What Renters Want: The Great Outdoors

The curb appeal of your community provides a vital first impression for potential renters. MHN and Kingsley Associates find out what residents like—and don’t like—about their community’s landscaping and outdoor areas.

The curb appeal of your community provides a vital first impression for potential renters. MHN and Kingsley Associates find out what residents like—and don’t like—about their
community’s landscaping and outdoor areas.

❝ I just enjoy taking a walk and looking at the beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers. You do a great job. Thank you!❞
—Winter Garden, Fla.

❝ If an apartment allows pets, make sure owners take out the discharge and keep the community clean. With ducks and pets the apartment complex became a filthy place. ❞
—Santa Clara, Calif.

❝ Landscape water sprinklers bother me as hard water keeps hitting my car. This leaves white patches and I have to wash my car more often. ❞
—Chandler, Ariz.

❝ The landscaping surrounding the apartments is beautifully maintained and enhances the livability and communal atmosphere of the complex.❞
—Jersey City, N.J.

❝ I’d be happier if the grass wasn’t watered so often in the drought. ❞
—Mountain View, Calif.

❝ There are a lot of new apartments in the area that are a lot more up to date and beautiful inside, but this property has the prettiest outside resort-style landscaping. ❞
—Brentwood, Tenn.

❝ Wish there was a sidewalk or jogging path around the neighborhood, lake, or both.❞
—Plantation, Fla.

❝ I placed ‘fair’ for landscaping due to the snow removal problems that occurred this winter. I felt unsafe walking from my apartment as it was rarely shoveled/salted/sanded as often as it has been in past years. ❞
—Melrose, Mass.