Brisbane’s suburbs are dotted with thousands of apartment buildings. We aren’t just talking about the skyscrapers in the city itself, the surrounding suburbs are filled with mid-rise apartment blocks that offer all the lifestyle without the dizzying heights. It depends on who you ask, but in Queensland, we tend to think of high rise apartment buildings as being anything over 7 storeys. Really though, you can find fantastic apartments in mid-rise buildings that are anywhere between 3 and 10 storeys high. Choosing a mid-level apartment not only gives you access to the best of what the River City has to offer, but it also comes with a few serious benefits that are worth considering.
More Owner Occupiers
Sharing a common property with other people sometimes comes with a few challenges. High rise apartment buildings often attract investors who are looking to get their hands on low maintenance properties in popular areas. But, mid-rise apartments are slightly different. Their affordability and fantastic locations are major attractors for owner-occupiers, especially first home buyers, downsizers or anyone wanting to avoid living right in the thick of the action. This means mid-rise apartments often have more owner-occupiers and fewer renters. That reduces the number of people who come through the building, helping to maintain good security and the peace and quiet of your apartment.
Affordable Strata Fees
Living in a high rise building packed with features like pools, cinemas, gyms and a concierge might be a tick in the lifestyle column, but those things are all reflected in the cost of body corporate fees. Paying for the upkeep of common areas is an important part of apartment living, and simpler mid-rise apartments are often more affordable. The difference in body corporate fees could be worth thousands of dollars per year. If you’re unlikely to ever use the common amenities you’re paying for, it’s well worth considering a simpler mid-rise apartment that only has facilities you will actually use.
Meet Your Neighbours
Smaller apartment buildings have fewer residents, and that translates into a much stronger community spirit. When you only have a few dozen neighbours, you’re likely to take the time to get to know the people you see frequently. The community aspect of mid-rise apartments is a huge drawcard for anyone who likes to know their neighbours, and it means you’ll always have someone nearby if you need a friend to watch over your apartment while you’re away on your next holiday.
Enjoy the Peace & Quiet
Fewer neighbours help build that strong community, but it also means there will be less foot traffic throughout the building. Modern apartments are well insulated and do a good job of keeping noise contained, but having fewer neighbours will translate into the building being quieter. Plus, there will be less competition if you do ever want to use the apartment’s gym or catch some sun by the pool.
Desirability at Resale Time
Plenty of Brisbane’s mid-rise apartment buildings is found in the city’s most sought-after suburbs. You don’t need to live in the CBD itself to get the best of what the city has to offer. In fact, a mid-rise apartment in West End or Bulimba would give you all the lifestyle features you’re after without the CBD price tag. That desirability will be reflected when you’re ready to move on to your next apartment.
Interested in Apartment Living? Get in Touch With the Amazing Apartments Team!
At Amazing Apartments, we specialise in just one thing: matching our customers to their next apartment. Whether you are looking for a mid-rise apartment or the full high rise experience, our extensive network of Brisbane apartments means we can find something you’ll love. Our experienced team will take the time to get to know you and what you’re looking for, then we’ll match you to the properties that have the most to offer. Speak to our team today if you would like to sell your existing apartment or if you are ready to begin hunting for your next one!