8 Tips for Choosing The Best Apartment in Tulsa

September 24, 2015


When you’re looking for a new luxury apartment , it’s important to think about your needs as well as your wants. What features will make you choose one apartment over another? What issues do you want to avoid? A good idea is to determine what you want as far as amenities offered by making a list and comparing it to what is available. Here are 8 tips to help you choose a new apartment in Tulsa.

1. Location, Location, Location

Do you want to avoid a long commute and be close to your job? Do you need to have easy access to I-44 or the Broken Arrow Expressway? Maybe you prefer to take the bus and need to be near a bus stop. Do you want to be near your children’s school or daycare? Think about what you need to be close to and then search within your target area.

2. Do They Have Flexible Lease Options?

Sometimes we have situations where a short-term lease is preferred over a long one. A good apartment community should offer both long-term and short-term leases for residents. Military families often prefer short-term due to the demands of the career.

3. Do They Allow Pets? 

If you currently have pets it might be a deal breaker if pets aren’t allowed or if you have a large dog. No matter how much you love a place, no loving pet owner wants to give up their furry friend for a nice apartment. You might also see if there is a park nearby for walks and playtime with your dog.

4. What Features Are Must-Haves?

Make a list of the features you absolutely won’t do without. Maybe you had problems at the last place you rented, so this time you absolutely want to be in an apartment with friendly, responsive and welcoming on-site management and 24-hour emergency maintenance. Or maybe you love to exercise and want the flexibility of being able to exercise anytime without leaving your apartment community. Perhaps a private entry is on your “must have” list. Prioritizing your wants and your needs will help you find the apartment that fits you best.

5. What Features Give You Added Value

Some apartments have the one extra feature that may seem like a small thing to others, but to you it is the icing on the cake. For those with pets, hardwood-style flooring in the kitchen and living room is stylish and easy to clean, especially with our red Oklahoma clay. And speaking of that red clay, touching up your car or your pet in an onsite car wash and pet spa might be an unexpected convenience for you.

6. Consult a Resource Guide

Take advantage of a resource guide, like the Ultimate Apartment Search Guide, that will provide you with ideas for evaluating apartment locations, ways you can rate and prioritize features and amenities, and potential questions that you should ask apartment management.

7. Know Your Budget

You need to take into consideration the total cost of move-in. Are they offering a move-in discount or free month with a 12-month lease? Are utilities included? Have a monthly budget worked out so you know exactly what you can afford.

8. Are The Apartments and Grounds Well-kept? 

If everything looks good then it's a good assumption that they take good care of the premises and are prompt with repairs.

These are important considerations for choosing the right apartment for your needs. Our residents at the Springs at Woodlands South enjoy flexible leases, 24-hour maintenance and walk-in closets. We are also a pet-friendly community with our own off-leash dog park.

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