What's new in Northfield?

What's new in Northfield?

5th Street Lofts and Timberfield Apartments

The latest in apartment living in Northfield can be found downtown at 5th Street Lofts and down the road apiece on Jefferson Road at Timberlake Apartments. Both built in 2020-2021, they have much to offer the discerning renter. The 5th Street Lofts are located at the corner of 5th Street East and Washington Street, a perfect location for the Northfield aficionado looking for a downtown home. It is a short walk from parks, boutiques, and local eateries. Bridge Square, the Cannon River, and Cowling Arboretum are just a few of the outdoor points of interest available for exploring by foot or by bicycle. Next door and across the river you will find specialty shops and strip centers, your new favorite coffee merchant and restaurants.   

The Lofts have 79 units featuring floor plans for studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom apartments ranging in price from $865 - $1850. Modern in design, each unit comes with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, washer and dryer, and secure high-speed internet. The Lofts are pet friendly, include underground parking, onsite fitness center, an outdoor sky lounge, and more. For information about affordable housing and unit availability, go here.

Perhaps you like the idea of grilling stations and a playground in your backyard. Then the new Timberlake Apartments on Jefferson may be what you need. Thirty-six units featuring secure building entrances and security cameras are conveniently located near shopping, dining, and parks. Units feature floor plans for one to two bedroom apartments ranging in price from $950 - $1200. Each comes with amenities such as a refrigerator, range, oven, and microwave, high-speed internet, and trash removal. The building has an elevator, is a smoke-free community, pet friendly, and has special community features. For information about affordable housing and unit availability go here.

So, what do you do when you think you have found the perfect place online and the management company has answered your questions? Lauren Ross at Renterverse of apartments.com offers a few reminders for anyone renting an apartment.  Not all apartments are equal so you need to decide what you need versus what you want and make a budget accordingly. Viewing apartments online is a time saving option but there is nothing like being there in person. If possible, plan a walking tour with the manager, talk to neighbors if available, and plan a second visit at a different time of day or season. Know what utilities are included in your rent and what you must cover additionally. Is parking available and if so, how many spaces are you allotted? Acquaint yourself with the application process, the lease, and renters insurance.  Understanding these aspects of renting before signing the lease will help you make an informed decision and hopefully make the process more enjoyable. Happy home hunting.