How To Beat The Summer Heat

Summer HeatWe were all ready for winter to be over, but now that summer is here, thermometer temperatures are climbing in many areas of the U.S. Heat and humidity definitely take their toll on residents who live in cities with higher temperatures. And the kids want to cool off as much as you do. Fortunately, ApartmentSearch has great suggestions for beating the heat this summer.

Cool Off at Your Apartment Community

Many apartment communities have a great pool – or pools – where you and your family can spend the entire summer.. Free access to a pool year-round beats having to pay for public pools – and is typically much less crowded. Some communities offer “Dive-in Movie” nights, so you can relax in the cool water while watching a movie. Other places to cool off at apartment communities during the summer include shaded parks and walkways, fitness centers and community centers – often equipped with couches, pool tables, and other fun activities.

Cool Off in Your City

Most apartment communities are within a short drive – or, in some cases, a short walk – to public parks, splash pads, pools, and lakes. In suburbs of Orlando, Fla., for example, new splash pad parks recently opened in Oviedo and downtown Winter Park. One of the greatest things about the apartment you choose it its proximity to activities you and your family enjoy, including Indoor family fun centers, bowling alleys, movie theaters and other sites that offer summer fun – and air conditioning. Don’t forget museums, art galleries and malls. There is no better way to beat the summer heat in Washington, D.C., than to visit one of the many outstanding Smithsonian Institution museums.

Cool Off in the Water

If your apartment is near coastal cities – Mendocino, Calif.; Beaufort, N.C. ; and Miami, Fla. , to name a few – you can enjoy the ocean and beaches whenever you like. Some of the best beaches in the U.S. are in Gulf Shores, Ala.; Santa Barbara, Calif.; Cumberland Island, Ga.; and Kauai, Hawaii. Don’t worry, though. Even if you don’t live near a fabulous beach, there are often other beautiful lakes and rivers nearby to enjoy. Residents of Chattanooga, Tenn., for example, can go whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River to beat the summer heat. And apartment residents in Cleveland and Sandusky, Ohio, get to relax or walk along the stunning Lake Erie beaches.

ApartmentSearch Can Help Beat Summer Heat

If you are looking for a new apartment that is closer to places to cool off in the summer heat, is the first and only resource you need. Start your search for a new apartment at, and you will see how the site quickly builds a customized list for you, based on desired neighborhood, price range, amenities and other factors. Plus, when you tell your new apartment community that you found your apartment on, you can earn up to $200 in rewards. Nothing says cool like ApartmentSearch giving back to you.