Apartment vs. House: Why an Apartment is Better for Older Adults

The debate over aging in place vs. moving to an apartment is ongoing. While the familiarity of your home is hard to match, the thought of living a lower maintenance lifestyle in your retirement years has its perks. So, what’s the best option for your future? Only you can decide that – but we can definitely help.

Pros of Apartment Living for Seniors

As with most big life decisions, weighing the pros and cons is best. Once that’s done, you might realize the pros of moving to an apartment in your retirement years are overwhelming.

Below is our list of top reasons you should consider moving to an apartment instead of staying in your home.

1. Lower Maintenance

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that an apartment requires much less maintenance than a single-family home. When you don’t have to worry about all the components of maintaining a home, you can essentially eliminate your to-do list and instead fill your time with the things that make you happy. Even if you have someone to help you take care of your property, you’ll be left with a substantial bill each month that doesn’t exist with apartment living. And, with Upside, you can move into an apartment and only have to worry about one convenient monthly bill.

2. Increased Safety

When considering the pros and cons of apartment living vs. a home, safety is probably a top priority for you. Especially as you age, your safety and well-being are essential. Apartments offer community living that gives you an extra sense of security and companionship you can’t find in a big lonely house. Apartments vetted through Upside feature gated communities, controlled access, security cameras, and more. With the multi-generational living offered in Upside apartments, you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing your neighbors are nearby should you ever need them.

3. Unique Amenities

While you might not think about having amenities in a home, when it comes to apartment-living through Upside, the amenities are everything. With an Upside Manager at your disposal, you can enjoy all the finer things in life without ever lifting a finger. Get your groceries delivered, schedule transportation to social events, get tickets to upcoming concerts, and have your medications delivered to your door. You can even schedule companion visits for additional assistance with everyday tasks.

4. Streamlined Finances

While some people might argue that renting an apartment is sometimes higher than a mortgage payment, especially if you’ve lived in your home for a long time, that’s not always the case. A mortgage is not the only expense you have in a single-family home. You have property taxes, insurance costs, and HOA fees. And all of these numbers go up over time. Moving into an apartment managed through Upside streamlines your finances by providing you with one single monthly bill that includes your rent and all additional services.

5. More Time to Enjoy Life

One of the biggest perks of apartment living, especially in your retirement, is that it affords you the time to do whatever you want. You don’t have to worry about yard maintenance, home repairs, or managing everyday household chores. Instead, you can enjoy all that living offers, and isn’t that what matters most in your retirement years? While you might have some attachments to your home that are hard to leave, apartment living makes life easier in your retirement years. If you aren’t satisfied with the idea of aging in place or moving into a senior living facility, then you should consider thinking outside the box with living through Upside.

About Upside

Upside is proud to take everything you thought you knew about senior living and turn it on its head. Since our inception, we’ve provided active older adults with dynamic living options that offer maintenance-free, active lifestyles in intergenerational communities. We offer one-, two-, and three-bedroom units that let retirees downsize to their comfort level while staying front and center for all the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Learn more about our unique approach to senior living and start living the retirement life you’ve only dreamed of having. Contact us today to speak with an Upside Advisor.

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