Growing Population of Homebodies Finds Fit with Redwood  

A lifestyle that at first appeared to be a temporary pandemic shift now seems to be sticking.   

According to Lia Nichole Smith of and SatisFacts Research, introverts and extroverts alike are embracing more time at home, treating their living spaces as sanctuaries and fueling a movement she calls “the rise of the homebody.” 

In fact, data suggests that by 2025, more than 70 percent of Americans will continue with the at-home habits that were adopted during the pandemic. 

For a variety of reasons, the lifestyle that comes with living in a Redwood Neighborhood caters perfectly to those that want to spend more time at home.  

Enjoy the feeling of home

While many apartments refer to their living spaces as “units,” that’s not the case with Redwood. We see them as “apartment homes” as many of the amenities and attributes feel like those you enjoy in a single-family home. Most notably, all Redwood Neighborhoods feature single-story apartment homes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. This horizontal format eliminates the need for shared hallways, common areas and noisy neighbors above or below you. Plus, private entrances and individual street addresses make it easy for guests (and deliveries!) to find you.  

Another popular perk of living in a Redwood apartment home is the attached garage that comes standard with your lease. A rarity in the rental world, there are many reasons to appreciate this amenity and creative ways to utilize the space.  

A host of other advantages make prolonged time at home a joy, including eat-in kitchens with large pantries, full-size appliances, in-suite washer and dryer hookups, open floor plans with vaulted ceilings and personal patios. And furry family members are not just permitted, they are fully embraced in Redwood Neighborhoods. So much so that Redwood allows up to three pets per apartment, and all neighborhoods offer plenty of green space for daily walks. 

Work from home

Perhaps one of the most palpable shifts from the pandemic was the transition to more permanent work-from-home or hybrid work arrangements. In turn, an increased number of workers have migrated out of downtowns to suburban living.  

Redwood Neighborhoods are strategically located in prime locations within commuting distance of metro areas but outside city limits. Convenient highway access allows for easy work commutes and makes leisure trips to local shops, restaurants, parks and more a breeze. Take a quick trip to the gym or grocery store over lunch and pull back into your attached garage when you get home without worrying about finding a parking spot.  

In addition to an ideal location, residents living in a Redwood apartment home enjoy spacious and flexible floor plans that provide plenty of room for a well-appointed home office. Numerous windows plus doors out to the personal patio help fill the space with natural light, and single-story floor plans eliminate the distraction of neighbors above or below you. 

Personalize your home indoors and out 

If you’re spending more time at home, then you’ll want your apartment to feel like you. There is no shortage of ways to personalize your space in a Redwood apartment home. Most Redwood Neighborhoods boast anywhere from 5-8 different floor plans, and no matter which one you choose, you are guaranteed to have two bedrooms, two bathrooms and an attached garage. Ample storage allows you the space to keep and rotate seasonal décor and extra square footage means you can arrange (and re-arrange!) furniture in different configurations.  
Just as important as how your apartment looks is how it functions, and flexible floor plans allow you to get creative in how you use your extra bedroom and living areas. Redwood residents appreciate the opportunity to create home offices, personal gyms or carve out a special spot for hobbies. 

Personal patios allow every Redwood resident to enjoy dedicated outdoor living space, plus the freedom to choose how to use it. Everyone’s exterior oasis looks a little different, but many include comfortable patio seating, potted plants, container gardens and outdoor décor.  

Call it home for as long as you want 

Whether your circumstances call for a short six-month lease or you’re looking to settle into your apartment for the long haul, Redwood has you covered with flexible lease terms that meet you where you are in life.  

And we know that, for many, the decision on how long to stay greatly depends on the service they experience as a resident – and if you’re staying home for extended periods of time, exceptional service becomes even more critical. Richard Berger of points out that, “Apartment operators…must be aware that their daily operations are now being observed by their residents, who aren’t simply leaving their apartments at 8 a.m. and coming home at 5 p.m. on weekdays.” Redwood places the highest priority on the resident experience and is continuously identifying ways to demonstrate resident appreciation

So, whether you consider yourself a homebody, or simply want to ensure that any time you spend in your apartment truly feels like home, renting with Redwood might be the perfect fit. Your next “welcome home” starts here.