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4 Fun Facts about Apartments

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The conversation about apartments is usually limited to rent, square footage, and amenities. Add a bit more interest to your next conversation with these 4 entertaining and often surprising facts about apartment living in America.

  • You might think that apartment buildings are a relatively modern development designed to accommodate a growing population, but the first apartments actually date back more than 2,000 years to the Roman Empire. These structures housed approximately 80 percent of the population, and they were eerily similar to many of today's buildings.

  • The Pontalba Buildings in scenic New Orleans are known as the country's oldest apartments. Constructed in 1850, the buildings include features based on the original decor, and in 1974 the Pontalbas was added to the National Historic Landmarks register.

  • One-quarter of apartment residents are under the age of 30, but the balance is beginning to change thanks to Baby Boomers who are choosing to downsize as kids go off on their own.

  • 2M Apartments in Washington, D.C. may be the only community with a mascot! Emmy is an adorable English bulldog who lives in her own "apartment" and is available for walks and snuggles with the other residents.

With fierce competition, how do apartments buildings separate themselves?


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