I am looking to move a Gainesville apartment and it will be my first time on my own. What are some amenities that will make me feel peace of mind in my new surroundings?

Photo of Hub on Campus University ApartmentsApartments at Hub University are gated. This can help give you a little more peace of mind when getting to know your new surroundings.

Being in a new area or even sleeping in a new bedroom can be a little uneasy at first. Getting used to your new surroundings can be fun and, let's face it, a little stressful. If this is your first time on your own, you will quickly find out adulting is all fun and games until you actually have to do it. To make the adjustment a bit easier, you will find that many apartments in Gainesville are not only affordable, but come with amenities that will make you feel peace of mind in your surroundings. Hakuna Matata will be your new motto!

Gated Apartments

Living in a gated community is a great way to feel at peace in your new Gainesville apartment. Options are always good, especially when it comes to safety. Luckily for you there are options to the different types of access you can have depending on the community you live in. Some gated communities just simply require you to type in a code and you are granted access or others grant you access via a gate card. You can even pick between the type of gate the community offers! Some communities have a gate that slides open to let cars pass, while others have an arm that lifts up and down. Sometimes these communities even offer a courtesy patrol. An enormous plus to living in a gated community in Gainesville is you won't ever have any unwanted visitors or unexpected guests. Surprise visitors can be no fun when you are trying to study for an exam or write an essay.

Alarm Systems

Alarm systems may not be at the top of your amenity priority list, like a pool or fitness center might be. If safety is your main concern while away at college, then having an alarm system in your Gainesville apartment is a must have! You can't put a price on peace of mind and that's exactly what this amenity will give you. It always nice knowing that you have one less thing to worry about. The fact that your apartment has an alarm installed is a deterrent to any unwanted intruders. Some alarms even have a "chime" option. Whenever a door or window is opened, a chiming sound will notify you that someone is there. You can sleep better at night knowing that your alarm is helping keep you safe. Head's up, apartments on the list for alarm systems are pre-wired for the technology. You will need to call the alarm service to activate the alarm and pay a monthly service fee to keep their response team on call.

Pet Friendly

Your four-legged bestie can come to college too! Make sure you check out pet friendly apartments in Gainesville. Having your pet with you can put your mind at ease and make you feel more at peace. If you don't have a pet yet, but are looking to get one, these apartments are a great option. Just like having an alarm system, the fact that you have a dog in the apartment can turn away someone who might be looking to cause some trouble. Not only do they deter potential intruders, but they can protect against other harmful situations too. Since a dog's sense of smell is 10,000 more sensitive than humans, they can detect smoke from a fire well before you will. Not only can your pet serve as a safety net, but they are also great companions. If you are still looking for more ways to make you feel safe in your new apartment, check out this link!

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