I Live In An Apartment

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 264 People

    Apartment Living

    My husband and I moved back into an apartment this February. We haven't lived in apartments in years. We lived in these same apartments way back when our kids were alot younger. Back then they were pretty new to the area, we lived upstairs. Fortunately, we are living downstairs...
    grnwd82 grnwd82
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Aug 14, 2008

    ...and Don't Like It X.x

    I don't particularly enjoy apartments. They're functional, but either too small, not private enough, or some other problem with it. In this one, it's the landlady. She's a jerk. x.x
    KewlioMZX KewlioMZX
    26-30, M
    Nov 11, 2007


    At first it was great to live in an apartment but now that I have a young child it seems to be a burden living here. I hope to buy a house soon so that my son can play in the yard.
    goingpostal goingpostal
    Aug 28, 2008

    CAN'T Wait to Get a House!

    Don't get me wrong, apartments are nice for some things, and certainly some stages of life. They are nice for free utilities, I've always had free heat and water. I got lucky with this apartment and I have central air (I think that's what it's called. Basically I don't have that...
    Mandy5367 Mandy5367
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2008

    Good Enough For Me

    Sometimes I wish I owned my own home so I could own land to grow a garden on and build a treehouse on, but then I think about how that's really more of a "want" than a "need", and I remind myself that an apartment is just fine for me for now.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    31-35, F
    Apr 11, 2010

    Have For Nearly 8 Years...

    We're hoping to get a house, we even have a house fund started now. It's just so hard. Only because neither of us is motivated...soon, hopefully we won't be apartment dwellers anymore...
    periwinklepyro periwinklepyro
    31-35, F
    Sep 3, 2007

    Getting Used to It Again

    The first time I lived in an apartment, I learned some valuable lessons: - If you live on the ground floor, people WILL try to look in your windows. At 3 in the morning. - And if you live on the ground floor, your upstairs neighbors will sound like they live in--and frequently...
    Hekatompedon Hekatompedon
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2008

    Bought A House!!

    After 27 1/2 years I'm moving out of the apartment! Man, I never knew I had so much junk. And I never knew having a house would mean so much work. But I love it. I will miss listening to my neighbors through the walls. I won't miss smelling their cooking.
    rusted rusted
    56-60, M
    Mar 11, 2010

    Bad Luck With Apartments

      Ever since I moved to U.S.A I had problems with my apartments. The first one I moved into was in San Jose California, and it wasn't that bad at first. I had a 700 sf apartment that cost 2000 which I thought was a little high but it was normal for the area. I guess they...
    erinjt erinjt
    26-30, F
    Aug 14, 2008

    Apartment Life: Pros And Cons (Mostly Cons)

    Ahhh apartment life. Why am I here in an apartment after owning a house? Well, my husband's business crashed and here we are. Right back where we started - with a daughter, now, 2 cats and gerbils (shhhh..the animals aren't really allowed). And it sucks...kind of.....so...
    carencaramel carencaramel
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2013

    Dinky Apartment

    i live in a very small apartment,ground level,one bedroom,almost small enough that we just do not have room to turn around ,what with hotrrod hubby and his wheelchairs,power and manual,it feels like you got to go outside to change your mind,jut a little bigger,not by much
    squirt71663 squirt71663
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2010

    Small But Required For Work

    As i work full time and study part time at present i live in apartment in city centre, so that i am convenient to everything that i need, such as university and my office.  I do crave a garden, a space of my own outside, as i love the outdoors. 
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses May 23, 2008

    Moving Seen In the Future

     It looks like I'll be moving this time next year. Rent keeps going up, and I'm starting to feel like it's not reflective of comfort anymore.  I don't have any complaint with the management. They've done everything to my satisfaction and I'e never had any problem with...
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 31, 2007


    I live in a small complex of 'cookie-cutter' apartments. I don't mind my closet-sized apartment much except when my neighbors breathe. I can hear them ****, walk, shower, vaccum, and saw pipes at seven in the morning. Also, when i'm up late I can hear people running through the...
    Captainwinky Captainwinky
    22-25, F
    Sep 29, 2007

    And I Hate It

    I sit here writing this at 4:40 am after having spent the last two hours listing to my neighbors' party. They've been carrying on all night without regard for how loud they are nor how many people they are disturbing. I went over and talked to them a few minutes ago and asked...
    ACuriousStudent ACuriousStudent
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2012

    Boxed In

    I really hate living in apartments or shared living arrangements.... it was great when i was young, but now all i really want is a house- with lots of room for all my junk! Okay, most of it isn't junk, just knickknacks that need shelving.. And i'd like to have enough bookshelves...
    Shierke Shierke
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 24, 2008

    Not Enough Room.

    My boyfriend and I live in an apartment. We have lived in a few different apartments in the past year and a half. Once we had an apartment in a house which was much bigger than what we have now, but it wasn't in a very nice neighborhood. Now, we pay too much for too little space...
    meowberry meowberry
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2007

    My new neighbor leaves sticky notes on my door

    every day. Note #1 toddlers nape time and all the things all neighbors should not do during this time! #2 we should all decide on a central time to vacuum so that we don't have to hear each other vacuuming. I had a good suggestion for that one, but still waiting on that response...
    Bela21 Bela21
    41-45, F
    Oct 1, 2014

    Good News!

