Looking for Lubbock’s best apartments?
I went to college at Texas Tech in Lubbock and took my first real job here. During that time, I did a lot of research into places to live. Not ready to buy a home, I decided on renting an apartment. Now, if you have ever lived in a college town, you know that there are so many options when it comes to landing in a rental – Lots of competing apartment complexes with lots of promoted amenities – all claiming to be the best Lubbock apartments. And with all of those places promoting themselves as your ultimate leased space for a time, you have to be careful that you don’t jump into the wrong one.
Below are my bets tips when looking at apartment options in Lubbock. Taking all of my needs into mind, I leaned towards an oft-overlooked, but super professional property called Windsor Creek Apartments. That being said, it is going to depend on your taste and style as well as your desired location.
What to keep in mind when searching for Lubbock’s best apartments:
- Does the apartment complex have an available apartment on the floor you want? If you want ground floor, don’t settle for a second or third. Don’t get desperate to just seal a deal and accept a floor that does not suit you. You will regret it. Also, if you do get an apartment under another one, expect it to be somewhat loud at times. No matter how quiet the management promises it to be, you can always expect noises above your head.
- Does the apartment complex have amenities that mean anything to you? Will you really make use of the amenities offered?
- Is the apartment complex in an area that is convenient for you on most days? Are there cool places you can walk to or do you always have to hop in the car?
- Does the management seem friendly and attentive?
- What kind of online reviews does the apartment complex get? Are the concerns raised in any of the reviews ones that might affect you as well?
- Does the apartment complex offer the kind of parking you want? Storage?
- Does the required rent fit nicely into your budget or will it be a stretch?
- How often does the apartment complex pay for pest control?
- Are utilities included in the rent or are you responsible for paying them?
Okay, those are just a few. I’m sure you have thought of many of those, but I wanted to at least give you a strong checklist to start with just in case. Lubbock is a pretty cool town once you get used to it. There are a bunch of great local and national restaurants. The coffee shop scene is second to none. And the cultural side of things is slowly taking shape. I wish you the best as you settle into this city and I hope you are able to find the best Lubbock apartment to call home!