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Posted By: Frank  Carroll

Boston has recently embraced a trend that started in cities such as New York and San Francisco -- "micro apartments."

Micro Apartments offer young professionals a small and efficient living space in the heart of the city for a more affordable price. Attractive to many single people in their 20's and 30's, these units are typically the size of a hotel room and range from less than 300 to a little over 500 square feet. Often the living room and kitchen are not separated and most do not have separate bedrooms. Ceilings are usually over 12 feet high to accomodate more volume and storage.

Census figures show 27.8% of all U.S. households in 2012 were single-person households. This may in large part be attributed to "Generation Y", the roughly 80 million Americans between the ages of 18 and 34. The need for micro apartments has never been greater as rental prices continue to increase. The desire for this type of living coincides with the trend among young professionals to live more simply, to consume less and to have less "stuff" in an age of rampant consumerism and McMansions.

Below is an example of a floor plan of a micro apartment in a popular new Seaport Building:

Developers often have many building amenities and common spaces where residents can socialize, such as common roof decks and gardens, gyms, spacious lobbies with ample seating areas, conference rooms and libraries. Several new buildings have opened in the Innovation District in the Seaport area and in South Boston. There are more planned.

Micoapartments also offer a great commuter solution as a "pied a terre" for those who want an in-city home to save on long commutes to work.

Please contact BostonApartment.com at 617 267 2340 or email info@bostonapartment.com for a complete list of micro apartments currently on the market!