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Apartment Living: Top Floor vs. Bottom Floor

Lebanon Apartment BuildingLebanon rental homes come in all shapes and sizes – and elevations. In most instances, rental homes, and apartments have units directly above or below some units. Just in case you have the option to select whether to live on the top floor or the bottom floor, you may be thinking about which is the better choice. Although the top floor has a reputation for being the most desirable location – it depends on your specific situation and needs. By balancing and thinking out the advantages and disadvantages of the top floor and the bottom floor, you can identify which preference is great for your everyday life.

Ease of Access

Access is a significant consideration when selecting between a ground-level rental and one higher up. You may have to think of things as for instance stairs or elevator access for top-floor apartments and how good you can go up and down daily. It can, moreover, cost more to move in and out of top floor apartments because movers often charge extra to haul furniture up and down flights of stairs. Bottom-floor rental homes, on the flip side, tend to be easier and more convenient to access.


Safety is also another essential consideration when making a decision between the top floor and the bottom floor. Rental homes that are higher up are likely to be more secure owing to the fact the windows are not easy to access from the outside. But take note that it likewise makes it more difficult to escape the home through a window in case of a fire or other emergency. Contingent on your specific needs, you may have to consider a rental home location that puts your security first.


Noise levels are constantly a concern when it comes to choosing a rental home. Generally, top-floor apartments tend to be less noisy than those below. Though, that is not a guarantee that you won’t have noisy neighbors below, either. And, if you live above someone else, they may identify you to be the noisy one. If so, you may see yourself reported to the landlord and facing more hassle than you bargained for.

Natural Light

Classified among the advantages of a top-floor rental home is a higher amount of natural light. Particularly if other structures surround the building, rental homes that are higher up tend to have more light than those on the bottom. But at the same time, bottom-floor rentals have the rewards of being just near the garden, so if you opt for a view of flowers to skylines, the bottom floor could be a suitable space for you.

Cost of Utilities

Another thing to take into account is the cost of utilities. Generally, top-floor apartments tend to have higher utility costs than bottom-floor homes. It has something to do with the fact that in warm weather, hot air tends to rise, meaning your air conditioning unit will need to work harder to cool a top-floor rental home than a bottom-floor one. Bottom-floor apartments tend to stay cooler and be cheaper to heat and cool than those on the top floor.


As you can see, the best choice for you comes down to your needs and preferences. But if your current Lebanon rental isn’t ideal, perhaps it’s time to find a new place to live. If you are in the market for a new rental home, Real Property Management Indianapolis Edge can help! Visit our website to check out our listings, or give us a call today!

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