Staying up to date with current trends and providing competitive community amenities is one of the best ways to attract tenants who care as much as you do. When looking to raise the bar, looking beyond the basic conveniences will boost your overall appeal, increase the value of your property, and make your current residents feel valued.
Here are some of the best community amenities that you can have as part of your HOA.
1.) Community Amenities for Families
Many young families today are seeking to be a part of a great HOA community. One of the best ways to attract high-quality residents is to offer amenities that are beneficial to the whole family. Both indoor and outdoor play areas are a great place for children to stay active and have fun while their parents meet other parents.
2.) Dog Amenities
One of the best conveniences that your HOA can offer is the use of a dog park. Dog parks allow pets to freely run and play without being constricted by a leash. They also have the added bonus of helping residents follow leash and waste pick-up regulations. This is a great way to set up community amenities for animals.
3.) Outdoor Recreation
Although most HOAs feature indoor fitness facilities, many residents prefer to keep up an active lifestyle while also staying outside. An HOA rises above the rest when the landscaping is both beautiful and functional. A few ways to achieve this is to construct hiking or biking trails around the property, a basketball or tennis court, and outdoor fitness stations.
4.) Exercise Classes
During the colder months, many residents want to stay active but have a hard time keeping themselves motivated. Hosting fitness classes is not only a good way to promote the health of your residents, but are also a great way to bring the community together as many friendships can be built during the regular meeting times.
5.) Environmentally Friendly Amenities
With the awareness of environmental concerns on the rise, many more residents are searching for places to live that offer green amenities. One of the first things you should consider is recycling bins which are an easy and cheap addition. Other considerations are a community garden and the addition of solar paneling, LED lights, and water-conserving sprinkler systems all of which will save you, and your residents, money in the long run.
6.) Internet and Computer
Although last on the list, this item is certainly not last in importance. Many people who search for an HOA today expect the addition of the internet and other technological conveniences to their community life. In order to be competitive in the market, it is worthwhile to consider adding internet services as well as computer and printing services if these technologies are something not already offered.
In order to make your HOA stand out from the rest and to bring high-quality residents into your community, you and your board can carefully weigh which of these community amenities would be the most beneficial for your residents. Any of the suggestions above are sure to enrich and beautify your property.
How CMG Can Help You Manage Your Community
Cedar Management Group has extensive experience managing HOAs located all over the United States. One of our strengths is integrating a viable strategy to manage your communities more efficiently with the optimum fiscal organization. By doing so, we can offer each community we manage to have satisfied residents who trust their CAM. In the long-term, this increases property values because the community has up-to-date repairs, looks attractive, and the HOA has a high approval rating amongst residents.
To learn more about how CMG can positively impact your community’s HOA Management, contact us online or give us a call at (877) 252-3327.