Deciding Which Apartment Floor Works Best

There’s no wrong or right answer when it comes to the floor you want to live on.

One choice you might have to make when looking for apartments is the floor, and which level is best for you. Some apartment hunters care a lot about which floor they end up on, so they limit their search accordingly. For example, those who want to live on a higher level might limit their search to high-rise apartment buildings, and only those offering upper floor vacancies. Other apartment hunters do not care as much about the choice of floor, for instance, but wish to avoid renting a ground floor apartment because of security reasons. There’s no wrong or right answer when it comes to the apartment floor you want to live on. Here are some pointers to help you decide on a level to live on in your apartment.

Cost of your Apartment Floor

Usually, comparable apartments within a building cost a bit more to rent the higher up they are. So, if living on a higher floor is something you can do without, you will probably save money by opting to live a bit closer to the ground. At Prescott Square Apartments, our apartment floors don’t extend up too much, so the price is not an issue for any of our tenants.


One of the biggest reasons tenants choose higher levels is because of the view. If this is somewhat important to you and you’re willing to pay the premium, pick an apartment on a higher level.


Some tenants prefer higher apartment floors to minimize traffic and other street noise. Others try to avoid the lower floors because living there might require you to put up with noise from your neighbors walking through the hallway or lobby. However, if a ground floor apartment is not located on a path between the building’s entrance and stairs, elevators, or exit towards amenities, then there might be no noise problem.

Security in your Apartment Floor

Living on your apartment’s ground floor or in a basement apartment could possibly pose an increased crime risk. Depending on the makeup of a building and its privacy measures, it might be easy for criminals to break into a ground-floor apartment. Keep this in mind when searching for your apartments. This is not an issue with Prescott Square, as we are one of the most safe apartment communities in the Baltimore County area.


If you suffer from acrophobia, or a fear of heights, you may get a bit queasy living on a higher floor. Keep this in mind while in your search.

Come Home to Comfort and Convenience at Prescott Square Apartments

Nestled in the wooded hills of Pikesville, yet just moments away from Baltimore, Reisterstown, Randallstown, Millford Mill, Gwynn Oak, Old Court, Owings Mills, Garrison, Lochearn, and Windsor Mill, Prescott Square Apartments offers spacious apartment living spaces for everyone! We offer two-bedroom homes with wall-to-wall carpeting/hardwood flooring, central A/C, access to oversized patios/balconies, and maintenance whenever you need it. To set up an appointment to take a look at our apartments, call us at 443-213-8584 or visit our website!