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Apartment hunting can be stressful, frustrating and not to mention time-consuming, especially when you are on the lookout for a luxury apartment.

Before you pound the pavements looking at an endless stream of unsuitable apartments, make a list of criteria that your ideal adobe should have. This way you can check any unsuitable homes off your list without having to waste time seeing them in person.

These are what we recommend as the top 5 criteria in finding luxury apartments for rent in Edmonton.

1. Location

For the majority of people, location is the number one criteria in a search for luxury apartments for rent in Edmonton. The ideal location for your needs will be largely determined by your lifestyle, including your family situation, where you work, and what you like to do in your free time. If you are single, or a couple without children, you probably don’t need to consider the location of the nearest school, but instead, a short commute to work and a location that allows you to explore the best of what Edmonton has to offer might be more important to you. Whatever your situation is, you probably want to look for a rental in a desirable part of the city to ensure your safety and easy access to amenities.

By typing “Luxury Apartments Edmonton” in the search engine, you will notice that there is a variety of choices. The closer you are to downtown the more options there are, ranging from one-bedroom suites to family-oriented apartments. Downtown locations are also close to public transportation and the revitalized ICE District. However, as you head further out into the suburbs, while the selection of luxury apartments will dwindle, you get closer to nature and access to recreational activities.

Consider what is important to you when determining the search area for Edmonton luxury apartments Compromising on location might not seem such a big deal at the beginning, but you’ll soon tire of a long commute, or not being close to all your favourite activities in the long-run. However, there is always another criteria that must be considered in tandem with the location. Price.

2. Price

Once you’ve narrowed down the ideal location of your Edmonton luxury apartment, the next obvious criterion is the price. Unless you’re a celebrity with an endless source of income, you will have a budget, even if it’s quite a substantial one. As mentioned above, there is a large diversity of “luxury apartments Edmonton” for rent, and it will save you lots of time if you determine the maximum amount you want to spend per month in advance. The closer you are to downtown, the more you are going to pay. Unfortunately, price is one of the few factors that usually can’t be compromised. You may have to reconsider your location if your budget simply won’t stretch to what you want, where you want it.

When factoring in all the costs associated with the rental apartment, don’t forget to include any perks and incentives that come with the apartment. You could afford to pay higher rent if the building includes a gym and you can cancel your existing membership.

Above all else, consider whether the apartment is worth the price being charged. While it may be in your desired location and within your budget, if you feel that it’s not worth the price tag, check it off your list and move on. One of the obvious benefits of viewing several apartments before making any decisions is that you get a good sense of what you should expect to get for your money.

3. Lifestyle

Taking your personal lifestyle into account is critical when searching for luxury apartments in Edmonton. Not only must you think about location and price, but also if the apartment itself will suffice. Does it have enough room for your current, or expanding family? Is there enough room to store all of your belongings such as bikes, skis, kayaks etc. or is storage space included? If you have a vehicle, or two, is parking included? Is it above or underground? These are all important criteria to take into consideration. Even apartments in the right location and at the right price might not be suitable depending on your lifestyle.

4. Pet-friendliness

Not all luxury apartments in Edmonton allow pets. Some do, with restrictions. If you have a beloved furry family member, a pet-friendly apartment will be a must-have on your list of criteria. When making enquiries, remember to ask if there are restrictions on the number of pets, breed, size, etc. You don’t want to find the home of your dreams only to learn last minute that Fido isn’t allowed to live there.

5. Additional touches

If you’ve been lucky enough to find a few apartments that meet all of your requirements, there are some additional items that could set one apart from another. Ask if the apartment comes furnished. This could save you significant amounts of money finding pieces that fit into space, especially if this is your first rental. Also, consider the major appliances in the apartment. It may seem insignificant, but features such as stainless steel appliances, a gas range, a soaker bathtub etc. will add to the enjoyment of your home and should be taken into consideration, especially if you’re stuck on the fence between two properties.
As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when looking for a luxury apartment rental in Edmonton.

Next Steps

Ultimately, it’s important to find the most suitable apartment for your long-term needs. Compromising now could mean you have to start your search all over again quite soon down the road, which is something that we can help you avoid. Contact us today to discuss your search for luxury apartments in Edmonton!