Trying out a New Zip Code

When most people search for apartments, they usually stick within their own zip code because they don’t want to stray far from the area that they’ve grown accustomed to for so long. This happened to me during my apartment search. I initially wanted to move away from my old zip code, but eventually I ended up searching for 89129 apartments anyway. I guess there really is no place like home, no matter how hard you try to escape it. It was a good thing that I continued to look in my home area, because I think I found an apartment that was better than the ones from the other zip codes.

I took a friend with me to do an apartment tour because I wanted his opinion on the place. I was thinking that it would be a good living spot for me, and needed a little bit of a confirmation. There’s something that we find oddly satisfying about apartment tours. You have someone leading you through a potential living area, showing you every nook and cranny, as if you were taking place in a live home show. When I was a kid, my mom and I would sometimes do this and the tour guide would give me a free lollipop. Now that I’m older, they don’t do that anymore.

The apartment had all of the good stuff and my friend agreed. He was starting to think about moving in the apartment too after seeing how roomy the apartments were and how big the pool looked. It’s funny, because I kind of felt the same way the first time I saw his apartment. Compared to my old place, it looked like it had everything and more. I wanted to visit his place more than I wanted to be in my own.

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