Washington, D.C. Apartment Buildings Targeting Millennials

D.C. Apartment Buildings Targeting Millennials

July 8, 2014 | Rental Trends, Rental Trends and Real Estate News

By Kelly Bradley

Each generation has a different idea of an ideal apartment building. New complexes in Washington, D.C. are being built with millennial-focused amenities in mind, and trust me when I say that you’ll want to move into one of the apartments after reading about them.

Why Washington, D.C.?

There are more and more millennials looking for rentals in Washington, D.C. and its surrounding regions. After all, there are plenty of attractive reasons to move to our nation’s capitol:

  • It’s great for singles looking to mingle. In fact, D.C. is #3 on Rent.com’s 2014 list of the Top 10 Best Cities for Singles.

  • There is never a shortage of things to do. You can head to the National Zoo, check out the Smithsonian or attend any number of the outdoor festivals. You can also catch a game. With teams in all four pro sports leagues, Washington, D.C. is #7 on Rent.com’s list of the Top 10 Cities for Sports Fans.

  • It’s a hot spot for millennials. The young and ambitious are flocking to D.C., which landed the city a #9 spot on the list on Rent.com’s Best Cities for College Grads in 2013.

Amenities for Millennials

In order to attract these young professionals in Washington, D.C., trendy apartment amenities are a must. Electric-car charging stations, vegetable gardens, and access to amenities like yoga studios and movie theaters can all attract a younger generation.

Leading the Pack: Avalon Bay

Avalon Bay, a property management company headquartered in Washington D.C., is working on targeting those who grew up with the Internet. All of their units are high-tech and don’t look like your typical apartment building.

In fact, one of Avalon’s buildings, AVA H Street, feels as though you’re living in a cross between a college dorm and a luxury hotel. Inside, you’ll hear trendy music (which residents can control with their own iPods), see electric car charging stations and find that each tenant has a retail-style walk-in closet.

Washington, D.C. Apartment Buildings Targeting Millennials - Avalon Bay - Closets

The lobby of the apartment building even has a Twitter wall, which shows you all of the trending terms in the area. If residents head to the 5,000-square foot gym to work out, they will find oxygen walls made of plants. On top of all that, the building is also pet friendly for renters with four-legged friends.

Washington, D.C. Apartment Buildings Targeting Millennials  - Avalon Bay - Twitter Wall

With all of these high-tech apartment amenities, it’s no wonder so many millennials are flocking to these Washington, D.C. apartments.

 

[Image Sources: Rent.com - AVA H Street, Washington, D.C.]

 

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