It’s time for summer weddings, and if you’re saying “I do” this season, getting your first address as a couple squared away should be a top priority. You’ll have plenty of wedding details vying for your attention as the big day approaches and won’t need the added stress.
Speaking of – a stress-free living environment could be just what you need to start your marriage on the right foot. A turnkey, conveniently located, luxury apartment community such as The Retreat at Mountain Brook offers numerous benefits.
You’ll be making plenty of adjustments, so why not choose a lifestyle that will allow you to enjoy one another without the burdens of maintenance, lawn care and the research and expenses that come with taking on a mortgage?
Here are four things to consider when picking your first home as a couple:
Location – An ideal area is one that is close to work and the places you need and want to go (grocery and drug stores, parks, restaurants, entertainment venues, etc.) and yet offers privacy and escape from the hustle and bustle.
The Retreat at Mountain Brook is a five-minute drive from Publix, Starbucks and CVS and a short distance from downtown Birmingham, Southside and the communities of Crestline, Crestwood, Avondale and Forest Park. At the same time, it’s nestled in a serene, wooded setting next to a nature preserve.
Interior features – Now is probably not the time in your life to deal with old appliances, aging electrical/plumbing/HVAC systems, renovations, outdated décor or floor plans that don’t work. A new or newly updated space eliminates these issues.
All the spacious flats and townhomes at The Retreat at Mountain Brook have been completely refurbished with new systems, stainless steel or black appliances, designer plank flooring and carpet, espresso cabinetry, neutral paint colors and electric fireplaces. Each unit even comes with a new washer and dryer.
Outdoor space – Inviting, versatile outdoor space to enjoy together also is a plus, and it helps if it comes without a lot of upkeep.
Apartment homes at The Retreat feature huge balconies and patios – with adjoining fenced yards for some units – or large sunrooms. You can spend time with each other while having coffee or wine, starting a container garden or entertaining in your private outdoor space.
Community amenities – A safe neighborhood, access to places where you can exercise and opportunities to get involved in your community and entertain family and friends are important at any point in life, but especially as you enter a new phase.
The Retreat at Mountain Brook is a gated community nestled in a quiet, established neighborhood. The 80-acre property’s grounds and community spaces also have been completely renovated and renewed. The Retreat consists of three villages, each with its own saltwater pool surrounded by tile decking. Outdoor kitchens and cabanas adjoin two pools, and two clubhouses sport resident lounges with coffee bars, Wi-Fi and fitness centers.
Two championship-modeled tennis courts and the Flora Johnston Nature Trail, adjacent to the property, provide additional exercise and recreation options. A new dog park and community garden give residents even more ways to experience the outdoors and connect with each other.
Visit The Retreat today to get a taste of what your new life could be like. You can tour the property and homes Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Also join us for a happy hour between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month.