In case you’re not familiar, Safford, Arizona is located near Thatcher, the home of Eastern Arizona College. Thus, because it’s neighboring city has a college, there are far more apartment options than you would think cities of such sizes would have. There’s only about 15,000 people between the two cities, but because of the college campus the number of apartment complexes that people can choose from are the same number that a city three or four times this size would have. Thus, sifting through all of the available options and finding the perfect apartment can be difficult.
To find great Safford apartments, you have to go into the process with a plan. You need to have a solid idea of what kind of apartment you’re looking for, and then you can compare all of the apartment complexes you look at against this list. The first thing that you should put on that list is air conditioning. Since you’re going to be living in Arizona, easily one of the hottest states in the country, you’re going to need a unit with air conditioning. Heat can make people feel stressed and anxious, so air conditioning is an absolute must. If you look at a complex and it doesn’t offer air conditioning, then it’s time to move on.
The second thing that you should think about is how many people you’re going to have living in your apartment. If it’s only going to be you, then a one-bedroom might do fine, but if you have kids or you’re planning on having a roommate then you’re obviously going to need more space. Since there are so many college students occupying the apartments in these two cities, lots of the complexes only offer one-bedroom apartments. Know what size of unit you’re going to need, and then look for a complex that offers that size.
You should also be thinking about layout when you start looking at apartments in Safford or Thatcher. For example, if you work from home then you’re likely going to want an apartment that’s laid out in such a way that you can set up an office somewhere. However, if you’re only planning on being at your apartment to watch some TV before you sleep and then you’re gone all day, finding a unit with a specific layout is likely less important.
These are just some of the things that you need to be thinking about when you start looking at apartments in Safford. A key to finding a unit that’s exactly what you’re looking for is expanding your search beyond Safford alone and including Thatcher as well. This will bring a great many more complexes into your search, and because the cities are so close together it’s not a big deal if you find an apartment in Thatcher but you’re working in Safford. If you need a head start on which complexes you should be looking at first, it’s worthwhile pointing out that The Revival in Thatcher is the most popular complex in either city. When you look at their units, it’s not hard to see why.