I love to host barbecues for my friends. Are there apartments where I can own a grill?

Photo of The Niche ApartmentsThe Niche has outdoor kitchens, perfect for tailgate grilling. Click to learn more!

Spring is here and the summer heat will quickly follow. Sunny Florida days are perfect for barbecues and having fun with your friends. Grilling some hamburgers, hot dogs, maybe some veggies, we know how Gainesville residents love their BBQ. Unfortunately, if you're living in an apartment you may have one big problem with owning a grill. It is against fire code for grills to be on patios or inside your unit. However, there are over 50 communities around Gainesville that have picnic areas and 11 communities that even have outdoor kitchens for its residents to use.

The great thing about living in apartments with picnic areas is that you don't have to pay extra to use them! Whenever you want to have some friends over and have fun outdoors you can easily use the picnic areas and grills as if they're your very own. It's not so bad as you'd think! But if you're not down for that another option instead of your usual grill is to invest in an electric grill. Electric grills can be found at Home Depot, Lowes Hardware, and even Wal-Mart or Target. Electric grills don't use gas, but instead you simply plug them into the wall and you are ready to go.

Need help finding apartments with picnic areas? We can help! To begin your search, click on “Gainesville Apartments” right at the top of the SwampRentals.com homepage. That will take you to our search page. From there you're going to scroll down and click on “Show advanced filters.” Once you click that, you'll see a section of filters called “Community Features” and right next to it you'll click on the little plus sign so you can see all the options these communities have. Now, depending on your style, you can either choose from “Picnic Area” or “Outdoor Kitchen” as options in your future apartments. The results of apartments with picnic areas or outdoor kitchens will show up and you can pick and choose from there.

Having a hard time trying to narrow down your results? Use our “filter, drag and compare” tool. Just use your filtered results, drag them into the boxes and click on “compare” and you've got your work cut out for you!

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