Apartments

Renting an Apartment

Renting an apartment is probably the most popular option for students living off campus. There are two types of apartments in Fredericton, apartment complexes and apartments in houses. These two types of apartments are quite different from each other and have distinct advantages and disadvantages. Note that there is quite a variety in apartments and that these generalizations will not apply in all cases.

Apartment Complex

Some of the advantages to living in an apartment complex include:

  • Living with a smaller number of people than in a house
  • Not having to worry about a number of maintenance tasks such as:
    • Taking your garbage to the curb
    • Mowing your lawn/shovelling your driveway
    • Generally more secure than houses
    • Generally more modern than houses

Some of the disadvantages of living in an apartment complex include:

  • Less tolerance for noise due to the proximity of neighbours
  • Limited access to a lawn

Apartment in a House

Some of the advantages to living in an apartment complex include:

  • Living with a smaller number of people than in a house
  • Possible access to lawn
  • Often cheaper than an apartment in a complex

Some of the disadvantages to living in an apartment in a house include:

  • Less tolerance for noise due to the proximity of neighbours
  • Having to worry about maintenance tasks such as:
    • Taking your garbage to the curb
    • Mowing your lawn/shovelling your driveway
    • Generally less modern than apartment complexes
    • Generally less secure than apartment complexes