As the days shorten, the dreams of many apartment dwellers turn to visions of winter wonderlands. Sunday is the pinnacle of this as the official first day of winter arrives with the winter solstice. Whether you love sledding, winter sports, or just sitting by the fire, we reveal our selections for the best cities in which to have an apartment for those who want to make to the most of the winter season.
Lake Placid, NY
If you love winter sports, then you will want to find your next apartment in Lake Placid. Home of the 1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid has all the winter adventure that you could desire. Whether you are hitting the 31 miles of slopes and trails at Mount Van Hoevenberg or taking to the ice at the Olympic Oval, Lake Placid is the place to live.
Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN
Few people love the winter season as much as the residents of Minnesota’s Twin Cities. And that is a good thing, since the average winter temperature is only 15 degrees. Apartment dwellers here are not afraid to brave the icy temperatures for a little fun. Kids and families look forward to the Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival each January. You could also try your hand at a little ice fishing, for everything from walleyes to pike to panfish. And, of course, sports fans can always get their fill of hockey.
Green Bay, WI
For the avid sports fan, few cities conjure up as much imagery as football in Green Bay in December and January. Apartment residents in the Green Bay area are thrilled to walk among possibly the strongest football traditions in the world. They take part in the spectacle of a game on “the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field.” Get great seats, and you may even be cradling a player after a Lambeau Leap.
Boulder is home to just over 100,000 residents, many of whom choose the apartment lifestyle. When the snows arrive each October, citizens are overjoyed because amazing skiing is to be had. Boulder is consistently makes the lists of the top places in the U.S. for skiing, and is just a short drive away from other skiing meccas such as Aspen and Breckenridge. And, when you are done skiing for the evening, Denver is just a half hour away and ready to fulfill your needs for dining, shopping and nighttime entertainment.
There is no doubt about it, Boston resident get excited when winter rolls around. Just steps outside your apartment are some of the most beautiful winter cityscapes you could ever wish for. But the harsh temperatures of the Northeastern U.S. drive many people indoors. Whether you are catching a show in Boston’s Theater District, enjoying a drink at one of the city’s numerous Irish pubs, or strolling one of Boston’s more than 60 museums, you will never run our of things to do when you choose to have an apartment in Boston.
If you can’t stand the cold, escape winter’s bite and get an apartment in South Florida. Who needs the snow when you can have fun in the sun all winter long? And when you get done at the beach or playing a round of golf, you can stroll the streets and enjoy fresh Cuban food before you head out for the nightlife. Why deal with flakes of snow? Have grains of sand under your toes all year long.
Wherever you choose to call home this winter, make sure that you use www.apartmentsearch.com to find your next apartment. Our diverse web listings allow you to find apartments in your winter wonderland, and then narrow your choices down by neighborhood, amenities, and rate. And when you let you leasing agent know that you used ApartmentSearch.com, we will even give you $200 in rewards. That is a great way to warm your wallet this winter!