What do you consider when looking for an apartment? Most renters start from the top: they find a great location, assess their budget, and then look for what units they can afford in their favorite neighborhoods. But despite the old adage, apartment hunting is not all location, location, location. In today’s residential landscape, any apartment hunt should also include a careful consideration of amenities.
By definition, amenities are the extra spaces and features of your apartment that make it more desirable, and in most cases, get you a bit more for your rent. These can range from the basic (like in-unit washer and dryer) to the truly luxurious, like an indoor swimming pool or sauna. But the best amenities are the ones that make your life easier, providing a natural extension of your apartment and complimenting how you like to spend your time at home. For many of us, that means finding space to work remotely, connect with people off Zoom, and pursue your hobbies.
At Common at the Frank, located in Downtown Birmingham’s historic Frank Nelson building, the amenities are designed to foster a community that feels like a city within itself. From the standard to the innovative, they might be the most exciting amenities we’ve seen in Downtown Birmingham yet.
Let’s start with the basics: the package concierge, pet-friendly spaces, and a fitness center. While these features might feel standard for a residential building like Common at the Frank, they’re only so common (no pun intended) because they make a huge difference in your day-to-day life.
Anyone who regularly gets packages — whether it’s pet food or meal kit subscriptions — knows that a lost package is a huge hassle on your wallet and your time. With a tech-enabled package concierge, you can forget that pit-in-your-stomach feeling of realizing you won’t be home to grab an important delivery, even if you’re out of town.
For those of you with furry friends, Common at the Frank offers a fully-equipped pet washing station and turfed dog run, ideal for those early mornings and connecting with other pup owners.
Last but certainly not least, the fitness center at Common at The Frank is fully equipped with a Peloton machine, treadmills, exercise mats, a free weight station, and other essential equipment for breaking a sweat — without the expensive gym membership.
Space to connect and unwind
Who doesn’t love a rooftop hang? Gather up the group chat, because Common at the Frank’s rooftop lounge has everything you need to connect with friends and new neighbors.
The space includes a full kitchen, dining room area, office space, and both indoor and outdoor lounge areas. Cozy up with a cup of coffee and an old friend on one of the cozy couches, or show off your dinner party hosting skills in the stylishly designed dining area. Outdoors, you’ll find lounge chairs, high top tables, and stunning views of Downtown Birmingham. It’s the perfect place to unwind with sunshine and a good book, or just get a change of scenery during the workday.
Exhale, you’re home! When you open the doors to Common at the Frank, you’ll find a furnished atrium with a gorgeous skylight. But that’s not all: the courtyard also offers you access to the building’s ground level speakeasy, and local favorite Trattoria Zaza. Happy hour anyone? Meet new neighbors over a cocktail, or enjoy one of Zaza’s signature slices — the best of Birmingham living is right outside your door.
Join the Common community
Common at the Frank’s wide range of amenities get you more for your rent: more community, more space, and more value. Alongside a beautiful 1-bedroom or studio apartment, you’ll also enjoy access to the Common at the Frank’s built-in community through the Connect by app. Meet new neighbors, RSVP to building wide events, access discounts to your favorite local and national brands, and submit maintenance requests. It’s the best of city living right at your fingertips.
Learn more about living at Common at the Frank on our website! We’re now pre-leasing for February 1st move-ins, with rents starting at $988, and lease terms starting at 6 months.