Are apartments family-friendly?

2 years ago
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Suburbs with high-quality schools and easy access to parklands and nature reserves are becoming increasingly sought-after by families. While the prices of traditional, detached houses are often out of reach for many, apartment living offers all the perks of an enviable postcode without breaking the bank. 

More and more apartments are popping up throughout inner-city and suburban areas, making them the perfect option for families. 



Families at Arbour Park VIC will have peace of mind knowing the surrounding areas offer elite schools including Camberwell High School and Strathcona Girls Grammar School. 

Location is one of the most enticing aspects of apartment living. Traditionally, many first home buyers would need to sacrifice their ideal location for affordability or additional space. However, apartment living puts you right in the hub of popular suburbs, close to transport, urban amenities, retail, parklands and schools. Many off-the-plan apartments also come with generous floor plans that rival those of more traditional detached houses. 



The unique rooftop amenities at Quay Resort at Quay Waterfront Newstead, QLD are being described across the industry as a ‘park within a park’. 

Many off-the-plan apartment buildings are now being created with the concept of community at the forefront, making these vertical neighbourhoods the ideal place to raise a family. Communal facilities provide quick and easy ways of meeting other families and making friends in the building, creating the perfect environment for parents and kids to socialise. With a range of residents’ amenities located within moments of your home, it’s now becoming easier than ever for families to gather in a village-style community. 



Seafarers Residences VIC features a 24-hour concierge service.

The additional security that comes with apartment living means that you and your family will feel safe at all times. For example, many new developments feature 24-hour hotel-style concierge services or secure entrances that only residents can access. For parents, this means peace of mind knowing that you and your children live in a safe and secure environment. 


Less maintenance

Kirra Gardens VIC features gardens by Jamie Durie,

Most off-the-plan developments offer architecturally landscaped and professionally maintained green spaces or communal gardens. You will likely also have access to state-of-the-art barbecue facilities, entertainers' kitchens and al fresco dining areas to help you make the most of the outdoors. This means you can enjoy the traditional 'backyard' lifestyle without spending your weekends mowing the lawn or tinkering with appliances - instead, you can enjoy it with your family.


A sustainable life

Riverbank - The Park House VIC features a kids' playroom and offers 6-Star Green Star living.

Sustainable apartments are becoming more and more prevalent. For parents concerned about their impact on the environment and those who want to improve the future for their children, off-the-plan apartments are an excellent alternative to established detached houses. More and more developments are being designed with sustainability integrated into the structure of the building. This usually isn't the case with most older houses. 

Families have the opportunity to embrace a lifestyle without compromise, be part of a like-minded community and gain exclusive access to residents' amenities. Apartments are ideal living spaces where families can strive towards an ideal future whilst enjoying all the benefits of a sought-after location. 

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