Many apartment buildings now host events such as parties or other mixers for residents. Though great ways for the residents to get to know each other and to build a sense of community, these parties do leave some with a sense of deja vu.
Are apartment communities trying to be more like dorms?
With all the parties and activities, it certainly seems like market-rate property managers are borrowing ideas from student housing.
So is this a good thing? Do you think these are great for resident retention, or do you think the residents would rather not participate?