Remember the old show “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous”?
It was a guilty pleasure, reality TV before the advent of reality TV, and so many people loved it because it gave them a glimpse into the VIP lifestyle.
Because, honestly, wouldn’t most of us love the opportunity to live like a VIP and enjoy special treatment and fanfare whenever we grace a space with our presence?
While the majority of reasonable people can’t afford (and don’t need) gold toilet seats, there are a few special perks available through local apartment complexes that you may want to consider and take advantage of when you’re choosing a place to live.
What are some of the best perks you might be able to secure through something as simple as renting an apartment?
Easy Access to Great Restaurants.
One of the best new trends in construction and zoning is the increase in mixed-use development. The combination of residential and commercial property makes it easier to love where you live, work and play.
Several local apartments share space with trendy and fun restaurants, which make it easy to view the downstairs pub or cafe as an extension of your home. It’s almost like living in your own F*R*I*E*N*D*S episode with your own Central Perk onsite.
Some of the best apartment and local hot-spot combinations we adore include the gorgeously renovated apartments at The Fairmont and its downstairs bar and grill, The Rose; as well as the trendy new apartment additions at 1 Delaware coupled with local favorite SPoT Coffee.
Character and Charm.
There are plenty of dull and dismal apartments out there in the world, and plenty of cookie-cutter options as well. However, if you want to feel like a million bucks every time you walk in and out of your apartment, why not consider living in a building that feels like the lap of luxury?
The Graystone building is a beautiful example of Italian renaissance architecture and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. How’s that for character and history? And, if you’re looking for something that’s a little more modern chic, you can’t top 500 Pearl for its crisp, fresh newness, luxurious design, and centrally located convenience.
Discounts on Local Activities.
One of the best things about living in Buffalo is being able to explore the many new and exciting shops, experiences, and activities that frequently pop up around town. However, partaking in a large number of events can easily burn a hole in your budget if you’re not careful.
Ellicott Development’s local apartments partner with businesses and community organizations to offer discounts for local events – everything from wine tasting to boat tours and rentals. These partnerships make sense for the community of Buffalo by encouraging local residents to love where they live, and they’re just a lot of fun as well!
And, these discounts just might make it a little easier to encourage friends and family to come and enjoy all Buffalo has to offer since Ellicott also owns a group of hotels and generously makes hotel discounts available for residents to share with friends and family.
Dry Cleaning at Your Door.
The rich and famous lifestyle would probably involve a rotating closet like Cher’s in Clueless, so you could always have access to the perfect outfit for each occasion. While your apartment might not have that level of technologically advanced wardrobe management at its disposal, many local apartments offer the next best thing when it comes to maintaining a fabulous wardrobe.
Through a partnership with Collvin Cleaners, residents at local Ellicott Development apartments have access to free dry cleaning pick up and delivery. That means you’ll be able to look crisp and fresh at a moment’s notice, rather than having to carry around laundry or (perish the thought!) spend your free time ironing all your nice clothes.
At-home gyms were high-profile features on shows like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous and Cribs. As a modern apartment dweller, you can enjoy all the convenience of an on-site fitness center, without all the expense, maintenance, and upkeep of machines.
Looking for other benefits? Some complexes, like 500 Pearl’s apartments, offer access to a pool, giving you a place to relax and spend time with friends on those dog days of summer. Properties like The Belesario give you access to the housekeeping staff to help keep your apartment neat and tidy.
Wondering about how to find the best apartment, or how to ask which types of perks are offered when you sign the dotted line on that apartment lease?
Ellicott Development offers the Ellicott Elite membership program, an opt-in VIP program that extends special privileges to those who live in their complexes and sign up for their perks. The program is just one more way that Ellicott Development makes their apartments stand out as stand-up options for housing in the Buffalo area.