Tikes in Tow: How to Choose a Kid-Friendly Apartment

Are you moving to south Fort Wayne? Looking for a nice apartment where you don’t have to compromise your budget for safety or the other way around? There are plenty of apartments you could check out – but not all of them are right for couples or parents with kids. We’d like to think ours is.

Want some help deciding if you agree? Check out these features to look for in kid-friendly apartments.

1. Look for a Community

The more apartments or units the apartment community has, the more potential friends your kids can make. Not everyone in the community will have kids, but a bigger neighborhood means that they’ll have more playmates to choose from.

Ideally, the community will have open places to play, like grassy areas in between the apartments. These spots allow kids to not worry about car traffic and run and play, as kids love to do.

Another benefit of having a large community is that you, the adult, can meet more friends, too! Your child may find a fast friend and you and their parents can switch off or even split babysitting costs.

2. Proximity to Schools

If your child is school age, you want to make sure the Fort Wayne apartment you’re looking at is near a good school. Fort Wayne schools are good in general, so that’s not an issue. Our community is specifically zoned for the following schools.

Lindley Elementary

Lindley is a unique school in that they not only have a kindergarten but a pre-kindergarten program. Most parents have to pay private centers for pre-kindergarten education, so that’s a plus.

Portage Middle School

For grades six through eight, children in this zone can attend Portage middle school. It’s a medium-sized school, at around 400 students, but it has a great teacher to student ratio, at about 14 to one.

It’s a short seven-minute drive from the apartments or a 15-minute bike ride.

Wayne High School

Finally, older students can attend Wayne High School, which teaches the traditional 9-12 grades. It’s close by as well, but not quite as close as the middle school.

If you don’t want to drive the 15ish minutes, there are public school bus systems your child can take advantage of.

If you’d rather your student take the city bus (it usually comes later than the school buses) we’re right on that line as well.

3. Look for Nearby Parks and Nature Areas

Our apartments are close to the beautiful Towpath trail, which you can take a leisurely stroll to on foot or by bike. The path is rich in natural beauty and miles of designated walking/biking trails. In fact, you can go up to 8.5 miles round trip, if you add in the optional part of the trail.

It’ll take you all the way to Rockhill Park, where there’s a playground, basketball court, and picnic area.

And, we’re close to Foster Park and Pawster Park so you kids and your dog can have a chance to run and play.

Kid-Friendly Apartments: Space to Grow and Play

Along with being close to schools, friends, and natural areas, you want your child to have room inside the apartment to grow. Our built-in bookshelves and outside storage will give you room to store all their gear – and your own.

Sound good to you? Come by for a tour of our kid-friendly apartments or download an application today!

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