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Apartment hunting can seem like an unwanted chore, especially if you are moving to a new city. You will have to do research on the local neighborhoods to see which one is the best fit for you. Then there is creating a list of must-haves for your new apartment. A good place to start is what type of apartment are you looking for? Would a studio apartment suffice or do you want a floor plan with a few more rooms in it? No matter the lifestyle you lead, there is a perfect Jacksonville apartment out there waiting for you!
Smoke Free Apartments
Thanks to studies and modern science we are all too much aware of the effects of smoking. Many people these days have now started working towards quitting or avoiding picking up the habit in the first place. If you don't smoke or are averse to the smell, you can find a smoke free Jacksonville apartment! In the state of Florida it would be hard to find a hotel or even a restaurant that allows smoking and now you can find an apartment community that prohibits smoking too. One benefit of these types of apartments is you won't have to find the area and walkways around the community littered with cigarette butts. Another great benefit is you won't have to worry about the smell of smoke wafting into your apartment. An even greater benefit is the health benefits. Second hand smoke can be just as harmful as if you were inhaling the smoke yourself. With a smoke free apartment you will be able to take in the nice, clean fresh air!
Near Public Transportation
Living in a Jacksonville apartment that is near public transportation can make life so much easier. The biggest benefit to this is the loads of money you save by not having to buy gas. If you decide to go without a car and strictly rely on public transportation, you can save even more money by not having to worry about a car payment. Another perk to public transportation is if you decide to meet up with a few friends for happy hour, you won't have to worry about driving. By using transportation that is already available, you are working towards minimizing your impact on the environment. Jacksonville Transportation Authority, or JTA, is the bus system that will help you get from point A to point B! For bus schedules, routes and more, click here.
Pet Friendly Apartments
Plan on bringing your furry, four-legged friend with you when you move to Jacksonville? Then pet-friendly apartments will be the perfect fit for you! Owning a pet means it is important that you find a place to live that allows pets. Keep in mind that almost every community that allows pets charges an extra fee. This fee might be in the form of a deposit, which is usually required up front, or the fee might be added onto your monthly rent payment. While searching for pet friendly apartments in Jacksonville, another thing to keep in mind is breed restrictions. Some communities have restrictions on dog breeds, weight and sometimes even age. It is possible to request a first floor apartment so you don't have to worry about pesky stairs when it's time to take your pet outside. If one isn't available, try asking for an apartment with a patio or balcony for a little extra outside space.