8 Condo Amenities You Never Thought You Needed

Which condo amenities are on your wishlist as you shop for your new home? Learn about these amenities you haven't thought of yet.

Did you know that, when it comes to living in the heart of a city, it is far superior to purchase a condo over a single-family home? Not only are condos more environmentally friendly, but they come with a host of luxurious amenities that houses cannot provide without a hefty price tag.

So what condo amenities should you have on your list? Read on to find out!

1. Ocean Views

If you're living in a major city, then you probably spend a significant amount of time at work. Nothing is better than coming home from a long day at work to a nice, relaxing living space. Relaxing on the couch is nice, but relaxing outside with a view is even better.

Grab a glass of wine and head out to the community patio with stunning ocean views and watch the waves come in while staying warm by the fire pit. It's a perfect way to decompress, don't you think?

2. Community Herb Gardens

If you're into healthful eating and locally-sourced food, then your condo must have its own community herb garden. Not only will the food you cook taste much better and have more nutrients, but you won't find yourself running to the store last minute when you find out that you don't have the herbs you need for dinner.

You'll also have the opportunity to get out and get active by helping tend to the garden. Start the day in the sun, then head inside and prep an amazingly fresh bruschetta!

3. Dog Wash Station

For many people, their dogs are like their family. They get out with you for your daily runs and trips to the beach. They also accompany you on your hikes through California's redwoods and sequoias.

Of course, as fun as these activities are, they also tend to leave your dog less than clean. Naturally, you don't want your dog to come inside your condo covered in dirt or sand, but you can't book a last-minute grooming session before you get home. That's why having a dog wash station on-site makes life much, much easier.

Come home, give your dog a quick rinse or a thorough wash, and you're good to go!

4. Co-Work Space

Traditional 9 to 5 jobs are becoming less commonplace and more employers are transitioning to hiring employees who work remotely and on their own schedule. On top of that, more and more people are picking up freelance jobs and working from home. It's great for morale and reduces burnout, but it also means you have to have a good workspace.

Some people are able to get plenty of work done from their couch, but others need a separate workspace in order to maintain their productivity. That's where communal workspaces come in. You'll get to leave your home and be super productive, but you don't have to battle traffic and head to the office.

Since the space is communal, you'll have the opportunity to socialize a bit when you need a break, and get to know your neighbors, too!

5. Plenty of Parking for Cars and Bikes

If you've lived in a city for any amount of time, then you know how dear parking tends to be. Nothing is worse than coming home with a ton of groceries and having to hike three blocks to your condo. A community with ample parking is super important if you rely on your car to get to and from work.

If you prefer to ride your bike around the city, then you probably noticed that some communities neglect to provide secure parking space for your bicycle. Thankfully, there are communities that have indoor parking spaces for bikes so you don't have to bring your bike in your condo or park it outside.

6. Access to Public Transportation

It's no secret that opting to utilize public transportation is great for the environment. No one is motivated to utilize public transportation, though, if it's a hassle to access. That's why you should look for a community that makes it super easy for you to access public transportation!

7. Event Spaces

Whether or not you love hosting events for your friends or loved ones, it's important that you have access to a great event space in case you ever need to host! Your living room is a good space for smaller dinner parties and get-togethers, but if you need additional space, or if you prefer to keep your living space private, then a community with one or more private event spaces should be at the top of your list.

Private event spaces save you the time of pre-cleaning for your guests, and it allows you to celebrate with your friends and family without leaving your community.

8. Easy Access to Healthy Food and Fitness

The perfect complement to a healthy, active lifestyle is a mixed-use community that is also home to fitness studios, organic grocers, and healthy restaurant options. You can start your day with a workout at the fitness studio and grab breakfast on the way back up to your condo before leaving for work.

Don't feel like driving to the store after a long day of work? Walk downstairs and grab some fresh, healthy groceries and fix a nutritious dinner.

Who wouldn't want amenities like these?

Looking for a Home with All of These Condo Amenities?

One of the best aspects of purchasing a condo over a single-family home is that it comes with a significant amount of amenities. The key to finding the right condo for you is to find one with the condo amenities that compliment your lifestyle. If you live a healthy and active life, then these amenities will help you take your life to the next level.

Ready to move to a condo that has all the amenities that you dream of? Look no further! Contact us today to see what The Westerly has to offer.