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5 Benefits of Living in a New Student Housing Development

By Megan

If you’re planning on living off-campus this upcoming school year, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed with the variety of student apartment options in the Midtown area. From older properties that are a further distance from campus to brand new properties right off of Tech Square, your options are virtually unlimited.

At Whistler, we know how difficult it can be to decide on a location or even narrow down your options. One of the most difficult decisions is deciding between older locations that have lower price points and newer locations with higher price points. To help make the decision process easier, we have compiled a list of the top five benefits of living in a new student housing development.

5 Benefits of Living in a New Development Near Georgia Tech

1. Newest Amenities

Whistlers yoga studio for Georgia Tech students in Midtown Atlanta.

Whistler’s yoga studio.

One of the most attractive benefits of a new student housing development are the state-of-the-art amenities available to students.

Student living has never looked more luxurious. Outside of the traditional luxury amenities like pool decks and gyms, new developments have been adding even more amenities to differentiate themselves from older competition. These hot new amenities include yoga rooms, saunas, on-site spas, spin studios and community social events.

For best-of-the-best trendy amenities and high-end student living, look into the newest student developments.

2. Attentive Staff

Whistler resident's ordering coffee at Daydreamer, Whistler's in-house coffee shop in Midtown Atlanta.

Whistler’s on-site coffee shop with attentive staff, excited to serve customers.

Being a brand new property, staff will go above and beyond to ensure your living experience is near perfect.

They want to ensure their residents have an experience that will reflect the brand well. Staff will likely be more attentive, friendly, and eager to go the extra mile for their residents. After all, you are the first customers of their brand new development.

3. Strong Community

Georgia Tech students enjoying King of Pops together at Ponce City Market

Georgia Tech students enjoying King of Pops together at Ponce City Market.

In any student apartment, being surrounded by so many other students helps create a community within your building. This is especially true for residents of a new student housing development.

Being the first to experience a property together helps to create a special bond between you and your neighbors. Renters can explore the property together and take pride in being the first residents of the building. Some locations will even put on community socials to help you get to know your fellow residents.

4. Competitive Pricing and Incentives

The main goal of new properties is to fill all of their units with renters, and fill them fast! In order to convince patrons to sign at their building, they may offer deals or extras to attract prospective students.

These deals could include a waived application fee, discounted parking, or even discounts on your monthly rental rate. Whatever the incentive may be, you can expect to hear about discounts like these when you sign a lease at a new student housing development.

5. Be the First

Living room at Whistler, a student housing apartment in Midtown Atlanta.

Modern interior of a unit at Whistler, located at 859 Spring Street NW.

Perhaps the biggest selling point for new student housing locations is that everything in the new building is, in fact, new. Who doesn’t want the satisfaction of knowing they are the first person to sleep in their bed or use their bathroom.

These new apartments are freshly painted, newly furnished and completely spotless. This is sure to provide a “wow” factor that you want to find in older apartments.

The options for off-campus student living in Midtown may seem endless, but the housing search does get easier when you know exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re in search of top-of-the-line amenities and sparkly new appliances, perhaps a new student apartment development is right for you.

Hopefully, this article has given you a better understanding of what a new student housing development can offer. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Whistler, contact our leasing team. We are more than happy to help you in your student housing search!


June 29, 2022

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