There are millions of apartments in the United States and all of them offer the same thing. So what sets one apartment complex apart from another? Is it the amenities they provide, the management, the location? I would argue that the thing that sets a good apartment building apart from other ones is the community that is in and the community that is formed by residents. Main Street Village in Irvine, California successfully recreates a small town feel that you don’t always get living in the city.
Main Street Village makes it’s residents feel like tight knit community and foster’s relationships with a few subtle but perfect amenities. One of those community-building amenities is the playground. While the kids play and make friends, adults have time to talk and get to know one another. What is a community where the adults don’t speak, well I’d say it isn’t a community at all. Another thing that the Main Street Village apartments contain is a community garden. The garden allows residents to interact and grow things together. They also have community and resident sponsored events that foster a sense of community between neighbors.
I have yet to find an apartment building, besides Main Street Village in Irvine, California, that cares about the resident’s sense of community. It is truly a beautiful thing, and if you would like to be apart of a community that will take care of you and that you can grow with, I suggest you schedule a tour and see if Main Street Village is for you.