A prime location is one of the best perks to living in an apartment over buying a house. One third of our lives are spent at work, so why waste any time commuting to and from work? Living in an apartment that shortens your commute will make greatly impact your quality of life.
Shorter Commuting Time
Imagine if you didn’t have to drive to the park and ride and hop on a bus or train? Now imagine if you didn’t have to catch a bus or train at all?
More often than not, apartments are built near public transit stops, allowing tenants to walk out their front door and hop on a bus or train. One step further, imagine if you lived in an apartment close enough to work where you could walk or bike, eliminating driving in traffic and riding public transportation all together.
No Trains, Buses, or Automobiles
Eliminating even one connection, such as a bus or train, or the drive to the bus or train, will save you significant money. If you’re able to eliminate the car all together and walk to the bus stop or train station, you’ll save even more money.
Your transportation expense is a fluctuating expense, and if you can cut it down as much as you can, you can save more money to put towards fixed expenses like rent and insurance. Furthermore, if you can decrease or eliminate your drive time on your commute, you can let your auto insurance know you drive half as much as what they have you estimated for, decreasing the cost of your auto insurance policy as you are lower risk for being behind the wheel less.
Think of it this way, the less you have to commute, the less you have to pay all around, whether that be gas, bus or train passes, and even your car insurance.
More Personal Time
With a shorter commute, this means you have more time to do what you want! Imagine what you could accomplish with an extra half hour to an hour every day? Would you do some chores, workout at your apartment’s fitness center, or pick up a book? When you save time on your commute, you’re putting time and money back into your personal life, which is priceless! Choose a commuter-friendly apartment to experience a more rewarding life, both financially and personally!