Finding the right apartment is key. You don’t want to sweep one up out of desperation so make sure that you’ve given yourself plenty of time to locate a place in the area that you’re going to be most happy in. It’s easy to fall into the trap of fining the cheapest place you can in a very short window of time. It took me months of looking at apartments for rent in Orlando to finally find the place that I’m living in now. At the time Orlando was a new town and unlike my friends who appear to only give themselves a month or so of looking, I wanted to have plenty of it. I had to look up statistics on every town and city, no matter how large or small. I wanted to know everything about the neighborhood I might potentially be living in, everything from the crime rate, the culture and the night life.
It seems like a lot of people my age treat apartments like temporary, disposal ‘homes’ that they’re going to give up in a year. This isn’t exactly a bad stratagem if you’re on the move a lot which happens for students working toward higher degrees. Since I’ve already graduated I like to find a place that is going to be, at the very least, semi-permanent. With no desire to buy myself a home or even a condo, the right apartment has to make sense for me. Florida has turned out to be far more pleasant than I expected it to be. With plenty of sunshine, a beach that’s only an hour away and with plenty to do around town I can’t be happier. Sure, the crime rate isn’t what I’d like it to be but these days it doesn’t appear as if any major city is as safe as we would prefer them to be.