    Scrimping, saving and making ends meet, i finally bought my own home.
    scarecrowe scarecrowe
    22-25, M
    Sep 12, 2010

    Inner City Living

    I live in a one bedroom apartment close to the city. I rarely use my car and rely on public transport or walking to get around. I am close to lots of great restaurants and bars and I am loving the lifestyle. I am never alone as I share with 96 other apartments although I haven't...
    gerberg gerberg
    56-60, M
    1 Response Dec 6, 2009

    Apartment Living

    I'm living in an apartment with my sister....it's a very nice and quiet complex....we have a pool (we don't use it much) and we live right across the street from the park.....it's very nice. But I often wonder about the woman who lived here before us. She lived in our apartment...
    TheBattleWithin TheBattleWithin
    22-25, F
    9 Responses Sep 23, 2009

    My Sister And I Recently Moved Into A One Bedroom Apartment

        As some of you may know, I have had a longstanding crush on my sister for decades. Those who don't know can read about that in some of my previous stories. Every year my feelings for my sister grew stronger. A few months ago I finally got the courage to ask her out on a...
    1trj 1trj
    41-45, M
    14 Responses Jul 21, 2011

    Love It!

    So far I have lived in a three story apartment and love it! I used to live in a older house where you listened to the other neighbors music but here in a apartment it's a lot better. You get to meet people, If something happens mantience is there so overall It's great! Inbloom
    deleteds deleteds
    70+, M
    Feb 3, 2012

    I think by now I am truly tired of it raining

    everyday. There is so much I want to accomplish and I can't. At least I don't have to get dressed so I'm happy.
    mcarden1993 mcarden1993
    22-25, M
    Nov 9, 2015

    Quiet Sex

    And it sucks. Too many people. I live in a lower income apartment, to make it worse, so there are vandals and drug dealers. But worst of all, I can't scream during sex. Last time I did, the neighbors banged on the ceiling and yelled "Whoo-hoo!" Now I'm self-conscious...
    SWATgirl SWATgirl
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 25, 2007

    My (always noisy) neighbors upstairs decided to

    get completely wasted tonight. Lots of running and yelling.... Also lots of falling. So far it's 2:00 AM and been going on since 10:00. I would say something to them but, ya know, drunk people don't tend to respond well to criticism. Maybe I should just record them being loud...
    Leannaix Leannaix
    18-21, F
    Oct 25, 2014

    I Could Be Home Right Now! Hang-on, I Am!

    I've grown to love my apartment, it's the one in the group logo, I am on the 19th floor...love it. It's convenient, it's busy, there's always something to see...harbour views, fast food on the same block...Luxury. It’s great, but change is on the horizon. Another...
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2007

    Not a Big Building

    I live in a old house of stone, renewed and separated in several apartments. So it's not a "jail building". I feel ok there, but i'd like to move. I don't know if I will, that depends on, well, how life is going to sway.
    deleted deleted
    Feb 1, 2008
    panthrax00 panthrax00
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 4, 2014

    I have a question about what I can do about my

    downstairs neighbor. I can hear him master-bating multiple times a week. And it's not just me, my boyfriend and our roommate can also hear him! Can I call the cops on him for this kind of disturbance? For one, it's annoying because I can hear it a lot, even over my tv which is...
    LadyLunaa LadyLunaa
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2014

    As of Last Night

      I do, and I have mixed feelings about it. I suppose I will give it a few weeks to get used to the change. On the plus-side, it’s next door to my work! Like a dream come true I never have to catch the bus again. Now to ensure that I make up for the loss of physical...
    smebro smebro
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jul 5, 2007

    I Don't Now Why Anyone Would Think This Is Special

    If you're under 30 it's simply the only option you have. It's not like a bank would give me a mortgage for a house, I don't even have a living parent to co-sign, not that Dad would have when he was alive, he wouldn't co-sign on anything with me
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Nov 5, 2007

    Lived In 3 So Far

    I've lived in 3 different apartments since moving away from home.  The first one was a two bedroom apartment that I shared with three different sets of two girl roommates.  With each new set of roommates I had a different room (once converting the dining room to a...
    worriedforbro worriedforbro
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2007

    It Works For Me

    I actually sold my one story house to buy an apartment and I like it because:  I don't have to paint the exterior,  I don't have to worry about leaks in the roof, I just have to pay the mortgage and the Homeowners Association fee every month and I am set.  Well I...
    jc2009 jc2009
    41-45, M
    Mar 20, 2009

    Take a Look

     Today I get to wonder if my apartment is one which will be used by my complex for assessment.  The tax assessor is supposed to inspect apartment complexes in order to determine the next year's rate for the management. I had someone look in once. At least I was home...
    Quadrophenic Quadrophenic
    36-40, M
    Dec 10, 2007

    My Apartment

    Is... my own....  Its nice to have a space all of your own without anyone to answer too... ahhh the luxury of being able to walk around butt *** naked with no worries.. I only wish i had a yard...lol... But hey I guess there are worse things to want besides grass...;)
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2007

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