Cities Where Apartment Living Best Supports the Work-from-Home Reality


by Mirela Mohan

R emote work has been an option for some workers in the past few years, but the pandemic has pushed the movement into the mainstream. As a result, the home took center stage for those workers that could carry out their job duties remotely. This meant that for renters — who, unlike single-family dwellers, simply did not have that extra guest room or den that could easily be converted into an office — working from home became a challenge in terms of find - ing adequate room for a dedicated workspace. This is where business centers as a community amenity

came into play. Even if they were only partially utilized pre-pandemic, their utility became paramount for rent- ers looking to escape the confines of an apartment in order to carve out a dedicated space for working. But do all cities offer the same kind of opportunity to work within the rental building in a business center? According to a report issued by STOR- AGECafé, a nationwide self-storage marketplace, where you live has considerable bearing on whether you have access to this sort of amenity. The report takes an overall look at community amenities offered within

apartment complexes, considering over 82,000 large-scale buildings in the first 100 most populous cities. Several indicators were consid- ered, including outdoor space (both courtyard and rooftop decks), swim - ming pools, spas, gyms, business centers, and basketball, tennis, and other sports courts. While some parts of the country fared better than others at either indoor or out- door offerings, a slew of Arizona cit- ies proved that renters in both city and suburban locations can enjoy a premier rental experience.


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