Not Just For Singles: Apartment Living with Kids

row apartment homesOne of the most common misconceptions about apartment living is that it is just for singles. While it is indeed true that flats remain the ideal living space for singles, this sweeping generalisation is not accurate. Apartment life is just as beneficial for families with children.

Read on to find out why.

Says PointCorp Development, family living in a unit is certainly not a new concept. In fact, many generations of families have done it and a lot of them would attest that the years they lived in apartments have been some of the best years of their lives.

The Ups

The benefits of living in an apartment are basically the same for everyone—regardless of civil status and family background. They are certainly more affordable and easy to maintain than big houses. It will be easier for the family to save up for other worthwhile expenses. In addition, it also lends itself to compact living. This means you will have less space to clean up. You have fewer chores and your weekends are much freer to do leisurely activities with the entire family.

In addition, you get to have more neighbours. You can make the most of the situation and make living in a flat a more harmonious experience.

The Downs

Safety is most often the number one concern that parents have when it comes to living in a flat. You have no yard, which means you’ll also have to spend a considerable amount of time policing your children. While apartments are not inherently dangerous places, there still may be dangers lurking about in the neighbourhood.

There is always the possibility of disturbances. Kids will always be kids and their constant racket may end up being too much for your neighbours to tolerate. This can lead to otherwise sour relationships with your neighbours.

While a good majority of families may prefer the setting of a house, the truth is that there are more families who can afford an apartment than a house–especially when you live in big cities. Raising children has nothing to do with where you live. It has more to do with how you live with what you have, where you choose to do so.

About the Author

As a psychology professor at a university in Texas. Athrun also teaches at a personality development institute in the same state.