take advantage of them at no extra expense.

Most apartments are located close to campus, so you won’t have to waste time commuting.

This is especially critical if you have early classes or must attend campus events or activities. Typically, dorms are located on or near campus, making them extremely convenient. But in most college towns, there are apartments just a few minutes walk away. Those few extra minutes may be worth it if you’d prefer to forego the dorm room in favor of a better living situation!

Renting an apartment is often cheaper than paying for a dorm room.

This is especially true if you will be sharing an apartment. Even shared rooms without a connecting toilet come with hefty prices at many schools. Property owners close to the college are aware of this and frequently set their rental rates competitively to draw in students. Additionally, utilities and internet service—which may be of a higher standard than what you’ll find on campus—may be included in the rent in certain apartments. In the long term, renting an apartment is a much better option because of this.

As a student looking for a place to live, an apartment is definitely your best option. With a little work, you should be able to discover off-campus accommodation that fits your preferred lifestyle, whether it be in a big complex or a shared house.

To get started on your search for housing, contact Real Property Management Engage! We have quality listings in your area and can help you find the perfect place to live. You can browse our listings online.

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