bigger community of neighbors (meeting new people where you live and play), VIEWS, sunrises, sunsets, no flooding if living higher floors, usually nice amenities, architecturally pleasing, no bugs that crawl in from the ground.
Cons - higher assessments (to wash windows, to seal the seams, to paint), higher insurance if
work is done on the building. Stronger winds. Longer elevator rides/longer waiting for the elevator (unless there are many). Ears clogging (if a really tall building) while riding in the elevator.
Hope this helps,
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
24 Hour maintenance
24 Hour door Staff in many high rises
Receiving Rooms for when you are out and FedX, UPS
Fitness Center in many highrises
Party Room in many highrises
Some highrises have in unit washer/dryers and in building laundry for large items
Waiting on elevators
Most have laundry rooms in not in-unit washer dryer
Less intimate with neighbors
Cons can be additional costs of living, lack of privacy, smaller living quarters. It's all a matter of personal preference and needs.
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Innovative Property Consultants Group | Sales and Leasing
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Elevators are convenient, but also can be a pain to wait for them. They come in handy when you have lots of groceries, etc.
Pro: Most views from a highrise are nice. Especially with city and lake views.
Pro: Many have pools and nice work out rooms. And nice laundry rooms.
Pro: Parking garages Con: Parking garages. Its time consuming to go get your car. I hate the ones with valet parking. I despise other people touching my car. I have had valets smoke in my car numerous times
Pro: With a doorman or an office, you will never miss out on a Ups or Fed Ex delivery. Thats convenient.
Pro: Lots of cool neighbors. Con: Lots of really jerky neighbors as well.
Some people love living in high rises, some don't like it. It comes down to personal opinion.
Good answers below. My pros would be - quiet, private, views, maintenance taken care of.
My cons would be - elevator going out and power outages, possibility of fires, sever storms, the concrete jungle living.
In all, high rise living is great for some and would be a nightmare for others. Not always the best lifestyle for kids and pets. Take some time visiting friends in highrises and asking all of the pertinent questions to see how you feel about the answers.
Robert McGuire ASR
Your Castle Real Estate
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