PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As a property management company that has remained focused on promoting eco-friendliness with its energy-efficient apartment complexes, Post Brothers Apartments
understands that one of the greatest measures of "going green" is space. While many Americans have downsized in order to be eco-conscious, the trend of micro-apartments has begun to grow to attract those who do not mind compromising space for a lower rental price in high-priced areas, including major cities such as New York City, Seattle and Boston. As a leader in space-efficient living, Post Brothers points to a recent USA Today article on mini-apartments to better highlight this change in lifestyle.
USA Today reports, "mini-apartments are popping up in more U.S. cities where land is finite, downtowns have regained cachet and rents have risen. In a digital age when library-sized book collections can be kept on a hand-held device, more Americans see downsizing as not only feasible but also economical and eco-friendly. How small? Many anti-McMansions--also known as 'aPodments,' 'micro-lofts,' 'metro suites' or 'sleeping rooms'--are about 300 square feet, which is slightly larger than a single-car garage and one-eighth the size of the average new U.S. single-family home (also shrinking in recent years)."
Although the idea may be gaining traction in terms of the broader United States, Post Brothers Apartments notes that the trend is not that novel of a concept. In fact, as USA Today explains that mini-sizing has become common in foreign cities, including Tokyo and several European capitals. The trend in America is expected to grow, as Census data suggests that more Americans are opting for single living situations over cohabitation.
In a recent press statement Post Brothers Apartments comments, "Post Brothers has been a leader in delivering space-efficient but amenity-rich studio apartments for more than five years. With units as small as 300 square feet, but with fully-equipped kitchens, bathrooms, and closets, these apartments have consistently been the top renters at our last 8 projects in Philadelphia. This is not something new as far we are concerned, just the rest of the industry catching up to us and coming up with new buzz terms."
In addition to the industry catching up to the concept in general, USA Today reports that some cities--such as Seattle--have faced challenges to deliver smaller properties without creating parking problems and safety hazards. As the rest of the country and apartment industry reevaluates to deliver space-efficient living in a feasible manner, Post Brothers Apartments continues to welcome Philadelphia residents to review its wide selection of eco-friendly properties.
Post Brothers Apartments
, a Philadelphia-based apartment management company, operates seven different buildings and remains focused on affordable living solutions and energy efficiency. As one of the top five property developers in the area, the company works to refurbish historic buildings with top-of-the-line living amenities and green technology. Founded by brothers Matthew and Michael Pestronk in 2007, this community-driven company manages more than 2,000 apartments all within the same area. Each project is constructed with city-efficiency in mind; this includes public transportation, local retailers, and even using local labor. The seven buildings are all within a two block radius of the Septa rail lines and are less than a mile from I-76 and Route 1. While efficient these properties offer luxury-quality living spaces at modest, affordable and competitive prices.