There are two types of “first apartment” experiences. For some people, their first apartment is the first time that they will be able to call a home theirs instead of their parents. For others it the first time that they move into their own place from that six-bedroom house that they lived in with 8 people in a college town. Regardless of where you are moving from, it is where you’re moving to that makes the experience special — as long as you find a quality West Chester apartment, that is.

As a complex of West Chester apartments for rent, we saw it fit to weigh in on the conversation of “how to search for your first apartment.” Continue reading today’s blog post to hear a few of our favorite tips!

What Is Your Price Range?

Before you look at a single apartment in West Chester it is imperative that you sit down and take a look at your budget. Consider how much money that you make a month (after taxes), the expenses that you are responsible, and the amount of money that you would be able to save. In doing so, you will have a better idea of what you can spend on rent and utilities in a month. Determining a price range is arguably one of the most important things that you can do when looking for a new apartment — because as nice as your new apartment can be, living outside your means is never fun.

Find A Neighborhood And Narrow Your Search

Once you know what your price range is, you can now begin looking at apartments. While it might seem absolutely necessary to look at every apartment in Butler County, you would be wasting your time. Instead, you should make a list of the amenities that you absolutely need. Once you have done so you can now begin to narrow down your search to neighborhoods that offer the amenities that you need access to. Additionally, it is important to visualize as you look at apartments for rent in West Chester how long that it would take you to get to, and from, work each day.


Once you have found a place (or places) that you are interested in, it is imperative to submit an application. While yes, we just told you to “not hesitate”,  that may have been a little premature. Instead, we insist that you do so quickly AFTER you have thoroughly read the application to ensure that you do not bind yourself to an agreement before you had intended to. Once you have applied you can sit back and relax — and by that we mean you can begin to pack up your things and prepare for your move.

We Hope You Picked The Lakes At West Chester Village!

While we hope that you chose to become a part of our West Chester Apartment community, we really just hope that this information helps you find your first apartment. If you did choose another place, don’t fret, as we can always be your second!

If you are looking for apartments for rent in West Chester, Ohio, we suggest that you come to visit us at the Lakes At West Chester Village! If you have any questions about our apartment community or the floor plans and amenities that we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us.