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The Most Popular Amenities in Multifamily Apartment Communities

January 24, 2024
The Most Popular Amenities in Multifamily Apartment Communities

As a leading general contractor specializing in multifamily developments throughout Texas, KWA Construction has seen firsthand the transformation in apartment living. Gone are the days when a simple pool and gym sufficed; residents are now seeking a curated living experience that caters to their every need. As tastes evolve, amenities play an increasingly pivotal role in attracting and retaining residents. Here’s our roundup of the most sought-after amenities in multifamily apartment communities today.

1. State-of-the-Art Fitness Centers: While a gym has always been a staple, residents now want more than just treadmills and weights. Yoga studios, spin classes and outdoor workout spaces are becoming standard. Additionally, integrating technology, like virtual classes and fitness apps, is elevating the fitness experience. As seen here, Kilby, a Toll Brothers Apartment Living® development located in Frisco Square, one of the most visible mixed-use developments in Frisco, Texas, offers a standalone two-story fitness center with Wellbeats™ virtual fitness and an outdoor yoga deck.

Kilby

Village at Rayzor Ranch

2. Co-Working Spaces: With the rise of remote work, many are looking for flexible workspaces outside of their apartments. Co-working spaces within the community provide a mix of private desks, meeting rooms and communal lounges, making working from home a seamless experience. Developed by Seneca Investments and designed by Domus Studio Group, Axiom Hub 121’s high-tech, amenity-rich residence undoubtedly attracts young professionals to its bustling neighborhood at the Craig Ranch master-planned development in McKinney, Texas. 

Axiom Hub 121

Axiom Hub 121

Axiom Hub 121

The Truman at Arlington Commons

The Truman at Arlington Commons

Village at Rayzor Ranch

3. Pet Amenities: Pets are like family, and multifamily communities are recognizing this. Beyond just being pet-friendly, top apartments now feature pet spas, dog parks and even pet-sitting services to cater to the four-legged residents. As a pet-friendly community, Nehemiah Company’s Truman at Arlington Commons has a beautiful and substantially sized enclosed dog park for renters and their furry friends.

The Truman at Arlington Commons

4. Resort-Style Pools: A pool is no longer just a place to swim. It’s a social hub, complete with cabanas, hot tubs and lounge areas. Some communities even go the extra mile with lazy rivers, swim-up bars and beach entries. Developed by Lang Partners and designed by the award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm GFF, The Cooper’s resort-style zero-edge pool with a lounging shelf, sundeck and personal towel service sets the gold standard.

The Cooper

Village at Rayzor Ranch

Hebron 121 Station

5. Outdoor Entertainment: Texans love their outdoors, and multifamily communities are capitalizing on this. From outdoor kitchens and BBQ areas to fire pits and gaming lawns, the outdoor space is becoming an extension of the residents’ living areas. Developed by EPC Real Estate Group, Village at Rayzor Ranch is located in Rayzor Ranch Town Center and provides residents with a serene hammock garden and a covered patio with a fire pit and outdoor grilling stations.

Village at Rayzor Ranch

Village at Rayzor Ranch

Summit Parque

6. Green Initiatives: Eco-consciousness is on the rise, and residents are seeking communities that align with their values. Solar panels, electric car charging stations and efficient appliances are just some of the features that make a difference. Pinnacle Development’s Summit Parque was awarded the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) Silver Award for being built with best-in-class construction practices for sustainable and eco-friendly living, as well as its rigorous design and high levels of resource efficiency and indoor environmental quality. Designed by architect 5G Studio Collaborative, Summit Parque’s infrastructure includes solar panels that capture and generate electricity to assist in supplying the building’s energy needs. 

Summit Parque

Axiom Hub 121’s electric car charging station

7. Smart Home Features: Technology is making its way into every facet of our lives, and our homes are no exception. Residents are looking for smart thermostats, keyless entry systems, and integrated home assistants that offer convenience and security. Take Buzzworks development Digit 1919 for example. Designed by Dallas-based Parmadesign, Digit 1919’s high-tech amenities include app-controlled thermostats, keyless entry, a wireless security camera with a live feed through a mobile app and high-speed internet up to 100 mbps. An added plus— residents have the ability to direct message property managers and discover community events and updates through Aldea, a communications engagement app accessible from their smartphones.

Digit 1919

8. Package Rooms & Delivery Services: With the proliferation of online shopping, package management has become essential. Secure package rooms, refrigerated storage for perishable deliveries and even in-unit delivery services are becoming the norm. Kilby’s black, industrial-looking mailboxes cohesively blend into the building’s chic lobby decor and the building’s overall design, while Axiom Hub 121 provides tech-savvy Amazon package lockers. 

Kilby

Summit Parque

Summit Parque

Legacy Lakeshore

9. Luxurious Community Areas: Community rooms are transforming into luxurious lounges, game rooms and even wine-tasting rooms. These spaces offer residents a place to socialize, relax and entertain guests without leaving the property. The Cooper houses a first-of-its-kind hospitality bar, Craftwork at The Cooper, providing specialty coffee, craft beer, poolside beverage service and more.

Craftwork at The Cooper

Craftwork at The Cooper

Kilby

Kilby

Kilby

Village at Rayzor Ranch

10. Dedicated Parking & Car Services: In urban areas, parking can be a challenge. Residents appreciate dedicated parking spots, electric vehicle charging stations, and even car wash services on-site. The Kilby shines here, boasting controlled access to its structured parking garage with a TollTag reader and enhanced security measures, including Latch smart entry for both the building and the residences. While The Truman at Arlington Commons transformed its five-story parking garage into a work of art thanks to Arlington-raised artist Christopher Gonzalez and his woodland mural, “Wilderness.” 

The Truman at Arlington Commons

Kilby

In Conclusion

Amenities play an integral role in the modern apartment dweller’s search for the perfect blend of convenience, luxury and community in multifamily communities. As a general contractor specializing in multifamily developments across Texas, KWA Construction takes pride in bringing to life the visions of our clients who aim to reshape the modern apartment living experience. From building state-of-the-art amenity spaces to integrating sustainable initiatives, our dedication lies in enriching lives through our unwavering commitment to quality construction and meticulous attention to detail. 


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