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Luxury Apartments: A Look Into the True Meaning of Luxury
The term “luxury” can mean any number of things depending on who you are and what standards of living to which you are accustomed. In terms of searching for the perfect apartment, there are many things to consider when it comes to living not just comfortably, but with many things beyond large square footage and bay windows. If you are moving into your first big place, the phrase “luxury apartment” can mean a lot of options that you never even thought about, such as what kinds of features and amenities are involved with having a luxury apartment as well as the kinds of things you think you can or would want to do without. A lot of this will depend on personal preference, but this article will guide you along the way by introducing you to some of the general features of luxury apartment living. It compares the costs and benefits associated with different amenities and lets you know what’s available in terms of luxury apartment living in the Baltimore-Towson area.
What Does It Mean to Live in the Lap of Luxury (Apartments)?
Typically, luxury apartments come in “packages,” so to speak, which are units located in buildings that offer distinctively high-quality features within the apartment unit. They also offer different types of services and amenities outside the confines of the apartment that you can take advantage of as a resident of your building or larger complex. You are not only paying for more square footage, floor-to-ceiling windows, and newer kitchen countertops, as part of the luxury aspect includes building or complex-wide amenities that are made available to you and which we will list for you. First, let’s talk about the kinds of things that mean luxury inside your own living space.
Luxury in Your Apartment
These days, it is taken for granted that luxury apartments will have the basics: large square footage (750 square feet or more for a one-bedroom), lots of open space and/or sunlight, temperature-controlled rooms (heat and air-conditioning), quality lighting (type and distribution in the space), and enough soundproofing in the walls to insulate you from the everyday noises associated living in close quarters with other people. However, there are different levels of upscaling apartments in terms of what the entire space or its rooms offer. Here are some examples of the things you might find according to each room. The lists are not meant to be exhaustive, but rather aim to give you an idea of what can be available to you, using a one-bedroom/one-bathroom space as a general model:
Generally, we suggest that you ensure that the basics are all in place for a luxury apartment before you go looking for the special “wow” features. Are the materials, features, and appliances hardy, durable, and stain or damage-resistant? How new or old are they? Do they clean easily? Do you have a good temperature control system? And, of course, it is ultimately a matter of priority. You may have to pick and choose what’s most important to you and your lifestyle. Will you be comfortable in a place that has a smaller kitchen because you want that jacuzzi-jetted, oversized tub in the bathroom? Whatever you decide, we recommend visiting the unit in person before you make your final decision for what luxury means to you.
Luxury Outside Your Apartment
One of the draws of apartment luxury living is the amenities that are offered outside the walls of your own place. Again, you have a lot of choices and it ultimately depends on what is most important to you. Are you a social person who likes to host football viewing parties? An apartment building that offers a community lounge with a large TV would be a good choice for you. Do you spend most of your free time at the gym? Many apartment buildings will have a full workout room, sometimes with 24 hour controlled access. Briefly, here are some of the amenities you can consider as potentially available to you as part of being a resident of your complex:
All in all, finding a luxury space that fits your needs will be a matter of balance, priority, and planning ahead. It is also a matter of deciding what is most important to you in terms of your space and lifestyle. Chances are, you will not find a building that has all of these features, amenities, and services that you are seeking or in the right combination. Now that you know what you can look for in luxury apartments, we will review what the neighborhoods and building complexes in your local Baltimore and Towson area have to offer you.
Luxury Apartments in Baltimore, MDHarbor East, Union Wharf, Midtown, and Guilford are neighborhoods in Baltimore where you will find a crop of luxury apartment buildings, as these neighborhoods are among the most urban and developed areas of the city. Harbor East and Union Wharf are located right on the riverfront, which means if a gorgeous view is a top priority of yours, these are the neighborhoods to look. MyNewPlace offers you a great look inside and around many of the luxury buildings in and around Baltimore’s top neighborhoods and list the amenities in a quick reference list when you perform a search for the city and its neighborhoods. Their site prominently features The Zenith, perhaps the cream of the crop when it comes to luxury apartments in Baltimore. Their apartment features include 6-foot tall windows, gourmet-class kitchens with cultured granite and marble countertops, and full-sized washer/dryer sets in the apartment proper. Their building amenities include 24-hour security and private concierge, a heated pool, an elite club room with many of the amenities listed above (“Game, TV, and Theater Rooms” above), a state-of-the-art fitness center with top-quality workout equipment, and controlled-access garage parking. Marketplace at Fells Point, on the other hand, keeps it relatively simple. It features large and open floor plans, a concierge, a fitness/yoga center, and a private courtyard with outdoor fireplace. Charles Towers, located in Midtown, is a good example of a residential community that ranges somewhere in the middle in terms of its apartment features and building amenities. Additional features not listed above include the building is eco-friendly and green and has an on-site food court for the maximum in convenience.
Luxury Apartments in Towson (Baltimore Metro)
Towson is a close-in Baltimore suburb and is the home of Towson University and Towson Town Center Mall, a large suburban shopping complex. Colony at Kenilworth is a luxury apartment community that is located close to both the school and the shopping center and additionally, it is only a 15-minute drive from downtown Baltimore. Its central location will likely serve many of your needs in terms of having urban life close at your fingertips, as it also has a modest range of features and amenities at a slightly lower cost than some of the luxury buildings in Baltimore proper. Apartments feature large living spaces, granite kitchen countertops with a bar and top-quality appliances and the amenities for this residential community include a heated pool, internet cafe, theater room, and fitness center. It also has a beautiful lobby and a large, covered outdoor patio with a fireplace and cushioned furniture. Somerset at Towson, which is also located in central Towson, is another option for luxury living. If you prefer a low- to mid-rise building, this is a great option, as this property also features 9 foot ceilings, oversized walk-in cabinets, and cherry cabinets inside the apartment. The complex has a great range of recreational and relaxation-focused amenities: a resort-style pool, yoga and fitness center, a community lounge, movie theater, and a Renaissance library for work and school projects.
We hope that this is a helpful tool for you as you begin to search for luxury apartments in the Baltimore and Towson area. There are a range of options that residential companies are happy to talk over with you or share in person, and they love answering questions about why their building would be the best place for you. Happy hunting for your new, luxury place!