It may be that your preferred building has a communal garden, in which case it’s going to feel very much like it belongs entirely to you if you live on the ground floor. With immediate access to the outdoor space, living on the ground floor feels more like living in a traditional house than if you pick an apartment higher up.
Ground floor flats are also more likely to have their own private outdoor space than apartments on higher floors, which may only have a balcony.
Any parent with small children knows that one of the hardest things to get used to is wrangling a buggy and other child-related paraphernalia. Lifting all of this in and out of vehicles, squeezing through doorways, and carrying it up and down steps all day long is quite enough. By the time you get home to your ground floor apartment, it’ll be a relief not to have to think about tackling the stairs.
Younger children who are unsteady on their feet will also find it easier to get into a ground floor apartment than climbing up the stairs, which could save some bruised knees or tantrums at the end of a long day.
As we get older, it’s worth considering the benefits of having an easier entry and exit from our homes, especially as climbing stairs can become a problem. One of the advantages of a ground floor flat for older homeowners or renters is that it does away with extra stairs to tackle on a daily basis.