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Apartment Amenities: The Complete List

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By Adeeva Fritz

Nov 18, 2021


Hardwood floors, a washer dryer, and air conditioning are just a few examples of the apartment amenities at the top of renter wishlists. In this article, we cover all the amenities, from the common to the luxurious and everything in between.

What are Apartment Amenities?

Apartment amenities are any desirable or useful non-essential features in an apartment unit and its building that provide value, luxury, or convenience for renters.

In-Unit Amenities Vs. Community Amenities

There are two types of apartment amenities. The perks within an apartment unit are called in-unit amenities. The perks found in common areas of an apartment building or complex are known as community amenities.

How Much Do Amenities Cost?

Technically, in-unit amenities are free, meaning that landlords and property managers don’t charge renters by the amenity. However, that doesn’t mean renters don’t pay up for these perks. In-unit amenities like a renovated kitchen or washer dryer are simply factored into the monthly rent. When it comes to community amenities, some property managers charge an amenity fee. It can be a one-time fee or a monthly fee, or it can vary by amenity. Before signing a lease on a property, be sure to ask whether the community amenities are free.

In-Unit Apartment Amenities

Here’s a list of in-unit apartment amenities that renters can look for.

  • Laundry washer and dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air conditioning / central air
  • Storage space
  • Large closets
  • Walk-in closets
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • Renovated kitchen
  • Marble or granite countertops
  • Garbage disposal
  • Built-in microwave
  • High-speed internet access / Wi-FI
  • Large windows with lots of light
  • Window coverings
  • Views
  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood floors
  • Pet-friendly
  • Furnished
  • Level (garden versus penthouse)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Community Amenities

Here’s a list of community amenities shared among all residents of a building or complex. Note that many of the amenities below are more commonly found in large apartment complexes and new, luxury apartment buildings.

Pet-friendly

  • Pet washing stations
  • Dog parks
  • Pet walking
  • Pet grooming

Cleaning

  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry services
  • Dry-cleaning

Health & Fitness

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Fitness center
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga studio
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Sports court
  • Tennis courts
  • Pickle ball courts

Biking

  • Bike storage
  • Bike repair center
  • Bike-share

Outdoor

  • Grilling areas
  • Picnic area
  • Firepits
  • Rooftop deck
  • Garden
  • Patio

Social / Entertainment

  • Media room
  • Resident lounge / clubhouse
  • Art studio
  • Game room
  • Community gatherings
  • Events and classes

Family-friendly

  • Playground
  • On-site daycare
  • On-site classes

Security

  • Gated community
  • Controlled access
  • Security guard
  • Door staff

Parking & Transportation

  • Secured garage
  • Parking space
  • Access to public transportation
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Guest parking
  • Valet parking

Property Management

  • Online rent payments
  • Online maintenance requests
  • On-site property management
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance

Mail

  • Mailroom
  • Package lockers

Business

  • Conference rooms
  • Co-working spaces
  • Printing services

General Convenience

  • Wi-Fi in common areas
  • Complimentary coffee bar
  • Guest suites
  • On-site convenience store
  • Recycling center
  • Daily trash pick up
  • Extra storage space
  • Elevator

The Bottom Line

Now that you know the full list of apartment amenities available, the question is, what’s on your must-have list? Be sure to check out our amenities filter to tailor your apartment search results accordingly.

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