Apartment Amenities to Look For

Living and going to school in Berkley is a dream of many. If you are lucky enough to gain admittance into UC Berkeley then you are going to need to find a place to live while you are studying and going to school. When checking out sweet UC Berkeley apartments keep in mind the following amenities that can be available to you to make your stay in Berkeley the best it can be.

Rent

When you are paying rent, especially if you are paying it out of your own pocket without the help of your parents, you want to get a good deal without compromising on quality. You don’t want to live in a cardboard box, right? Although living in a box would be pretty inexpensive. But, moving on to viable options you want to consider finding a place that has some nice amenities which are included in the rent as well as finding a place that has utilities, cable, and Internet included in the rent. By having everything included in the rent you can control your expenses and budget and understand exactly what you will be spending each month in the housing category.

Amenities

Although you are serious about your studies you are also a person who likes to have fun. Some of the amenities you many want to look for when shopping for a place to live include the following:

  • Fitness center (24 hour is nice, but not essential)
  • Study lounge
  • Recreation room
  • Wi-Fi
  • Close to public transit
  • Beautiful landscaping
  • 24 hour emergency maintenance
  • Controlled entry access
  • Gated parking

You may even be able to find a beautiful rooftop gathering area with views of San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley.

Room Amenities

The last things to think about when shopping for UC Berkeley apartments are the room amenities. It doesn’t matter how beautiful the gardens are or how close the bus stop is if you are miserable in your own room. Look for an apartment that has laundry facilities and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, garbage disposal, and microwave. It is also handy to have some great roommates.