The Interesting Way Apartment Living Creates Lifetime Friendships

Smiling group of three girls, all stylishly dressed and wearing sunglassesThere are dozens, if not hundreds, of reasons why people are flocking to apartments. For some, those reasons are economic. For others, it’s due to changes in their family size. Still, others rent based on location or because they’re moving for work. All of these people and countless others can speak to the benefits of the apartment lifestyle. From the cost of living to luxury amenities, there are scores of reasons why apartment living is the most popular housing choice for many. But the greatest benefit of all is not often spoken about: the friendships that are created. 

The Greek philosopher Aristotle said:

“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual.”

This is one of the core reasons that so many people are drawn to apartment living. Within the landscape of your apartment community, the magic of the human social condition plays out every day. Every new person who moves into your apartment community has the potential to become more than just a stranger, a neighbor, or a passerby. They could become part of your world and you could become part of their world.

Think of it. Across the more than 20.1 million apartment homes, how many times per day is a new friendship made or a new love found? Of the 37.8 million apartment residents in the United States, how many will laugh together, console each other, or simply “Netflix and chill” together? How many children will play together and how many friends will meet for dinner? These are examples of lifelong friends brought together by the apartments in which they live.

It has been said that the invention of the Internet made our world smaller because of how it has brought us together, but apartments were doing the same thing long before Facebook or Pokémon Go. On August 7, we celebrate National Friendship Day. But when you live in an apartment, every day has the potential to become Friendship Day! Find the perfect one for you on!