3 Benefits of Choosing a Commuter

Three Perks to Residing in a Commuter-Friendly Apartment

A prime location is one of the main reasons to choosing an apartment over buying a house. Most people spend about a third of their life at work, so why waste any more precious time transporting to and from work? Picking an apartment that shortens your commute will have a significant impact on your life, whatever city you live in.

Decreased Commute Time

Imagine for a moment, how much time can you save getting to work if you didn’t have to drive to a train station or bus stop park and ride? Take it a step further, what if you eliminated the connecting train or bus? Apartments specifically choose their locations to be close to public transit stops, making it a short walk from the front door to hop on a bus or train. Take it another step further, try to find a community close enough to your work where you can cut out the bus or train altogether, and simply enjoy walking or biking to work. Now you don’t have to worry about giving yourself extra time to catch the bus or train, and you don’t designate any time waiting for the bus or train.

Cut Back on Gas and Pass Expenses

When you eliminate even one connection, such as a train ride, bus ride, or even the drive to the park and ride, you have the potential to save an absurd amount of money on what would otherwise go to gas in your car or a pass for the train or bus. It’s difficult to reduce your insurance premiums, and even harder to convince your landlord to lower the rent, but if you don’t have to drive to work, you can contact your insurance company and let them know you’re driving less miles per year, which can help bring your rates down. When you spend less time on the road, you’re less likely to get in an accident, and therefore you can effectively decrease your premium. The closer you live to work, the more money you can save. The further you live from work, the more money you are going to spend.

Increased Free Time

If “time is money,” then “money is time,” and time is the greatest equalizer as no one can create more of it. When you save money on your commute, you will save time on your commute. This will open up new opportunities for you as now you may have another half hour, hour, or even several hours to do what you want to do. If your hour commute to work now only takes ten to fifteen minutes, this frees up another hour of your day. What would you be able to do if you had an extra thirty minutes in the morning and at night? You could go start using the apartment’s fitness center, do yoga, clean up around your apartment, read a book, or even just catch up on sleep. Reduce your commute time and increase your personal time. Pick a commuter-friendly apartment to increase your bank account and better your personal life.

Quality Commuter Apartments

Never settle for an apartment with a bad location. While it may seem impossible, there are plenty of apartments available with easy commutes. Choose from numerous studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments for lease.

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