Apartment hunting can be tough if you don’t have plans to commit to a 12-month lease. No one knows this better than Etienne, who had the opportunity to move out of the country but also needed to find a place to live before he left. Although he had never lived with roommates before, Etienne took a chance on a short-term coliving lease at The Edge by Common in Fort Lauderdale. We interviewed Etienne about his experience at The Edge by Common, life in Flagler Village, and why coliving was the perfect choice for him.
Hi Etienne! Why did you decide to choose a coliving option in Fort Lauderdale?
When I decided to move out of the country within the next year, I knew that I would need to find an apartment that was more temporary than a typical one-year lease. I originally chose to live in an Airbnb, but the living conditions were so cramped and low-quality that I left two days after moving in. Luckily, that’s when I found The Edge by Common! The amenities and location seemed too good to be true for the price, but after a virtual and in-person tour, I was sold.
Since I’ve never had a roommate, I was skeptical about the coliving experience at first, but now I couldn’t imagine it any other way! My roommates and I get along well and the place is large enough that everyone has their own space. Plus, the balcony and amenity spaces allow us to enjoy spaces outside of our apartment walls.
What’s your favorite part of The Edge and Flagler Village?
When I’m not relaxing at home, I’m always at the gym or the pool. All of the amenity spaces help me to feel like I have more places to relax or host people without having to say inside my apartment. Another major perk is that The Edge is right next door to one of my favorite bars, Rhythm & Vine! The building is within walking distance to a ton of amazing places to eat, boutiques, and just seven minutes from the beach. It’s truly a dream come true.
Some fun stuff!
- Favorite neighborhood: Flagler Village
- Dream celebrity roommate: Keanu Reeves
- Favorite local spot: Rhythm & Vine
- Fill in the blank: “You can never have enough fun and sun when living in Fort Lauderdale”
- Ideal Friday night in Flagler Village: Chilling at Rhythm & Vine, grabbing a bite at the food truck on-site, and drinking a watermelon vine while the Dj spins