My twin daughters and I found ourselves in a unique position not long ago. They are both juniors in high school, and we have lived in the same school district all their lives. They have friends who they have known ever since they were toddlers. That is why when we were forced to move, I knew that we were going to look at apartments in Ballantyne NC because there was no way I was going to tear my girls away from the only life they have ever known. I remember how awful it was when my family moved during my high school years, and I was not going to do that to them.
However, I did have to find us a nice place to live. There are all kinds of house rentals in the area, but I was not happy with any that I had looked at. The nice ones only had two bedrooms, and I wanted both of my daughters to have their own bedroom. That is when I decided to look at apartments because I knew that we had a better chance of finding a more modern and updated home this way.
I had never lived in an apartment before, even before the girls were born, but I have a few friends who told me that I would probably actually prefer living in a luxury apartment over a rental house for a number of reasons. I was able to find a three bedroom apartment pretty fast, and it really is a great one. We each have our own private bedrooms, and I have a private bath while the girls share one. They use mine a lot though because of the shower and I use theirs because of the garden tub, so it works out! The girls have not had to adjust to a new school, and we are all very happy over that.