Living alone has a lot of perks. You don’t need to worry about a roommate getting upset if you let dishes pile up for a couple of days. You don’t need to worry about keeping your noise level down for fear of keeping anyone up (well, other than your neighbors). You get total command over decor. Want a dog? That decision is just between you and yourself—and your landlord, but still. You learn about yourself living alone, too. If you’re someone who needs a lot of alone time, then living solo could be the best way to retreat from the world and refuel. And if you can afford to live without a roommate, then hat’s off to you. That being said, there is this maddening and unfortunate truth: living alone is just less safe for women than it is for men. Women can often be targets of attacks and burglaries. If you are just now looking for an apartment to live alone in, here are some safety features women should demand in an apartment.
Parking. Of any kind.
Not only is looking for street parking a major pain in the butt, depending on where you live and what time it is, it can also pose a safety risk. You don’t want to have to walk several blocks late at night from a street parking spot to your apartment. Don’t settle for a building that doesn’t offer parking, no matter how good the deal seems.