5 Benefits of Apartment Living That Everyone Can Get Behind
When people think ‘apartment living’ they probably conjure images of cramped, boxy apartments with no scope for the imagination. Fortunately, apartment living in Brisbane takes on a far more luxurious approach. With open-plan living, clean minimalistic designs, and bespoke, environmentally friendly finishes, it’s no wonder apartments are in high demand in Brisbane!
A great example of this is the Botanic development in New Farm. Each apartment was carefully designed to maximise on space while simultaneously capturing a sub-tropical, opulent feel boasting park or city views. Keep reading to find out the 5 reasons every member of the family can get excited about apartment living!
They’re close to everything you could ever need
Apartments tend to mean ‘urban’, and ‘urban’ means every amenity you can think of is close at hand. Cafes, restaurants, nightlife, schools, green spaces, and shopping centres should all be a very reasonable distance from your front door. If you don’t want to take the car out, no dramas! Public transport within Brisbane inner-city suburbs is plentiful. You can catch the bus, train, or ferry to wherever you need to go.
Botanic is within walking distance to Merthyr Village, popular boutique cafes, and the infamous New Farm Park. There are also plenty of fantastic schools nearby and the area is full of dog parks for afternoon walks. Although the CBD is only minutes away, you’ll feel like you’ll never need to leave New Farm.
Apartment living is environmentally friendly!
If you’ve got eco-warriors in the family, there’s a lot they’ll love about vertical living. Modern apartments are built with the intention of being as environmentally friendly as possible. They often incorporate energy-efficient lighting and electrical outlets, have water-saving appliances (plus no yard to water = less water usage!), and quite a number of these developments use recycled and sustainable building equipment. Joe Adsett, the man behind the Botanic development, is one such architect who seamlessly incorporates sustainability into luxury design.
Apartment living isn’t just for downsizers…
If you’ve got a family, don’t think you’re excluded from apartment living! In developments like Botanic, families are taken into consideration. It’s true that the kids may not be interested in butler’s pantry, the private lift to your apartment, or the skylight in the ensuite. However, there is plenty about Botanic-living for them to get excited about.
For younger kids, the prospect of living across the road from one of Brisbane’s most popular parks is enough to send them into a tailspin! Their afternoons can be spent kicking a ball around with friends or playing in the huge playground nestled in the back of the park. They’re also just up the road from the library, so you can take the little ones down on the weekends for the free council-run activities to engage their love of learning.
If your kids are approaching their angsty years and you want peace of mind that they’ll be safely occupied on the weekend, you no longer need to worry. The Powerhouse is a couple of minutes walk from home so they can check out the latest instalments and shows regularly. Not to mention they can enjoy visiting the Jan Power’s farmer’s market with their friends on Saturday mornings. With the cinema up the road and plenty of parks to hang out in, your teenagers are going to love New Farm life.
Indoors, the kids will be spoilt for choice on where to spend time. Will they watch movies in the media room? Or perhaps you’ll have their friends over for a BBQ in your spacious outdoor entertaining area?
A decluttered life is a good one!
People tend to acquire possessions to fill space. If you live in a house, you may find you’ve accumulated all this stuff you never use! Apartment living ensures you value the things you have and that you use them regularly. There’ll be no treadmill sitting in the spare room for years, no boxes of junk stowed away in the garage, and you’re not going to keep that popcorn maker you got for Christmas two years ago.
While Botanic offers plenty of storage options and you’ve got so much space to utilise, you won’t want to fill it with junk and clutter. Therefore, you’ll be automatically living a decluttered, minimalist life and you won’t even have to try!
Your lifestyle is about to get healthier
As we’ve already established, apartments tend to be located in inner-city suburbs and are close to amenities. What we didn’t mention, however, is that the proximity to everything will mean you’ll do less driving and far more walking. Slap on the Fitbit and count your steps because we guarantee you’ll do a lot more exploring on foot.
Botanic is one such development who’s location makes you question your need for a car. Shops within walking distance? Check. Schools within walking distance? Check. Restaurants, cafes, and bars? Check, check, check.
Also within walking distance is the picturesque Brisbane Riverwalk. You’ll find yourself on regular sunset walks taking in the stunning Brisbane skyline and story bridge as the setting sun lights the city up in gold. 10,000 steps a day is going to be a breeze.